Terminal Evaluation: Strengthening the financial sustainability and operational effectiveness of the Venezuelan national parks system

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2019, Venezuela
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2015
Completion Date:
08/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
17,860

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Title Terminal Evaluation: Strengthening the financial sustainability and operational effectiveness of the Venezuelan national parks system
Atlas Project Number: 00071841
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2019, Venezuela
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2015
Planned End Date: 04/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
Evaluation Budget(US $): 17,860
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jose Galindo Consultor Internacional jose@mentefactura.com ECUADOR
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: 3609
PIMS Number: 4151
Key Stakeholders: INPARQUES
Countries: VENEZUELA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 More rigorous risk analysis
2 The complexity of the planned activities demands adequate and timely combination of key stakeholders at the national and international levels
3 PRODOC should provide sufficient clarity about implementation arrangements
4 Encourage the review and formalize the changes that are necessary to the PRODOC
5 The midterm evaluation needs to be performed early enough so that the project has time to make the necessary adjustments
6 Lessons learned and reflections generated should be disseminated and capitalized through a clear strategy.
7 Incorporate the lessons learned and best practices from the earliest stages of design of the new portfolio
8 Develop a set of assessments and evaluations of GEF's experience in Venezuela, as a tool for strategic positioning mechanism and as a gesture of building trust between the implementing agency
1. Recommendation: More rigorous risk analysis
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A deep revision of the risk tables will be assured timely, based on internal factors and those inherent to the national context.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD / AI No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives.
2. Recommendation: The complexity of the planned activities demands adequate and timely combination of key stakeholders at the national and international levels
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Guide efforts at the highest level will be taken to ensure the achievement of planned objectives, combining institutional capacity with external support through consultancies.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD / AI No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives
3. Recommendation: PRODOC should provide sufficient clarity about implementation arrangements
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A review of the weaknesses and gaps identified in the management arrangements identified in this project will be done, in order to ensure a clear set up for roles and responsibilities of both parties. Standards and procedures for future initiatives will be undertaken to make adjustments according to the dynamics of the project implementation.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD /AI No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives
4. Recommendation: Encourage the review and formalize the changes that are necessary to the PRODOC
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Guide efforts at the highest level to ensure the achievement of planned objectives and make adjustments based on the dynamics of national political context and institutional interests. Contemplate undertaking reviews of the logical framework, assumptions, outcomes and outputs.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD / AI No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives
5. Recommendation: The midterm evaluation needs to be performed early enough so that the project has time to make the necessary adjustments
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure compliance schedule monitoring and control of the project, in order to safeguard the conduct of evaluations within the time limits, ensuring that they are aimed at assessing project performance and generate a positive response to mobilize the parties to close the gaps between planning and project implementation. This will be done to strengthen joint work. Monitor that the expected results are still considered relevant by the executors, to increase the chances of project success.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD / AI No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives
6. Recommendation: Lessons learned and reflections generated should be disseminated and capitalized through a clear strategy.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Workshops were held with potential partners, in order to share lessons learned from similar projects to promote the incorporation of best practices in project management. In future initiatives to strengthen the operational management of the implementing agency, financial sustainability components were considered based on the replication of good practices identified in the framework of this project.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives
7. Recommendation: Incorporate the lessons learned and best practices from the earliest stages of design of the new portfolio
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Workshops were held with potential partners, in order to share lessons learned from similar projects to promote the incorporation of best practices in project management. In future initiatives to strengthen the operational management of the implementing agency, financial sustainability components were considered based on the replication of good practices identified in the framework of this project.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives
8. Recommendation: Develop a set of assessments and evaluations of GEF's experience in Venezuela, as a tool for strategic positioning mechanism and as a gesture of building trust between the implementing agency
Management Response: [Added: 2015/11/17]

Aceptado

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
It is being developed a first inter-agency approach, which show the GEF experiences in the country, which serve as the basis for a joint strategy to increase the financial and physical execution of GEF projects.
[Added: 2015/11/17]
PNUD No due date No deadline established Measure is considered to be taken to the design of new initiatives

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