Final Evaluation Climate risk management initiative II project (Caribbean Regional)

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2017, RBLAC
Evaluation Type:
Final Outcome
Planned End Date:
04/2015
Completion Date:
06/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
16,345

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Title Final Evaluation Climate risk management initiative II project (Caribbean Regional)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2017, RBLAC
Evaluation Type: Final Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2015
Planned End Date: 04/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 4.3. Evidence-informed national strategies and partnerships to advance gender equality and women's empowerment
Evaluation Budget(US $): 16,345
Source of Funding: BCPR/TRAC
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Regional Organization (SICA, CARICOM, REDLAC, others), UN Agencies, National Governments, Private Sector and Civil Society
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Nana Gibradze Consultora Red de Expertos Evaluación ngibradze@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Evaluation Recommendation 1: The main axis of future UNDP work in the Caribbean should be South-South Cooperation

2

Evaluation Recommendation 2: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Development Planning

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Mainstreaming gender in disaster risk management

4

Evaluation Recommendation 4: Strengthen CDEMA capacity for implementation of Caribbean Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy

5

Evaluation Recommendation 5: Maintain the regional implementation modality

6

Evaluation Recommendation 6: Strengthen resource mobilization efforts.

 

7

Evaluation Recommendation 7:  Series of recommendations on regional project management (engage national stakeholders, horizontal cooperation, increase involvement of thematic teams, capacity assessments).

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 1: The main axis of future UNDP work in the Caribbean should be South-South Cooperation

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will support and facilitate south-south cooperation and exchange

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Share lessons learned in RRMC experience SSC with UNDP Regional Hub, through presentation
[Added: 2018/09/06]
Jacinda Fairholm 2015/06 Completed History
1.2 Document operational mechanism that CRMI utilized, as “whole package” SSC model for replication
[Added: 2018/09/06]
Pablo Basz/Jacinda Fairholm (we are in supporting role) 2015/12 Completed A draft document was presented; further funding support requested; not forthcoming
1.3 Meet with SSC focal point and Caribbean Country Advisors to discuss what follow-up SSC actions could be taken in DRR/CCA
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Pablo Basz/Ian King/Soledad Bauza/Jacinda Fairholm 2015/12 Completed History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 2: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Development Planning

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will promote the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Collaboration between DRR and GEF teams for improved integration of DRR and CCA
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Sustainable Development and Resilience Unit (SDRU) 2016/06 Completed The teams have had 2 meetings to date; Adaptation Fund concept note proposal currently in development bringing together DRR-CCA in a Phase II of the RRMC component of CRMI project. History
2.2. Provide support for greater CCA-DRR integration in Caribbean CPDs
[Added: 2018/09/06]
Jacinda Fairholm/Ian King/Soledad Bauza/Hugo Blanco 2016/12 Completed All English-speaking Caribbean CPDs were reviewed for more coherent CCA-DRR integration
2.3 Advance discussions with CDEMA on support to CCA-DRR integration at sector level
[Added: 2018/09/06]
Matilde Mordt 2017/12 Completed Initial discussions took place in Fall 2015. Since then, CCA/DRR work has been advanced by CDEMA with the 5Cs in the region without UNDP involvement. For UNDP, future work should focus on actions through the Japan – Caribbean CC Programme.
2.4 Analysis and mapping of CCA-DRR integration in the Caribbean (gaps, challenges and opportunities)
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Jacinda Fairholm 2016/04 Completed CCA-DRR integration in the LAC region was conducted, including the Caribbean History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Mainstreaming gender in disaster risk management

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will support the integration of gender into disaster risk management at a regional and national level

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Meet with Gender team to develop a follow-up action plan for strengthening gender and DRR in the Caribbean
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Jacinda Fairholm/Yolanda Villar 2015/11 Completed Gender team has been integrally involved in Unit planning and monitoring process. History
3.2 Develop pilot proposal with CDEMA.
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Jacinda Fairholm 2015/12 Completed Not an express priority for CDEMA History
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 4: Strengthen CDEMA capacity for implementation of Caribbean Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will work towards better coherence in the region through CDM alignment of regional and national planning and implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Discuss importance of aligning UNDP national and regional level planning with existing CDEMA and CCCCC Regional Strategies and support this alignment where viable.
[Added: 2018/09/06]
Jacinda Fairholm 2016/12 Completed Annual discussion with COs on programming emphasized the need to align with regional strategies; CPD feedback likewise stressed this.
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 5: Maintain the regional implementation modality

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will provide guidance on optimum criteria for regional project implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Convene meeting and discuss/propose criteria for regional approach/projects
[Added: 2018/09/06]
Maribel Landau/Jacinda Fairholm 2016/04 Completed Regional approach is been followed in new initiatives in the Caribbean (JCCCP, Carisecure) building on previous experiences like CRMI II, with variations to strengthen COs accountabilities. RBLAC/Regional Hub maintain technical QA role, and overall oversight of projects.
5.2 Identify when and value-added for sub-regional implementation (COs) as well as financial management
[Added: 2018/09/06]
SDRU/CORE Team/Management 2016/04 Completed Sub-regional implementation with COs accountabilities and decentralization of AWPs has been endorsed as the implementation model for recent projects (JCCCP, Carisecure).
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 6: Strengthen resource mobilization efforts.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will identify resource mobilization opportunities for DRR in the Caribbean and provide necessary support, strategic and otherwise, to pursue them.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Convene meeting with Unit and Management on resource mobilization
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Maribel Landau/Jacinda Fairholm/Ian King/Soledad Bauza/Ugo Blanco 2016/04 Completed Workshop with CO focal points held in June 2016, with an RM focus. History
7. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 7:  Series of recommendations on regional project management (engage national stakeholders, horizontal cooperation, increase involvement of thematic teams, capacity assessments).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/06]

Management Response: UNDP will ensure that project lessons learned are transmitted and applied in other regional projects/programs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 Upscale/replicate RRMC pilots, accessing resources through the Adaptation Fund.
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Gabor Vereczi/Jacinda Fairholm 2016/06 Completed Consultations and concept note currently in development. History
8.2 Elaborate complete package of RRMC guidelines and operational manuals, as part of the AF project.
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
UNDP Cuba 2017/06 Completed Will be included in AF proposal (2018). History
8.3 Involved COs will conduct annual monitoring of RRMC pilot.
[Added: 2018/09/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
UNDP COs 2016/12 Completed History

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