Terminal Evaluation for Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure (SSRI) Project and Local Government Systems to Climate Variability and Risk

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2020, Timor-Leste
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2017
Completion Date:
02/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation for Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure (SSRI) Project and Local Government Systems to Climate Variability and Risk
Atlas Project Number: 00075260
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2020, Timor-Leste
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2018
Planned End Date: 12/2017
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Resilience
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 $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF Fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 26,130
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Alan Ferguson International Consultant alan@regionalconsulting.ca
Agostinho caet National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure (SSRI) Project and Local Government Systems to Climate Variability and Risk
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4696
PIMS Number: 4817
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of State Administration (MSA), Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment (MCIE)
Countries: Timor-Leste
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 1.

Consolidate the best practices from demonstration projects and provide specific advice to the Government of Timor-Leste on potential improvements and resources needed for implementation of the climate resilience provisions of the PDIM Planning Manual based on SSRI project experiences.

2

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 2.

Prepare a detailed capacity development plan to scale-up of climate resilience measures to other municipalities, including organisational structure and capacity to oversee such measures, drawing upon an assessment of the current status of PDIM infrastructure development processes in the SSRI project municipalities.

3

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 3.

Undertake a status assessment of the GMF user groups for water supply and distribution facilities at the project sites and provide recommendations to the municipalities on the capacity of these groups to maintain the facilities.

4

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 4.

UNDP and ILO should prepare a joint summary of the key issues and lessons related to their common experiences with construction contracts for rural roads in Timor-Leste for the attention of the Minister of State for Administration and the Minister of Public Works.

5

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 5.

Apply the design and operational lessons learned from the SSRI project to the forthcoming Green Climate Fund project.

1. Recommendation:

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 1.

Consolidate the best practices from demonstration projects and provide specific advice to the Government of Timor-Leste on potential improvements and resources needed for implementation of the climate resilience provisions of the PDIM Planning Manual based on SSRI project experiences.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/11]

Management response:

Agree that it should consolidateshare the project best practices with the government especially related to climate resilience provision in the PDIM manual  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Sharing of project best practices with Ministry of State Administration and relevant ministries during the project board meeting
[Added: 2018/09/11]
Programme Delivery Unit 2018/09 Completed Project has shared with the government on best practices including the importance of climate resilience provision in the PDIM manual. The relevant ministry focal point is aware and it is noted.
2. Recommendation:

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 2.

Prepare a detailed capacity development plan to scale-up of climate resilience measures to other municipalities, including organisational structure and capacity to oversee such measures, drawing upon an assessment of the current status of PDIM infrastructure development processes in the SSRI project municipalities.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/11]

Management response:

Agree to ensure scaling up of climate resilience iniatives to strengthen and deepen the level of intervention in the municipal and village development planning processes (PDIM and PNDS) in order to fully embed climate resilience into infrastructure design, implementation, construction and maintenance.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Scaling up the SSRI project through the submission of GCF full funding proposal on Safeguarding communities and their physical and economic assets from climate change induced disasters in Timor-Leste
[Added: 2018/09/11]
Programme Delivery Unit 2018/09 Completed The GCF full size proposal was submitted by the CO and it will be tabled at the October board meeting History
3. Recommendation:

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 3.

Undertake a status assessment of the GMF user groups for water supply and distribution facilities at the project sites and provide recommendations to the municipalities on the capacity of these groups to maintain the facilities.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/11]

Management response:

Agree that maintainace for water supply projects through GMF (Grupo Maneja Fasilidade) is important and communication with relevant government at municipalities 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Communicate with Ministry of State Administration focal points on the importance of mainatainance system of the projects (water supply projects).
[Added: 2018/09/11]
Programme Delivery Unit 2018/09 Completed The issue on maintaince of the projects including the water supply system were presented and discussed at the project board meeting. The government acknowledged and noted the importance of allocating funds for mainataince of the projects (water supply system) which still consider common and challenged for across the government ministries.
4. Recommendation:

 

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 4.

UNDP and ILO should prepare a joint summary of the key issues and lessons related to their common experiences with construction contracts for rural roads in Timor-Leste for the attention of the Minister of State for Administration and the Minister of Public Works.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/11]

Management response:

Agree to prepare joint summary of lessons learned with ILO through publications such as brochures on soil bioengineering for rural roads

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Publication of good practices on soil biaoengineering in Timor-Leste
[Added: 2018/09/11]
Programme Delivery Unit 2018/09 Completed The project publicised soil bioengineering in Timor-Leste from the experiences of working together with ILO R4D projects
5. Recommendation:

Terminal Evalutation recommendation 5.

Apply the design and operational lessons learned from the SSRI project to the forthcoming Green Climate Fund project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/11]

Management response:

The design and operational lessons learned from SSRI project were integrated into the GCF proposal submitted to the GCF secretariat

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Submission of the GCF full size proposal to the GCF Secretariat
[Added: 2018/09/11]
Programme Delivery Unit 2018/09 Completed The GCF full size proposal was submitted for the GCF secretariat and now tabled for October GCF board review

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