Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State - Level Climate Change Action Plan (CPD Output 3.1)

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, India
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
08/2019
Completion Date:
09/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State - Level Climate Change Action Plan (CPD Output 3.1)
Atlas Project Number: 00085842
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, India
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2019
Planned End Date: 08/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.5.1 Solutions developed, financed and applied at scale for energy efficiency and transformation to clean energy and zero-carbon development, for poverty eradication and structural transformation
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project Funding
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State - Level Climate Change Action Plan
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 4606
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Department of Forest Jharkhand, Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency, Directorate of Environment - Government of Manipur and Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency
Countries: INDIA
Comments:

UNDP in partnership with MoEFCC and with support from Global Environment Facility (GEF) is implementing a project on “Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State-Level Climate Change Action Plans” with an overall goal to reduce GHG emissions achieved through implementation of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency solutions at the state level as identified in the SAPCCs of the two states. (Jharkhand and Manipur). 

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Reassess the situation in Manipur and chart the way forward:

  1. Conduct an assessment of what is feasible to achieve in Manipur.

The project team should start an intensive process of engagement with relevant players in Manipur.

2

Strengthen the sustainability of project initiatives which requires moving away from grants and promoting financing from the banking/financial sector

1. Recommendation:

Reassess the situation in Manipur and chart the way forward:

  1. Conduct an assessment of what is feasible to achieve in Manipur.

The project team should start an intensive process of engagement with relevant players in Manipur.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/24]

In the LPAC meeting dated 15th May 2019 DEA cleared project implementation in Manipur. Project team had a meeting with state nodal agency-Environment Directorate, Manipur and Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA). Project activities were discussed and finalized. Project implementation in the state has now been initiated. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Planning of project activities to be implemented in Manipur in 2019 done with Environment Directorate Manipur and MANIREDA.
[Added: 2019/09/24]
UNDP 2019/06 Completed
LOA signed with MANIREDA for accelerating implementation of rooftop solar plants
[Added: 2019/09/24]
UNDP 2019/09 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Strengthen the sustainability of project initiatives which requires moving away from grants and promoting financing from the banking/financial sector

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/24]

Engagement with Financial Institutions and Banks at national and state level has been intensified and necessary capacity building and handholding support is being provided to beneficiary class to facilitate market based lending for RE/EE activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
RE/EE assessment of 120 MSME units and preparation of Bankable DPRs.
[Added: 2019/09/24]
UNDP 2019/08 Completed

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