Final Evaluation of the Project “Enhancing the Capacities of the Palestinian Authority in Mainstreaming Environment and Climate Change”

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2017, Palestine
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
09/2017
Completion Date:
04/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
22,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the Project “Enhancing the Capacities of the Palestinian Authority in Mainstreaming Environment and Climate Change”
Atlas Project Number: 00082361
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2017, Palestine
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2017
Planned End Date: 09/2017
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 $): 22,000
Source of Funding: The Government of Belgium
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 22,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Environment Quality Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Transportation, Palestinian Energy Authority and Palestinian Water Authority.
Countries: OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Comments:

ATLAS # 82361

Lessons
1.

(1) The project set up a concerted and fruitful collaboration between different PA institutions. This was made possible by three elements:

I. A strong political backing, which supported the objectives, guided the levelof engagement of all public officers involved in project activities. There was a clear political vision on the importance of climate change and adherence to international treaties as an effective way for the international recognition of Palestine as a State;

II. The role of UNDP/PAPP (project management) and EQA (institutional coordination) was effective and inclusive. Activities were led in a competent way and with the full respect of the roles and responsibilities of other national ministries and authorities. The message of the importance of climate change for the Palestinian economic development was conveyed clearly; and

III. The choice of competent international and national consultants.

(2) The project allowed the Palestinian delegation at COP 22 in Marrakesh to have full visibility due to the technical work accomplished throughout its implementation.

(3) A high degree of novelty characterized the implementation of activities related to outputs 1 and 2. Due to this fact there were no Palestinian free-lance consultants available to carry out the different tasks. The choice to hire as consultants national academic lecturers was appropriate, as it stretched the boundaries of the capacity building component.


Findings
Recommendations
1

Support Environment Quality Authority to access available climate change financing mechanisms.

Page 23 (The project has enhanced PA capacities in mainstreaming environment and climate change topics. The need to enhance the capacities is, however, still relevant as the work accomplished by the project has a great degree of novelty. Abilities to access available climate change financing mechanisms are not yet fully developed.)

2

in cooperation with the project technical steering committee assess in detail the achievements of the four pilot projects implemented by PA institutions and the six GEF/SGP implemented by NGOs/CBOs

Page 23 (Finally, the evaluation exercise recommends having a dedicated session of the PTSC to evaluate in detail the achievements of the four pilot projects implemented by PA institutions and the six GEF/SGP implemented by NGOs/CBOs.)

1. Recommendation:

Support Environment Quality Authority to access available climate change financing mechanisms.

Page 23 (The project has enhanced PA capacities in mainstreaming environment and climate change topics. The need to enhance the capacities is, however, still relevant as the work accomplished by the project has a great degree of novelty. Abilities to access available climate change financing mechanisms are not yet fully developed.)

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/24] [Last Updated: 2017/12/24]

UNDP/PAPP’s management team will utilize possible means to support the Environment Quality Authority to access to green climate change fund

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Work closely with Environment Quality Authority and UNDP's global coordinator for green climate fund to develop climate change readiness and preparatory support project proposal
[Added: 2017/12/24]
UNDP/PAPP’s project management team 2017/09 Completed Project proposal to enhance Environment Quality authority (EQA) and National Designated Authority (NDA) developed and submitted to the green climate fund on 22 September 2017. The project proposal was approved by GCF on 18 October 2017. Attached the project concept and GCF approval
1.2 Environment Quality Authority to work closely with Climate Technology Centre & network (CTCN) hosted by UNEP and UNIDO to develop road technology map for climate change action plan
[Added: 2017/12/24]
Environment Quality Authority in cooperation with CTCN 2017/09 Completed A project proposal to develop climate change technology map was prepared in cooperation with CTCN and submitted to GCF for funding on 22 September 2017. The project concept was approved on 10 October. Attached the project concept.
2. Recommendation:

in cooperation with the project technical steering committee assess in detail the achievements of the four pilot projects implemented by PA institutions and the six GEF/SGP implemented by NGOs/CBOs

Page 23 (Finally, the evaluation exercise recommends having a dedicated session of the PTSC to evaluate in detail the achievements of the four pilot projects implemented by PA institutions and the six GEF/SGP implemented by NGOs/CBOs.)

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/24]

UNDP/PAPP's project management team will arrange for a meeting with the project technical steering committee to assess the achievements made through the implementation of the pilot projects and draw the lessons learned towards enhancing implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. organize a meeting with the project technical steering committee and provide insightful recommendation to enhance sustainability of the results
[Added: 2017/12/24] [Last Updated: 2018/03/28]
UNDP/PAPP’s project management team + GEF National Coordinator 2018/03 Completed UNDP will call for a meeting for the steering committee to follow on this issue and identify lessons learned and recommendations. Preparations started but due to the busy time of the year, meeting will be held in February. History

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