Sexta Comunicación Nacional de México ante la CMNUCC (EvF)

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2020, Mexico
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2019
Completion Date:
05/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Sexta Comunicación Nacional de México ante la CMNUCC (EvF)
Atlas Project Number: 00072348
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2020, Mexico
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2019
Planned End Date: 04/2019
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 Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 25,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Laura del Pilar Magdaleno Chapa Evaluadora MEXICO
Laura del Pilar Magdaleno Chapa Evaluadora MEXICO
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5140
PIMS Number: 4933
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MEXICO
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The establishment of the participative and transparent process implemented by INECC to prepare the Sixth NC through a close and continuous communication (by means of workshops, work meetings, forums, training, etc.) with the priority sectors, contributed to establish and maintain the climate change agenda in and with the different sectors, established communication bridges between these and the institution, facilitated data contribution from the sectors, as well as INECC support for strengthening methodologies (for estimating and reducing emissions, etc.) in different public and private institutions.

2

The industrial sector pointed out the fact that the INECC had not undertaken, through work meetings, a final validation of the information generated from the data provided said sector, which affected process transparency in the integration of the Sixth NC and the acceptance of said data as valid for some institutions of the private sector (primarily the costs of the Nationally Determined Contributions – NDC-

3

Share the results of project evaluations in a timely manner with the counterpart.

4

Integrate from the beginning of the design of the National Communications, the vision of what the actors external to INECC consider Mexico requires of and in an NC.

5

Establish from the beginning of the project a commented outline of the questions that must be answered in the document that will become the National Communication.

6

Develop from the beginning of the project the instructional design of the publication to become the Sixth NC in order to prepare it with pedagogical tools and design the final product oriented towards different users.

7

Contents of the NC must be more succinct and focused on decision making by the different actors and sectors.

8

For the development of the Seventh National Communication, establish work groups that identify the ideal form to maintain and reflect the information in the document, so that this assists more decision making (considering the guidelines of the UNFCCC with respect to objective and focus of the NCs).

9

Establish a tracking and monitoring system of the satisfaction degree of external actors, with specific indicators.

10

Include in the design of the MTE and FE that the interviews include external actors in its preparation process.

11

Design a general route for the implementation of the project and also a route for each of INECC´s General Coordinations.

12

Request project budget extensions based on the UNDP-GEF guidelines.

13

MTE must be carried out in the intermediate phase of the project and the results of the evaluation must be shared with the counterpart (MTE and FE).

Management Response Documents
  • Management Response.docx UNDP Management Response Template [Final Evaluation of the Project Sixth National Communication of Mexico to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Biennial Update Report (BUR)]
1. Recommendation:

The establishment of the participative and transparent process implemented by INECC to prepare the Sixth NC through a close and continuous communication (by means of workshops, work meetings, forums, training, etc.) with the priority sectors, contributed to establish and maintain the climate change agenda in and with the different sectors, established communication bridges between these and the institution, facilitated data contribution from the sectors, as well as INECC support for strengthening methodologies (for estimating and reducing emissions, etc.) in different public and private institutions.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

Maintain ongoing communication with actors involved in mitigation and adaptation actions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Reproduce this communication model in the Seventh NC
[Added: 2020/02/09]
General Directorate and General Coordinations of INECC 2020/12 Completed Communications must report actions carried out throughout the country, therefore a close relationship with stakeholders is important
2. Recommendation:

The industrial sector pointed out the fact that the INECC had not undertaken, through work meetings, a final validation of the information generated from the data provided said sector, which affected process transparency in the integration of the Sixth NC and the acceptance of said data as valid for some institutions of the private sector (primarily the costs of the Nationally Determined Contributions – NDC-

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

Maintain close communication with actors that provide information to update the Inventory and for the implementation of mitigation routes

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a communication platform with the main stakeholders for the preparation process of the Seventh NC
[Added: 2020/02/09]
General Directorate of INECC 2020/01 Completed This is part of the activities carried out by INECC
3. Recommendation:

Share the results of project evaluations in a timely manner with the counterpart.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

Results of evaluations are shared with areas of INECC that will be engaged in activities required for the development of future National Communications

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include previous evaluations of Communications and Update Reports (IBA) in the document folder that will be delivered to INECC as part of the Project closing documents. This should also be delivered to those engaged in the development of the Seventh Communication.
[Added: 2020/02/09]
Project Coordination Unit, General Directorate and International Affairs Directorate of INECC, UNDP 2019/12 Completed This is very necessary and INECC and UNDP commit to consider this when the preparation process of the Seventh National Communication starts. Final documents of the project evaluations will be part of the file that the Coordination of the Project will leave in INECC as part of the project closure.
4. Recommendation:

Integrate from the beginning of the design of the National Communications, the vision of what the actors external to INECC consider Mexico requires of and in an NC.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

National Communications respond to national policy and international commitments assumed in climate change matters. Therefore the process of preparation includes a wide range of consultations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a strategy to involve the Ministries that participate in the Intergovernmental Commission for Climate Change (CICC) in the definition of the Project aimed to prepare the Seventh National Communication
[Added: 2020/02/09]
Ministries that participate in the CICC will be sought in order to involve them in the design of the Seventh National Communication. This activity needs the support of Semarnat, which is in charge of the Technical Secretariat of the CICC 2020/06 Completed Ministries that participate in the CICC will be sought in order to involve them in the design of the Seventh National Communication. This activity needs the support of Semarnat, which is in charge of the Technical Secretariat of the CICC
5. Recommendation:

Establish from the beginning of the project a commented outline of the questions that must be answered in the document that will become the National Communication.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

The content of National Communications is determined by priority issues of the country, UNFCCC guidelines, national and international contexts, among others.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Present a proposal of key questions and indicative elements that may contribute to the process of development of the Seventh Communication
[Added: 2020/02/09]
Project Coordination Unit, with validation of General Directorate of INECC 2019/12 Completed Agree, but the proposal should be flexible because the process of preparation of a Communication is long and usually there are changes in institutional structures, in personnel, and in other areas, such as the UNFCCC, which require adjustments and updates. Results of the Workshop on lessons learned and good practices that took place in May 2019 were shared with the staff of INECC.
6. Recommendation:

Develop from the beginning of the project the instructional design of the publication to become the Sixth NC in order to prepare it with pedagogical tools and design the final product oriented towards different users.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

This recommendation refers to the process of development of the Seventh Communication.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Assess the Sixth Communication content and format and generate proposals for the development of future Communications
[Added: 2020/02/09]
General Directorate of INECC, Project Coordination Unit 2019/05 Completed This matter was reviewed in the workshop of lessons learned and good practices that took place on 27-28 May 2019. The final document of this workshop was shared with the staff of INECC.
7. Recommendation:

Contents of the NC must be more succinct and focused on decision making by the different actors and sectors.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

This will be considered in the process of development of the Seventh National Communication

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Assess the Sixth Communication content and format
[Added: 2020/02/09]
General Directorate and General Coordinations of INECC 2020/01 Completed For future Communications, an important work in synthesizing is required in order to accurately attend UNFCCC requests. This was also a recommendation of the workshop on lessons learned and good practices held on May 2019.
8. Recommendation:

For the development of the Seventh National Communication, establish work groups that identify the ideal form to maintain and reflect the information in the document, so that this assists more decision making (considering the guidelines of the UNFCCC with respect to objective and focus of the NCs).

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

This will be considered in the process of development of the Seventh National Communication

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Assess and determine this process in the inception workshop at the beginning of the development of the Seventh NC
[Added: 2020/02/09]
General Directorate and General Coordinations of INECC 2020/01 Completed Ok, this is linked to the previous recommendation
9. Recommendation:

Establish a tracking and monitoring system of the satisfaction degree of external actors, with specific indicators.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

It is not feasible to track satisfaction, there are no indicators for this. If close communication is maintained and work is coordinated through workshops and working groups, satisfaction of external actors will be secured

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation:

Include in the design of the MTE and FE that the interviews include external actors in its preparation process.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

There was no restriction regarding interviews with external actors in the Terms of Reference of the MTE and the FE

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation:

Design a general route for the implementation of the project and also a route for each of INECC´s General Coordinations.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

This will be considered in the process of development of the Seventh National Communication

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop institutional work programs that include activities necessary to update and generate strategic information for the Seventh Communication
[Added: 2020/02/09]
Coordinations of INECC 2020/01 Completed In order to ensure compliance with times and results determined in the critical path, it will be necessary to include the activities required for the integration of the National Communication in the working programs of all involved areas of INECC. This was also a recommendation of the workshop on lessons learned.
12. Recommendation:

Request project budget extensions based on the UNDP-GEF guidelines.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

During the development of the Sixth Communication, extensions of the project were requested when it was required. This was done due to the methodological changes requested by the Convention and the closing strategy of the Project, considering the recent change of the federal authorities of the country

Key Actions:

13. Recommendation:

MTE must be carried out in the intermediate phase of the project and the results of the evaluation must be shared with the counterpart (MTE and FE).

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

Given the characteristics of the projects for the development of National Communications, MTE must be done when the process is sufficiently mature to review its implementation. Therefore, flexibility and understanding of the national context is required to determine the ideal moment to carry out this exercise

Key Actions:

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