NIP Update, Integration of POPs into National Planning and Promoting Sound Healthcare Waste Management in Kazakhstan

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Kazakhstan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
08/2017
Completion Date:
11/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title NIP Update, Integration of POPs into National Planning and Promoting Sound Healthcare Waste Management in Kazakhstan
Atlas Project Number: 00071893
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Kazakhstan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2017
Planned End Date: 08/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: Project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 35,000
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Zharas Takenov
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Persistent Organic Pollutants
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4442
PIMS Number: 4612
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: KAZAKHSTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP CO  has to monitor exploitation and usage of the equipment upon completion of the Project in all pilot regions during the 1-2 years after the end of a Project

2

Recommended to consider the opportunity of joining efforts with central and local authorities, private companies and business associations, UN agencies, international sponsors  and NGO for the contribution of changes to legislation/  regulatory act in the country, in order to provide more effective promotion of business involvement to new technologies implementation without burning through the program/ mechanism of public and private partnership (PPP).

3

Recommended to accelerate the work on support of existing National Association on waste management (KazWaste) for  providing  sustainability in progressing new best environmental performance/ best available technologies with the purpose to decrease and recycling medical wastes of Kazakhstan.

4

Recommended to continue support the Government in accelerating work on determination of national requirements and demand of ratification of Minamata convention, as well as strengthening of national potential, creation of structure and practice for the implementation of future work on realization of Minamata convention in coordination with existing work under performance of Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam convention within the framework of new Project, supported by UNDP and financed by GEF, “Minamata Initial Assessment for Kazakhstan”

5

Recommended in future projects, to pay more attention for consideration of gender aspects in development of events, as well as involvement of women, considering their role as interested sides in aspects of utilization of hazardous wastes in the country. Professional preparation and work with the public should be developed with special attention to gender equality and reaction on gender problem. Also, it is important to underline the normative Annex about analysis of gender problematic and action plan for the future GEF Projects.

6

UNDP could recommend MFA of RK to consider results of the Project in assistance of  receiving countries official development assistance (ODA) of Kazakhstan in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and involve to the appropriate Regional Bureau on Europe countries and NIC/ Asia-Pacific regions of GEF, as well as Country offices of UNDP for the supporting  smoothly and successful duplication, which will help to reach the global benefits in the sphere.

7

Recommended to consider abovementioned recommendations within realization of new Project, supported by UNDP and financed by GEF “Minamata Initial Assessment of Kazakhstan”, planned for the 2017-2019 yy. in Kazakhstan.  

1. Recommendation:

UNDP CO  has to monitor exploitation and usage of the equipment upon completion of the Project in all pilot regions during the 1-2 years after the end of a Project

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29] [Last Updated: 2017/11/29]

The Agreements were concluded between UNDP and created Centers on handling medical wastes, which envisages rights and liabilities of the sides. The agreement foresees the articles, according to which the Centers has to use equipment for its intended purpose. UNDP CO provides monitoring of exploitation of equipment during 3 years.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Monitoring of Center’s work
[Added: 2017/11/29]
UNDP country office 2017/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Recommended to consider the opportunity of joining efforts with central and local authorities, private companies and business associations, UN agencies, international sponsors  and NGO for the contribution of changes to legislation/  regulatory act in the country, in order to provide more effective promotion of business involvement to new technologies implementation without burning through the program/ mechanism of public and private partnership (PPP).

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29]

Today, according to established changes to the existing legislation in Ecological Codex of the Republic of Kazakhstan was included

 new concept “hierarchy of wastes”. Given concept stipulates information to the minimum use of burning approaches of waste destruction. Government will continue the work on development and adoption of legislative regulation, providing introduction of new technologies. Also, introduction of programs and events, directed for the support and business development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Development and adoption of normative legal acts
[Added: 2017/11/29]
UNDP country office 2017/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Recommended to accelerate the work on support of existing National Association on waste management (KazWaste) for  providing  sustainability in progressing new best environmental performance/ best available technologies with the purpose to decrease and recycling medical wastes of Kazakhstan.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29]

The Ministry of Energy has started the work on preparation of standards of handling medical wastes which envisages the issues of decreasing the volume of waste formation. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Registration of standards
[Added: 2017/11/29]
Ministry of Energy; KazWaste 2017/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Recommended to continue support the Government in accelerating work on determination of national requirements and demand of ratification of Minamata convention, as well as strengthening of national potential, creation of structure and practice for the implementation of future work on realization of Minamata convention in coordination with existing work under performance of Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam convention within the framework of new Project, supported by UNDP and financed by GEF, “Minamata Initial Assessment for Kazakhstan”

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29]

The realization of Government of RK/GEF/UNDP Project “Minamata Initial Assessment” has already started

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project was approved by GEF and started by CO
[Added: 2017/11/29]
programme and project staff 2017/12 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Recommended in future projects, to pay more attention for consideration of gender aspects in development of events, as well as involvement of women, considering their role as interested sides in aspects of utilization of hazardous wastes in the country. Professional preparation and work with the public should be developed with special attention to gender equality and reaction on gender problem. Also, it is important to underline the normative Annex about analysis of gender problematic and action plan for the future GEF Projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29]

Country office regularly work in the direction of gender issues and will make all necessary efforts for realization of mentioned recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Country office enhanced gender cross programme focus. The projects need to incorporate gender activities to the project plans
[Added: 2017/11/29]
UNDP country office 2017/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

UNDP could recommend MFA of RK to consider results of the Project in assistance of  receiving countries official development assistance (ODA) of Kazakhstan in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and involve to the appropriate Regional Bureau on Europe countries and NIC/ Asia-Pacific regions of GEF, as well as Country offices of UNDP for the supporting  smoothly and successful duplication, which will help to reach the global benefits in the sphere.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29] [Last Updated: 2017/11/29]

UNDP Country office will make all necessary efforts and opportunities for the realization of mentioned recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Final project reports will be distributed in all level of RK
[Added: 2017/11/29]
project staff 2017/12 Completed
7. Recommendation:

Recommended to consider abovementioned recommendations within realization of new Project, supported by UNDP and financed by GEF “Minamata Initial Assessment of Kazakhstan”, planned for the 2017-2019 yy. in Kazakhstan.  

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/29]

UNDP Country office will make all necessary efforts and opportunities for the realization of mentioned recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During the planning of project plan, given final recommendations will be considered
[Added: 2017/11/29]
programme and project staff 2017/12 Completed

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