Success message
error message
warn message
Evaluation on low-carbon & climate-resilient.
Commissioning Unit: Jordan
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Completion Date: 02/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Jordan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Future country programmes should make the risks and assumptions underlying its outcomes more explicitly in order to inform the two points mentioned above.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

Actions already made and the new program included risk management section.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Actions already made and the new program included risk management section.
[Added: 2018/03/26]
Env. , CC & DRR 2018/03 Completed
2. Recommendation:

The UNDP should ensure that the Gender Strategy that was developed in 2016 is used to guide the design of the next country programme, which in turn should guide the design of projects for ensuring environmental sustainability.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/03/26]

1 Review the new adopted CPD  with respect to “gender mainstreaming” aspect and check its alignment with Gender Strategy of 2016

2 Conduct dedicated training sessions on ‘gender mainstreaming”  for projects staffs

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1 Review the new adopted CPD with respect to “gender mainstreaming” aspect and check its alignment with Gender Strategy of 2016 2 Conduct dedicated training sessions on ‘gender mainstreaming” for projects staffs
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/08]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar & the project team; Results Reporting team and Gender Task force 2018/11 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

The CO should take the necessary steps to strengthen the institutionalization of the M&E function in its organizational structure by funding long-term positions for M&E specialists. Further, M&E specialists should not be left to rely of their limited prior experience to carry out their functions. Rather, there should be dedicated capacity building of selected staff; and The UNDP CO could make use of the results-framework developed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for guidance on developing appropriate gender-sensitive M&E framework, including selection of SMART indicators, for climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk management. The results-framework will also be useful to harmonise M&E frameworks at both the programme outcome and project levels.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

1 Develop the capacity of the  M & E (Results Reporting) team and institutionalize the function of the team into the office’s structure.

2 Conduct training sessions on results-based management and its uses in planning, monitoring and reporting of UNDP interven­tions for both program and project staff.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. The CO should take the necessary steps to strengthen the institutionalization of the M&E function in its organizational structure by funding long-term positions for M&E specialists. Further, M&E specialists should not be left to rely of their limited prior experience to carry out their functions. Rather, there should be dedicated capacity building of selected staff; and 2. The UNDP CO could make use of the results-framework developed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for guidance on developing appropriate gender-sensitive M&E framework, including selection of SMART indicators, for climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk management. The results-framework will also be useful to harmonise M&E frameworks at both the programme outcome and project levels.
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/08/28]
Develop the capacity of the M & E (Results Reporting) team and institutionalize the function of the team into the office’s structure. 2018/06 Completed M&E officer to oversee the implementation of environment pillar outcomes has joined RRT structure within the country office. M&E officer is supporting the development and the implementation of key M&E tools to measure progress against indicators and to ensure that all outputs and initiatives being implemented under the portfolio are achieved as planned and in quality manner. History
4. Recommendation:

There is a need for UNDP to continue supporting action on DRR at the national level, and in this process to not only support the much needed mainstreaming of DRR but also to reclaim a niche that it previously occupied. The CADRI project provides the UNDP with an opportunity to support these twin objectives by ensuring that it coordinates all CADRI-related interventions in Jordan while reinforcing its mandate for coordinating all UN agencies in the country. This position will also place UNDP in a unique position to also carry out more effective coordination on DRR among other development partners, which could open up opportunities for further resources mobilization by UNDP. Another contribution of UNDP is to ensure that its coordination of UN agencies vis-à-vis government leads to more effective integration of climate change adaptation, DRR, and Agenda 2030 in national development planning. Hence, the opportunity to coordinate the CADRI partnership is a useful means for UNDP to promote long-term and systemic planning approaches at the national level.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

1 Allocate seed funds to immediately respond to the key findings of the mentioned CADRi mission

2 Develop relevant proposals for funding in coordination with the concerned authorities;

3 Conduct a national workshop to discuss the appropriate approach to ensure mainstreaming DRR into development planning process;

4 Conduct an evaluation for the earlier interventions made in Aqaba and Petra which were important  and develop a brief plan of action to follow and scale up.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1 Allocate seed funds to immediately respond to the key findings of the mentioned CADRi mission
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
The program senior management 2018/04 Completed History
2 Develop relevant proposals for funding in coordination with the concerned authorities
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/08]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar 2018/11 Completed History
3 Conduct a national workshop to discuss the appropriate approach to ensure mainstreaming DRR into development planning process.
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/08/28]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar 2018/06 Completed UNDP has recently signed an agreement with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management and funded by SDC for the purpose to integrate the key principles of DRR into policy framework of different national strategies and to advance DRR activities through more holistic and effective management of DRR to meet national socio-economic priorities History
Conduct an evaluation for the earlier interventions made in Aqaba and Petra which were important and develop a brief plan of action to follow and scale up.
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/08/28]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar 2018/07 Completed UNDP has recently signed an agreement with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management and funded by SDC for the purpose to integrate the key principles of DRR into policy framework of different national strategies and to advance DRR activities through more holistic and effective management of DRR to meet national socio-economic priorities History
5. Recommendation:

 The Resource Mobilisation Action Plan (RMAP) that was developed at the end of 2016 proposes to activate the Joint Platform with the private sector. The Joint Platform for partnership can be marketed as a concrete example of applying Goal 17 for furthering Agenda 2030. The RMAP proposes to also review corporate priorities. A low-cost recommendation is, therefore, to activate the setting up of the Joint Platform to capitalise on the initial benefits that have accrued during the CPD period, namely:

  • Supporting local manufacturers of electrical appliances through the Jordan Chamber of Commerce and Industry to prospect for emerging markets, such as Eastern African Community and CIS, for energy efficient Jordan-made appliances. The UNDP can make use of its local presence in these markets to facilitate market prospection; and

To advocate for the need for the private sector to engage in disaster risk reduction such as through the development of risk transfer instruments. The evaluation has revealed that the development of such market instruments would support the mainstreaming of DRR at all levels.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

1 Explore any possible interventions (and identify possible scopes)  with private sectors

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

All the recommendations proposed in this evaluation are supportive of long-term planning approaches. More specifically related to the conclusion made above, the following are recommended:

  • By drawing of the cases highlighted in this evaluation, UNDP should continue its advocacy next to MOPIC that high turnover at multiple levels of government hinder mainstreaming of results and outcomes of investments, and the loss of institutional memory;
  • UNDP should also develop a talent retention strategy and action plan to ensure continuity of its actions on the ground, as well as internalising key positions such as M&E and gender in its organization structure; and

Advocate for the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation, DRR and Agenda 2030: first, by ensuring that this is done while designing its country programme and then cascaded into project designs for environmental sustainability; and second, by advocating for this approach with MOPIC and other development partners. This recommendation can also be used to more effectively carry out coordination among UN Agencies

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

1 Explore the possibility of establishing a joint task force to include UNDP & MoPIC and meet regularly to ensure mainstreaming of results and outcomes of investments

2 Request all projects to develop a proper exit strategy for their interventions beyond projects timeline

3 The recommendation on the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation, DRR and Agenda 2030 into the new program to be shared with the Reuslts reporting team

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1 Explore the possibility of establishing a joint task force to include UNDP & MoPIC and meet regularly to ensure mainstreaming of results and outcomes of investments
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/08/28]
The program senior management 2018/05 Completed - We are currently working with MoEnv on establishing Env. donor taskforce where development agencies as well as concerned ministries including MOPIC will be invited to join. The main objective of the taskforce is to organize the work under the environment sector to be aligned with Jordan 2025 vision and national priorities and avoid any duplications in the implementation of different programmes related to environment sector amongst the development agencies - Concerned MOPIC staff are always involved in environment projects not only at the projects` steering committee level but also as part of technical committees. Moreover, updates on our current and future programming are communicated regularly with MOPIC concerned staff. History
2 Request all projects to develop a proper exit strategy for their interventions beyond projects timeline
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
The program senior management 2018/04 Completed History
3 The recommendation on the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation, DRR and Agenda 2030 into the new program to be shared with the Reuslts reporting team
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/08]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar 2018/11 Completed History
7. Recommendation:

As a middle income country, Jordan cannot use its STAR allocation for implementing climate change adaptation and DRR. As these environmental sustainability issues will continue to be topical, and future climate changes and variability are expected to even increase the significance of these issues, other sources of funding will have to be secured. It is therefore proposed that the RMAP be updated to also include the Green Climate Fund as another potential source of funding. At the time of evaluation, it was brought to the attention of the evaluator that UNDP was partnering with FAO and national and sub-national stakeholders to develop a concept note for attracting GCF grant financing for a climate change adaptation and DRR project. The proposed project will also have elements of climate change mitigation.

Another source of funding that could be sought is for climate change mitigation through the NAMA Facility under the aegis of the UNFCCC. A prior requirement would however be the development of NAMAs.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

1 Include GCF as a potential funding source under the RMAP

2 Updating the RMAP regularly so as to include any new potential funding sources.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include GCF as a potential funding source under the RMAP
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/08/28]
The program senior management & Results Reporting 2018/08 Completed - A concept note has been submitted to GCF secretariat in cooperation with FAO in May 2018 and awaiting GCF feedback. - UNDP together with IUCN has initiated a process to develop a concept note to be submitted to the Adaptation fund History
2 Updating the RMAP regularly so as to include any new potential funding sources.
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/12/05]
The program senior management & Results Reporting 2018/11 Completed History
8. Recommendation:

To use the GAM project to fully develop, test and implement the derisking energy efficiency investment (DEEI) methodology, and to develop a roadmap for multi-stakeholder coordination for supporting low-energy buildings at the city-wide level. It is also recommended that the UNDP would mobilise additional resources in order to implement the derisking renewable energy investment (DREI) for the implementation of the renewable energy target in the Jordan NDC.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/26]

1 Include the   derisking energy efficiency investment (DEEI) methodology as an item to the agenda of the inception workshop of the GAM project and ensure the project workplan includes activities that contribute to the  facilitation of such methodology.

2 Develop in collaboration with JREEF a concept note and mobilize additional resources in order to implement the derisking renewable energy investment (DREI) for the implementation of the renewable energy target in the Jordan NDC.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1 Include the derisking energy efficiency investment (DEEI) methodology as an item to the agenda of the inception workshop of the GAM project and ensure the project workplan includes activities that contribute to the facilitation of such methodology
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/08/28]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar & the project team 2018/07 Completed The project has not been signed yet and will take the above proposed action into consideration once starting the implementation. History
2 Develop in collaboration with JREEF a concept note and mobilize additional resources in order to implement the derisking renewable energy investment (DREI) for the implementation of the renewable energy target in the Jordan NDC.
[Added: 2018/03/26] [Last Updated: 2018/11/08]
Env. , CC & DRR Pillar & the project team 2018/11 Completed History

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

1 UN Plaza
DC1-20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org