Evaluation of project “Establishing Albania’s Environmental Information Management and Monitoring System Aligned with the Global Reporting”

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Albania
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2021
Completion Date:
08/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
11,000

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Title Evaluation of project “Establishing Albania’s Environmental Information Management and Monitoring System Aligned with the Global Reporting”
Atlas Project Number: 00089654
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Albania
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2021
Planned End Date: 03/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Resilience
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 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 11,000
Source of Funding: Project Budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 11,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Peter Whalley Doctor
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Capacity for Environmental Monitoring
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5638
PIMS Number: 5308
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment
Countries: ALBANIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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Evaluation recommendation 1:

The Ministry of Tourism and Environment (MTE) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) should be encouraged to seek additional resources to build on the success of the Environment Information Management and Monitoring System - EIMMS and the capabilities strengthened with reporting to Rio Conventions. A follow-on project should be designed to bring all remaining environmental data platforms together and to ensure that the system will be compatible with future monitoring and reporting needs associated with EU directives.

2

Evaluation recommendation 2.

 UNDP should encourage future projects to have a more comprehensive communication strategy through enacting a more comprehensive project website including all details of the project, results, workshops, feature stories, etc.

3

Evaluation recommendation 3.

The project has adopted a successful approach for engaging civil society. The use of citizen science techniques through brainstorming events has led to novel monitoring methods and have encouraged greater awareness on environment issues within civil society. The experiences of this approach should be clearly documented before the conclusion of the project to ensure there is wide (within Albania and more widely) awareness of these approaches.

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 1:

The Ministry of Tourism and Environment (MTE) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) should be encouraged to seek additional resources to build on the success of the Environment Information Management and Monitoring System - EIMMS and the capabilities strengthened with reporting to Rio Conventions. A follow-on project should be designed to bring all remaining environmental data platforms together and to ensure that the system will be compatible with future monitoring and reporting needs associated with EU directives.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/01] [Last Updated: 2021/08/02]

Support and exchange of lessons learned is provided by UNDP in drafting of EU - IPA 3 sectorial strategic response on environment and climate change, where horizontal issues and environmental information and management system is an important component.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 UNDP, within its next programming cycle will support the MTE to seek additional resources from different donors (including EU) and design a follow-on project to build on the success of the EIMMS and the capabilities strengthened with reporting to Rio Conventions, and bring all remaining environmental data platforms together and to ensure that the system will be compatible with future monitoring and reporting needs associated with EU directives. Q3 2021 and ongoing
[Added: 2021/08/02]
MTE NEA UNDP 2021/12 Not Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 2.

 UNDP should encourage future projects to have a more comprehensive communication strategy through enacting a more comprehensive project website including all details of the project, results, workshops, feature stories, etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/01] [Last Updated: 2021/08/02]

Communication work is in full compliance with UNDP corporate communication strategy and for GEF projects is in line with GEF Communication and Visibility Policy. In future project documents resources will be committed to have dedicated implementation actions in line with the above mentioned. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 When developing project documents to be funded by the GEF, and other donors, a thorough communication strategy and needed resources will be included. UNDP globally has the same project website template corporately for all projects, and within the given template, the Project Implementation Unit provides updates.
[Added: 2021/08/02]
UNDP 2021/12 Not Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 3.

The project has adopted a successful approach for engaging civil society. The use of citizen science techniques through brainstorming events has led to novel monitoring methods and have encouraged greater awareness on environment issues within civil society. The experiences of this approach should be clearly documented before the conclusion of the project to ensure there is wide (within Albania and more widely) awareness of these approaches.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/01] [Last Updated: 2021/08/02]

Dissemination of lessons learned has started with main partners and through small grants schema with civil society already implemented. A final report will be drafted and exchanged through networks with GEF and UNDP website and social media.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 A report on lessons learned from the project will be developed by the PIU/UNDP focusing on success stories and replicability of these approaches.
[Added: 2021/08/02]
UNDP 2021/12 Initiated

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