Mid-term evaluation: Ecosystem based adaptation project

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Mongolia
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
02/2015
Completion Date:
02/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
26,500

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Title Mid-term evaluation: Ecosystem based adaptation project
Atlas Project Number: 00079875
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Mongolia
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2015
Planned End Date: 02/2015
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 $): 26,500
Source of Funding: Adaptation fund
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Ingrid Hartmann Ms. ingrid.hartmann@posteo.de; ingridethio@yahoo.com
Narangerel Yansanjav Ms. nyansanjav@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism
Countries: MONGOLIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Restructuring Log frame/Corrective actions of Project Design.
2 Report about the use of co-finance resources in more detail within the second half of the project.
3 Introduce Benchmarks and Training Plan in addition to Work Plans.
4 Establish a vulnerability profile of women, especially with respect to cold weather conditions and discrimination in income generation options. With respect to coldness, water monitoring posts should be provided with small dwellings like the one which the post for glacier monitoring has already received. If possible provide in-door toilets in schools.
5 Improving ecological economic valuation scope.
6 Linking spring protection with provision of water basins for livestock.
7 Reducing Evatranspiration in Water Harvesting Schemes.
8 Pilot water regeneration schemes of higher density.
9 Address snow hazards.
10 Integration of fire management in EbA management.
11 Introduce sustainable intensification of pastures.
12 Take a Mosaic Landscape approach.
13 Streamlining poverty reduction targets with environmental targets.
14 Strengthening wool/sheep/ pasture value chain.
15 Introduce collection of water fees for maintenance of structures.
16 Strengthening Inter-sectoral Collaboration among ministries.
17 Promoting traditional Water Harvesting.
18 Paying more attention to snow and green water as part of the hydrological cycle.
19 Small grant proposals.
20 Promoting environmental Journalism.
21 Conduct exchange visits of beneficiaries among different Aimags and target river basins.
22 Add traditional ecological knowledge into environmental education of eco-schools.
1. Recommendation: Restructuring Log frame/Corrective actions of Project Design.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project is planning to reflect recommendations into the log frame.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Report about the use of co-finance resources in more detail within the second half of the project.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project has initiatives through establishment of cooperation monitoring sheets with soum and aimag authorities in order to improve their ownership in terms of co-financing.Reporting and monitoring of the use of co-finance resources will be strengthened as per recommendation.

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3. Recommendation: Introduce Benchmarks and Training Plan in addition to Work Plans.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project plans to have training plans with regard to EbA with clear benchmarks.

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4. Recommendation: Establish a vulnerability profile of women, especially with respect to cold weather conditions and discrimination in income generation options. With respect to coldness, water monitoring posts should be provided with small dwellings like the one which the post for glacier monitoring has already received. If possible provide in-door toilets in schools.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project will establish a vulnerability profile of woman in cooperation with relevant soum authorities. Project will make efforts towards facilitation of soum level investment in schools to have recommended facilities. In addition, the project will focus on providing assistance to water monitoring posts.

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5. Recommendation: Improving ecological economic valuation scope.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

PIU plans to reflect provided comments into the CBA More specifically, the project has already initiated Cost and Benefit analyses focused on comparing the economic impacts for different interventions. This is expected to include specific recommendations provided by MTR consultant. Economic valuation and CBA will base on survey results being conducted among local communities and households. For analysis of survey results, training on budgeting and financial calculation of income through household farming/ or herding is needed, sharing international practices. Since the National capacity with regard to ecological economic valuation is too weak, there is a high demand to focus on strengthening national capacities on above issues.

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6. Recommendation: Linking spring protection with provision of water basins for livestock.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Project reflected this recommendation into Work plan 2015.

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7. Recommendation: Reducing Evatranspiration in Water Harvesting Schemes.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Project reflected the recommendation into Work plan 2015. -Estimate evapotranspiration rate and propose relevant measures.

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8. Recommendation: Pilot water regeneration schemes of higher density.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project included recommended actions as pilot activities into Work plan 2015.

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9. Recommendation: Address snow hazards.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project will focus on improving local knowledge and capacities with regard to prevention of snow hazard. -Collaborate with DRRMIV project and NEMA to conduct demonstration training on snow harvesting and prevention of snow hazards for selected/vulnerable communities in Kharkhiraa Turgen sub-basin.

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10. Recommendation: Integration of fire management in EbA management.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Relevant activities have been conducted in 2014 and reflected in 2015 Work plan.

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11. Recommendation: Introduce sustainable intensification of pastures.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Relevant activities have been reflected in 2015 Work plan.

Key Actions:

12. Recommendation: Take a Mosaic Landscape approach.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

It has been in our focus since 2012. Further, it will be one of the main priorities of the project.

Key Actions:

13. Recommendation: Streamlining poverty reduction targets with environmental targets.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Project plans to focus on harness the environmental activities of the project to reduce poverty. Relevant activities have been reflected in Work plan 2015 -Seek to expand /diversify herder group focus (Biological Diversity, forest user group, eco tourism etc.,)

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14. Recommendation: Strengthening wool/sheep/ pasture value chain.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Relevant activities have been reflected in Work plan 2015.

Key Actions:

15. Recommendation: Introduce collection of water fees for maintenance of structures.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Relevant activities have been reflected in Work plan 2015.

Key Actions:

16. Recommendation: Strengthening Inter-sectoral Collaboration among ministries.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

It is reflected in Work plan 2015.

Key Actions:

17. Recommendation: Promoting traditional Water Harvesting.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

It is reflected in Work plan 2015.

Key Actions:

18. Recommendation: Paying more attention to snow and green water as part of the hydrological cycle.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

It will be reflected in further Work plans.

Key Actions:

19. Recommendation: Small grant proposals.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

Proposals under recommended topics will be encouraged more involvement of communities and local stakeholders in EBA activities.

Key Actions:

20. Recommendation: Promoting environmental Journalism.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

The project will focus more on supporting environmental journalism further.

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21. Recommendation: Conduct exchange visits of beneficiaries among different Aimags and target river basins.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

It has been reflected in Work plan 2015.

Key Actions:

22. Recommendation: Add traditional ecological knowledge into environmental education of eco-schools.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/21]

It will be reflected in actions directed at supporting eco-schools in target soums.

Key Actions:

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