Final evaluation of the project Renewable Energy, Land Degradation & Sustainable Forest Management

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2022, Sao Tome and Principe
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2022
Completion Date:
08/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
45,000

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Title Final evaluation of the project Renewable Energy, Land Degradation & Sustainable Forest Management
Atlas Project Number: 00087589
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2022, Sao Tome and Principe
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2022
Planned End Date: 07/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.1.1 Low emission and climate resilient objectives addressed in national, sub-national and sectoral development plans and policies to promote economic diversification and green growth
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 $): 45,000
Source of Funding: Project Budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 28,725
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Guido Velasco International Consultant
Guido Velasco International Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: PIMS#4602 - RENEWABLE ENERGY (Promotion of environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient grid/isolated grid-based hydroelectric electricity through an integrated approach in Sao Tome and Principe)
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5334
PIMS Number: 4602
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Infrastructures and Natural resources GEF UN-Habitat; Direção-Geral dos Recursos Naturais e Energia (DRNE)
Countries: SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 1. Thematic checklist to be created at national level to ensure key assumptions are duly considered

2

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 2. Design processes include national GEF and EMAE focal points from the start to gain accountability

3

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 3. Use of attainable indicators and conservative target setting. Update logframe indicators and targets to proper monitor project progress

4

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 4. Estimate longer timelines when dealing with policy making. Policy and legal regulations require an average of 3 to 4 years from design to enactment.

5

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 5. • Continue using the CT-PTSE as the coordination and planning space for further development assistance in the renewable energy sector.

6

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 6. Carry out initial baseline analysis regarding SLFM and NTFP production projects to effectively monitor the impact. This would allow to determine, if any, changes in terms of hectares under production, yield, revenues obtained by beneficiaries, etc.

7

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 7. Strategic communication to be included when policy outcomes are called for to support the policy enactment and approval process by effectively communicating key messages with Government and Non-Governmental actors.

8

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 8. Current tariff system is not accounting for system inefficiencies and poor management. There is a need to update the tariffs to make return on investment more attractive to the private sector.

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 1. Thematic checklist to be created at national level to ensure key assumptions are duly considered

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Create a check list for new projects that contemplates major risks and can be adapted by sectors
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA Portfolio Team 2022/11 Overdue-Not Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 2. Design processes include national GEF and EMAE focal points from the start to gain accountability

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Develop a stakeholder list by sector and guarantee their involvement in project preparation
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2022/08 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 3. Use of attainable indicators and conservative target setting. Update logframe indicators and targets to proper monitor project progress

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 New projects indicators require validation from Stakeholders
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA Portfolio Team 2022/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 4. Estimate longer timelines when dealing with policy making. Policy and legal regulations require an average of 3 to 4 years from design to enactment.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 In new projects, estimate 3-4 years for law enactment
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA Portfolio Team 2022/12 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 5. • Continue using the CT-PTSE as the coordination and planning space for further development assistance in the renewable energy sector.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 UNDP was the initiator of this committee and plays an active part of it.
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2022/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 6. Carry out initial baseline analysis regarding SLFM and NTFP production projects to effectively monitor the impact. This would allow to determine, if any, changes in terms of hectares under production, yield, revenues obtained by beneficiaries, etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Include baseline studies in next projects, when baseline data does not exist so that changes can be measured
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2023/12 Not Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 7. Strategic communication to be included when policy outcomes are called for to support the policy enactment and approval process by effectively communicating key messages with Government and Non-Governmental actors.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Associate an advocacy campaign to all policy making activities in projects
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2022/12 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 8. Current tariff system is not accounting for system inefficiencies and poor management. There is a need to update the tariffs to make return on investment more attractive to the private sector.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Together with other partner such AfDB and WB, sensitize the decision makers to apply WB Project recommendation on Tariff system
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CO senior managers 2023/12 Not Initiated

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