Mainstreaming Rio Convention Provisions into National Sectoral Policies

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Jordan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2019
Completion Date:
05/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Mainstreaming Rio Convention Provisions into National Sectoral Policies
Atlas Project Number: 00085728
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Jordan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2019
Planned End Date: 04/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.1.1 Low emission and climate resilient objectives addressed in national, sub-national and sectoral development plans and policies to promote economic diversification and green growth
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
SDG Target
  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • 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
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 13,880
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Mainstreaming Rio Convention Provisions into National Sectoral Policies
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5570
PIMS Number: 5275
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: JORDAN
Comments:

The uploaded  evaluation plan differs slightly in terms of titles but still targets the same areas mentioned in the CPD evaluation plan.

Changes to the evaluation plan has been discussed and approved by the regional bureau.

In addition to that kindly note that the evaluation has comments in red; these comments are a reflection of some modifications on the log frame of the project. These modifications are based on the consultations with the key stakeholders which  was approved by our IP and RTA back then.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Greater attention should be paid to the strategic results framework during project design

2

Attention should be paid to assessing risks in the project design

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

Greater attention should be paid to the strategic results framework during project design

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/10]

Environment, Climate Change and DRR Portfolio at UNDP Jordan Office to ensure that all project’s partners recognize the dynamics drive the project’s design, accordingly, the project document preparation (expert) /team to apply SMART indicators. The Environment, Climate Change & DRR team leader to ensure that expert group representing all related project partners are fully involved in the preparation of the coming SRF designs. Furthermore, the Environment, Climate Change and DRR team leader to ensure that the SRF is fully addresses and revised during the inception phase

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future project designs should be subject to a stricter and more systematic approach to developing the SRF. Whether this is through an expert panel or similar mechanism but the main point being that the SRF is developed during the design phase. Large stakeholder workshops are probably not the forum to do this because they are large, unwieldy and include too many participants with little interest in the monitoring and evaluation process. Neither is a narrow focus of the consultant tasked with developing the Project Document. An expert consultation process followed by a facilitated expert workshop would be expensive but unless there is greater investment in developing the SRF they will continue to be of poor quality.
[Added: 2019/09/10]
Environment, Climate Change & DRR Portfolio 2020/09 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Attention should be paid to assessing risks in the project design

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/10]

The project preparation team at the Environment, Climate Change & DRR Portfolio to ensure that the risks’ narrative section of the project document is summarized in a clear matrix, where risks are in-depth discussed with project’s related partners and weighted collectively based on agreed criteria. Further, the Portfolio will ensure that the project implementation team consulted the risks part of APR & PIR reports with concerned project partners.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
RTAs appear to have different formats for many of the tools especially the risk log and the SRF. This needs to be standardized, removed from the narrative part of the document and included as annexes and a checklist. Risk logs should be color-coded with a “traffic lights” system (High – red, Medium – orange, Low – green). Overall, Project Documents need to be more accessible and “user-friendly” in the future.
[Added: 2019/09/10]
Environment, Climate Change & DRR Portfolio in close coordination with RTAs 2020/09 Initiated

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