Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Ukraine

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Ukraine
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
Justification: The request is to cancel the evaluation plan in the current CPD cycle, in order to reschedule it to 2023 and add to the next Evaluation Plan. The project was suspended in 2019-2021, and then re-launched in July 2021. In view of this, project received extension until 14 December 2023. In order for evaluation to cover the additional time allocated for project implementation, in agreement with GEF, the date of terminal evaluation was moved to September 2023. Hence the request to align with GEF, cancel evaluation in the current CPD cycle, with the view of adding it to the next Evaluation Plan.
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):
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Title Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Ukraine
Atlas Project Number: 00088958
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Ukraine
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Cancelled
Planned End Date: 07/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Resilience
  • 2. Energy
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.5.1 Solutions adopted to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project budget; donor
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 33,342
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Removing Barriers to increase investment in Energy-Efficiency in Public Buildings in Ukraine through the ESCO Modality in Small and Medium Sized Cities
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 4114
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: UKRAINE

Based on the midterm results, and despite the slow progress related to  (i) ESCO additional legislations being submitted but not approved (ii) some barriers to the EMIS&C and energy management at the local level, in a few municipalities, being present during the midterm, and (iii) the slow progress with regard to the EMIS-Database being driven by the SAEE at the national level, the Evaluator is confident that objectives/outcomes are likely to reach the desired level of achievement by the end of the project timeframe. The midterm progress is likely to secure the rest of the project, although a significant effort has to be directed towards next two years especially in regards to the expected EE investment.

Despite the aforementioned optimistic conclusion, and despite the Logframe Matrix still being relevant, the whole project implementation is likely to be more difficult than anticipated, due to a myriad of factors and not solely due to the interest rate, which is a sizeable obstacle in and of itself.

The EEPB should review its implementation strategy in order to optimize for efficiency by dealing with the following priority topics:

  • Conclude with the national secondary regulation or decree for making the involvement of an Energy Manager in all cities mandatory with the aim of, among others, making the upcoming web-based national EMIS Database (SAEE) fully operational.
  •  Intensively support the SAEE in preparing the Feasibility Study related to the development and implementation of the ‘’Green Fund’’ and the ESCO financial support mechanism.
  • Setting up the needed Task Force to support the SAEE in regard to countrywide EMIS Database development and implementation.
  • Enhancement of the partnership with municipalities for getting their involvement and commitment toward the development of the national EMIS Database, the SEAP, the mandatory involvement of municipal Energy Manager and the required incentive.
  • The implementation a series of ESCO EMIS&C pilot projects and information dissemination at the local level.
  • Select a full-time team member dedicated to dealing with ESCO EMIS&C and other ESCO pilot projects.
  • Select a full-time team member for intensively supporting the EMIS Database Task Force (SAEE) and closely work with the international EMIS Database expert.
  • Increase the involvement capacity with the EMIS Database international expert during the year 2020 to support the SAEE Task Force and train the EMIS Database national expert, who could become a potential candidate for the role of EMIS Database Administrator when the system will become fully operational.




New FSM and Project Financing Enhancement

Extract from MTR report: The EEPB project should make an arrangement to work alongside the SAEE at the design stage of the Feasibility Study of the ‘’Green Fund’’, which was envisaged to finance EE activities in various economic sectors. The Government of Finland expects to finance the Feasibility Study. The main purpose of the recommendation is to make sure that the likely ‘’Green Fund’’ will have a built-in component to deal with ESCO/EPC financing needs.


Countrywide EMIS extension

MTR proposed the following SoW under this recommendation:

  • To intensify support aimed at rollout of a platform for web-based data collection and analysis at a centralized level;
  • To set up a Task Force for the development and implementation of the countrywide EMIS;
  • To extend the EMIS to a broader spread of municipalities, countrywide, while simultaneously extending the EMIS&C at the local level;

To continue and enhance effort for enforcing a corresponding new secondary regulation to this end.


Strengthen Awareness and Dissemination of Achievements


Implementation of a series of ESCO EMIS&C pilot projects


Project Timeframe Extension

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