Mid-term Evaluation of Goksu Taseli Watershed Development Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Turkey
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
02/2020
Completion Date:
02/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Mid-term Evaluation of Goksu Taseli Watershed Development Project
Atlas Project Number: 00096623
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Turkey
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2020
Planned End Date: 02/2020
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
SDG Target
  • 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Donors
  • Joint with IFAD
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Halil Omanovic Rural Development Specialist h.omanovic@fmpvspcu.ba BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
Karim Sissoko M&E Specialist k.sissoko@ifad.org MALI
Taylan Kiymaz Country Program Officer t.kiymaz@ifad.org TURKEY
Zuhurov Bakhtiyor Environmental Specialist b.zuhurov@ifad.org
Majid Benabdellah Economic and Financial Analysis Specialist m_benabdellah2@yahoo.fr
Nathalie Gebrayel Procurement Specialist n.gebrayel@ifad.org JORDAN
Juliane Friedrich Gender and Inclusion Specialist juliane.friedrich2011@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Food and Foresty
Countries: TURKEY
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Complete the recruitment of project staff planned in the organizational structure agreed with the mission.

2

Ensure compliance of the technical project activities with the latest IFAD SECAP guidelines and requirements.

3

Develop and implement a procedure for valuation, recording and reporting of contribution by UNDP.

4

Develop and implement a procedure for valuation, recording and reporting of contribution by beneficiaries.

5

Apply liquidated damages whenever needed

6

Assign an additional PAS (Administrative and Procurement Assistant) to the Project in Karaman

7

Conduct all procurement activities as per the Project LTB and IFAD’s Procurement Guidelines and Handbook

8

Ensure proper follow-up on IFAD’s no-objection requirement

9

Maintain updated Procurement Plan and Contract register as per IFAD’s template.

10

Endorse Gender Mainstreaming Strategy

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

Complete the recruitment of project staff planned in the organizational structure agreed with the mission.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/12] [Last Updated: 2020/03/13]

The offers for the position of; 1. Lead Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist, 2. Procurement Specialist, 3. Lead Targeting and Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist and 4. Financial Management Specialist were sent to the successful candidates on 11.03.2020. The shortlisting process of 4 positions for the second phase will be completed on 11.03.2020. All recruitment process of the project staff planned in the organizational structure agreed with the mission will be completed by UNDP side before the end of April 2020.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will complete the recruitment of project staff planned in the organizational structure agreed with the mission.
[Added: 2020/03/13] [Last Updated: 2020/10/30]
SPD in coordination with UNDP 2020/12 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Ensure compliance of the technical project activities with the latest IFAD SECAP guidelines and requirements.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/12] [Last Updated: 2020/03/13]

UNDP has started to follow the IFAD’s Social, Environmental and Climate Assessment Procedures in preparation of the technical specifications during procurement activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will ensure compliance of the technical project activities with the latest IFAD SECAP guidelines and requirements.
[Added: 2020/03/13]
SPD in coordination with Provincial Project Management Units and UNDP 2023/12 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Develop and implement a procedure for valuation, recording and reporting of contribution by UNDP.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/12] [Last Updated: 2020/03/13]

In line with the official letter prepared by UNDP on 10.01.2020, all reporting obligations have started to be carried as of January 2020.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will develop and implement a procedure for valuation, recording and reporting of contribution by UNDP.
[Added: 2020/03/13]
UNDP & Central Project Management 2020/02 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Develop and implement a procedure for valuation, recording and reporting of contribution by beneficiaries.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

As the contracts of the grants were signed between MoAF and beneficiaries, all procedures being discharging by the beneficiaries have been checked and pursued by MoAF. During the payment process, the Face Sheet and its supporting documents are being checked by UNDP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will develop and implement a procedure for valuation, recording and reporting of contribution by beneficiaries.
[Added: 2020/03/13]
UNDP & Central Project Management 2020/02 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Apply liquidated damages whenever needed

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

Liquidated damages will be imposed according to applicable conditions of the contracts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Liquidated damages will be applied whenever needed
[Added: 2020/03/13]
Central Project Management / UNDP 2023/12 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Assign an additional PAS (Administrative and Procurement Assistant) to the Project in Karaman

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

According to the agreed organizational chart, a procurement specialist will be recruited to be based in Ankara with frequent travel to Karaman.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will assign an additional PAS (Administrative and Procurement Assistant) to be based in Ankara with frequent travel to Karaman.
[Added: 2020/03/13] [Last Updated: 2020/08/05]
Central Project Management / UNDP 2020/04 Completed An Administrative and Procurement Assistant has been recruited to be based in Ankara. History
7. Recommendation:

Conduct all procurement activities as per the Project LTB and IFAD’s Procurement Guidelines and Handbook

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

The procurement activities will be conducted as per UNDP procurement rules and regulations in line with the LTB and IFAD’s procurement guidelines.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
All procurement activities will be conducted as per the Project LTB and IFAD’s Procurement Guidelines and Handbook
[Added: 2020/03/13]
Central Project Management / UNDP 2023/12 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Ensure proper follow-up on IFAD’s no-objection requirement

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

Prior to  launch any procurement case, UNDP will seek “no objection” of IFAD.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will ensure proper follow-up on IFAD’s no-objection requirement
[Added: 2020/03/13]
Central Project Management / UNDP 2023/12 Initiated
9. Recommendation:

Maintain updated Procurement Plan and Contract register as per IFAD’s template.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

The procurement plan for 2020 was prepared and submitted for IFAD’s no objection.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will maintain updated Procurement Plan and Contract register as per IFAD’s template
[Added: 2020/03/13]
Central Project Management / UNDP 2020/02 Completed
10. Recommendation:

Endorse Gender Mainstreaming Strategy

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/13]

The gender mainstreaming advisor of UNDP conducted site visits and collected data. A “Pre-Analysis Report” and then a “Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Report” were prepared in September and December 2019, respectively.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP endorsed Gender Mainstreaming Strategy
[Added: 2020/03/13]
SPD in coordination with Provincial Project Management Units 2019/12 Completed

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