Mid-term Evaluation of the project: Enhancing capacities of rural communities to pursue climate resilient livelihood options in the Sao Tome and Principe districts of Caué, Me-Zochi, Principe, Lemba, Cantagalo, and Lobata (CMPLCL)

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Sao Tome and Principe
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
11/2018
Completion Date:
12/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Mid-term Evaluation of the project: Enhancing capacities of rural communities to pursue climate resilient livelihood options in the Sao Tome and Principe districts of Caué, Me-Zochi, Principe, Lemba, Cantagalo, and Lobata (CMPLCL)
Atlas Project Number: 00083410
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Sao Tome and Principe
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2018
Planned End Date: 11/2018
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.2 Marginalised groups, particularly the poor, women, people with disabilities and displaced are empowered to gain universal access to basic services and financial and non-financial assets to build productive capacities and benefit from sustainable livelihoods and jobs
  • 2. Output 2.3.1 Data and risk-informed development policies, plans, systems and financing incorporate integrated and gender-responsive solutions to reduce disaster risks, enable climate change adaptation and mitigation, and prevent risk of conflict
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
SDG Target
  • 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 10.1 By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: Project Budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 26,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
FERREIRA, DIOGO INTERNATIONAL EVALUATOR diodo.arf@gmail.com
BONFIM, VICTOR NATIONAL CONSULTANT vicbonfim@hotmail.com SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: PIMS#4645-Enhancing capacities of rural communities to pursue climate resilient livelihood options in the Sao Tome and Principe districts of Caué, Me-Zochi, Principe, Lemba, Cantagalo, and Lobata (CMPLCL)”
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5184
PIMS Number: 4645
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Infrastructures and Natural resources GEF UN-Habitat; Direção de Agriculture e Dedesenvolvimento Agrícola (DADA)
Countries: SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

New initiatives should only be developed at Community level in cases where there is a minimum guarantee of associative organization and economic viability of the infrastructures to be supported

2

Hire technical assistance to reassess the functioning of the greenhouses and carry out the necessary adaptations

3

Development of an intensive training course on greenhouse production to be held at CATAP for agricultural extension workers and technical staff from the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as cooperatives members.

4

Still in relation to greenhouses, consider a new management model.

5

To develop rainfall utilization systems in the greenhouses with greater problems of water supply.

6

Considering the budgetary availability of the project, ponder the construction of a model greenhouse (of smaller dimensions than the models already implemented) in CIAT for research purposes

7

At the level of infrastructure management, develop business plans for greenhouses and other equipment in order to assess their feasibility and support evidence-based decision-making on the best management models to implement.

8

Pay particular attention to the isolation situation of the Príncipe Island

9

Intensify the training component and technical support to the beneficiary communities of the project,

10

Regarding pigsties, partnerships should be sought with the pig farming support project to make animals available in the new infrastructures not yet inaugurated.

11

Climate change adaptation plans should be implemented only if the necessary liaison is ensured with the Directorate-General for Environment and the National Committee for Climate Change (even considering the fragility of this structure)

12

Develop, by the end of the project, an assessment of the institutional capacities of the partners regarding the inclusion of climate change in their work plans.

1. Recommendation:

New initiatives should only be developed at Community level in cases where there is a minimum guarantee of associative organization and economic viability of the infrastructures to be supported

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Investment decision will take into consideration viable infrastructures and effective commitment of communities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) List new all new initiatives, according with the AWP 2) Assess within the communities the working existence of associations 3) Study economic viability of the infrastructures to be supported 4) Develop partnerships with NGOs, such as Zatona Adil, ADAPA, MARAPA, Alisei and civil society organizations.
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/03 Completed 1)New initiatives listed: • poultry farming • matabala plants 2)This two initiatives are in the initial phases, there are associative communities3)Assessment within communities of the business plans under way 4) PIU is in discussion with NGO’s OIKOS/MARAPA to develop a partnership in fishery. The project has built a transformation center in south (Malanza Community) and the discussion is to bring OIKOS/MARAPA to the table through Kike da Mungu project and provide all the equipment needed to lunch the center. History
2. Recommendation:

Hire technical assistance to reassess the functioning of the greenhouses and carry out the necessary adaptations

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Perform an analysis on the problems of operation and weigh better options for the management, operationalization and maintenance of greenhouses.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) Consult the new government regarding the new greenhouse’s management 2) Prepare TdR of the international technical assistance, based on the government feed-back and UNDP’s rules. 3) Consultant recruitment
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/03 Completed 1)Several meetings with minister and technicians 2)International consultant recruited 3)Consultant’s work will develop from May to September, consisting of three field missions and online support History
3. Recommendation:

Development of an intensive training course on greenhouse production to be held at CATAP for agricultural extension workers and technical staff from the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as cooperatives members.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Ensure permanent technical assistance from partner institutions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) Elaborate conceptual note for the intensive course (related to the item 2.3) 2) Recruit experts 3) Carry out the training course
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/04 Completed 1)TDR developed 2)Expert recruited 3)Course to be carried out in May At this moment the PIU already recruited the International consultant and the mission it is scheduled to start in May. History
4. Recommendation:

Still in relation to greenhouses, consider a new management model.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Several scenarios will be studied including a single cooperative model with an executive direction that ensures the planning and supervision of the work of all greenhouses.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Re-analyze the existing management model and adjust it accordingly
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
Project Management 2019/04 Completed Ministry of Agriculture is considering the way forward History
5. Recommendation:

To develop rainfall utilization systems in the greenhouses with greater problems of water supply.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Study of alternative models to rainwater harvest on the greenhouses with problems of water supply.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) Assess the greenhouses with problems of water supply. 2) Build rainwater harvest system for the identified greenhouses.
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/11/04]
ESDU 2019/10 Completed Both action implemented (i.e.) 1) Problems of water supply identified by farmers and the technician of CADR for greenhouses in Fernão Dias, Uba Budo and Nova Estrela 2) The system was built in the Community of Nova Estrela (Principe) History
6. Recommendation:

Considering the budgetary availability of the project, ponder the construction of a model greenhouse (of smaller dimensions than the models already implemented) in CIAT for research purposes

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Considering the budget’s limitations, seek partnership for the purpose.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) No available budget for a new greenhouse 2) Assess with the government the feasibility of building a simpler model of greenhouse for research purposes.
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/11/04]
ESDU 2019/11 Completed 1) Completed 2) Non-operational greenhouses at level of CIAT History
7. Recommendation:

At the level of infrastructure management, develop business plans for greenhouses and other equipment in order to assess their feasibility and support evidence-based decision-making on the best management models to implement.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Improve management models ensuring the green house sustainability. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare business plans for the infrastructures (greenhouses, pigsties and fish processing center)
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/11/04]
ESDU 2019/11 Completed Completed, as stated on the previous related key actions and evidences already provided History
8. Recommendation:

Pay particular attention to the isolation situation of the Príncipe Island

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Provide a special attention and closer follow-up to programme activities in Principe including regular visits

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure a permanent team in Príncipe Island that allows a close follow up to the actions to be developed and a better framework of the project in the priorities of the Regional Government
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/04 Completed Negotiations with the Regional government took place in the first quarter and since the project is at its final phase, it was decided that the regional leader will continue to be the Director of Agriculture with a close follow up from the central PIU. First PIU field mission was held in March and it included the UNDP PM, the project Director and the main technician from the Rural Extension department. History
9. Recommendation:

Intensify the training component and technical support to the beneficiary communities of the project,

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Increase the multiplicator effect of the training involving institutions as CATAP, CADR and CIAT.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure permanent technical assistance from partner institutions.
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/11/04]
ESDU 2019/07 Completed Training session involving partners institutions such as CATAP, CADR and CIAT were organised in order to increase the related multiplicator effects History
10. Recommendation:

Regarding pigsties, partnerships should be sought with the pig farming support project to make animals available in the new infrastructures not yet inaugurated.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

With the support guarantee a star-up fund that contributes to the viability of the units.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) To narrow the partnership with the project Nova Olinda to analyze terms for animal requisition 2) Seek more partnerships to obtain more animals
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/04 Completed Partnership with IFAD project (link) History
11. Recommendation:

Climate change adaptation plans should be implemented only if the necessary liaison is ensured with the Directorate-General for Environment and the National Committee for Climate Change (even considering the fragility of this structure)

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Analysing priority level of this activity with new government vs investment in more beneficiary communities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Hire consultant to carry out the Plans (consultant is the same working for the EU project, in line with the Directorate-General for Environment) 2) Ensure greater involvement of the Directorate-General for Environment in the project implementation
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/04 Completed A letter was sent to the multidisciplinary team to prepare the TOR and Budget to implement this activity. A meeting is schedule to 22 April between PIU and the team to discuss the proposals. Another letter was sent by the National Director to the General directorate of environment asking for a partnership with another adaptation project implemented with world bank through the directorate. History
12. Recommendation:

Develop, by the end of the project, an assessment of the institutional capacities of the partners regarding the inclusion of climate change in their work plans.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/16]

Evaluate the institutional changes promoted by the project and how these changes resulted in changes in the plans or work methodologies of each of the partners.  Results of the VRA will inform future interventions in climate change programmes

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1) Develop a concept note for the VRA of beneficiaries and institutional partners 2) Recruit a consultant to the process
[Added: 2019/01/16] [Last Updated: 2019/04/25]
ESDU 2019/08 Completed 1)Draft TDR developed 2) Recruitment forecasted for June History

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