Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in Kenya

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2018, Kenya
Evaluation Type:
Final Outcome
Planned End Date:
05/2015
Completion Date:
09/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in Kenya
Atlas Project Number: 00081601
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2018, Kenya
Evaluation Type: Final Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2015
Planned End Date: 05/2015
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
  • 2. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Virginia Ravndal Ms vravndal@mindspring.com
Richard Kaguamba Mr rkaguamba@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
PIMS Number: 4520
Key Stakeholders: CBOs, NGOs
Countries: KENYA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. The SGP secretariat requires strengthening to be able to handle the workload as an ?up-graded? SGP country programme, especially for project monitoring. Strengthening the SGP secretariat might be cost-effectively achieved through hiring an additional staff or awarding strategic grants to well-established NGOs that can assist with key functions, such as monitoring.
2 2. Because of their small size and short duration, SGP projects are unlikely to serve more than just as demonstrations unless they link up with stable/long-lived initiatives/partners to maximize probability of success, impact, replication and scaling up. SGP should pilot partnerships with select county governments and seek to partner with large GEF/non-GEF projects.
3 3. Although benefit to people is clear in all OP5 projects, the global environment benefit is often less clear. Seek to fund projects that show a more direct linkage between helping people and global environmental benefits.
4 4. Mechanisms to share SGP experiences and lessons learned, require further strengthening. Alternative and innovative ways that will target specific audiences are proposed, such as soap operas, caravans in partnership with a private company, taking up stalls at agricultural shows, posters made by school children.
5 5. Project monitoring needs to be significantly strengthened to enable the secretariat and NSC know what is happening. More regular and in-depth visits are needed.
6 6. Although the NSC is a strong one, it cannot have the technical expertise to assess very type of proposal. It should focus on strategic matters and leave project review to others.
7 7. SGP secretariat, grantees and NSC should consider "outside-the-box" solutions rather than applying conventional solutions without sufficiently analyzing other possibilities.
8 8. The logframe might usefully be applied at the individual project level but is not a very useful tool when applied to a portfolio of projects which are not defined at the time of writing the logframe. GEF should apply adaptive management systems and provide another tool other than the logframe.
9 9. There is often a disconnect between the indicator and target and the corresponding activities. As a result, unrealistic and exaggerated results are sometimes reported. SGP secretariat and grantees should be realistic in describing indicators and corresponding activities.
10 10. Unverified project results are sometimes reported and transcribed and collated into SGP reports. This is problematic if results are inaccurate. Efforts should be made to verify project results.
11 11. Geographic scope of terrestrial and marine conservation projects was too big and as a result, the impact diluted. For greater impact, the SGP will need to be have a narrower geographic focus.
12 12. NSC should address the dichotomy of geographic fairness versus impact during design of project framework in OP VI. This discussion should be framed around how to maximize impact of SGP in Kenya while maintaining a cost-effective approach to project monitoring.
13 13. It should not be assumed that people who engage in income generating activities, which are introduced as alternatives to unsustainable practices, will automatically stop. The SGP Project should use more impact indicators instead of process indicators and also monitor projects more carefully through in-depth project visits.
14 14. Some income generating activities are on such a small scale and with such limited participation that they cannot be considered as successful demonstrations. Marketing consultants should be contracted.
15 15. Some projects are overly ambitious given the small budget and short time frame. Projects should be guided so that they commit only to do what can be realistically achieved.
16 16. Lack of addressing underlying reasons such as population increase, many prevent sustainability of SGP project efforts. Addressing population pressure maybe beyond the scope of an SGP project, but SGP could support community-based dialogue that discusses cause and effect of population pressure. In addition, SGP projects should support strategies, such as girls? education, economic diversification and supporting women role models.
17 17. Although there is good participation of women in most SGP projects, further work is required to achieve gender equality in decision-making bodies directing SGP projects.
18 18. Although progress in tracking of in-kind co-financing has been recorded since the Mid-term review (MTR), it still requires further strengthening. A cost-effective way of accounting for in-kind co-financing, should be developed together with the Global Technical Advisor (GTA) of up-graded country programs.
19 19. Quality control of products produced with SGP support could be improved. If the Ecuador strategic project approach is adopted to enhance monitoring, the NGOs may also help with quality control.
20 20. Insufficient resources to implement forest management and conservancy plans (developed with support of the SGP) appears to be the single greatest challenge to actual conservation, especially for those CFAs that do not have partner champions with resources. Development of simple exit strategies could be helpful in promoting sustainability of project efforts.
1. Recommendation: 1. The SGP secretariat requires strengthening to be able to handle the workload as an ?up-graded? SGP country programme, especially for project monitoring. Strengthening the SGP secretariat might be cost-effectively achieved through hiring an additional staff or awarding strategic grants to well-established NGOs that can assist with key functions, such as monitoring.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP to support the strengthening of the of the SGP Secretariat.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Provide grants on a competitive basis to qualified NGOs that can assist the secretariat with monitoring, review of financial and narrative reports and production of knowledge management materials.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2017/06/30]
SGP secretariat NSC [National Steering Committee]. The technical and advisory committee of the GEF Small Grants Programme 2018/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The Fifth Operational Phase is coming to an end and therefore this action will be adopted in the Sixth Operational Phase.]
History
1.2 Recruit 3 UNVs; 1 to be based in the SGP secretariat and 2 in the field
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2017/06/30]
SGP secretariat UNV office 2018/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This action point is applicable for the Sixth Operational Phase.]
History
1.3. Design an effective and participatory monitoring strategy
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat PPG consultants No due date Initiated Work on Prodoc for GEF6 has commenced. History
2. Recommendation: 2. Because of their small size and short duration, SGP projects are unlikely to serve more than just as demonstrations unless they link up with stable/long-lived initiatives/partners to maximize probability of success, impact, replication and scaling up. SGP should pilot partnerships with select county governments and seek to partner with large GEF/non-GEF projects.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP to support linkage of SGP with other initiatives and partners.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Establish linkages with the County governments, not just at project level, but particularly at landscape level.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat No due date Initiated Consultative workshops have been held with high presentation from Counties such as Baringo and Nakuru History
2.2. Develop partnerships with large GEF projects and with the private sector.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat No due date Not Initiated Currently in the process of establishing which GEF projects are on-going and who the private sector partners are in the SGP Geographic areas of concentration. History
3. Recommendation: 3. Although benefit to people is clear in all OP5 projects, the global environment benefit is often less clear. Seek to fund projects that show a more direct linkage between helping people and global environmental benefits.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support the SGP team to identify strategic sites for project implementation that will meet both goals of global environmental benefits and improved livelihoods.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 In preparation of the Prodoc for GEF VI, consultations will be conducted widely and identification of geographic and thematic focus that will address both peoples? needs as well as produce environmental benefits at a global level will be done.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/16]
SGP secretariat NSC UNDP CO No due date Initiated Consultations have begun at World Heritage sites through workshops and interviews with key stakeholders. History
3.2 Provide guidelines within proposal template for linking activities and outcomes with global environmental benefits
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat PPG consultants No due date Not Initiated When SGP is ready to do a call for proposals, it will ensure the proposal template is revised to capture linkage of activities and outcomes with global environmental benefits. History
4. Recommendation: 4. Mechanisms to share SGP experiences and lessons learned, require further strengthening. Alternative and innovative ways that will target specific audiences are proposed, such as soap operas, caravans in partnership with a private company, taking up stalls at agricultural shows, posters made by school children.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will review all the efforts and put in place measures to support them.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Review efforts of GEF SGP phase V to share lessons learned and develop an effective strategy that passes on info in an innovative way, and that is audience specific. Proposed suggestions will be considered.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat PPG consultants No due date Initiated The process of capturing lessons learnt in GEF V has begun. This will continue so as to develop an effective communication strategy. History
5. Recommendation: 5. Project monitoring needs to be significantly strengthened to enable the secretariat and NSC know what is happening. More regular and in-depth visits are needed.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support efforts to strengthen monitoring.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Develop a detailed monitoring strategy that will be shared with grantees during induction sessions.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat UNDP CO No due date Not Initiated As SGP continues to work on the Prodoc, it will develop a detailed monitoring strategy that will be shared with the grantees. History
5.2. Identify and take advantage of already developed community-based monitoring tools, and customize as necessary. Share with grantees during induction sessions.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat No due date Initiated In the process of identifying community-based monitoring tools. History
5.3. Award grants on a competitive basis to CSOs with capacity to assist the SGP secretariat with various functions including monitoring.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP No due date Not Initiated The call for proposals with be designed in such a way so as to attract CSOs with monitoring capacity to apply for grants to help SGP with monitoring functions. History
6. Recommendation: 6. Although the NSC is a strong one, it cannot have the technical expertise to assess very type of proposal. It should focus on strategic matters and leave project review to others.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support NSC to carry out its mandate effectively.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. NSC does not agree entirely. Although proposal- review is time-consuming, the NSC views it as an opportunity to interact with the project from early stages. To facilitate effective engagement in both project review and in strategic matters, NSC can design new modalities of operation, such as setting up sub-committees to do different but complementary tasks.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat UNDP CO No due date Initiated Discussions by NSC members on how to enhance effectiveness of the NSC have begun. History
6.2 Identify experts who would assist NSC with technical matters on an as-needed basis. Review experience of other SGP Country Programs with committees that provide technical guidance to the NSC.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat UNDP CO No due date Not Initiated When GEF VI is fully operational, relevant experts will be identified to serve on as-needed basis. History
7. Recommendation: 7. SGP secretariat, grantees and NSC should consider "outside-the-box" solutions rather than applying conventional solutions without sufficiently analyzing other possibilities.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support SGP in identifying creative but relevant solutions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1. The SGP team, and in particular the secretariat and the NSC often deliberate on the most suitable measures to recommend/support/promote for the benefit of the local communities. Under the new project, this will be enhanced by holding consultations with select individuals when the need arises, whether part of a Technical Advisory group or otherwise
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat No due date Not Initiated Once GEF VI is operational, out of the box solutions will be considered to enhance benefits to the local communities. History
8. Recommendation: 8. The logframe might usefully be applied at the individual project level but is not a very useful tool when applied to a portfolio of projects which are not defined at the time of writing the logframe. GEF should apply adaptive management systems and provide another tool other than the logframe.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will work with SGP to make the best use of the current logframe.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1.During the consultation stage, when communities will propose interventions in the form of projects to address environmental issues at the landscape level, efforts will be made to highlight the nature and number of projects required, in an attempt to develop a meaningful logframe.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP secretariat PPG consultants No due date Initiated Consultations with communities and key stakeholders have begun and specific projects to address the challenges will be identified so as to populate the log-frame in a meaningful manner. History
9. Recommendation: 9. There is often a disconnect between the indicator and target and the corresponding activities. As a result, unrealistic and exaggerated results are sometimes reported. SGP secretariat and grantees should be realistic in describing indicators and corresponding activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will provide technical assistance in identifying appropriate and realistic indicators and targets.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1. The team that will draft the project document and work on the logframe will ensure that extra effort is put into identifying indicators, targets and corresponding activities that are well synchronized.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]
SGP NC PPG consultants No due date Initiated Work has begun on developing the project document and effort will be made to identify indicators that are realistic and synchronized with expected outputs. History
10. Recommendation: 10. Unverified project results are sometimes reported and transcribed and collated into SGP reports. This is problematic if results are inaccurate. Efforts should be made to verify project results.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support measures to verify project results.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1. Devise methods of verifying reports and information submitted by grantees. This includes enhancing monitoring of projects by the SGP secretariat. Refer to key actions 5.1-5.3.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP NC PPG consultants No due date Not Initiated In line with key action point 5.1 - 5.3, SGP secretariat is currently developing the Prodoc for GEF VI and is giving special attention to the aspect of monitoring. History
10.2. Provide training during induction of grantees and emphasize need for accurate reporting to avoid snowball of inaccuracies.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat No due date Not Initiated Once grants have been awarded to CSOs, the induction training sessions will emphasize the need for accurate reporting. History
11. Recommendation: 11. Geographic scope of terrestrial and marine conservation projects was too big and as a result, the impact diluted. For greater impact, the SGP will need to be have a narrower geographic focus.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will review geographic coverage.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
11.1. During the project development phase, the SGP secretariat and the NSC will hold consultations with key stakeholders in each of the three ?scapes to be addressed to determine the most suitable geographic scope to achieve the desired outcomes and impact.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat No due date Initiated Consultations are on-going with key stakeholders to determine relevant landscapes and seascapes of a manageable geographic scope. History
11.2. Engage strategic partners at the beginning of project implementation and during the entire period, to augment rate of success and sustainability.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat No due date Initiated During our consultations we have begun engaging with key strategic partners for the purpose of promoting success and sustainability. History
12. Recommendation: 12. NSC should address the dichotomy of geographic fairness versus impact during design of project framework in OP VI. This discussion should be framed around how to maximize impact of SGP in Kenya while maintaining a cost-effective approach to project monitoring.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support decisions made towards finding the balance between geographic scope and achieving impact of significance.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
12.1. Kenya as a country is undergoing a paradigm shift; from central governance to devolved governance. And although there is emphasis to spread resources to as many regions of the country as possible, SGP cannot afford to spread itself too thin. The NSC and the SGP secretariat should hold discussions with relevant stakeholders to develop a program that will result in global environmental benefits as well as address national priorities.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat NSC No due date Initiated The discussions have begun and are on-going to achieve maximum environmental impact will positively influencing the lives of as many locals as possible. History
12.2. Achieving maximum impact and sustainability are two key aspects that should guide the discussion. Refer also to action points 11.1 and 11.2
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat NSC No due date Initiated With reference to action points 11.1 and 11.2, impact and sustainability are key aspects upon which discussions are centred. History
13. Recommendation: 13. It should not be assumed that people who engage in income generating activities, which are introduced as alternatives to unsustainable practices, will automatically stop. The SGP Project should use more impact indicators instead of process indicators and also monitor projects more carefully through in-depth project visits.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support the use of more appropriate indicators to assess reduced levels of environmental degradation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
13.1. GEF SGP supports the uptake and adoption of income generating activities (IGAs) to minimize degradation and reduce reliance on natural resources. SGP appreciates that behavioural change often takes a long time, and that the desired impact from introduction of IGAs will not be realized in the short-term. However, together with local communities, SGP will endeavor to promote IGAs that are well designed, where a value chain analysis has been done, relevant partners are brought on board early, and are of a large enough scale to safeguard success and sustainability.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP NC PPG consultants Local communities No due date Initiated In the programming of GEG VI, SGP secretariat plus consultants are in the process of identifying existing community based entrepreneurial activities linked to private sector for strengthening and up scaling. History
14. Recommendation: 14. Some income generating activities are on such a small scale and with such limited participation that they cannot be considered as successful demonstrations. Marketing consultants should be contracted.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP encourages the establishment of income-generating activities on a large enough scale to warrant desired impact.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
14.1. An expert on community enterprises and business development services will be identified, and requested to provide technical input as and when needed. Also refer to Key actions of 13.1.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat No due date Not Initiated An expert will be identified during the process of developing the Prodoc. History
15. Recommendation: 15. Some projects are overly ambitious given the small budget and short time frame. Projects should be guided so that they commit only to do what can be realistically achieved.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will assist the SGP to provide the guidance required to ensure that projects are not overly ambitious.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
15.1. The NSC has been and will continue to provide the relevant guidance to the owners of the proposals. In addition, grantees will be taught during the induction session about effective adaptive management, which will enable them make changes to their projects when the need arises.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP Secretariat NSC No due date Not Initiated Partners of grantees will be requested to provide guidance during proposal development as well as during project implementation to enhance success. History
16. Recommendation: 16. Lack of addressing underlying reasons such as population increase, many prevent sustainability of SGP project efforts. Addressing population pressure maybe beyond the scope of an SGP project, but SGP could support community-based dialogue that discusses cause and effect of population pressure. In addition, SGP projects should support strategies, such as girls? education, economic diversification and supporting women role models.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support measures taken by SGP to address issues related to the effect of large populations on the environment.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
16.1. To address population pressure requires a multi-sectoral, multi-dimensional approach. As SGP takes the land/seascape approach, and develops a conceptual model together with key stakeholders, SGP will identify its role in contributing towards addressing ?large and complex? issues such as population pressure, land tenure and cultural injustices
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat NSC PPG consultants No due date Not Initiated Within the identified land/seascape, SGP will build partners to take on a holistic approach in addressing key challenges to developmental and environmental issues. History
17. Recommendation: 17. Although there is good participation of women in most SGP projects, further work is required to achieve gender equality in decision-making bodies directing SGP projects.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will work with SGP to identify a qualified NSC member as the gender focal point, who will then guide the gender mainstreaming efforts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
17.1 SGP will develop a strategy to ensure gender mainstreaming is well inculcated at both the Programme level and project level.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat NSC PPG consultants No due date Not Initiated SGP will develop the strategy and inculcate gender mainstreaming at both levels. History
17.2. SGP will seek the technical assistance of the UNDP CO to identify a replacement of the gender focal point of the NSC following the departure of the current one.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat NSC PPG consultants No due date Not Initiated A gender focal point on the NSC will be identified with the assistance of UNDP CO. History
18. Recommendation: 18. Although progress in tracking of in-kind co-financing has been recorded since the Mid-term review (MTR), it still requires further strengthening. A cost-effective way of accounting for in-kind co-financing, should be developed together with the Global Technical Advisor (GTA) of up-graded country programs.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will support measures to account and track co-financing raised during project implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
18.1. SGP and NSC to have discussions on calculating and accounting for in-kind co-financing, particularly at the programme level. These discussions should feed into discussions held with other Up-graded country programmes (UCPs) and guided by the GTA
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP National Coordinator NSC No due date Initiated Discussions have begun but are at the very early stages. They will continue with input from the UCPs and guided by the GTA. History
18.2. SGP to devise a way of tracking the co-financing raised along the way, during project implementation.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP National Coordinator NSC No due date Not Initiated Linked to point 18.1, SGP will devise a co-financing tracking system. History
19. Recommendation: 19. Quality control of products produced with SGP support could be improved. If the Ecuador strategic project approach is adopted to enhance monitoring, the NGOs may also help with quality control.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

Through the communications unit, UNDP will support measures that improve quality control of KM products.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
19.1. It should be emphasized to the grantees that one of the responsibilities of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), which are established at the beginning of implementation of each project, is to do quality control of project products
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/16]
SGP secretariat No due date Not Initiated Technical advisory committees linked to on-going projects will be expected to review knowledge management products and give technical input for enhanced quality. History
19.2. Mechanisms which will be put in place in GEF VI for enhanced monitoring, will also be applied for quality control of KM products
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP secretariat No due date Not Initiated Before the GEF VI project starts, the SGP secretariat plus consultants will ensure the monitoring mechanisms established will take into consideration the quality control of KM products. History
20. Recommendation: 20. Insufficient resources to implement forest management and conservancy plans (developed with support of the SGP) appears to be the single greatest challenge to actual conservation, especially for those CFAs that do not have partner champions with resources. Development of simple exit strategies could be helpful in promoting sustainability of project efforts.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/01/14]

UNDP will assist SGP?s efforts in ensuring that project proponents develop sustainable exit strategies.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
20.1. The SGP Kenya?s Proposal Guidelines template will be revised. Under the section of ?Sustainability? in the Proposal Guidelines template, proponents will be asked to develop a simple exit strategy, which will be assessed by the NSC during proposal review.
[Added: 2016/01/14] [Last Updated: 2016/12/15]
SGP National Coordinator No due date Not Initiated Once the Proposals Guidelines Template is revised, it will include a section on exit strategy. History

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