Kiribati CB2 Terminal Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2021
Completion Date:
03/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
12,500

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Title Kiribati CB2 Terminal Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00083621
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2021
Planned End Date: 04/2021
Management Response: Yes
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 12,500
Source of Funding: GEF Trust Fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 12,500
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Leandro Fernandez Mr leanfe1@gmail.com ARGENTINA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Integrating Global Environmental Priorities into National Policies and Programmes
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5130
PIMS Number: 4936
Key Stakeholders: 1. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development 2. Environment and Conservation Division
Countries: FIJI
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

It is recommended to use the project results to advocate for further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and to develop a compliance monitoring system

2

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

3

It is recommended to strengthen gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promotes the MEAs reporting also is gender disaggregated

4

Mechanisms should be put in place to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project.

5

To enhance project sustainability an exit strategy needs to be elaborated 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. It is recommended that the project organize a Terminal Meeting/Workshop invites all known stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits

6

The Project described a number of projects/initiatives with which CB2 project could develop synergy and linkages. Synergy and linkages with other projects and initiatives should be proactively sought and developed.

7

Partnership development with other related initiatives (such as the LDCF1) is very crucial to ensure that Kiribati has an enhanced capacity of relevant institutions and stakeholder to enable monitor and compliance with the Rio Conventions and other MEAs. Involve key actors and sectors in designing and implementing follow-up initiatives

8

It is recommended that all activities to prepare convention reports use this EMIS platform. It includes the GEF funded enabling activities and funding from other donors to prepare convention reports. The use of the EMIS will reinforce and demonstrate the usefulness and consolidate the portal.

9

The TE recommends evaluate options for ongoing capacity support for Kiribati to ensure that momentum is maintained in the area of capacity building for reporting under the Rio Conventions. It is also recommended elaborate an overall assessment of Pacific CB2 projects to identify common issues and constraints and share lessons learned with country partners. Many of the CB2 projects at the regional level have a similar focus and had developed sets of tools, frameworks, legislation, and training manuals and materials. Countries could benefit from these developed materials and hence knowledge sharing between countries and south-south cooperation are very much recommended.

10

Continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced inter-agency communication at the national level. Active participation of all Ministries and local level stakeholders should continue to be encouraged after the project ends to ensure, in particular that the momentum gained be maintained and supported. Additionally, awareness raising activities should be expanded to the general population

11

It is recommended to build partnerships with the academic community to enhance use of the EMIS data and collaborate to improve the system. Identify and participate, as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks, which may be of benefit to project sustainability

12

It is recommended to use the project results to advocate for further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and to develop a compliance monitoring system

13

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

14

It is recommended to strengthen gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promotes the MEAs reporting also is gender disaggregated

15

Mechanisms should be put in place to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project

16

To enhance project sustainability an exit strategy needs to be elaborated 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. It is recommended that the project organize a Terminal Meeting/Workshop invites all known stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits

17

The Project described a number of projects/initiatives with which CB2 project could develop synergy and linkages. Synergy and linkages with other projects and initiatives should be proactively sought and developed

18

Partnership development with other related initiatives (such as the LDCF1) is very crucial to ensure that Kiribati has an enhanced capacity of relevant institutions and stakeholder to enable monitor and compliance with the Rio Conventions and other MEAs. Involve key actors and sectors in designing and implementing follow-up initiatives

19

It is recommended that all activities to prepare convention reports use this EMIS platform. It includes the GEF funded enabling activities and funding from other donors to prepare convention reports. The use of the EMIS will reinforce and demonstrate the usefulness and consolidate the portal.

20

The TE recommends evaluate options for ongoing capacity support for Kiribati to ensure that momentum is maintained in the area of capacity building for reporting under the Rio Conventions. It is also recommended elaborate an overall assessment of Pacific CB2 projects to identify common issues and constraints and share lessons learned with country partners. Many of the CB2 projects at the regional level have a similar focus and had developed sets of tools, frameworks, legislation, and training manuals and materials. Countries could benefit from these developed materials and hence knowledge sharing between countries and south-south cooperation are very much recommended

21

Continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced inter-agency communication at the national level. Active participation of all Ministries and local level stakeholders should continue to be encouraged after the project ends to ensure, in particular that the momentum gained be maintained and supported. Additionally, awareness raising activities should be expanded to the general population.

22

It is recommended to build partnerships with the academic community to enhance use of the EMIS data and collaborate to improve the system. Identify and participate, as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks, which may be of benefit to project sustainability

1. Recommendation:

It is recommended to use the project results to advocate for further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and to develop a compliance monitoring system

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]

Agreed and this is noted. We shall recommend to government to use the project results to advocate for further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and to develop a compliance monitoring system

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and the development of a compliance monitoring system to commence now can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP Pacific Office (PaO) 2021/12 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

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

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

Agreed and this is noted. The high level MEA meeting will be suggested to Government

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct a meeting of MEA high level staff to discuss combined reporting and compliance monitoring and how it can be managed in the future can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

It is recommended to strengthen gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promotes the MEAs reporting also is gender disaggregated

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation to strengthen gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promotes the MEAs reporting also is gender disaggregated will be presented at the final project board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthening gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promoting the MEAs reporting is also gender disaggregated can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on.
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

Mechanisms should be put in place to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project.

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation to put in place mechanisms to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project will be presented at the final project board meeting

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Putting mechanisms in place to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
5. Recommendation:

To enhance project sustainability an exit strategy needs to be elaborated 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. It is recommended that the project organize a Terminal Meeting/Workshop invites all known stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation will be presented at the final project board meeting for Government to identify a roadmap for the way forward including enhancing project sustainability and sharing the project’s services and other benefits that other stakeholders may have an interest in.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
identifying a roadmap for the way forward including enhancing project sustainability and sharing the project’s services and other benefits that other stakeholders may have an interest in can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
6. Recommendation:

The Project described a number of projects/initiatives with which CB2 project could develop synergy and linkages. Synergy and linkages with other projects and initiatives should be proactively sought and developed.

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation of developing synergies and linkages between CB2 and other projects will be requested to Government at the final project board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Developing synergies and linkages between CB2 and other projects can be proactively sought and developed with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on.
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
7. Recommendation:

Partnership development with other related initiatives (such as the LDCF1) is very crucial to ensure that Kiribati has an enhanced capacity of relevant institutions and stakeholder to enable monitor and compliance with the Rio Conventions and other MEAs. Involve key actors and sectors in designing and implementing follow-up initiatives

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation that Government involves key actors and sectors in follow up initiatives to ensure Government’s compliance with the Rio Conventions and other MEAs will be presented at the final project board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Partnership development with other related initiatives can be proactively sought and developed such as the current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
8. Recommendation:

It is recommended that all activities to prepare convention reports use this EMIS platform. It includes the GEF funded enabling activities and funding from other donors to prepare convention reports. The use of the EMIS will reinforce and demonstrate the usefulness and consolidate the portal.

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

Agreed and this is noted.  The recommendation that all activities to prepare convention reports use this EMIS platform will be presented to Government at the final project board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Any activities in the current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on, that have to report results in Convention report will be encouraged to use the EMIS platform
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
9. Recommendation:

The TE recommends evaluate options for ongoing capacity support for Kiribati to ensure that momentum is maintained in the area of capacity building for reporting under the Rio Conventions. It is also recommended elaborate an overall assessment of Pacific CB2 projects to identify common issues and constraints and share lessons learned with country partners. Many of the CB2 projects at the regional level have a similar focus and had developed sets of tools, frameworks, legislation, and training manuals and materials. Countries could benefit from these developed materials and hence knowledge sharing between countries and south-south cooperation are very much recommended.

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

Agreed and this is noted. Overall assessment of the Pacific’s CB2 projects will considered when opportunity and resources became available

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Opportunities will be explored with Food Sec & Whole of Island Approach projects to carry out the overall assessment of the Pacific’s CB2 projects
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
10. Recommendation:

Continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced inter-agency communication at the national level. Active participation of all Ministries and local level stakeholders should continue to be encouraged after the project ends to ensure, in particular that the momentum gained be maintained and supported. Additionally, awareness raising activities should be expanded to the general population

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation will be presented to Government at the final project board meeting that stakeholders will continue to be engaged and momentum will not be lost for this work including awareness raising activities will be expanded to the general population

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Awareness raising, continuity of engagement with and participation of stakeholders can be actively sought with the current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on.
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
11. Recommendation:

It is recommended to build partnerships with the academic community to enhance use of the EMIS data and collaborate to improve the system. Identify and participate, as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks, which may be of benefit to project sustainability

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

Agreed and this is noted. The recommendation will be presented to Government at the final project board meeting to build partnership with the academic community to enhance the use of the EMIS data and improvement of the system. It will also be suggested that Government identifies and participates as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks pertaining to the EMIS database

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
At the final project board meeting the recommendation to build partnership with the academic community to enhance the use of the EMIS data and improvement of the system will be presented to the Government. It will also be suggested that Government identifies and participates as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks pertaining to the EMIS database
[Added: 2021/05/04] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History
12. Recommendation:

It is recommended to use the project results to advocate for further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and to develop a compliance monitoring system

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Further work on a full set of environmental management indicators and the development of a compliance monitoring system to commence now can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO in Fiji 2021/12 Initiated
13. Recommendation:

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

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct a meeting of MEA high level staff to discuss combined reporting and compliance monitoring and how it can be managed in the future can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO in Fiji 2021/12 Initiated
14. Recommendation:

It is recommended to strengthen gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promotes the MEAs reporting also is gender disaggregated

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthening gender segregation of data collection and monitoring and promoting the MEAs reporting is also gender disaggregated can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO in Fiji 2021/12 Initiated
15. Recommendation:

Mechanisms should be put in place to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Putting mechanisms in place to facilitate the transfer and/or internalization of capacities built by the project can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO in Fiji 2021/12 Initiated
16. Recommendation:

To enhance project sustainability an exit strategy needs to be elaborated 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. It is recommended that the project organize a Terminal Meeting/Workshop invites all known stakeholders and others who may have an interest in the project’s products, services and other benefits

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
identifying a roadmap for the way forward including enhancing project sustainability and sharing the project’s services and other benefits that other stakeholders may have an interest in can be explored with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on.
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO in Fiji 2021/12 Initiated
17. Recommendation:

The Project described a number of projects/initiatives with which CB2 project could develop synergy and linkages. Synergy and linkages with other projects and initiatives should be proactively sought and developed

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Developing synergies and linkages between CB2 and other projects can be proactively sought and developed with current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on.
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated
18. Recommendation:

Partnership development with other related initiatives (such as the LDCF1) is very crucial to ensure that Kiribati has an enhanced capacity of relevant institutions and stakeholder to enable monitor and compliance with the Rio Conventions and other MEAs. Involve key actors and sectors in designing and implementing follow-up initiatives

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Partnership development with other related initiatives can be proactively sought and developed such as the current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO in Fiji 2021/12 Initiated
19. Recommendation:

It is recommended that all activities to prepare convention reports use this EMIS platform. It includes the GEF funded enabling activities and funding from other donors to prepare convention reports. The use of the EMIS will reinforce and demonstrate the usefulness and consolidate the portal.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Any activities in the current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on, that have to report results in Convention report will be encouraged to use the EMIS platform.
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated
20. Recommendation:

The TE recommends evaluate options for ongoing capacity support for Kiribati to ensure that momentum is maintained in the area of capacity building for reporting under the Rio Conventions. It is also recommended elaborate an overall assessment of Pacific CB2 projects to identify common issues and constraints and share lessons learned with country partners. Many of the CB2 projects at the regional level have a similar focus and had developed sets of tools, frameworks, legislation, and training manuals and materials. Countries could benefit from these developed materials and hence knowledge sharing between countries and south-south cooperation are very much recommended

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
? Opportunities will be explored with Food Sec & Whole of Island Approach projects to carry out the overall assessment of the Pacific’s CB2 projects
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated
21. Recommendation:

Continue engaging stakeholders and supporting enhanced inter-agency communication at the national level. Active participation of all Ministries and local level stakeholders should continue to be encouraged after the project ends to ensure, in particular that the momentum gained be maintained and supported. Additionally, awareness raising activities should be expanded to the general population.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
? Awareness raising, continuity of engagement with and participation of stakeholders can be actively sought with the current LDCF funded projects Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP o
[Added: 2021/05/10]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated
22. Recommendation:

It is recommended to build partnerships with the academic community to enhance use of the EMIS data and collaborate to improve the system. Identify and participate, as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks, which may be of benefit to project sustainability

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

Agreed and this is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Building partnership with the academic community to enhance the use of the EMIS data and improvement of the system will be pursued with the current LDCF funded projects - Food Security & Whole of Island Approach that Govt works with UNDP on. This work will also involve the identifying of and participation in, when relevant and as appropriate, scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks pertaining to the EMIS database
[Added: 2021/05/10] [Last Updated: 2021/05/11]
UNDP PaO 2021/12 Initiated History

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