Terminal evaluation of Conservation of critical Wetland PAs and linked landscapes Project (00076965)

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


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Title Terminal evaluation of Conservation of critical Wetland PAs and linked landscapes Project (00076965)
Atlas Project Number: 00076965
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2021
Planned End Date: 03/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Sustainable
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
SDG Goal
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • 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
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target
  • 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • 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
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 17,920
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
James Berdach International Evaluator
Pham Duc Chien National Evaluator
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4760
PIMS Number: 4537
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Countries: VIET NAM

Evaluation recommendation 1: Explore opportunities for using tourism development for sustainable livelihood and as a source of revenue for supporting wetland conservation.


Evaluation recommendation 2: Undertake measures to integrate wetlands, and wetlands biodiversity, into a system of natural capital accounting (NCA) to ascertain the true and full economic value of ecological goods and services which wetlands provide.


Evaluation recommendation 3: Promote greater utilization of co-management as a mechanism for strengthening community involvement and reducing costs of WPA management


Evaluation recommendation 4: Strengthen wetland protection, by (i) establishing a national network of important wetland sites; (ii) conducting comprehensive biodiversity inventories for all wetlands sites; and (iii) nominating additional sites for international recognition.


Evaluation recommendation 5: Continue efforts to harmonize roles and responsibilities for biodiversity conservation across government sectors and agencies.

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