Terminal Evaluation - Support to Agriculture Development in Ajara(Georgia), ENPARD Ajara

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Georgia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2016
Completion Date:
06/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
18,038

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Title Terminal Evaluation - Support to Agriculture Development in Ajara(Georgia), ENPARD Ajara
Atlas Project Number: 71440
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Georgia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2016
Planned End Date: 06/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
Evaluation Budget(US $): 18,038
Source of Funding: EU
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 18,038
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Serena Rossignoli International consultant on evaluation serena.rossignoli@gmail.com
Konstantine Kobakhidze local expert on agriculture kotekob@hotmail.com GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Improve the quality of the Resource and Result Framework

2

Appropriately Design the Necessary Time for the Follow-up of Key Activities

3

Update the Business Model according to the National Law on Agriculture Cooperatives

4

Individuate Right Incentives for the Autonomy and Sustainability of LAGs

5

Environmental Impact Assessment for the Grantee Cooperatives

1. Recommendation:

Improve the quality of the Resource and Result Framework

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/03]

UNDP is in agreement with this recommendation and integrated it into the ENPARD II project document

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To apply better Resource Framework in the following phases of the ENPARD project.
[Added: 2017/04/11] [Last Updated: 2018/07/20]
UNDP, Project team 2018/07 Completed The recommendation was fully addressed in ENPARDIII project proposal. History
2. Recommendation:

Appropriately Design the Necessary Time for the Follow-up of Key Activities

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/03]

UNDP is in agreement with this recommendation and integrated it into the ENPARD II project document

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In accordance with UNDP’s programming policies and procedures, the new project will be monitored through the preliminary developed monitoring and evaluation plans. During the Inception Phase of the project a detailed Monitoring and Evaluation Framework will be produced, showing detailed indicators and targets for the intervention logic of the proposed activities, in the framework will be also included specific timeframes for conducting proper follow-up activities.
[Added: 2017/04/11] [Last Updated: 2018/07/23]
UNDP, Project team 2018/07 Completed ENPARD 2 has Resource framework and relevant monitoring and evaluation mechanism which is instrumental for regular monitoring of the project. History
3. Recommendation:

Update the Business Model according to the National Law on Agriculture Cooperatives

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/03]

All cooperatives, which were supported by the project followed National Law on Agriculture Cooperatives and fully responding all national and regional rules and directions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The ENPARD Ajara Project has updated a functional model for profit-oriented farmers Groups in Ajara which is in full compliance with National Law on Agriculture Cooperatives
[Added: 2017/04/11]
Project team 2016/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Individuate Right Incentives for the Autonomy and Sustainability of LAGs

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/07]

UNDP considered and agrees with the recommendation and made respective action

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For sustainable development of Riketi Local Action Group (in Khulo Municipality), it is important that the organization already has developed its institutional development strategy. The strategy defines, that LAG will establish strong linkages with other institutions: local government, financial institutions, donors and private sector, based on this cooperation LAG will aggregate and combine available human and financial resources to implement of joint projects with these institutions. Through this approach, it ensures active participation in socio-economic development of the Riketi Community and achieving of self-sufficiency.
[Added: 2017/04/11] [Last Updated: 2018/07/23]
NGO “Intellect”; Project team 2018/07 Completed UNDP analyzed the needs of Riketi LAG and supported its institutional development by means of ENPARD 2 capacity development initiatives (9 trainings on strategic plan development, local engagement, development of project proposal and so on) History
5. Recommendation:

Environmental Impact Assessment for the Grantee Cooperatives

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/07] [Last Updated: 2017/04/07]

UNDP is in agreement with this recommendation and integrated it into the ENPARD II and Sustainable Agriculture in Ajara projects document

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
With regards to environmental sustainability, in the process of selecting and mobilizing farmers’ cooperatives, among others, proximity of farmers groups to and linkage with protected areas existing in Ajara (e. g. Machakhela, Mtirala, Kintrisha, Kobuleti) will be taken into consideration. Beside this, UNDP and implementing partners will ensure compliancy of any equipment and other inputs procured with internationally recognized environmental standards
[Added: 2017/04/11] [Last Updated: 2018/07/23]
UNDP, project team 2018/07 Completed UNDP under project Sustainable Agriculture in Ajara AR has supported cooperatives (green houses) applying the standards of environmental sustainability. History

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