Evaluacion final del Proyecto URU/13/G32 Gestion Ambientalmente Adecuada del Ciclo de Vida de los Productos que contienen Mercurio y sus Desechos

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Uruguay
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2020
Completion Date:
05/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Evaluacion final del Proyecto URU/13/G32 Gestion Ambientalmente Adecuada del Ciclo de Vida de los Productos que contienen Mercurio y sus Desechos
Atlas Project Number: 00074817
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Uruguay
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2020
Planned End Date: 06/2020
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
SDG Goal
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
SDG Target
  • 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Presupuesto del Proyecto
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Proyecto URU/13/G32 Gesti�³n Ambientalmente Adecuada del Ciclo de Vida de los Productos que contienen Mercurio y sus Desechos
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Persistent Organic Pollutants
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4998
PIMS Number: 5084
Key Stakeholders: GEF, MVOTMA, MSP, PCTP, AUCI
Countries: URUGUAY
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The COVID19 Pandemic has had the effect of virtually stopping almost every activity in the world. Uruguay is no exception and although the project is virtually completed, some activities that had not been completed at the time of the shutdown order are still lacking. Some of activities listed in the 2020 work plan presented in the Planning Report submitted to the Project Steering Committee. It is the recommendation of this evaluator that as far as possible a temporary extension of about 3 or 4 months be made so that certain important activities can be completed. 

2

In the future when designing projects involving the need for approval of regulations, the time required for the elaboration, socialization and possible approval should be considered. In this particular case, the change from a law to a decree consumed quite a bit of time and when Decree 15/2019 was finally enacted the project was one year away from being completed.

3

When proposing business models and in particular for activities such as waste management, it is important to have greater clarity on the volume to be generated given the size of the population and the investment needed to achieve its economic feasibility. It is common to think that, because an activity is necessary, it can be sustainable without considering a cost-benefit analysis of what the operation implies with first-class environmental management standard

1. Recommendation:

The COVID19 Pandemic has had the effect of virtually stopping almost every activity in the world. Uruguay is no exception and although the project is virtually completed, some activities that had not been completed at the time of the shutdown order are still lacking. Some of activities listed in the 2020 work plan presented in the Planning Report submitted to the Project Steering Committee. It is the recommendation of this evaluator that as far as possible a temporary extension of about 3 or 4 months be made so that certain important activities can be completed. 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/09/02]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MVOTMA as Implementing Partner sends request letter to UNDP CO. UNDP CO with the support from the Project Coordinator prepares and submits a 3 month no cost project extension request to UNDP-GEF RTA
[Added: 2020/09/02]
MVOTMA - PNUED 2020/06 Completed Completed. Extension was approved by UNDP GEF Executive Director on June 30th
2. Recommendation:

In the future when designing projects involving the need for approval of regulations, the time required for the elaboration, socialization and possible approval should be considered. In this particular case, the change from a law to a decree consumed quite a bit of time and when Decree 15/2019 was finally enacted the project was one year away from being completed.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/09/02]

Agreed. The development of a legal framework requires institutional times and procedures that should be considered in the project schedule

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Incorporate this recommendation in the designing process of future UNDP GEF projects
[Added: 2020/09/02]
MVOTMA - PNUED 2020/06 Completed Completed. It will be taken in account in the design of projects
3. Recommendation:

When proposing business models and in particular for activities such as waste management, it is important to have greater clarity on the volume to be generated given the size of the population and the investment needed to achieve its economic feasibility. It is common to think that, because an activity is necessary, it can be sustainable without considering a cost-benefit analysis of what the operation implies with first-class environmental management standard

Management Response: [Added: 2020/09/02]

Agreed. This recommendation should be considered in the design of future projects.

During this project implementation, a business model was developed in order to make a cost-benefit analysis, considering a new legal framework of a waste management decree with no taxes scheme (instead of a law including taxes), and as a consequence, adaptative management was applied and the decree was developed and approve

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Incorporate this recommendation in the designing process of future UNDP GEF projects
[Added: 2020/09/02]
MVOTMA - PNUD 2020/06 Completed Completed. It will be taken in account in the design of projects

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