Strenghtening Multi-Sectoral Management of Critical Landscape (SMSMCL) - TE

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
08/2020
Completion Date:
09/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Strenghtening Multi-Sectoral Management of Critical Landscape (SMSMCL) - TE
Atlas Project Number: 73781
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2020
Planned End Date: 08/2020
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Sustainable
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
SDG Goal
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
SDG Target
  • 14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
  • 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF Trust Fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 16,350
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Brent Tegler Evaluation consultant btegler@nsenvironmental.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Strenghtening Multi-Sectoral Management of Critical Landscape (SMSMCL)
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Land Degradation
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID: 00073781
PIMS Number: 4536
Key Stakeholders: Government of Samoa(GoS), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE), NGOs, CSOs
Countries: SAMOA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Establish a formal SLM institutional coordination mechanism that includes relevant government ministries, NGOs and private sector working collaboratively to manage multiuse landscapes through combined efforts and shared technical resources.

2

MNRE Forestry Division provide support and monitor the SLM activities implemented by the project, particularly monitoring of project tree planting sites to ensure maintenance practices for tree establishment are followed and to ensure restoration areas are protected from other unsustainable land use practices

3

Complete exit strategy activities including hand over of project activities to beneficiaries, NGOs and government stakeholders and work with government implementing agencies (MNRE, MAFF, MWCSD) to develop a multi-sectoral, multi-year plan to scaling up SMSMCL project activities in additional priority landscapes based on the government’s available budgets and capacity.

4

In Samoa many NGOs lack the experience necessary to effectively and efficiently address administrative, financial management and reporting requirements associated with their contractual agreements (MOU).  Given the global trend of NGOs becoming some of the most important facilitators (agents) of change at the community level, government should target capacity development to increase the ability of NGOs to participate in current and future project activities

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