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: 83410
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
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: Project Budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 26,000
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: 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: Land Degradation
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID: 00083410/00091898
PIMS Number: PIMS#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]
ESDU 2019/03 Not Initiated 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]
ESDU 2019/03 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/04 Not Initiated
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]
Project Management 2019/04 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/03 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/11 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2018/08 Overdue-Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/04 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/07 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/04 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/04 Not Initiated
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]
ESDU 2019/08 Not Initiated

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