Fiji CB2/CCCD TERMINAL EVALUATION

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
05/2021
Completion Date:
03/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
12,000

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Title Fiji CB2/CCCD TERMINAL EVALUATION
Atlas Project Number: 00083221
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2021
Planned End Date: 05/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. 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
SDG Goal
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
SDG Target
  • 14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Evaluation Budget(US $): 12,000
Source of Funding: GEF Trust Fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 12,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Leandro Fernandez mr ARGENTINA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Capacity Building for Mainstreaming MEA Objectives into Inter-ministerial structures and mechanisms
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5166
PIMS Number: 4727
Key Stakeholders: 1. Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment 2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3. Ministry of Economy 4. Office of the Solicitor General
Countries: FIJI
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Ensure legislation and policies are effectively revised addressing MEAs obligations.

2

 Finalize the guidelines for sustainable financing mechanisms.

3

Conduct a meeting of MEA high level staff to discuss combined reporting, monitoring and how it can be managed in the future.

4

The role of women in the management of natural resources in Fiji is critical. It is recommended to strengthen gender mainstreaming into all Rio Conventions and other MEAs related projects in Fiji

5

Having successfully mainstreamed the Rio Conventions into the policy and planning frameworks, it is important to realize that these gains remain fragile and will need to be supported, expanded and adapted for some time to come. The work to enhancing the capacity of relevant policy and institutional stakeholders to enable environmental indicator to monitor and assist with compliance to the three Rio Conventions and other MEAs in Fiji has just begun through this Project. It still at the early stages hence other UNDP and Government of Fiji initiatives and projects should continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity, the infrastructure, and project’s deliverables produced to ensure that the Country will build on the Project’s Objective and results

6

Mainstreaming Rio Convention in decision-making process capacity presently has limitations to meet the actual needs at the Country level. It is recommended to continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity in order to meet the needed demand created under the project.

7

The project does not have an Exit Strategy. To enhance project sustainability an exit strategy needs be created to inform participating stakeholders and beneficiaries of project closure and develops a comprehensive strategy to achieve the long-term goal. It is recommended that the project identified a roadmap for the way forward focusing on the critical milestones to be met in the future. This roadmap should also include the key achievements supported by the project. It would also help MoWE to keep this priority on its agenda for the years to come.

8

It is recommended that the project should organize a Terminal Meeting/Workshop inviting all known stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits. At the Workshop, the DoE could outline the gains made by the project and seek an expression of interest from specific stakeholders for taking over and sustaining each gain.

9

Continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced interagency communication at the national level. One of the successful results of the project was the forging of relationships between focal points as well as stakeholders

10

Promote a consistent approach from Rio Conventions (and MEAs generally) in their reporting and implementing process.

11

Continuously strengthen capacity building interventions, particularly with local stakeholders

1. Recommendation:

Ensure legislation and policies are effectively revised addressing MEAs obligations.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation that legislation and policies are effectively revised addressing the MEAs obligation will be present to Government at the final project board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation that legislation and policies are effectively revised to address the MEAs obligation will be present to Government.
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
2. Recommendation:

 Finalize the guidelines for sustainable financing mechanisms.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Even though the guidelines for sustainable financing mechanisms was not part of this project’s output, this recommendation will be presented to the board member at the final project board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation of a sustainable financing mechanisms will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
3. Recommendation:

Conduct a meeting of MEA high level staff to discuss combined reporting, monitoring and how it can be managed in the future.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation to conduct a meeting of MEA high level staff for discussions on the management of combined reporting and monitoring in the future

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation to conduct a meeting of MEA high level staff for discussions on the management of combined reporting and monitoring in the future will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
4. Recommendation:

The role of women in the management of natural resources in Fiji is critical. It is recommended to strengthen gender mainstreaming into all Rio Conventions and other MEAs related projects in Fiji

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation to strengthen gender mainstreaming into all Rio Conventions and other MEAs related projects in Fiji will be presented, considering the role of women in the management of natural resources in Fiji is critical.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation to strengthen gender mainstreaming into all Rio Conventions and other MEAs related projects will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
5. Recommendation:

Having successfully mainstreamed the Rio Conventions into the policy and planning frameworks, it is important to realize that these gains remain fragile and will need to be supported, expanded and adapted for some time to come. The work to enhancing the capacity of relevant policy and institutional stakeholders to enable environmental indicator to monitor and assist with compliance to the three Rio Conventions and other MEAs in Fiji has just begun through this Project. It still at the early stages hence other UNDP and Government of Fiji initiatives and projects should continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity, the infrastructure, and project’s deliverables produced to ensure that the Country will build on the Project’s Objective and results

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation to continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity, the infrastructure, and project’s deliverables produced to ensure that the country will build on the project’s objective and results will be presented

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation to continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity, the infrastructure, and project’s deliverables produced to ensure that the country will build on the project’s objective and results will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
6. Recommendation:

Mainstreaming Rio Convention in decision-making process capacity presently has limitations to meet the actual needs at the Country level. It is recommended to continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity in order to meet the needed demand created under the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation to continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity in order to meet the needed demand created under the project will be presented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation to continue working on the upgrading of the national capacity in order to meet the needed demand created under the project will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
7. Recommendation:

The project does not have an Exit Strategy. To enhance project sustainability an exit strategy needs be created to inform participating stakeholders and beneficiaries of project closure and develops a comprehensive strategy to achieve the long-term goal. It is recommended that the project identified a roadmap for the way forward focusing on the critical milestones to be met in the future. This roadmap should also include the key achievements supported by the project. It would also help MoWE to keep this priority on its agenda for the years to come.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation for Government to identify for road map on the way forward focusing on the critical milestones to be met in the future will be presented

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation for Government to identify for road map on the way forward focusing on the critical milestones to be met in the future will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
8. Recommendation:

It is recommended that the project should organize a Terminal Meeting/Workshop inviting all known stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits. At the Workshop, the DoE could outline the gains made by the project and seek an expression of interest from specific stakeholders for taking over and sustaining each gain.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

The recommendation will be presented at the final project board meeting for Government to organize a workshop for stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation for Government to organize a workshop for stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits will be presented
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
9. Recommendation:

Continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced interagency communication at the national level. One of the successful results of the project was the forging of relationships between focal points as well as stakeholders

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

The recommendation will be presented at the final project board meeting for Government to continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced inter-agency communication at the national level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
? The recommendation will be presented at the final project board meeting for Government to continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced inter-agency communication at the national level
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
10. Recommendation:

Promote a consistent approach from Rio Conventions (and MEAs generally) in their reporting and implementing process.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation to promote a consistent approach from Rio Conventions (and MEAs generally) in their reporting and implementing process will be presented

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation to promote a consistent approach from Rio Conventions (and MEAs generally) in their reporting and implementing process will be presented.
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History
11. Recommendation:

Continuously strengthen capacity building interventions, particularly with local stakeholders

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04]

Agreed and this is noted. At the final project board meeting the recommendation to continuously strengthen capacity building interventions, particularly with local stakeholders will be presented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
? At the final project board meeting the recommendation to continuously strengthen capacity building interventions, particularly with local stakeholders will be presented.
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/11/08]
UNDP PaO 2021/10 Completed done History

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