Final Evaluation Support to Irrigated Agriculture in 2 Districts Bolikhamxay (SIRA)

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Lao
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2015
Completion Date:
07/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
23,954

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Title Final Evaluation Support to Irrigated Agriculture in 2 Districts Bolikhamxay (SIRA)
Atlas Project Number: 00083482
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Lao
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2015
Planned End Date: 06/2015
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 $): 23,954
Source of Funding: SIRA Budget
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jean-Joseph Bellamy Mr. JJ@Bellamy.net
Saythong Vilayvong Mr. vilayvong2003@gmail.com LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Bolikhamxay provincial
Countries: LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. It is recommended to conduct and extensive survey next year after a full rainy and dry season to measure project results/benefits
2 2. It is recommended to conduct a water engineering study to assess water availability during both seasons, including water flows and volumes.
3 3. It is recommended that project results be disseminated in Lao PDR and in the region through participation to workshop, seminars, and conferences.
4 4. It is recommended that the government services monitor the sustainability of the O&M of irrigation infrastructure by the WUGs, including the financial sustainability of financing O&M
5 5. It is recommended to include all strategies, objectives in the strategy of a project to ensure their implementation.
6 6. It is recommended to develop a concept paper on new project scaling-up project achievements in the Bolikhamxay province and/or in other provinces.
1. Recommendation: 1. It is recommended to conduct and extensive survey next year after a full rainy and dry season to measure project results/benefits
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/12]

The recommendation is relevant. However, the project ended in June 2015 and such an evaluation is therefore outside the scope of the project. However, the information has been shared with the relevant provincial authorities.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: 2. It is recommended to conduct a water engineering study to assess water availability during both seasons, including water flows and volumes.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/12]

The recommendation is relevant. However, the project ended in June 2015 and such an evaluation is therefore outside the scope of the project. However, the information has been shared with the relevant provincial authorities.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: 3. It is recommended that project results be disseminated in Lao PDR and in the region through participation to workshop, seminars, and conferences.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/12]

The recommendation is relevant and acceptable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Dissemination of project results in various media
[Added: 2016/01/12]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed 1. Updating and completion of project brief to reflect final project results. 2. circulation of SIRA project brief at workshops and with development partners and uploading to UNDP website.
4. Recommendation: 4. It is recommended that the government services monitor the sustainability of the O&M of irrigation infrastructure by the WUGs, including the financial sustainability of financing O&M
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/12]

The recommendation is relevant. However, the project ended in June 2015 and such an evaluation is therefore outside the scope of the project. However, the information has been shared with the relevant provincial authorities.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: 5. It is recommended to include all strategies, objectives in the strategy of a project to ensure their implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/12]

The recommendation is not relevant to the SIRA project which is not closed, but accepted for future guidance in project formulation.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: 6. It is recommended to develop a concept paper on new project scaling-up project achievements in the Bolikhamxay province and/or in other provinces.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/12]

The recommendation is relevant and acceptable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Prepare preliminary concept note
[Added: 2016/01/12]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed Preliminary concept note prepared for a new projects scaling up achievements. Discussion held with UNPD HQ and SCC Office on potential sources of funding including IBSA.

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