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Final Evaluation: Reducing the Vulnerability of Cambodian Rural Livelihoods through Enhanced Sub-National Climate Change Planning and Execution of Priority Actions
Commissioning Unit: Cambodia
Evaluation Plan: 2019-2023
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 01/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Cambodia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Recommendation 1: Finalize the exit strategy and target explicitly critical sustainability elements, such as Provincial HR, capacity, O&M budget, continued group support, roles of line Ministries (MAFF and MoRWAM) and also replication potential, beyond the present target Provinces. An important element of an updated exit strategy is how best practices emerging from the SRL project can be replicated and scaled up nationally. In such a replication strategy attention should be given to available resources within the government and potential external funding sources, e.g. projects in the pipeline as the Korean funded Solar Water Pumping Project in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap and the GCF project concept aiming at replication of the PBCRG modality in more districts. SRL team. (To present and discuss during closure workshop with key partners and SNAs). IP

Management Response: [Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

Agreed

An exit strategy for the project was prepared during the last year of the project focusing on some of the critical sustainability elements of the project, including provincial HR capacity, Operations and Maintenance budget for the small-scale infrastructure, provision of continuous support to the groups formed under the project and roles and responsibilities of government agencies at national and provincial levels.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Conduct consultation meetings on the draft exist strategy and collect additional feedback.
[Added: 2021/01/25]
NCDD-S 2020/10 Completed The exit strategy was discussed with all stakeholders and updated accordingly. The exit strategy was finalized in Dec 2020.”
1.2. Form SNA team to provide follow up and coaching support to established farmer groups
[Added: 2021/01/25]
NCDD-S 2020/11 Completed NCDDS in collaboration with SNAs provided follow-up and coaching support to established FGs in the target communes.
1.3. Form management committees to be responsible for operation and maintenance of water schemes.
[Added: 2021/01/25]
NCDD-S, SNAs 2020/11 Completed SNA formed 50 management committees to take care of operation and maintenance of water schemes.
1.4. Establish 4 chick hatchery and vaccination centers to ensure sustainability and replication of best practices on poultry production
[Added: 2021/01/25]
NCDD-S 2020/12 Completed Provided 4 chick hatchery and vaccination centers to sustain and replicate good practices on poultry production.
2. Recommendation:

Recommendation 2: Focus on documentation and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt in final KM workshops, in order to share key outcomes of the project’s learning. The project has generated a considerable amount of learning to share with a wider audience. The impact assessments and in particular the endline survey recently finalized offer a wealth of data on emerging impacts and beneficiary feedback. However, the survey reports are relatively inaccessible for many stakeholders and deserve a short consolidation in a compact document, highlighting key lessons and results (for instance a two-pager presenting the methodology, key findings, limitations and recommendations). SRL team

Management Response: [Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

Agreed

The Project Team has consolidated good practices and lessons from project implementation – including booklets, photo albums, case studies and video documentary, which has been shared with both internal and external audiences. The Country Office will continue to share these and integrated good practices in future projects in the country. A project completion workshop, which was planned in early Dec 2020 could not be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.2. The project team is working on consolidating good practices in various forms such as photo albums, good practice booklets, case-studies and video documentary for sharing and learning.
[Added: 2021/01/25]
Project team 2020/12 Completed The SRL project team has consolidated the good practices booklets, photo albums, case-studies and video documentary for sharing and learning.
2.1. Conduct project completion workshop.
[Added: 2021/01/25]
Project Team 2020/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Due to Covid-19 pandemic the planned completion workshop had to be cancelled. However, documentation and project communication materials have been shared with all stakeholders. ]
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation 3: Continued support and financing is recommended in order to increase the budget allocation to SNAs and will be essential to maintain the PBCRG, performance- based climate resilience grant modality, post-project and to be able to replicate this approach to other districts in the country. It results in a set-up, which strengthens and facilitates financial sustainability, but will require longer-term financial support to the SNAs. NCDD-S.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

Agreed

The NCDD-S has enhanced budget allocation to SNAs and based on positive outcome of this project, plans to replicate this model to other districts/communes in the country. UNDP, in consultation with other UN agencies will continue to support the government to ensure sustainability of the PBCRG mechanism.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.2. Providing further support NCDDS in preparing submission of a GCF grant
[Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/04/07]
UNCDF 2021/03 Completed Support was provided to develop and submit the first project proposal to Green Climate Fund funding, National Committee for Sub-national Democratic Development Secretariat will scale up performance-based climate resilience grant into 15 new more districts. National Committee for Sub-national Democratic Development Secretariat management has the ambition to scale up to 100 districts by 2030. History
3.1. Continue to support SNAs on budget allocation for PBCRG
[Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/04/07]
NCDD-S 2021/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Due to Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy, the national budget and the budget allocation from national level to support Sub-National Authorities is reduced. It, therefore, depends on resource mobilization from development partners and donors for performance-based climate resilience grant modality. ]
History
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation 4: PBCRG is aimed at introducing an incentive mechanism at sub-national level to manage greater volume of climate change financing, aligned with local development plans. The PBCRG modality is most efficient from a planning and capacity building perspective if it can be tuned to coincide with the regular budgeting and planning cycle of the sub-national authorities. NCDD-S.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

Agreed

The NCDD-S and SNAs have officially adopted the PBCRG guidelines and is actively discussing with the Ministry of Planning to integrate the grant mechanism within the overall budgeting and planning cycle at sub-national level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Work with Ministry of Planning to integrate PBCRG modality into regular budgeting and planning cycle of SNAs
[Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/04/07]
NCDD-S 2021/12 Initiated National Committee for Sub-national Democratic Development Secretariat is committed to follow up Ministry of Planning for mainstreaming the adopted performance-based climate resilience grant guideline into regular/annual budgeting and planning cycle of sub-national authorities. History
5. Recommendation:

Recommendation 5: Recently a new project is initiated aimed at solar water pumping, titled “Promoting the use of solar technologies for agricultural and rural development in Cambodia and Myanmar”, funded by the Republic of Korea. As this project is implemented in the same target provinces as the SRL Project, Kampong Thom and Siem Reap, it is recommended to utilize the built capacities in the districts and communes aimed at irrigation such as water user groups, related irrigation maintenance groups and to make use of the capacity of groups focusing on climate resilient agricultural practices. In addition, lessons of the EWS project on drought resistant agricultural techniques are recommended to be included in the interventions of this new project. SWP Project and Government partners.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

Agreed

 

The Republic of Korea-funded project “Promoting the use of solar technologies for agricultural and rural development in Cambodia and Myanmar” is designed as a follow up project. The capacities and infrastructure established under this project will be fully utilized in the implementation of the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Consultation with stakeholders to ensure synergies between achievement in the target areas of SRL project and the new solar irrigation project.
[Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/04/07]
UNDP 2021/03 Completed Consultation was conducted since the final SRL board meeting on 25 January 2021 to ensure synergies between achievement in the target areas of SRL project and the new solar irrigation project. History
5.2. Further utilize the built capacities in the selected districts and communes including farmer groups and water user groups.
[Added: 2021/01/25] [Last Updated: 2021/07/04]
SWP project and Government partners 2021/06 Completed The new solar irrigation project selected the same target areas to ensure that the capacity already built and the system already put in place will be further utilized for the benefit of farmers. UNDP requested NCDD-S for their continued support to this new project by informing the Provincial Administration of Kampong Thom and Siem Reap Provinces about it and solicit their cooperation for proper selection target districts/communes including farmer groups and water user groups. History

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