Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water and Flood Management

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Azerbaijan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
10/2017
Completion Date:
10/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Integrating Climate Change Risks into Water and Flood Management
Atlas Project Number: 62260
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Azerbaijan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2017
Planned End Date: 10/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,810
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Josh Brann International Consultant Brann.Evaluation@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Integrating climate change risks into water and flood management by vulnerable mountainous communities in the Greater Caucasus region of Azerbaijan
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4261
PIMS Number: 3929
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Emergency Situations
Countries: AZERBAIJAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP, other donors, and the government should continue to invest in a state-of-the-art hydro-meteorological monitoring system in Azerbaijan, in order to increase the coverage and reliability of hydrological and meteorological data collection in the country to support adaptation to climate risks in the future.

2

The technical expert reports produced by the project should be disseminated to relevant stakeholder institutions, and they should continue to be available online, with the support of MoES.

3

Technical reports should be distilled into a few shorter pamphlets or brochures that can be more widely distributed, but which draw more attention to the reports and the issue overall.

4

UNDP and Government of Azerbaijan should develop and pilot community-based flood risk insurance. Considering that there is little that can be done to actually stop the floods/mud flows, then an important part of the equation is helping communities respond to and recover from these disasters. This can partially be done by providing flood and risk insurance to high risk communities.

5

Projects should have a project-specific audit at least once during their life, preferably more than once. Although project-specific audits may not be required by UNDP procedures, they are typically helpful and result in recommendations to improve the financial and operational management of projects.

6

The Government of Azerbaijan should conduct an assessment of the potential negative impact of riverbed quarrying in key climate disaster risk areas.

1. Recommendation:

UNDP, other donors, and the government should continue to invest in a state-of-the-art hydro-meteorological monitoring system in Azerbaijan, in order to increase the coverage and reliability of hydrological and meteorological data collection in the country to support adaptation to climate risks in the future.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/31]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will further seek for the donor funds to continue this work
[Added: 2017/12/31] [Last Updated: 2019/05/13]
UNDP CO 2019/03 Canceled UNDP has limited core funds and dependent on donor contribution History
2. Recommendation:

The technical expert reports produced by the project should be disseminated to relevant stakeholder institutions, and they should continue to be available online, with the support of MoES.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/31]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project handed over a website (www.wrm.az) to the MoES for the continuation of its existence. Also at the moment, IT department work on integrating the hydrometeorological database into the website.2.4. Submit formal request for extension
[Added: 2017/12/31]
MoES 2017/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Technical reports should be distilled into a few shorter pamphlets or brochures that can be more widely distributed, but which draw more attention to the reports and the issue overall.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/31]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Currently UNDP don’t have funds to printing any materials but design of the brochures prepared and handed over to MoES
[Added: 2017/12/31] [Last Updated: 2019/01/02]
MoES 2019/03 Overdue-Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

UNDP and Government of Azerbaijan should develop and pilot community-based flood risk insurance. Considering that there is little that can be done to actually stop the floods/mud flows, then an important part of the equation is helping communities respond to and recover from these disasters. This can partially be done by providing flood and risk insurance to high risk communities.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/31]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will further seek for the donor funds to cover this issue
[Added: 2017/12/31] [Last Updated: 2019/01/02]
UNDP CO/MoES 2019/03 Overdue-Initiated UNDP has limited core funds to cover this issue History
5. Recommendation:

Projects should have a project-specific audit at least once during their life, preferably more than once. Although project-specific audits may not be required by UNDP procedures, they are typically helpful and result in recommendations to improve the financial and operational management of projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/31] [Last Updated: 2017/12/31]

Disagree: This project is implemented as NIM with support services and is subject of UNDP Audit for Country Office

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

The Government of Azerbaijan should conduct an assessment of the potential negative impact of riverbed quarrying in key climate disaster risk areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/31]

Partially agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Government of Azerbaijan should conduct an assessment of the potential negative impact of riverbed quarrying in key climate disaster risk areas.
[Added: 2017/12/31] [Last Updated: 2019/01/02]
MoES 2019/03 Overdue-Initiated History

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