Strengthening Climate information and Early Warning System Terminal Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2020, Ethiopia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
08/2018
Completion Date:
09/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Strengthening Climate information and Early Warning System Terminal Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00073414
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2020, Ethiopia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2018
Planned End Date: 08/2018
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 36,475
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
David Wright International Consultant
Gizachew Getaneh local Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Strengthening Climate information and Early Warning System Terminal Evaluation
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4992
PIMS Number: 5095
Key Stakeholders: National Meteological Agency, Ministry of water irrigation and energy, DRMFSS
Countries: ETHIOPIA
Lessons
1.

0.1.1Lessons from other relevant projects incorporated into project design

This project is one of 10 country-led LDCF-funded projects in Africa focused on strengthening climate information and early warning systems for climate resilient development and adaptation. Other countries receiving support are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sao Time and Principe, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. The design of this project benefitted from the experience of a regional team of UNDP technical specialists with thematic expertise in areas including: meteorological, climate and hydrological observation networks, weather, climate and hydrological forecasting, data management and archiving, disaster management, agricultural advisories, flood alerts, communication protocols and standard operating procedures, mobile communications, private sector engagement, and development of weather and climate services. The project also benefitted from UNDP experience managing other climate information and early warning projects in Africa, and Asia-Pacific, funded through LDCF, SCCF and bi-lateral funds.


Findings
Recommendations
1

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project

2

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: Actions to follow up or reinforce initial benefits from the project:

3

Evaluation recommendation on Issue 3      Proposals for future directions underlining main objectives

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2018/12/21]

partially agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify actions to safeguard public goods;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP, NMA,and NDRMC 2019/12 Completed Completed History
Accurately identify baselines and measurable indicators;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP & Government 2020/12 Completed Completed History
Include outputs and output level indicators in the PRF;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP and Government 2020/12 Completed Completed History
Establish an Effective Project Management Unit;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP and NMA 2020/12 Completed Completed History
Make use of the GEF tracking tool;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP 2020/08 Completed Completed History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: Actions to follow up or reinforce initial benefits from the project:

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2018/12/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify and assess risks at hydro met sites;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP, HWQD and NDMC 2019/06 Completed Completed History
Undertake community-based awareness raising of the value of public goods;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP , NMA , HWQD of the MoWIE 2019/12 Completed Completed History
Undertake community-based awareness raising of the value of public goods;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP, NMA , HWQD, of the MoWIE 2020/12 Completed Completed History
Maximise land-use at AWS sites;
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP, NMA and CEFCC 2020/12 Completed Completed History
Where feasible, employ guard at sites situated away from settlements
[Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
NMA/HWQD and NDRMC 2019/06 Completed Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation on Issue 3      Proposals for future directions underlining main objectives

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/28] [Last Updated: 2018/12/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a sustainable finance strategy
[Added: 2018/11/29] [Last Updated: 2020/11/16]
NMAHWQD and NDRMC 2020/12 Completed Completed History
Develop an awareness raising communications strategy Ensure hydrological observational equipment is fit for purpose
[Added: 2018/11/29] [Last Updated: 2020/11/16]
NMA/HWQD/NDRMC 2020/12 Completed Completed History

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