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PIMS 856 CC MSP: UNDP/GEF Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) for Urban Housing in South Africa
Commissioning Unit: South Africa
Evaluation Plan: 2007-2009
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2008
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Africa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Symptoms of so called pioneer markets must be recognized and addressed in the creation and/or support of industry bodies
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/24] [Last Updated: 2013/10/24]

The creation of conditions for organic market growth is valuable in attaining sustained uptake of renewable energy technologies. These include a standardised quality and product testing regime, a widened distribution and maintenance infrastructure and increasing and continued public awareness.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Publish the Code of Practice (CoP) for installation and maintenance of domestic Solar Water Heaters by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
[Added: 2013/10/24]
SABS 2007/08 Completed
2. Recommendation: Public education and awareness creation is demanding and expectations require careful management
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/24]

The rate at which awareness is created must be carefully considered at the outset. The existing capacity of the industry and its ability to increase this capacity within favourable conditions dictates how broadly awareness creation can take place without placing undue stress on the industry buy inundating it with demand which it cannot meet. Creating expectations which cannot be met must be avoided.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
workshop to facilitate the awareness
[Added: 2013/10/24]
Project Team 2007/06 Completed The workshop was held by an NGO, REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership).
3. Recommendation: Monitoring and evaluation must be put in place early in the project and continue throughout to the terminal evaluation
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/24]

Improved ongoing M&E potentially through independent assignment thereof and earlier contracting and inclusion of evaluator for the final evaluation in project tracking activities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Action to be taken based on the results of this monitoring oversight and evaluation reports
[Added: 2013/10/24]
Evaluator, GEF 2007/09 Completed
4. Recommendation: A repository for final document outputs must be created and accessible beyond closure of the project.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/24]

For industry growth to be sustainable growth it needs to be managed at a prudent rate. Processes must be in place to ensure that new market entrants adhere to quality standards.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Market data on customer preferences and SWH demand is available and accessible for delineation of SWH-related business opportunities and follow-up projects
[Added: 2013/10/24]
GEF, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) 2007/11 Completed

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