Strengthening Climate Change Agenda in Kosovo II

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Kosovo
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2017
Completion Date:
02/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
5,490

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Title Strengthening Climate Change Agenda in Kosovo II
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Kosovo
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2017
Planned End Date: 03/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. 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 $): 5,490
Source of Funding: 11266 - ADA
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 6,306
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Juan Fernandez International consultant juan.fernandez.sainz@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Hydro-meteorological Institute, Ministry of Agriculture
Countries: KOSOVO
Lessons
1.

The lessons learnt from this evaluation are very specific on the planned results, whereas some other lessons are more strategic.

Due to the short timeframe and limited budget, some of the activities were not very comprehensive. For instance, the water management demonstration exercise just compared the water use between two different fields, when it would have been better to extent this comparison to more fields in order to draw more significant conclusions. Therefore, maybe it would have been better to limit the number of activities, focusing more on the selected ones.

Timing is probably the most significant issue regarding awareness. Due to the project short duration (1 year) activities had to be concluded before the end of the year. The second round of workshops took place after the summer, in a period where farming activities are very intense. Therefore, the attendance of farmers to those workshops was limited, especially female farmers.

It was brought up in several occasions that farmers were not that interested in the workshops held in the project area. During several meetings and interviews there were suggestions about how to make these workshops more interesting for farmers, such as providing some incentives for them to ensure their attendance. It is apparent that the topics covered during the workshops and field days may have been a bit too technical in some cases.

Gender issues were addressed throughout the project. In some cases, however, it is true that probably some gender issues were not addressed properly, especially regarding the attendance of female farmers to workshops.

The fact that just two different fields were used in the type of irrigation comparison is not very ‘scientific’ and a more comprehensive comparison would have been expected.


Findings
1.

The Relevance of the SLED II project was rated as Highly Satisfactory. The SLED II project is considered relevant to the national sustainable economic development strategy and is also relevant with the principles of ADA. The relevance of the activities undertaken is very significant to address climate change issues in Kosovo, especially at institutional level, highlighting the drafting of the Climate Change Action and Monitoring Plan.

The Effectiveness of the SLED II project is rated as Highly Satisfactory. Several activities were formulated in order to address the three different outcomes outlines above. In order to undertake these activities several consultants and firms were hired within the framework of this project. All the different deliverables were completed successfully addressing the different activities.

The Efficiency of the SLED II project is rated as Highly Satisfactory. The project has achieved the expected outputs successfully within the allocated budget and timeframe. Also, the support provided in the drafting of the Climate Change Action and Monitoring Plan is very significant, and it is unlikely that this would have happened without the support provided by this project.

The Impact of the SLED II project is rated as Highly Satisfactory. The definition of the Action Plan and the Monitoring Plan for the Climate Change Strategy is a very significant achievement. Once this Action Plan is approved by the Prime Minister Office and the Ministry of Finance, it would provide Kosovar Government with a very useful tool to take climate change into consideration.

The Sustainability of the SLED II project is rated as Moderately Satisfactory. The project made a significant effort in order to try to ensure the sustainability of the project results, both at the formulation and at the implementation stages. It is considered, however, that donor support seems to be required to ensure the sustainability of the project results, at technical and financial level.

The Gender Mainstreaming of the SLED II project is rated as Highly Satisfactory. Gender issues were considered throughout the project, from the project formulation to the implementation.


Recommendations
1

Support the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan

2

Technical support to KEPA for improving air quality monitoring

3

Follow up with workshops and small grants

1. Recommendation:

Support the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan

Management Response: [Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2017/03/02]

Climate Change Action Plan requires donor support for implementation of priorities due to specific obstacles that Kosovo faces to secure funds, UNDP will actively pursue opportunities and make extra efforts to support the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) in mobilizing resources.   

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
With the support from the IRH follow up on eligibility of Kosovo to the vertical funds such as GEF and GCF.
[Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Senior Management; and Environment, CC & DRR programme 2017/12 Completed History
Actively search for bilateral donors based in Kosovo focused on the climate change issues.
[Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2018/12/17]
Environment, CC & DRR programme 2018/12 Completed With funding from Austrian Development Agency, a new project on Urban NAMA has been initiated. History
2. Recommendation:

Technical support to KEPA for improving air quality monitoring

Management Response: [Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2017/03/02]

Strengthen the capacity of the Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA) for the provision of improved air quality data.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Based on the recommendations from the Environment Agency Austria develop the action plan for support to KEPA for improving air quality monitoring and present it to the interested donor community in Kosovo.
[Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Environment, CC & DRR programme 2017/12 Completed The action plan for support of the KEPA is developed History
3. Recommendation:

Follow up with workshops and small grants

Management Response: [Added: 2017/03/02]

Further support will be provided for education and awareness raising on climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, and small grants for pilot projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In frame of the current DRR project, continue with education sessions on climate change adaptation measures
[Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2018/12/17]
D-Risk Project and Environment, CC & DRR programme 2018/12 Completed Two regional community drills, accompanied awareness raising activities were conducted. History
Develop a project proposal focusing on the support of the community groups with small grants on climate change mitigation measures (energy efficiency, water conservation etc)
[Added: 2017/03/02] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Environment, CC & DRR programme 2017/12 Completed The new phase of the project proposal focusing on the support of the community groups History

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