Promotion of energy efficient lighting in Kazakhstan

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Kazakhstan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
05/2017
Completion Date:
06/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title Promotion of energy efficient lighting in Kazakhstan
Atlas Project Number: 63090
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Kazakhstan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2017
Planned End Date: 05/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: Project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 15,000
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Zharas Takenov KAZAKHSTAN
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Promotion of energy efficient lighting in Kazakhstan
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 4326
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: KAZAKHSTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Replication of the Project results on EEL promotion in countries receiving Kazakhstan’s aid, namely Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

2

The future project is recommended to pay more attention to the gender issue when planning works. It is also very important to note the mandatory Annex on gender mainstreaming analysis and action plan.   

3

It is recommended to address gender dimensions of consumer preferences and household decision-making dynamics with market research, including both surveys and focus groups structured to allow for breakdowns by gender.

4

Pay attention to low income problem and other barriers when buying EE goods with a high initial cost

5

Include engagement of women in future projects

6

Promotion of amendments in  budgeting and legislation regulations for energy efficiency projects (including EE lighting) through ESCO mechanisms.  

7

Certified laboratories should have necessary equipment, be completely functional, and be operated by qualified staff.

8

Establishment of a National Association of Producers of Energy Efficient Lamps and Appliances to insure sustainability in promotion of EE quality products available on Kazakhstan market

9

1-8 recommendations should be included in the new UNDP-GEF Project on Energy Efficient Standards, Certification, and Labelling for Appliances and Equipment in Kazakhstan.

1. Recommendation:

Replication of the Project results on EEL promotion in countries receiving Kazakhstan’s aid, namely Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

The recommendation is accepted.

Within the project on raising potential of the RK authorized body on establishing the system of the official development aid (ODA) and the KazAID ODA agency, the UNDP Country Office has developed a preliminary list of projects for project results replication for the countries officially receiving aid from Kazakhstan.  Project results on EEL promotion are also included into the list of projects for replication in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare a list of projects for the MFA RK, EEL project results are also included.
[Added: 2017/09/19]
UNDP CO 2017/05 Completed
2. Recommendation:

The future project is recommended to pay more attention to the gender issue when planning works. It is also very important to note the mandatory Annex on gender mainstreaming analysis and action plan.   

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

The new project “Standards, certification, and labelling of energy efficiency of electric domestic appliances and equipment in Kazakhstan” (2017-2022) has been given the gender marker 2. It means that one of the project subcomponents is focused on works related to gender equality. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To consider gender strengthening in the new project with prior gender analysis
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
3. Recommendation:

It is recommended to address gender dimensions of consumer preferences and household decision-making dynamics with market research, including both surveys and focus groups structured to allow for breakdowns by gender.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

The sociological research regarding use of energy efficient technologies in households has been performed, that sociological research considered gender issue, including focus groups with gender breakdown.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The research has been conducted
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Pay attention to low income problem and other barriers when buying EE goods with a high initial cost

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

In the new project together with the executive agency and the Ministry of labor and protection there will be followed recommendations to work with low income groups, to analyze barriers to purchase of EE items with high initial cost and address the targeted incentives to be delivered with the assistance of NGOs, local Akimats, etc. for the advancement of the welfare of women.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discussion of exact activities and its inclusion into the project document into the inception period
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Include engagement of women in future projects

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

To follow this recommendation the new project provides measures to engage women leading in various regions in terms of awareness on energy expenses, energy efficiency, environment protection, and household responsibilities.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Within the new project during the inception period there will be activities involving works together with leader-women in various regions of Kazakhstan.
[Added: 2017/09/19]
UNDP CO staff 2017/08 Completed
6. Recommendation:

Promotion of amendments in  budgeting and legislation regulations for energy efficiency projects (including EE lighting) through ESCO mechanisms.  

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

The UNDP Country Office and the RK Government (Ministry for investments and development RK) actively work on improving energy service contracts through State-Private Partnership mechanism: for collaboration of private business/investors with state under mutually beneficial terms with the defined and exact results of quality and quantity.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Elaboration of typical concepts for attraction investments to low carbon urban projects
[Added: 2017/09/19]
CO staff, Ministry of Investments and Development 2017/08 Completed
7. Recommendation:

Certified laboratories should have necessary equipment, be completely functional, and be operated by qualified staff.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

Testing laboratories are equipped with all the necessary technical equipment; trainings for advancing staff qualification were given.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To provide the equipment and the training of the staff
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
8. Recommendation:

Establishment of a National Association of Producers of Energy Efficient Lamps and Appliances to insure sustainability in promotion of EE quality products available on Kazakhstan market

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

The executive agency together with business-structures is taking measures to establish a National Association of Producers of Energy Efficient Lamps and Appliances. LED System Ltd is the leader in this trend and it holds negotiations with the Russian Association of Producers for two countries cooperation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Constituent documents for the National Association of Producers are prepared
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
9. Recommendation:

1-8 recommendations should be included in the new UNDP-GEF Project on Energy Efficient Standards, Certification, and Labelling for Appliances and Equipment in Kazakhstan.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19]

During the inception period, July-August 2017, there shall be considered inclusion of all the recommendations into the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To consider the inclusion of all recommendations into new project on Energy Efficient Standards, Certification, and Labelling for Appliances and Equipment in Kazakhstan.
[Added: 2017/09/19]
CO staff 2017/09 Completed

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