Namibia Landscape Area Conservation Project.

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2018, Namibia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2016
Completion Date:
09/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
13,000

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Title Namibia Landscape Area Conservation Project.
Atlas Project Number: 59705
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2018, Namibia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2016
Planned End Date: 12/2016
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.4.1 Solutions scaled up for sustainable management of natural resources, including sustainable commodities and green and inclusive value chains
Evaluation Budget(US $): 13,000
Source of Funding: Global Environmental Facility
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 13,000
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jessica Smith Consultant jessica@peoplesized.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation Areas Initiative (NAMPLACE)
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: 3737
PIMS Number: 4173
Key Stakeholders: UNDP; MET, Protected Landscape Conservation Areas,
Countries: NAMIBIA
Lessons
1.

1. To incoporate future desired socio-economic impact indicators.

2. The project would have been strengthened by conducting M&E using quantitative indicators that focusses on benefits to humans (socio-economic impacts) such as return on investment, livelihood dividends, income generation and/or job creation. Such figures could have extended the project impact by making a strong case for new landscapes to different audiences, based on the project experience. 

 


Findings
1.

1. While the M&E demonstrates that it achieved most of what it set out to do, however, many indicators were more in terms of process-based outputs and not the 'future' desired socio-economic impacts from these. The impact indicators presented focused on ecological results without counterpart indicators for the socio-economic and development impact of the project. This hampered the potential effectiveness of the project’s result framework (i.e. usefulness of the targets and indicators set in guiding the project management towards achieving the desired project outcomes and objective). 

2. The project investment demonstrates sustainability as, the “protected landscape” concept in Namibia is expected to continue beyond the project lifespan, and to be recognized through forthcoming national legislation. Indicatively 4/5 of the landscapes are likely to continue, with a mix of private investment and further donor support, as well as State support through a new landscapes unit in the executing agency. 

 


Recommendations
1

Recommendations are made to UNDP to reinforce the value from this and similar investments, namely:  To more aggressively demonstrate the value of its forthcoming projects in development and poverty reduction terms – by for example, reflecting the number of beneficiaries and measurable contribution to poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved in the headline indicators[1][1] A reviewer noted limited resources to “conduct an exercise that is valuable to determine the actual impacts”.

 

 

 

 

2

Recommendations are made to UNDP to reinforce the value from this and similar investments, namely:  As a global entity, strengthen it support to landscape projects by itself joining global, regional and multi-country initiatives such as ‘Landscapes for People, Food and Nature’ and seek out knowledge exchange opportunities between UNDP-supported and other landscape initiatives. 

3

Recommendations are made to UNDP to reinforce the value from this and similar investments, namely:  Since landscape approaches are so critical to achieving the SDGs, and are likely to continue gaining in popularity as a result, UNDP should consider planning a support programme and more actively communicating the benefits of landscape initiatives that brings together research and practitioners, and are likely to deliver more sustainable development benefits and/or create and generate co-benefits on other SDG targets (such as reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, etc.). 

1. Recommendation:

Recommendations are made to UNDP to reinforce the value from this and similar investments, namely:  To more aggressively demonstrate the value of its forthcoming projects in development and poverty reduction terms – by for example, reflecting the number of beneficiaries and measurable contribution to poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved in the headline indicators[1][1] A reviewer noted limited resources to “conduct an exercise that is valuable to determine the actual impacts”.

 

 

 

 

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In line with the improved project quality management standards being instituted globally, the UNDP will ensure that the dis-aggregation of data and support provided will be captured using more poverty eradication dimensions (socio-economic ) as well as gender disaggregated data.
[Added: 2017/01/08] [Last Updated: 2017/03/22]
UNDP, National Implementing Partner Agencies, National Planning Comission, Namibia Statistical Agency 2018/01 Completed As part of the ongoing programming lessons, this specific recommendation and corresponding action will need to apply to all future initiatives thus it will have no due date. History
2. Recommendation:

Recommendations are made to UNDP to reinforce the value from this and similar investments, namely:  As a global entity, strengthen it support to landscape projects by itself joining global, regional and multi-country initiatives such as ‘Landscapes for People, Food and Nature’ and seek out knowledge exchange opportunities between UNDP-supported and other landscape initiatives. 

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will explore viable linkages through existing and new landscape initiatives and select some as part of the country office efforts to increase south south cooperation, particularly to explore landscape initiatives that are contributing to knowledge, lessons and practices for extractive industries.
[Added: 2017/01/08] [Last Updated: 2018/08/09]
UNDP Namibia, UNDP Regional Service Centre, UNDP RBA, 2018/01 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Recommendations are made to UNDP to reinforce the value from this and similar investments, namely:  Since landscape approaches are so critical to achieving the SDGs, and are likely to continue gaining in popularity as a result, UNDP should consider planning a support programme and more actively communicating the benefits of landscape initiatives that brings together research and practitioners, and are likely to deliver more sustainable development benefits and/or create and generate co-benefits on other SDG targets (such as reducing inequality, women’s empowerment, etc.). 

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To create co-benefits on future programming activities around the SDG that delivers more than one (i.e multiple benefits) in all its programming outputs as part of the future Coutnry Programme.
[Added: 2017/01/08] [Last Updated: 2018/08/09]
UNDP: Namibia, Sustainable Development Cluster, , Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, UNDP RBA/Regional Service Centre, 2019/01 Completed History
To create co-benefits on future programming activities around the SDG that delivers more than one (i.e multiple benefits) in all its programming outputs as part of the future Coutnry Programme.
[Added: 2017/01/08] [Last Updated: 2018/08/09]
UNDP: Namibia, Sustainable Development Cluster, , Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, UNDP RBA/Regional Service Centre, 2019/01 Completed History

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