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Final Evaluation of UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme
Commissioning Unit: Bangladesh
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bangladesh
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Request UNDP CO for technical assistance support to finalize the NRS.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27]

Agreed. UNDP agreed to hire an international consultant and provide technical support to the NRS.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Hire an international consultant
[Added: 2019/12/27]
PMU/ UNDP CO 2019/05 Completed A consultant was contracted and a final NRS was produced within the duration of the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme. The NRS is currently at MOEFCC awaiting approval.
2. Recommendation:

Operationalise the RSC and create a high-powered body for overseeing climate change related matters.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/12/27]

Agreed, but it is beyond jurisdiction of UNDP/UN agencies to operationalize a government entity. UNDP/UN agencies can provide technical assistance, if requested.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Raise the issue to the Project Board Meeting
[Added: 2019/12/27]
UNDP CO 2019/07 Completed This issue was raised in the final Project Board Meeting. The Government assured operationalization of the same. History
3. Recommendation:

Request UN Environment to help investigate funding sources for the safeguards process.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27]

Agreed. UNDP and UNREDD would reach out to UN Environment to explore funding sources.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Check back with UN Environment
[Added: 2019/12/27]
UNDP CO / UN-REDD Regional Office 2019/07 Completed UN-REDD Regional Office checked back with UN Environment. However, no fund is available now.
4. Recommendation:

If it is decided to proceed with a REDD+ implementation phase, make funds available from its own resources for implementation of REDD+ related initiatives.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27]

Agreed, but it depends on decision to be made by the government, which is not under control of UNDP and FAO. Nonetheless, UNDP and FAO would share this recommendation with the Project Board meeting to further facilitate the process.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Raise the issue to the Project Board Meeting
[Added: 2019/12/27]
UNDP CO / FAO 2019/07 Completed This issue was raised in the final Project Board Meeting. The Government stressed that both own fund and external support are needed to implement the strategy.
5. Recommendation:

If there is a REDD+ implementation phase, request UN agencies and/or USAID for support to develop a Sub-National REDD+ Action Plan (SRAP) for the CHTs.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27]

Agreed. UNDP and FAO are willing to provide support to the government.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Raise the issue to the Project Board Meeting
[Added: 2019/12/27]
UNDP CO / FAO 2019/07 Completed This issue was raised in the final Project Board Meeting. The Government stressed sub-regional planning for all regions, not only for hill region once project concept note on Sub-National REDD+ action plan for CHT has been submitted to the Government.
6. Recommendation:

Assuming there is a REDD+ implementation phase, request UN agencies for financial support to raise stakeholder engagement and capacity building, including on gender equity and mainstreaming.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27]

Agreed. If UNDP is involved in the implementation phase, surely UNDP and FAO will ensure inclusiveness, stakeholder engagement and capacity building.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Raise the issue to the Project Board Meeting
[Added: 2019/12/27]
UNDP CO / FAO 2019/07 Completed This issue was raised in the final Project Board Meeting. The Government agrees that capacity building and gender equity are keys to development.
7. Recommendation:

Provide or facilitate funding for activities to meet outstanding readiness gaps, such as the safeguards component, stakeholder capacity building, conducting a comprehensive analysis of financing and incentive measures, cost-benefit analysis of PAMs, and other aspects of institutional and stakeholder readiness. Such funding could be conditional on at least an operational RSC and ratification of the proposed reorganization of the BFD.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/12/27]

Agreed. UNDP is ready to support the Government to identify potential funding sources, provided the Government requests UNDP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Raise the issue to the Project Board Meeting
[Added: 2019/12/27]
UNDP CO / FAO 2019/07 Completed Two project concept notes have been submitted to government (1- on safeguard and 2 – sub-national REDD+ Plan).
8. Recommendation:

In the REDD+ implementation phase (if there is one), facilitate coordination between the NP and other UNDP supported forest sector projects, and adopt a more pro-active approach to ensuring better collaboration between UNPD and FAO teams.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/27]

Agreed. If there is an implementation phase, UNDP and FAO will support coordination among forestry projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Draft a project concept note on REDD++ implementation jointly with FAO
[Added: 2019/12/27] [Last Updated: 2020/06/26]
UNDP CO/ FAO 2020/10 Initiated History

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