Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in tourism sector (BITS)

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Jordan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
10/2018
Completion Date:
12/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in tourism sector (BITS)
Atlas Project Number: 73143
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Jordan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2018
Planned End Date: 10/2018
Management Response: Yes
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: gef
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 17,250
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Francis Hurst
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in tourism sector (BITS)
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4586
PIMS Number: 4587
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.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Corrective actions for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

2

Actions to Follow Up or Reinforce Initial Benefits from the Project

3

Proposals for Future Directions Underlining Main Objectives

1. Recommendation:

Corrective actions for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/13]

UNDP agrees with immediate implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Project manager for future project has to be early involved in order to participate in the project development process
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed This action might not be feasible as recruitment process of the PM usually starts after the PRO DOC signature and based on competitive process.
1.2 Highlight the lesson learned from previous projects, and mainstream them within the new and future ones.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2019/04 Initiated
1.3 Avoid biological indicators, even though they look reasonable but they are difficult to monitor and evaluation.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2019/03 Initiated
1.4 increase the % cap for the project management, mainstreaming project needs time and effort to produce the need impact, addressing adaptive challenges requires trying solutions that are new and maybe quite different.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2019/03 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Actions to Follow Up or Reinforce Initial Benefits from the Project

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/13] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

UNDP will follow up with its partners the sustainability of the project`s interventions and offer support whenever possible.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 A number of the project interventions that have been begun by the project will require a home after the project’s closure. It’s very important that UNDP office shall provide follow up on that interventions.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2019/04 Initiated
2.2. wherever possible to find the chance to upscale the not developed initiatives through other projects or existing government programmes.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2019/03 Initiated
2.3 UNDP should consider setting up a working group to examine how biodiversity and ecosystem resilience can be mainstreamed into other sectors of the economy such as infrastructure, agriculture and the extraction industries with clear cause and effect linkages to, health, ecosystem services delivery, and the fiscus.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP 2019/05 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Proposals for Future Directions Underlining Main Objectives

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/13]

UNDP will take into consideration the below listed recommendations in future projects` formulation processes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 To develop Scenario planning approach which can be applied to complex situations and also as a means to affect the cognitive processes of participants, in other words it can change the way people think about a problem.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP and future implementing partners 2019/03 Initiated
3.2. develop more project documents that, mainstream biodiversity conservation in different sector not only one like tourism, in this way more holistic and diverse approaches could be used.
[Added: 2018/12/13]
UNDP with future partners 2019/05 Initiated

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