Final Evaluation: UN-REDD Programme National Programme Myanmar

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Myanmar
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
11/2020
Completion Date:
12/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Final Evaluation: UN-REDD Programme National Programme Myanmar
Atlas Project Number: 94328
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Myanmar
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2020
Planned End Date: 11/2020
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 $): 40,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 27,560
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with UNEP and FAO
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Michael Richards International consultant MRichards@forest-trends.org
Phyo Thu National consultant phyo.thu2000@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MONREC) government institutions, forest-dependent communities, Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC), indigenous peoples (IP), private sector
Countries: MYANMAR
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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1. The UN agencies need to exercise greater realism in recognizing practical and resource-related limitations in future project/programme design: It seems that the budget for stakeholder engagement in the Myanmar NP was based on norms from other NPs. This took insufficient account of the great number, range and complexity (including the many languages) of stakeholder groups; nor did it sufficiently factor in the challenge of dealing with a situation of very low trust between communities, especially of IPs/EMs, with government. The resources were therefore inadequate for engaging with large numbers of grassroots stakeholders as conceived in the project design. UN agencies therefore need to be more realistic in recognizing practical and resource-related limitations in future project/programme design.

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2. Commission and undertake an economic study of the costs of deforestation and forest degradation in Myanmar: One of the ways of raising the level of political and public will for REDD+ in Myanmar can be to calculate the real cost of deforestation and forest degradation for Myanmar. A possible contributory reason for the limited national will for REDD+ is the perception that the international community is the main beneficiary of the Natioanl Programme, and because national benefits are under-estimated compared to the more tangible but short-term benefits of resource exploitation. As is becoming increasingly evident the degradation or loss of forest ecosystem services, including hydrological and other life-supporting services, has major impacts for human welfare and equity as well as for (sustainable) economic and livelihood activities. The initial requirement is for an experienced environmental economist to draw up terms of reference and a proposed budget for a study. It is noted that UNEP has experience of undertaking such studies. 

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