Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions in Samoa_TE

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
11/2018
Completion Date:
10/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions in Samoa_TE
Atlas Project Number: 00078841
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2018
Planned End Date: 11/2018
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEFTF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 14,600
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Trond Norheim Mr trondn@dimes-global.com BOLIVIA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions in Samoa
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5164
PIMS Number: 4938
Key Stakeholders: Government of Samoa(GoS), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE), NGOs, CSOs
Countries: SAMOA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The Government of Samoa should give high priority to approval of the bills drafted under the Rio Project, to assure impact and sustainability of the achievements

2

The project results should be scaled up (especially on local level) through different sources of funding

3

MNRE should continue to invest in institutional development to maintain and improve the results achieved through the project

4

All current and new staff should continue to receive and maintain training to assure compliance with policies and procedures, and use of the improved systems.  Continued active staff participation should also be encouraged for possible adjustment of the systems, to maintain the enthusiasm and assure positive results.

5

MNRE’s DKIF system should be continually maintained and upgraded, and the divisions must comply with the management’s requirement of uploading documents the documents directly.  An Institutional Management System for on=line decision making could complement DKIF to improve institutional development

6

To follow up the project results, national and local stakeholders (Villages, NGOS, CSOs, Villages, Women , Youth) Should be involved in implementation of new projects in line with Rio Conventions

1. Recommendation:

The Government of Samoa should give high priority to approval of the bills drafted under the Rio Project, to assure impact and sustainability of the achievements

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The team acknowledge the recommendation and agree that the relevant bills will be approved via national procedures.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The bills under the relevant Divisions are in the final stages for CDC approval and will processed for Parliament approval.
[Added: 2018/10/11]
MNRE 2018/12 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

The project results should be scaled up (especially on local level) through different sources of funding

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The team acknowledge the recommendation and note that most of the project results are incorporated into existing projects e.g. INFORM project and other UN Convention projects e.g. 6NR and ABS

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project results have been scaled up into existing and upcoming projects e.g. Inform project, 6NR and ABS.
[Added: 2018/10/11]
MNRE/UNDP 2018/06 Completed
3. Recommendation:

MNRE should continue to invest in institutional development to maintain and improve the results achieved through the project

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The recommendation is noted and agree in regards to institutional development which is also reflected in the MNRE national Environment Sector Plan 2017-2021 and Capability Plan

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To ensure continual institutional development as reflected in the NEMS 2017-2021 and Capability Plan. Also note MNRE has now expanded its GEF Divison to also include CC and therefore operationalize coordination of GEF and CC projects under MNRE.
[Added: 2018/10/11]
MNRE 2018/09 Completed
4. Recommendation:

All current and new staff should continue to receive and maintain training to assure compliance with policies and procedures, and use of the improved systems.  Continued active staff participation should also be encouraged for possible adjustment of the systems, to maintain the enthusiasm and assure positive results.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The recommendation is noted and agreed as it has been completed with project trainings that have taken place in the beginning of the year to ensure sustainability of systems in place and adhere to policies and procedures of MNRE

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In house staff training conducted in regards to policies and procedures and improved systems
[Added: 2018/10/11]
MNRE 2018/09 Completed
5. Recommendation:

MNRE’s DKIF system should be continually maintained and upgraded, and the divisions must comply with the management’s requirement of uploading documents the documents directly.  An Institutional Management System for on=line decision making could complement DKIF to improve institutional development

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The recommendation is noted and agree for the sustainability of the DKIF system which has now been linked or integrated into the INFORM project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure the sustainability of the DKIF system by mainstreaming or linking with existing projects e.g. INFORM project
[Added: 2018/10/11]
MNRE 2018/09 Completed
6. Recommendation:

To follow up the project results, national and local stakeholders (Villages, NGOS, CSOs, Villages, Women , Youth) Should be involved in implementation of new projects in line with Rio Conventions

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/11]

The recommendation is noted. MNRE ensure to that project communication strategies are implemented and MNRE continue to have community outreach programmes to ensure community engagement in new and upcoming projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Communication strategies are developed for new and upcoming projects to ensure community engagement with projects.
[Added: 2018/10/11]
MNRE 2019/12 Initiated This activity is within the MNRE mandate and project results. The time-frame to complete this is beyond the project duration

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