Inle Lake Conservation and Rehabilitation Project - End of Project Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Myanmar
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2015
Completion Date:
12/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Inle Lake Conservation and Rehabilitation Project - End of Project Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00086621
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Myanmar
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2015
Planned End Date: 12/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.5. Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MYANMAR
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Conservation is a long-term process; the short duration of the Project (2 years) was a key limiting factor in promoting conservation efforts in the Inle Lake region. Terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity conservation, in particular, requires longer-term efforts (5+ years) in order to clearly demonstrate positive benefits to the environment and community livelihoods.

2

Education and awareness raising is critical, as well as sharing and dissemination of information. Behavioural change communication strategies and awareness raising programs are needed for Inle Lake and the whole country. These need to be coordinated between different implementing organizations, including Government departments and donor agencies, to reduce potential for overlap and to be more effective in future.

3

There is a need to implement activities to be conducted under the Inle Lake Conservation 5-Year Action Plan (2015-2016 to 2019-2020).

4

Successful implementation of Inle Lake conservation activities requires the active participation of all key stakeholders for project planning, design and for securing funding.

5

For local Intha communities, this was their first experience in managing and implementing Project activities, and many lessons were learned. In future, a more transparent and participatory consultation process is required, clearly outlining the overall goals and objectives of the project/programme, so that it is clearly understood at the local level.

6

Everyone who lives on, works in, or visits Inle Lake and its watershed area needs to be aware of the importance of Inle Lake conservation and rehabilitation.

1. Recommendation:

Conservation is a long-term process; the short duration of the Project (2 years) was a key limiting factor in promoting conservation efforts in the Inle Lake region. Terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity conservation, in particular, requires longer-term efforts (5+ years) in order to clearly demonstrate positive benefits to the environment and community livelihoods.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/26]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation that long term funding is needed. Additional budget is required from both Union and State Governments, in addition to international donor support.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation:

Education and awareness raising is critical, as well as sharing and dissemination of information. Behavioural change communication strategies and awareness raising programs are needed for Inle Lake and the whole country. These need to be coordinated between different implementing organizations, including Government departments and donor agencies, to reduce potential for overlap and to be more effective in future.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/26]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and supports awareness raising of communities in Inle Lake Basin and stakeholders in the whole country in collaboration with the relevant ministries, departments, and donor agencies.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

There is a need to implement activities to be conducted under the Inle Lake Conservation 5-Year Action Plan (2015-2016 to 2019-2020).

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/26]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and will support relevant stakeholders to implement activities to be conducted under the Inle Lake Conservation 5-Year Action Plan (2015-2016 to 2019-2020) and to strengthen their capacities for achieving its intended outcomes.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

Successful implementation of Inle Lake conservation activities requires the active participation of all key stakeholders for project planning, design and for securing funding.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/26]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and the need to further engage all key stakeholders in project planning, design and fund raising.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation:

For local Intha communities, this was their first experience in managing and implementing Project activities, and many lessons were learned. In future, a more transparent and participatory consultation process is required, clearly outlining the overall goals and objectives of the project/programme, so that it is clearly understood at the local level.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/26]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation that all relevant stakeholders including the ethnic minorities need to be fully engaged in the inception, planning and implementation phases and UNDP is aware of the importance of communities’ capacity development to sustainably achieve conservation objectives.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Everyone who lives on, works in, or visits Inle Lake and its watershed area needs to be aware of the importance of Inle Lake conservation and rehabilitation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/26]

UNDP recognizes the need to support awareness raising activities in Inle Basin

Key Actions:

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