Strengthening management effectiveness and resilience of protected areas to protect biodiversity under conditions of climate change (EvF)

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2020, Mexico
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2021
Completion Date:
10/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Strengthening management effectiveness and resilience of protected areas to protect biodiversity under conditions of climate change (EvF)
Atlas Project Number: 74960
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2020, Mexico
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2020
Planned End Date: 01/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Sustainable
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  • 15.4 By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 27,385
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Giacomo Morelli Mr. morelgiac@gmail.com
Marisol Violeta Sanchez Avendaño <> Ms. mvsa_mx@hotmail.com MEXICO
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Resilience of Protected Areas to Safeguard Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4763
PIMS Number: 4647
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MEXICO
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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Final Review recommendation 2.

Creation and adopt a project's start check-list for future initiatives. This list should consider all the necessary information to allow the Steering Committees of the projects implemented by the agency to develop, avoiding any institutional and personal misunderstandings that negatively affect the parties' efforts.

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Final Review recommendation 4. Continue the project collaboration, at the same time look for other sources of funding to follow up. The ecosystem-based adaptation approach at the complex level is an interesting element for developing project proposals with international donors.

The ecosystem-based adaptation approach brings to the center the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 main subjects. It is aligned with the GEF requirements, specifically with its guidelines and programmatic areas of its replenishment. 7. Furthermore, the possibility of applying to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has to be analyzed. Due to the financial dimension of its projects, it would also imply the association with other national institutions.

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Final Review recommendation 5. Disseminate the Small Grants Programme of GEF in the NPA key actors. The NPA directors may help in the communication of the Small Grants opportunities within the communities and CSOs operating in their territory and areas of influence. The link with the SGP would be an option form finance the adaptation measures identified in the 9 PACC supported by the Resilience Project.

1. Recommendation:

Final Review recommendation 2.

Creation and adopt a project's start check-list for future initiatives. This list should consider all the necessary information to allow the Steering Committees of the projects implemented by the agency to develop, avoiding any institutional and personal misunderstandings that negatively affect the parties' efforts.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/02/11] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]

Project documents establish roles and responsibilities In their design. In the case of GEF projects, this is settled since the preparatory phase. The parties' roles and responsibilities and the project's governing bodies are established in the management arrangements section.

Additionally, in GEF projects, this is presented and explained in the start-up workshop, not only with the counterpart but with all the project stakeholders.

Currently there is a revision process of the UNDP´s GEF project implementation guidelines. Once concluded, those guidelines will provide more clarity on the roles, responsibilities, and monitoring mechanisms for the projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Review of the implications of the new corporate guidelines for GEF projects in terms of the scope of roles and responsibilities in the implementation.
[Added: 2021/02/11] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP Programme Unit Corporate teams linked to GEF 2021/12 Initiated Working on outlines is ongoing of new indications for the implementing agency role, restrictions on the support of financial management and operation. History
2. Recommendation:

Final Review recommendation 4. Continue the project collaboration, at the same time look for other sources of funding to follow up. The ecosystem-based adaptation approach at the complex level is an interesting element for developing project proposals with international donors.

The ecosystem-based adaptation approach brings to the center the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 main subjects. It is aligned with the GEF requirements, specifically with its guidelines and programmatic areas of its replenishment. 7. Furthermore, the possibility of applying to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has to be analyzed. Due to the financial dimension of its projects, it would also imply the association with other national institutions.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/02/11] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]

CONANP and UNDP are interested and willing to work on new financing proposals to consolidate the Resilience project's progress. Collaboration opportunities are identified in calls to the GCF, IKI, the Adaptation Fund, among other donors.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
a) Agree on proposals to be developed for various possible funders. b) Developing of proposals c) Meetings and conversations with partners to invited to join the consortium d) Proposal adjustments e) Submit it to the donor.
[Added: 2021/02/11] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
DGDIP UNDP Programme Unit 2021/06 Overdue-Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Final Review recommendation 5. Disseminate the Small Grants Programme of GEF in the NPA key actors. The NPA directors may help in the communication of the Small Grants opportunities within the communities and CSOs operating in their territory and areas of influence. The link with the SGP would be an option form finance the adaptation measures identified in the 9 PACC supported by the Resilience Project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/02/11] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]

Regularly, the Small Grants Program (SGP) has been disseminated among the NPAs in the eligible areas.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize a webinar for the Directors of the Natural Protected Areas included in the SGP influence zones.
[Added: 2021/02/11] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
SGP Coordinator UNDP Programme Unit DECC 2022/06 Initiated This is an activity that will be carried out on the 7th Operational Phase of the SGP. The design of the new phase will consider the participation of the NPA directors. History

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