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UNDP-GEF Terminal Evaluation of Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Land Use Regulation and Management at the Municipal Scale
Commissioning Unit: South Africa
Evaluation Plan: 2020-2025
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Africa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Monitor effectiveness of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Tool to inform evidence-based decision making in order to authorize biodiversity developments for a better protection of biodiversity and natural resources.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/11/24]

Agreed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct quality assessment of EIA reports, using the refined EIA Screening Tool.
[Added: 2021/11/24] [Last Updated: 2022/03/22]
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), UDDP 2022/12 Initiated The EAI screening tool is in use and accepting of registration and login for quality assessments. History
Make refinements to the EIA Tool as needed.
[Added: 2021/11/24] [Last Updated: 2022/03/22]
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), UNDP 2022/03 Completed The EIA Tool was cleared and launched on SANBI website(http://eia.sanbi.org) for stakeholder use. History
2. Recommendation:

Include a gender specialist in the project design team - Women's empowerment and gender equality are essential elements in the approach that UN agencies should follow in all their interventions. Therefore, it is important to ensure that gender issues are mainstreamed into future projects of UNDP in South Africa.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/22]

Fully agreed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In future design, formalize the process of involving a gender specialist in future project design/planning.
[Added: 2022/03/22]
UNDP 2022/03 Completed The CO has enhanced the involvement of a gender specialist in project design/planning for gender mainstreaming. The programme units will continue sharing project documents to the gender specialist.
3. Recommendation:

Target smallholding farmers to access market information and knowledge to improve the quality of their entrepreneur business for future projects

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/22]

Fully agreed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In future design, direct project beneficiaries should be centrally focused on in all future projects, in this case, small holding farmers.
[Added: 2022/03/22]
UNDP 2022/03 Completed The recommendation will be considered/applied during the identification and formulation of other proposals History

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