Mid-Term Review: Sustainable Management Model for Local Government Organisations to Enhance Biodiversity Protection and Utilization in Selected Eco-regions of Thailand

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Thailand
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
12/2018
Completion Date:
12/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title Mid-Term Review: Sustainable Management Model for Local Government Organisations to Enhance Biodiversity Protection and Utilization in Selected Eco-regions of Thailand
Atlas Project Number: 00086180
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Thailand
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2018
Planned End Date: 12/2018
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Energy
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 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • 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
  • 14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
  • 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
  • 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 23,647
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Erling Valdemar Holmgren International Evaluation Consultant valdemar.holmgren@gmail.com
Walaitat Worakul National Consultant walaitat@hotmail.com THAILAND
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Sustainable Management Model for Local Government Organisations to Enhance Biodiversity Protection and Utilization in Selected Eco-regions
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5726
PIMS Number: 5271
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: THAILAND
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

From the conclusions presented above, the MTR team proposes 13 recommendations as follows below. After each recommendation the proposed responsible party/ies is/are stated in brackets. See table 2, page 9, for proposed dates for completion of the recommendations:

In the absence of DLA’s active participation, the project should shift the focal point to the Ministerial level, to MoI. At the national level, MoI is sitting in the National Integrated Planning Committee chaired by the Prime Minister. At provincial level, the governor (under MoI) chairs the Provincial Integrated Planning Committee (BEDO).

To get MoI’s  ‘buy in’ of the policy statement developed by KPI, there should be MoI representative sitting in the Project’s Board. A courtesy visit to MoI Permanent Secretary is planned by BEDO’s DG, to give a briefing on the project and to explore MoI’s support towards the achievement of Project Aims and Outcomes, with focus on Outcome 1.  

 

2

Review the Results Framework to refine the indicators to be SMART /section 4.1.2 refers, (UNDP / PMU).

 

3

Due to the continued absence of the initial habitat indicator species Glyphidrilus sp ‘Flying’ Earthworm at BKC, an alternative species with feasible survey outcome should be identified immediately in order to avoid a gap in BKC’s science-based results by EOP. Or, as little time remains, focus on a BKC water quality study only in the remaining project time, as biodiversity conservation supportive activity. PMU and BEDO to urgently discuss with UNDP for decision (UNDP / BEDO / PMU).

1. Recommendation:

From the conclusions presented above, the MTR team proposes 13 recommendations as follows below. After each recommendation the proposed responsible party/ies is/are stated in brackets. See table 2, page 9, for proposed dates for completion of the recommendations:

In the absence of DLA’s active participation, the project should shift the focal point to the Ministerial level, to MoI. At the national level, MoI is sitting in the National Integrated Planning Committee chaired by the Prime Minister. At provincial level, the governor (under MoI) chairs the Provincial Integrated Planning Committee (BEDO).

To get MoI’s  ‘buy in’ of the policy statement developed by KPI, there should be MoI representative sitting in the Project’s Board. A courtesy visit to MoI Permanent Secretary is planned by BEDO’s DG, to give a briefing on the project and to explore MoI’s support towards the achievement of Project Aims and Outcomes, with focus on Outcome 1.  

 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2018/12/28]

Programme Analyst will work with PMU to initiate the review and revise process.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recommendations are noted and will be undertaken within proposed timeframes below. Project manager to consult with DG and DDG of BEDO to initiate the formal high-level meeting between MoNRE, UNDP, MoI.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager / BEDO 2019/07 Completed The plan to organize a joint ministerial meeting has been developed. History
3. The country office takes note of this recommendation and will consult with UNDP GEF Regional Technical Advisor and the project manager. Project manager to consult with the Pollution Control Department and the Provincial Environmental Office in Samutprakarn and Samut Songkram to conduct regular water quality monitoring and communication plan.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/04/09]
Project Manager 2019/03 Completed The change of baseline indicator is no need. The water quality is a good indicator to monitor no decline of a flying earthworm. History
4. The Country Office takes note of this. The Programme Analyst/UNDP will share the spreadsheet for recording the co-financing figure of each partners.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager 2019/07 Completed Please find attachment. History
5. PM to initiate reporting system and documentation with PMU and/or communication consultant.
[Added: 2018/12/27]
Project Manager/PMU 2019/12 Not Initiated Country office takes note of this recommendation and worked closely with the project manager/PMU. Woman has involved in several project activities. But the PMU hasn’t reported to the official project document, publication. History
6. The Country Office is fully agreed. PM to initiate a consultant contract to the professional communication (individual or firm)
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/PMU 2019/07 Completed Please find ToR attached. History
7. The Programme Analyst will suggest several LGO association options to the Project Manager/PMU to engage with. To select the right association, the project manager and BEDO will interview the key persons of those choices.
[Added: 2018/12/27]
Project Manager/BEDO 2019/08 Overdue-Not Initiated This is to prepare for the project's exist strategy.
8. PM to discuss with UNDP to approach together the potential private company in order to prepare for supporting the Social Enterprise Business.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
UNDP/BEDO 2019/09 Overdue-Not Initiated History
9. PM to organize the multiple consultants roundtable meeting periodically in order to develop the systematic M&E of each consultant's work in line with the project's tracking tool, result framework, objectives' indicator.
[Added: 2018/12/27]
Project Manager/BEDO 2019/07 Overdue-Initiated The multiple consultants meeting was organized in early Dec 2019.
10. PM to develop an integrated workplan that BEDO officers will work closely with the mayors and city officers in developing the biodiversity development plan. Activities, budget, responsible officers, timeline shall be cleared.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/PMU/BEDO 2019/08 Overdue-Initiated History
11. PM to hire a professional webmaster and content provider.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/PMU 2019/03 Completed BEDO assigned the task to its IT department. History
12. PM and PMU to make a knowledge management plan and engage a consultant to execute the plan.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/PMU 2019/07 Completed BEDO has already hired the university to develop a result report. History
13. PM to include this task into the ToR of knowledge management consultant.
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
PMU/BEDO/UNDP 2019/08 Overdue-Initiated History
Project manager to consult with DG and DDG of BEDO to initiate the formal high-level meeting between MoNRE, UNDP, MoI.
[Added: 2018/12/28] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/BEDO 2019/06 Canceled
2. Recommendation:

Review the Results Framework to refine the indicators to be SMART /section 4.1.2 refers, (UNDP / PMU).

 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/12/28]

Programme Analyst will work with PMU to initiate the review and revise process. Project manager to consult with UNDP GEF Regional Technical Advisor about the quality of indicators, tracking tools, METTs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project manager to consult with UNDP GEF Regional Technical Advisor about the quality of indicators, tracking tools, METTs.
[Added: 2018/12/28] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/BEDO 2019/06 Completed Please find the tracking tool attached. History
3. Recommendation:

Due to the continued absence of the initial habitat indicator species Glyphidrilus sp ‘Flying’ Earthworm at BKC, an alternative species with feasible survey outcome should be identified immediately in order to avoid a gap in BKC’s science-based results by EOP. Or, as little time remains, focus on a BKC water quality study only in the remaining project time, as biodiversity conservation supportive activity. PMU and BEDO to urgently discuss with UNDP for decision (UNDP / BEDO / PMU).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/28]

The country office takes note of this recommendation and will consult with UNDP GEF Regional Technical Advisor and the project manager. Project manager to consult with the Pollution Control Department and the Provincial Environmental Office in Samutprakarn and Samut Songkram to conduct regular water quality monitoring and communication plan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project manager to consult with the Pollution Control Department and the Provincial Environmental Office in Samutprakarn and Samut Songkram to conduct regular water quality monitoring and communication plan.
[Added: 2018/12/28] [Last Updated: 2019/07/24]
Project Manager/BEDO/UNDP 2019/08 Overdue-Initiated The Pollution Control Department cannot provide water monitoring service to the two project sites. The Project Manager will prepare a ToR for a private company to carry out water monitoring. History

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