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Private Public Partnership for Sustainable Land Management in the Shire River Basin Terminal Report
Commissioning Unit: Malawi
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 04/2016
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Malawi
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Finalizing, sharing and storing documents: All technical reports of the project, particularly the consultancy reports and best practices report need to have a finishing touch to achieve professional quality according to a checklist to consistent quality (date on front page, Summary, Table of Contents, Reference list, etc.); All project documents (technical, managerial, financial) need to be stored systematically (consistent document names and file names showing contents); Circulation of relevant documents to partners.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/28]

This recommendation is consistent with existing UNDP practice on the management of key project related documents and information.   UNDP will therefore review the gaps identified by the evaluator and take corrective action.  In addition, UNDP will pay attention to the demands for quality reports. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Compile a list of technical reports produced under the project and assess their completeness and quality.
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This will not completed as the project closed.]
List is being compiled but quality assessment is an issue. So far there has been no provisions for this part of the exercise. History
1.2 Complete, update text and presentation to ensure professional quality finishing.
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This will not be done in the absence of dedicated project staff as the project closed.]
Implementation of the activity is uncertain given that there has been no budget provision. History
1.3 Upload all reports and project documents in the Document Center in the corporate planning system (Atlas).
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/05/03]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated Some reports have been uploaded while those which we saved on a CD-ROM have now been uploaded to technical challenges. History
1.4 Circulate documents/reports to partners including Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Ministry of Agriculture, ESCOM, District Councils, GEF, WB, FAO, WFP and UNICEF, Southern Region Water Board, Blantyre Water Board, ILLOVO Sugar Company.
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This action will not be completed in the absence of project staff since the project closed.]
Instead of physical circulation of documents, documents will posted to a website and links provided for access. History
2. Recommendation:

Organizing a workshops before the end of the project with stakeholders and related projects with the following objectives:

Sharing knowledge and lessons-learned;

Identification and elaboration of opportunities for follow-up and upscaling of interventions through government programmes and other donor projects are to be developed during this workshop.  Opportunities: DFID, SRBMP, COVAMS II, MCA and Perform.   The development of a new EU project (Global Climate Alliance) in this sector forms a new opportunity.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/28]

 In principle, UNDP is in agreement with this recommendation.  As already noted sharing of knowledge, lessons learnt and best practices is one of the key values of UNDP.  Hence, the organization seeks to take every opportunity to share experiences with counterparts and development partners.  It is for this same reason that we insist that project evaluations should include a section on lessons learnt.

Since the project is operationally closed, the recommended workshop will not be organized.  However, UNDP shared the lessons learnt and best practices at a steering committee held in February, 2016 where key implementing partners on ongoing UNDP interventions were present.  The report on best practices has been shared with the respective project manager.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Share the evaluation report with a forwarding letter which highlights key lessons
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated History
2.2 Develop a work programme in respect of the recommendations of the evaluation for the consideration of other donor projects including DFID, Shire River Basin Management Project, Community Vitalization and Afforestation in the Middle Shire (COVAMS) II, Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and the Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi (PERFORM).
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This will not completed as the project closed.]
History
2.3 Develop a new EU project (Global Climate Change Alliance).
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth 2015/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The Country Office is developing few projects in the theme of climate change line with the new Country Programme Document (2019-2023).]
History
3. Recommendation:

Finalize incomplete activities:

Resources need to be identified for testing of charcoal kilns which have been constructed in the project area and disseminating results;

Resources need to be identified to finalize Green Water Credit (GWS) indicators and to start a GWC pilot; if possible Coordination Unit for the Rehabilitation of the Environment (CURE) continuing and extending its activities in this regard; private sector companies and utilities (ILLOVO, Southern Region Water Board (SWRB), Blantyre Water Board (BWB), Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (ESCOM) are keen to step in.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/28]

There is value in testing charcoal kilns and finalizing GWC indicators.  The testing of charcoal kilns will be done with support from an ongoing project in partnership with Christian Aid.   With regard to finalization of GWC indicators, CURE will be urged to engage with Malawi Environment Endowment Trust (MEET) to support the initiative.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Engage Christian Aid to share data from the filng done in December, 2015 for analysis and determination of next steps.
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated History
3.2 Support development of sustainable charcoal kiln construction and operations.
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth 2016/10 No Longer Applicable [Justification: No resources are available to support this initiative.]
History
3.3 Advocate for the involvement of MEET in the development indicators
[Added: 2016/06/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Resilience and Sustainable Growth 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This action will not be completed as is project closed.]
History

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