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Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the: ‘Market Transformation Through the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Standards and the Labelling of Appliances in South Africa (PIMS 3277)
Commissioning Unit: South Africa
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 06/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Africa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

UNDP CO in cooperation with DMRE, SANEDI and SABS should perform a bottleneck analysis of their existing procurement systems and identify necessary steps towards streamlining the procurement practices for goods and services under donor projects

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree, UNDP has been procuring goods and services for the project using its procurement procedures as per the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s request

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action required
[Added: 2020/06/22]
UNDP, DMRE, SABS, SANEDI 2020/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has ended no further activities to be implemented]
2. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should:

i) Ensure that position of PM for a development assistance project is not vacant for more than 3 months

ii) Review its internal administrative rules and ensure PM access to the on-line project management systems 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree that the appointment of the PM delayed implementation of the project. Moving forward access to the on-line project management systems to the Project Manager whether IC or SC to fully have knowledge of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Following the appointment of the Project Manager (PM), rights to ATLAS be granted
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/07 Completed Action could not be completed due to the project closure. We are requesting that going forward all project mangers holding IC contracts should be granted the ATLAS rights to enable them to be more efficient in project delivery and management. History
3. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should ensure that initial review of the result framework for development assistance projects is conducted at the Inception Workshop and that a formal management response is provided for all MTR and TE recommendations

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree, well noted and review will be done accordingly.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to do future reviews during inception workshops.
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/07 Completed Reviews were undertaken during the inception workshop which saw the modification of some of the activities being done. History
4. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should ensure that updated information on actually materialized co-financing for GEF projects is reported in the last two PIRs

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Partially agree as documentation for the project are uploaded in the PIR Portal and the ERC timeously

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure all project related documents are uploaded in the PIR portal and ERC.
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/09 Completed This has been a part of the PIRs, which are conducted on a quarterly basis. History
5. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should ensure that all relevant documentation related to implementation of development projects is stored and accessible in a dedicated repository of project documents

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that all relevant documentation related to implementation of development projects is stored and accessible in a dedicated repository of project documents
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/09 Completed All mandatory development projects are stored and accessible in repository of project document in ATLAS, ERC and PIR Database. History

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