MTR-Conservation, Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and the Maintenance of the Ecosystem Services in Protected Wetlands of International Importance

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, El Salvador
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
06/2019
Completion Date:
06/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title MTR-Conservation, Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and the Maintenance of the Ecosystem Services in Protected Wetlands of International Importance
Atlas Project Number: 00088358
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, El Salvador
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2019
Planned End Date: 06/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Sustainable
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
SDG Goal
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
SDG Target
  • 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 25,252
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jose Antonio Cabo Bujan Evaluation expert antonio.cabo@yahoo.es
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 95068
Key Stakeholders: GEF, MARN
Countries: EL SALVADOR
Lessons
Findings
1.

The project is significant for the conservation of global environmental benefits (mangroves, wetlands, vulnerable and endangered species) and was specifically designed to implement the national biodiversity strategy. It is part of a group of projects that support the conservation objectives of the Wetlands Unit of MARN. The project is aligned with the objectives of the CBD and the biodiversity objectives of the GEF-5. The project is framed in outcome 2 of the UNDAF.

At the local level, NPAs are not a priority for the municipalities. Solid waste is an important concern, but the budget allocation for the treatment of solid waste is very low.

NPAs are not generally understood as a source of socio-economic benefits by adjacent communities, even though some of their main economic activities depend on them (fishing, agriculture and tourism). There are divergent objectives regarding the use and management of wetlands between different groups of users: farmers, fishers and tour operators. Small and medium-scale farmers do not identify the impacts of their activities on the wetlands, even in the case of riverside grazing or the use of watercourses for irrigation. Fishers and community leaders involved in wetlands management (members of local Ramsar committees) are the groups that are the most aware of the importance of wetlands. However, there are groups of fishers that are insufficiently aware or have short-term priorities. Effective management of wetlands is also hampered by the presence of criminal groups, at least in Jiquilisco Bay and the Gulf of Fonseca.

The project’s development was limited by low participation of relevant actors. This contributed to the inclusion of incorrect assumptions, such as the existence of adequate fisheries management and of low transaction costs in the declaration of NPAs and in the establishment of a ‘green seal’ (certification). The project strategy takes into consideration the achievements of previous projects and synergies with projects under implementation that did not achieve the expected outcomes. In addition, the investment per area envisaged in this project is significantly lower than in similar projects implemented in El Salvador.


2.

The project faces major challenges in the expansion of protected wetland area due mainly to the land registration process. Thus, the project has only managed to expand relatively comfortably in mangrove areas in Jiquilisco Bay. The project could achieve its conservation goals by declaring the estuaries and marine areas foreseen in the ProDoc as NPAs, but this requires effective regulation of fishing and navigation activities. Therefore, it is unlikely that the project will achieve its goals in terms of SNAP coverage if it continues with the procedure applied to date.

During project implementation, higher rates of wetlands degradation have not been observed. However, the magnitude of threats has not diminished. The project has made an important contribution to the environmental information system with the publication of the updated National Wetlands Inventory.

The selected indicator species do not respond to wetlands management in the short term and at present there is no monitoring plan for. The species are widespread and are not necessarily associated with the project’s wetlands, which renders the monitoring of their population in small isolated areas, as suggested in the ProDoc, unfeasible.

The project has allowed for major improvement in the management effectiveness score of the protected areas, due to the development of storage capacity, equipment provision and support to update management plans. However, these management plans are weak with respect to business plans and budget estimates. From the sources of financing provided in the ProDoc, only the implementation of entry fees is feasible in the medium term, but the physical and administrative structures for their collection and management must still be established. Thus, it is unlikely that the project can reduce the financial gap of protected areas, which has been found to be greater than what had been calculated in the formulation of the project.

The project has contributed decisively to develop capacities in the UAMs, but these capacities are threatened by the frequent rotation of officials. Moreover, the UAMs lack the political and financial capacity to have a significant impact on the load of solid waste that the wetlands receive. The project's strategy to withdraw 50 per cent of solid waste contributions to the Bay of Jiquilisco is not sustainable and cannot reduce the contribution in the medium term.

The project has the opportunity to influence the application of good agricultural practices as small and medium-sized owners are interested in measures that can increase the efficiency of their farms. However, it is unlikely that these practices will bring economic benefits to farmers in the short and medium term. Given the small number of farms considered, a significant impact on water quality is not likely, as water quality will be mostly determined by municipal and agricultural wastewater throughout the basin. The project has not made an impact on the use of grasslands On wetland borders and flooded pastures or the use of watercourses for irrigation. The use of agrochemicals and water is more intense in sugarcane plantations than in livestock farms. For sugar cane, the mills better determine the practices applied than the actual farmers growing the cane.  

The development of a certification system for livestock products is not feasible due to the lack of capacities and local conditions to accomplish market standards. However, in the case of sugar, there is the possibility of accessing differentiated markets through some existing certification scheme.

The tests carried out by the Wetlands Unit of the MARN show that the productive use of Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) is not economically viable. In addition, its control by collection is not feasible. The means available for its removal are inefficient to remove enough for a lasting impact. The ultimate control of this species will be achieved by reducing the organic load of agricultural and municipal discharges.

The population of Phalacrocorax brasilianus (neotropical cormorant) that nest in the Cerrón Grande Reservoir is having impacts on the fishery resources and the vegetation of the islands where it nests. The project has introduced a set of measures with moderate success, which should be monitored in the future. There are no problems with the neotropical cormorant in other locations.

The role of women in agriculture, livestock, fisheries and non-agricultural employment depends on the history and characteristics of families. In general, the small farms are managed with the participation of all the members of the family unit. Moreover, since there are few crop and livestock farming activities that are run exclusively by women, the project is not likely to reach its target in terms of the number of farms run by women who are implementing good practices.


3.

Conservation projects in El Salvador depend on cooperation projects. In addition, due to institutional weaknesses and lack of coordination between administrations, the plans formulated in the framework of these projects are not implemented, including management plans for protected areas. Despite the contribution of this and other projects, there are large gaps in the knowledge and monitoring of El Salvador's biodiversity, which make it difficult to project scenarios of how these will respond to changes in anthropogenic pressures and climate change.


4.

Project delivery increased significantly with the consolidation of the project team in 2018. However, the financial execution of the project is delayed with respect to what is foreseen in the ProDoc and a 100 per cent execution within the foreseen period is not feasible. In addition, the project must deal with the newly elected government, which took office in June 2019.

The change from a consultants-based to a specialists-based implementation has streamlined processes and raised the quality of the outputs. However, the project still has a limited and irregular presence in the field, which it would need to increase in order to adequately mobilize its members.

The scoreboard has limitations since several goals were established based on erroneous or overly optimistic assumptions. The project includes constant monitoring but is limited by information gaps, which relate to communication weaknesses between institutions (municipalities, CENDEPESCA, etc.) and the environmental information system, which does not include monitoring of key species or coverage and composition of mangroves.

There are project limitations with regard to the support from the implementing agency (MARN) and UNDP, which cause gaps in their capacity to coordinate with others and in the mobilization of the fisheries and municipal administration, which are critical to achieving the project's objectives.


Recommendations
1

The project needs to have more impact on the benefits of declare NPA at the local level and to involve more local actors in the management of protected areas. The project must mobilize political influence to involve reticent partners, both private and institutional, relying on the MARN and UNDP. At the municipal level, the project must have a higher level of influence in the municipal governments to ensure budget support to achieve a reduction in the current contribution of solid waste.

2

Under its influence, the project may extend the protected areas that are declared Ramsar sites, under the category of ‘protected landscapes’. The important mangrove of La Unión Bay should also be considered for inclusion in the SNAP. This declaration should be made in the framework of a dialogue with all the private and institutional actors to reach effective management agreements, concretizing the existing management plans, and obtaining budgetary allocations from the national and local governments.

3

The project should contribute to establishing a monitoring system, in cooperation with other initiatives. This system must include emblematic species at the national level (crocodiles, marine turtles, etc.). In addition, the project should promote the development of a monitoring plan for the mangroves. The local Ramsar committees and the ROLA must be mobilized so that the monitoring serves as a forum for environmental participation and education. The MARN and UNDP must obtain the cooperation of CENDEPESCA for the better monitoring of artisanal fisheries.

4

The project should strive to facilitate the development of the administrative structures needed to better estimate the costs of the NPAs and the establishment of fee collection systems. The project can review the established budget gap reduction targets of the NPAs that were based on overly optimistic premises.

5

The project must advocate at the municipal corporation level for institutionalizing the diploma that it developed in order to ensure the maintenance of individual capacities for the management of wetlands.

6

In order to maximize the scarce project funds, the project must make an impact on the use of grasslands on wetland banks and flooded pastures, or the use of irrigation watercourses, and not invest in the development of an environmental seal for livestock products. In addition, the Wetlands Unit of the MARN should improve coordination with the JICA project to avoid duplication and forge synergies.

With the support of UNDP, the project should call on the sugar associations and mills rather than on individual producers to allow access of ‘sustainable’ sugar to differentiated markets. Here, UNDP’s experience in social and environmental certification of agricultural products (commodities) at the regional level can be capitalized on

7

The clean-up campaigns planned by the project make sense within the framework of dialogue and learning processes that involve institutional and private actors, with the aim of quantifying waste and developing solutions to reduce its discharge into rivers and coasts.

8

The project should abandon the strategies suggested in the project document for the elimination of Eichhornia crassipes, because they are ecologically and economically unsustainable.

9

In the case of the Phalacrocorax brasilianus control program already started in the Cerrón Grande reservoir, and in the absence of the conservation unit's own resources, the project could consider extending its support for one or two additional control campaigns.

10

The project must abandon the specific goal of the number of holdings managed by women in favour of monitoring socio-economic effects of the practices promoted in a differentiated manner, including impacts on child feeding and youth education.

11

The change of the government administration in June 2019, requires an extension of the project up to the end of 2020 or until April 2021.

12

The project must include enough budget for trips in the next work plan or introduce modifications in the current one to facilitate the access of its specialists to the terrain. In addition, the project may consider hiring local coordinators and /or a facilitator for negotiations on the expansion of the SNAP.

1. Recommendation:

The project needs to have more impact on the benefits of declare NPA at the local level and to involve more local actors in the management of protected areas. The project must mobilize political influence to involve reticent partners, both private and institutional, relying on the MARN and UNDP. At the municipal level, the project must have a higher level of influence in the municipal governments to ensure budget support to achieve a reduction in the current contribution of solid waste.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

MARN will mobilize its political influence in  local decision makers to enhance their commitment. Also It will strengthen the capacities of Local Ramsar Committees and Local Environmental Committees (COALES); and promote their involvement in the management of natural protected areas.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Promote the engagement of decision makers in the project´s area
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP 2019/12 Completed Se hizo una visita de campo conjunta MARN PNUD de alto nivel. Asistió la Alcaldesa de Jiquilisco y actores territoriales. También acompañó JICA History
Strengthen capacities of Local Ramsar Committees and COALES
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN 2020/12 Initiated Se fortalecieron las capacidades de los guarda (a representantes de las ANP del proyecto, 3) recursos de los comités Ramsar de la zona, en género y biodiversidad y en monitoreo ambiental. Pendiente programa de monitoreo comunitario (en 2020) History
2. Recommendation:

Under its influence, the project may extend the protected areas that are declared Ramsar sites, under the category of ‘protected landscapes’. The important mangrove of La Unión Bay should also be considered for inclusion in the SNAP. This declaration should be made in the framework of a dialogue with all the private and institutional actors to reach effective management agreements, concretizing the existing management plans, and obtaining budgetary allocations from the national and local governments.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

The project will continue to make efforts to carry out actions to include the “protected landscapes” management category  in the SNAPs. Also It will shift from the declaration as SNAP the islands in the Fonseca Gulf to Include the mangrove forest of La Unión Bay as SNAP. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adjust the project´s results framework
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Se hizo el ajuste al marco de resultado. Se programa Comité de Aprobación de Proyecto para aprobar la revisión sustantiva para el 2020. History
Request addendum of the project document
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Se está a la espera de la recomendación del Comité de Aprobación de Proyectos. History
3. Recommendation:

The project should contribute to establishing a monitoring system, in cooperation with other initiatives. This system must include emblematic species at the national level (crocodiles, marine turtles, etc.). In addition, the project should promote the development of a monitoring plan for the mangroves. The local Ramsar committees and the ROLA must be mobilized so that the monitoring serves as a forum for environmental participation and education. The MARN and UNDP must obtain the cooperation of CENDEPESCA for the better monitoring of artisanal fisheries.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

Since 2018 the project has been working to develop the wetlands and NPAs monitoring system based on ecosystem health approach which includes the monitoring of emblematic species, and the mangrove forest as well. The project will include a community monitoring program and will strengthen capacities of Ramsar Local Committees and the Local Environmental Observers Network (ROLA, in Spanish). addition, once the monitoring systems is in place,  MARN will strengthen capacities of local actors including municipalities and technical staff of other government institutions in the territory. The monitoring of artisanal fisheries is full competency of CENDEPESCA. The efficiency of this activity is beyond the project’s scope.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish the wetland health monitoring system
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Ramsar Local Committees 2019/08 Completed Sistema de monitoreo completado y en implementación en 3 humedales (Jocotal, Jiquilisco y Jaltepeque) History
Strengthen capacities of local actors
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Ramsar Local Committees 2020/12 Initiated 77 guardas capacitados en género 15 en capacidad de carga de ANPs 28 en monitoreo ambiental de humedales y ANPs 20 guardarecursos voluntarios en Responsabilidades y funciones del Guardarrecusos History
Develop a wetlands community monitoring system
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Ramsar Local Committees 2020/12 Initiated Se apoyó y fortaleció a las ROLA History
4. Recommendation:

The project should strive to facilitate the development of the administrative structures needed to better estimate the costs of the NPAs and the establishment of fee collection systems. The project can review the established budget gap reduction targets of the NPAs that were based on overly optimistic premises.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

The project is currently working to develop and implement the business plans for the NPAS as mean to generate incomes. These aim to reduce the current financial gap. However, the goals and the indicators that are established in the project results framework for the reduction of the budgetary gap are going to be reviewed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop and implement the business plans for NPAs.
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Ramsar Local Committees 2019/10 Completed Se realizaron 7 planes para 7 áreas naturales protegidas. History
Strengthen the institutional capacities to improve the cost estimation of the NPAs, and the establishment of fees charge systems.
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Ramsar Local Committees 2020/12 Initiated 77 guardas capacitados en género 15 en capacidad de carga de ANPs 28 en monitoreo ambiental de humedales y ANPs 20 guardarecursos voluntarios en Responsabilidades y funciones del Guardarrecusos History
5. Recommendation:

The project must advocate at the municipal corporation level for institutionalizing the diploma that it developed in order to ensure the maintenance of individual capacities for the management of wetlands.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

The project will continue to carry out actions to strengthen the institutional and individual capacities for the sustainable management of wetlands through the creation of training modules and materials, which will be available for all interested public through the MARN´s website, Environmental Education Unit and the Wetlands Unit (MARN).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop training modules and materials
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
MARN, Municipalities 2019/12 Completed Se desarrollaron los módulos. Están en etapa de diagramación. History
Training of the MARN staff in the use and application of the modules
[Added: 2019/11/20]
MARN, Municipalities 2020/05 Not Initiated
6. Recommendation:

In order to maximize the scarce project funds, the project must make an impact on the use of grasslands on wetland banks and flooded pastures, or the use of irrigation watercourses, and not invest in the development of an environmental seal for livestock products. In addition, the Wetlands Unit of the MARN should improve coordination with the JICA project to avoid duplication and forge synergies.

With the support of UNDP, the project should call on the sugar associations and mills rather than on individual producers to allow access of ‘sustainable’ sugar to differentiated markets. Here, UNDP’s experience in social and environmental certification of agricultural products (commodities) at the regional level can be capitalized on

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

The project will continue to promote good environmental practices, in both, cattle raising and in the sugarcane production. At this moment is not expected to include a certification process due to the time and cost that it would imply. The project will develop educational materials about good environmental practices to be implemented in productive process in the buffer zones of wetlands. This will help to train  in training producers as well as the MARN technical staff.

UNDP will support and facilitate the experiences exchange to define a roadmap for social and environmental certification of agricultural products.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop educational materials about good environmental practices to be implemented in productive processes in wetlands buffer zones
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2019/12 Completed Se ha elaborado un manual de buenas prácticas ambientales para actividades ganaderas en las áreas de amortiguamiento de los humedales y además se acompaña con un calendario History
Train staff and producers about good environmental practices for livestock and sugarcane production in wetlands buffer zones
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/12 Initiated Se han capacitado 20 productores de ganado History
Develop an action plan to work with sugarcane associations, sugar mills and JICA project in the promotion of good environmental practices.
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2019/12 Completed Ya se tiene un plan de trabajo a ser implementado en conjunto con Fundazucar History
7. Recommendation:

The clean-up campaigns planned by the project make sense within the framework of dialogue and learning processes that involve institutional and private actors, with the aim of quantifying waste and developing solutions to reduce its discharge into rivers and coasts.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/20]

The program for the control, reduction and prevention of solid waste pollution in  wetlands will be adjusted to give greater emphasis to the development of campaigns for the removal of the accumulated waste in the wetlands. An emphasis will be put on environmental education.  Also, to reduce the solid waste pollution in rivers and coasts, it will be implemented bio-bars or similar structures. The project has plans to implement an itinerant  museum about wetlands that will serve as a tool for raising awareness among communities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adjust the program for the control, reduction and prevention of solid waste pollution in wetlands
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/12 Initiated Se hicieron 3 campañas de limpieza, se colocaron 2 río bardas. History
Prepare an action plan to promote the involvement of institutional and private actors
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/06 Not Initiated History
Carry out campaigns for the removal of the solid waste accumulated in the wetland
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2019/12 Completed Se hicieron 3 campañas de limpieza, se colocaron 2 río bardas History
Develop an environmental education program about the threats to wetlands due to the inadequate disposal of solid waste
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/06 Initiated Se está apoyando la Unidad de Educacion Ambiental del MARN para la implementación de las escuelas ambientales municipales en los municipios del área de influencia del proyecto y se desarrollarán los materiales en temas específicos de interés del proyecto History
Develop drafts of agreements to be signed between MARN and municipalities for the maintenance of retention structures and removal of solid waste accumulated
[Added: 2019/11/20] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2019/12 Completed Los borradores ya están elaborados falta que se lleve a cabo el proceso de negociación entre las partes History
8. Recommendation:

The project should abandon the strategies suggested in the project document for the elimination of Eichhornia crassipes, because they are ecologically and economically unsustainable.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/10]

The project accepts the recommendation,  and will adjust the related goals and indicators in the project´s results framework. Instead, the project will implement an environmental education program to raise awareness about invasive species and its threats to wetlands.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop an environmental education program about invasive species and its threats to wetlands
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Modulos ya elaborados, falta la diagramación History
Implement the environmental education program
[Added: 2019/12/10]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/12 Not Initiated
Develop an action plan to promote the participation of institutional and private actors in the solution of the problem
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/06 Initiated Se han llevado a cabo reuniones de coordinación con actores como: UCA, UES, FISDL, FIAES, CEL para el tema de manejo del jacinto acuático History
Develop drafts of agreements to be signed between MARN and municipalities
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/MAG/Municipalities 2020/02 Overdue-Not Initiated History
9. Recommendation:

In the case of the Phalacrocorax brasilianus control program already started in the Cerrón Grande reservoir, and in the absence of the conservation unit's own resources, the project could consider extending its support for one or two additional control campaigns.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/10]

Considering that the project has provide solutions to the problem with this specie and is not considered a threat, it will adjust the goals and indicators in the project´s results framework. Instead, the project will implement an environmental education program to raise awareness about invasive species and its threats to wetlands.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop an environmental education program about invasive species
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Municipalities 2019/12 Completed Modulos ya elaborados, falta la diagramación History
Implement the environmental education program
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/Municipalities 2020/12 Not Initiated History
10. Recommendation:

The project must abandon the specific goal of the number of holdings managed by women in favour of monitoring socio-economic effects of the practices promoted in a differentiated manner, including impacts on child feeding and youth education.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/10]

The project accepts the recommendation and will adjust the goals and indicators in the project´s results framework. The monitoring will shift to focus on impacts in the producers livelihoods.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adjust the project´s results framework
[Added: 2019/12/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Se eliminará un indicador. Ya hubo Junta de Proyecto, falta PAC History
Request addendum to the project document
[Added: 2019/12/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Ya se solicitó, estamos esperando la carta de GEF/PNUD. History
11. Recommendation:

The change of the government administration in June 2019, requires an extension of the project up to the end of 2020 or until April 2021.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/10]

The Project accepts the recommendations and will proceed with the extension solicitation as per the corresponding procedures.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adjust the project´s results framework
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Se eliminará un indicador. Ya hubo Junta de Proyecto, falta PAC History
Request addendum of the project document
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated Ya se solicitó, estamos esperando la carta de GEF/PNUD. History
12. Recommendation:

The project must include enough budget for trips in the next work plan or introduce modifications in the current one to facilitate the access of its specialists to the terrain. In addition, the project may consider hiring local coordinators and /or a facilitator for negotiations on the expansion of the SNAP.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/10]

The Project accepts the recommendations and the corresponding adjustments will be made in the annual work plan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adjust the 2019 annual work plan and request approval of the Executive Board
[Added: 2019/12/10] [Last Updated: 2019/12/23]
Project´s Unit/MARN/UNDP/GEF 2019/07 Completed El Plan fue ajustado y aprobado en Junta Ejecutiva. History

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