Terminal Evaluation of Low Emission Capacity Building Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Uganda
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
11/2017
Completion Date:
10/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation of Low Emission Capacity Building Project
Atlas Project Number: 00061683
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Uganda
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2017
Planned End Date: 11/2017
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
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  • 13.a Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: EU-UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Alexandre Borde International Evaluator aborde@carbonium.fr
Ezra Natumanya National Evaluator enatumanya@gmail.com UGANDA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Water and Environment
Countries: UGANDA
Lessons
1.

With an efficient Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework at project design, the project has delivered good results that are unique and useful for the country in its commitment to mitigate climate change and promote low carbon technologies and behaviors.

 


2.

Technical assistance needs on climate change mitigation are still important in Uganda. It is recommended to continue to support the country, both for assistance that responds to identified situations, and for long-term support, and to provide the country with the recent but already important experience in designing and implementing a low carbon and climate resilient strategy. This technical assistance should focus on the new issues under negotiation at the international level, along the Paris Agreement.

 


3.

A second phase of the LECB project is necessary for Uganda, to consolidate the achievements of the first phase. This should reassure certain beneficiaries as to the continuation of their activities, and that project results and lessons learned are shared with all stakeholders.

 


4.

The country, in particular through activities initiated by the project, is well informed of the new sources of climate finance, first and foremost being the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It is suggested to adopt a coherent strategy in terms of raising climate finance.

 

 


5.

The challenges and barriers remain, to reach the GHG emissions reductions targets set by the country under the Paris Agreement, including financing and technical capacity. More sector-specific actions are needed to set targets and policies in each sector, especially in relation with energy production and consumption, forestry, agriculture and transport.


Findings
1.

This TE study finds the project as designed relevant and appropriate to address national challenges and development needs in line with commitments to climate change mitigation. The project fits well in national efforts as guided by the National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management and in line with UNDP’s mandate and UNDAF/Country Programme Document.

 


2.

The project key objectives have been achieved and target outputs realized. The evaluation finds the project evolution justified and the added outputs vital for supplementing the three in the in the initial project document. The initial three outputs were expanded to five to include the Green Growth Strategy Development process and the implementation of the nationally determined contributions due to the national interest in tackling mitigation issues and helping the country to establish structures and systems to enable the country track mitigation aspects generated by of the LECB project. The evaluation also finds that in addition, the LECB activities contributed substantially to the process of development of the INDC and ratification of the Paris Agreement.

 


3.

The partnerships between MWE and other government ministries guided by UNDP Uganda Country Office were effective in delivering expected results.  The Ministry which as DNA on climate change in Uganda was the project’s implementing government partner and provided high-level government support to the project though the offices of the Permanent Secretary (being the chair and secretary of the Project Steering Committee). There were strong direct and tangential partnership arrangements with relevant stakeholders in delivering project objectives. UNDP Uganda country office performed exceptionally well to ensure that the project was implemented smoothly.


4.

There was value for money as project funds were well utilized in implementation of planned activities. Financial management was well coordinated between UNDP, MWE and other partners involved in the project.

 


5.

The project was a good prototype for incorporation of gender concerns, equality as well as women empowerment. During the execution of the project, women were actively involved both as part of the project implementation team to selection among the different stakeholders that were directly or indirectly involved in the project activities.

 


6.

This evaluation finds that capacity building support provided under the project was guided by clearly defined institutional mandates and focused on strengthening low emission development. More specifically this included developing GHG inventory systems, NAMAs and MRVs. Strengthening the technical and institutional climate change mitigation capacities allow the reinforcement of country mitigation actions to exploit climate change financing opportunities. Improvement of the climate change mitigation capacity will contribute to a reduction in emissions and anthropogenic climate change contributions which will in turn reduce risk and vulnerability in the country. It was also noted in this TE that information generated by the performance indicators during project implementation to was effectively used to adapt and improve the project and lessons learned reported which was good practice to support future projects and interventions.

 


Recommendations
1

UNDP should continue to provide Technical assistance to Uganda in project formulation.

2

Develop a second phase of the LECB project in Uganda, to reassure beneficiaries of the continuation of their activities, and that project results and lessons learned are shared with all stakeholders.

3

Develop a coherent strategy for raising climate finance.

4

Prepare an experience sharing workshop between Regional and Ugandan entities involved in the national mitigation actions to enhance each other’s’ capacity in tackling climate change.

5

Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution strategy could benefit from engaging more of the private sector into its climate finance strategy.

6

Mechanisms for enhancing gender-responsive mitigation actions should be developed.

1. Recommendation:

UNDP should continue to provide Technical assistance to Uganda in project formulation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/10]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to provide technical assistance in identifying and developing projects in the areas climate change mitigation, clean development mechanisms and Low carbon development planning
[Added: 2017/10/10]
• UNDP Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development portfolio 2020/12 Initiated Currently the status is on-going, having supported the development of the green Schools NAMA into a full-fledged project. UNDP Uganda is also implementing the GEF funded NAMA on integrated waste management and Biogas and will continue supporting the development of climate change mitigation projects under LECB Phase II
2. Recommendation:

Develop a second phase of the LECB project in Uganda, to reassure beneficiaries of the continuation of their activities, and that project results and lessons learned are shared with all stakeholders.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/10]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will oversee development of phase2 of the LECB project
[Added: 2017/10/10]
UNDP Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development portfolio 2017/10 Completed This is already in place and funding secured. A consultant was recruited and a draft project document has been presented for approval by stakeholders.
3. Recommendation:

Develop a coherent strategy for raising climate finance.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/10]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify and include development of this fundraising strategy as an activity in an appropriate project
[Added: 2017/10/10]
Climate Change Department with support from UNDP 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Prepare an experience sharing workshop between Regional and Ugandan entities involved in the national mitigation actions to enhance each other’s’ capacity in tackling climate change.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/10]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Document and share lessons learned from the LECB1 project
[Added: 2017/10/10]
• Climate Change Department with support from UNDP 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated Global document on lessons learned of the LECB programme will be done and there will be focus on Uganda as one of the countries that received most funding.
5. Recommendation:

Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution strategy could benefit from engaging more of the private sector into its climate finance strategy.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/10]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Pro-actively identify and foster formation of private and public partnerships for climate mitigation actions
[Added: 2017/10/10]
• Ministry of water and environment, Climate change department 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated LECB phase II will focus on private sector engagement. In addition is a public private partnership a key element of the NAMA on integrated waste management and biogas
6. Recommendation:

Mechanisms for enhancing gender-responsive mitigation actions should be developed.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/10]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
. Ensure that gender responsive actions are included in development and implementation of all NAMAs and the NDC
[Added: 2017/10/10]
• UNDP Climate Change Response & Disaster Risk Reduction Team 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated The Activity is on-going. UNDP Uganda has accessed funds to make the NDC gender responsive. The gender activities will be integrated into LECB phase II.

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