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Mid-term Evaluation: Early Warning System Project
Commissioning Unit: Cambodia
Evaluation Plan: 2019-2023
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Cambodia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Revise and adjust the following project logframe, indicators and set targets.

  • Outcome 1 - Indicator 1: (targeting only MOWRAM and MAFF).
  • Outcome 2 – Indicator 2: [% change of agricultural productivity], through ECCA and Random Control Trials..)
  • Outcome 2 – Indicator 3: Indicator 3: 7 provinces and agro-ecological zones.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25] [Last Updated: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. The suggested changes are relevant to improving the quality of the indicators, and in addressing the correct roles of the stakeholders of the project. The specific indicator on agricultural productivity requires baseline data / study on the productivity before the start of the project, and it was not available. It would be changed to fit the context of project impact.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revising the Outcome 1 - Indicator 1: (targeting only MOWRAM and MAFF), to include NCDM (SOP-DM Law, NAP for DRR) in target
[Added: 2019/07/25]
Project Team/ RTA / UNDP 2019/08 Overdue-Initiated The changes will be incorporated in the PIR process (July 2019). Formal process will be communicated in the next Project Review Board meeting.
Outcome 2 – Indicator 2: [% change of agricultural productivity], through ECCA and Random Control Trials..) Suggested revision: In absence of quantitative baseline assess possibility to conduct a survey in awareness level and knowledge of communities of climate/EW information and climate resilient agricultural practices.
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP / Project Management / RTA 2019/09 Initiated History
Outcome 2 – Indicator 3: Indicator 3: 7 provinces and agro-ecological zones. Suggested revision: Adjust to target 5 pilot provinces
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP / Project Management / RTA 2019/09 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Update and make use of the GEF Tracking Tool

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25] [Last Updated: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. The GEF tracking tool will be updated and referred for monitoring the progress of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update the GEF tracking tool
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/08 Overdue-Initiated It is conducted the same time as PIR 2019 (July 2019).
3. Recommendation:

Add staff to the project management team

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25] [Last Updated: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. Two consultants have been hired to support monitoring the activities under the project and reporting the progress / impacts of all project activities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recruiting monitoring specialist and communication specialist
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/06 Completed The tasks of the two consultants covers the communication strategy of the project in highlighting the progress and impact of the EWS project, increasing the visibility of the EWS project’s partnership and detail / specific output of the project includes a compilation of case study capturing the scope, results but also challenges and learnings of the EWS project, to be used as one of the key documents in the project closing.
4. Recommendation:

Compile an exit strategy/phasing out plan

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25] [Last Updated: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. The phase-out plan is an important document to ensure that UNDP has the concrete plans on sustainability of intervention. While the extra staff supports described above is to ensure the documentation of various project intervention. A first draft of exit strategy has been developed on July 8, 2019 and has been shared to RTA in Bangkok, UNDP Resident Representative, Head of Programme and Programme Analyst. Discussion will be based on the draft provided, including mapping potential funding sources. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Developing an exit strategy / phasing out plan
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/10 Initiated The first draft has been developed and discussions will be carried out on mapping potential funding sources. A more detail document on strategy would be developed after getting comments internally.
5. Recommendation:

Be pragmatic with Private sector engagement in finalizing the O&M Plan. Regard this as a medium-term development (and ambitious) but focus on robustness of primary RGC budget allocation. Work in partnership in collaborating with the private sector in exploring opportunities to mobilize additional resource for O&M:

  • PIN-MOWRAM-UNDP to link with SMART;
  • NCDM (WB), MAFF, UNDP with insurers etc.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25] [Last Updated: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. The project would look at both ways, exploring private sector engagement and supporting RGC in developing long-term O&M strategy.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Development of private sector engagement strategy of the project through a Consultant.
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/10 Initiated The consultant is being hired and expected to be on board by 1st August 2019.
6. Recommendation:

Plan for a Review Workshop, with all key partners, highlighting/showcasing progress and achievements, including sustainability perspective / gaps.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25] [Last Updated: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. A review workshop will be conducted before the end of the project period

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conducting a review workshop
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/12 Initiated Review workshop will be conducted before the end of the year, based on agreement of government stakeholders.
7. Recommendation:

Explore opportunities to infuse experiences/knowledge on drought into MAFF.

  1. Drought study, national level assessment, identification of spatial distribution, zones with highest vulnerability
  2. Redefinition of NAP for DRR in agriculture (2019-2023)
  3. Application in curriculum development of ToT on DRAT,
  4. Trainings at Provincial level (staff, farmers)
  5. Agro-meteorological needs and translation into seasonal forecasting
  6. Linkage between DOM database and MAFF drought information need.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/25]

Agreed. 

Except of development for NAP DRR for Agriculture. An initial discussion has been discussed with MAFF, yet MAFF has not sent a formal request on this undertaking. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conducting a national drought study
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/09 Initiated Consultant is being hired, and expected to be on-board in August. The study is to be completed in September 2019.
Extend the agreement with Dan Church Aid on the DRAT, including provincial level training on DRAT
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/12 Initiated The agreement is being initiated; all documents have been prepared; and expected to be starting in July 2019.
Development of farm curriculum, a translation of agro-meteorological needs of forecasting, including linkage between DOM database and MAFF drought information need.
[Added: 2019/07/25]
UNDP/Project management 2019/07 Completed To be translated into Khmer and tested in the first training in August 2019.

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