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Facilitating Climate Resilience in TJK project final evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Tajikistan
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 01/2022
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Tajikistan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

1. Continue to develop successful Climate Resilient Proposals, Feasibility and Pilot Studies.

CoEP are the National Designated Authority (NDA) for Tajikistan and is currently implementing 5 investment projects with a resource envelop of US$ 85.1 m and 4 readiness support project with US$ 4.4 million. There is however, the recommendation to continue providing support to CoEP to enable the institution to grow and become experienced in GCF applications and project delivery.  Human capacity issues  remain at the heart of continued success in country and so there are a series of additional “next step” support tasks that are eeded. For example, capacity is needed to ensure that the required additional projects are designed effectively and efficiently to maximimise the impact that the FCRT project has managed to create. A range of possible studies (using a range of donor support) have been raised for discussion, but those of most relevance for consideration include the following:

  • Consider the draft of a Project that may be entitled “Green, Resilient Recovery in Energy and Agriculture sectors in Tajikistan”;
  • Initiate a Feasibility Study of Weather Index Insurance needs for Tajikistan;
  • Initiate a Pilot Programme to “Upscale” nature-based solutions to supporot delivery of EbA interventions in mountainous regions of Tajikistan;
  • Undertake an Assessment of the Cost and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Sectors of Tajikistan.

To this end, targeted training on project proposal writing is required, possibly in tandem with the creation of a “call down” consultancy framework to offer advice and a review service on any future donor funded proposal produced 9 to maximise impact).

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Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/04]

UNDP projects will continue building the capacity of national partners (Committee for Environmental Protection) as the Focal Point to GCF, AF and other climatic vertical funds

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Consider development of proposal for consideration of RTFD and other donors with components on green and resilient recovery in energy/Agriculture sectors.
[Added: 2022/03/04]
Team Leader, CC, DRR, EE 2023/12 Initiated
2. Initiate a Feasibility Study of Weather Index Insurance needs for Tajikistan
[Added: 2022/03/04]
Project team 2022/07 Initiated The feasibility study is ongoing.
4. Undertake an Assessment of the Cost and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Sectors of Tajikistan.
[Added: 2022/03/04]
Project team 2022/07 Initiated The assessment is ongoing
3. Initiate a Pilot Programme to “Upscale” nature-based solutions to supporot delivery of EbA interventions in mountainous regions of Tajikistan.
[Added: 2022/03/04]
Team Leader, CC, DRR, EE, Project team 2023/12 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

2. Need for a Continuation Strategic Plan to help support the route map for next phases of work to help make communities more climate resilient.

This is an important task for UNDP/CoEP to help capture the good practice generated by the FCRT project and to help set an Action Plan to take forward urgent interventions for sustaining the impact of the project. This would provide an opportunity to implement Recommendation 2 above plus to follow-up and expand on the conducted demonstration activities, thereby increasing the likelihood for sustainability. Replication of the FCRT intervention projects (into other Districts of Tajikistan) would certainly require the role and input of local stakeholders early on in any future design process.

UNDP may also consider the need to produce separate FCRT “impact assessments” to help document and share deeper learnings from the FCRT and associated proposed interventions created to date.

This recommendation is linked to Issue 1 which states the need to establish governance structures, from a national to village scale, to support EbA interventions. A specific study is needed to identify formal governance architecture options as part of a specific institutional assessment that is supported by capacity and financial assessments (see Lesson 1).

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/04]

accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP initiated a project on “Enabling an Effective National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process for Tajikistan” which will contribute to implementation of the above recommendations.
[Added: 2022/03/04]
NAP project 2024/12 Initiated NAP project
3. Recommendation:

3. Produce Adaptation Guides and Manuals to help mainstream climate resilience into the future NAP (and Sector Specific Policies and Action Plans plus Local Adaptation Plans).

Development of integrated management plans will be a priority for each relevant “sector” including forestry, agriculture, transport and tourism sector as the NAP starts to be developed for Tajikistan. This is important to ensure that clarity is provided on how sector strategies could be updated to help support climate resilient mainstreaming in the future, embracing any new information attained from the FCRT outputs and outcomes. This would therefore link directly to the staffing and capacity issue raised in Recommendation 4 below. Through the introduction of new (or updated) guide manuals that are formally embraced by GoT, adaptation planning in Tajikistan, using new climate resilient infrastructure building codes, could be realised and mainstreamed quicker. Future donor support is therefore likely to be required to help deliver this need. There may also be traction in the need to support the NAP by producing “Local Adaptation Plans” to address, for example, most vulnerable communities in mountainous areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/04]

accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. The adaptation guides and manuals to be produced within NAP project.
[Added: 2022/03/04]
NAP project staff 2024/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

4. Undertake a forward-looking review of staffing and capacity needs

The GoT (with UNDP and potentially RTFD support) should undertake a forward-looking review of staffing and capacity needs for key stakeholders (government and non-governmental) that focuses on “life after the FCRT project” period. Capacity improvements may need to include the setting up and delivering more online training courses to help add value and demonstrate long term sustainability of donor (RTFD) funds. This differs from the capacity focus identified in Recommendation 1 above.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/04]

accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. The project will explore possibility of involving Russian Experts through “Exert on demand” scheme.
[Added: 2022/03/04]
Team Leader and Project staff 2023/12 Initiated

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