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Promote Peace Building through Cross Boundary Wastewater Management in the occupied Palestinian territories
Commissioning Unit:Palestine
Evaluation Plan:2012-2017
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:09/2013
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Palestine
1. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1. Comprehensive Stakeholder analysis should be conducted in project design phase of similar projects
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

the management team agree with the recommendation as this is essential part of the project design phase to better understand the relations , roles and responsibilities of key actors

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 organize meetings with Palestinian Water Authority, Israeli Water Authority, Municipality of Baqa Al-Sharqia , and the donors to identify interest and clarify roles and responsibilities
[Added: 2014/07/02]
Environment Team 2013/12 Completed Comprehensive analysis was conducted in the design process of new project phase
2. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: the Project should utilize all possible means during the short remaining time of its life to continue the work on the interim trans-boundary wastewater management protocol
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

the management team will utilize possible means to advocate and lobbying for reaching interim agreement on Trans-boundary wastewater management

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 organize a meeting with PWA and encourage them to respond to the comments received form the Israeli side 2.2 request Palestinian Water Authority to call for a meeting with the Israeli water authority to discuss the comments received and to agree on the way forward 2.3. continue follow up with Palestinian water authority on the agreed way forward
[Added: 2014/07/02] [Last Updated: 2017/10/13]
Environment Team 2015/06 Completed 2.1 completed in April 2014 2.2 completed in April 2014 2.3 In Progress - Update - Completed in September 2014
3. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: more attention should be given by UNDP, and the donor to the advocacy and lobbying for reaching an agreement on the draft protocol
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

the management team will continue coordinating with the donors to push both sides to be engaged in serious discussions on the protocol

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 organize meetings with Government of Japan and Netherlands (project donors) and provide regular update on the dialogue between both parties
[Added: 2014/07/02] [Last Updated: 2017/10/13]
Environment Team 2015/05 Completed Two meetings were conducted Update - Project donor meeting was organized in May 2015 in PWA office where UNDP had updated the representatives of Japan and Netherlands on progress and issues related to finalizing interim arrangements
4. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: provide intensive specialized technical training to certain number of technical staff of the targeted municipalities so they can provide technical support and maintenance to the constructed infrastructure (e.g. wastewater networks) once they become functional.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

the management team agree with the recommendation as this is very critical to the project sustainability

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 include in the new phase comprehensive programme for improving the capacity of targeted municipalities in system operation and maintenance
[Added: 2014/07/02]
Environment Team 2013/12 Completed New phase includes a separate output for building the capacity of the Municipality of Baqa Al-Sharqia
5. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5: encourage active role of targeted municipalities in project implementation
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

this is highly dependent on the project management capacity of the targeted municipalities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 assess the project management capacities of the targeted municipalities
[Added: 2014/07/02] [Last Updated: 2017/10/13]
Environment Team 2014/10 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Update - there is no commitment made yet for additional funding to implement a second stage of the project. the assessment will be considered as part of implementation of a new intervention in the targeted municipalities]
Planned
6. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6: encourage municipalities and local institutions to be more engaged in the activities and provide an umbrella for the youth activities
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

the management team agree with recommendation as active engagement of the targeted municipalities including your is critical to the sustainability of project results

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 include new phase activities to promote dialogue at local levels between both parties
[Added: 2014/07/02]
Environment Team 2013/12 Completed The new phase include as separate output aiming for promoting dialogue between both parties
7. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 7: The procurement of contractors should give more weight to the technical expertise, pervious performance, and reference check of the applicants
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

contractors performance check is part of UNDP process prior to award of contract

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No Action needed
[Added: 2014/07/02] [Last Updated: 2017/11/15]
Environment Team 2014/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: No action needed]
Actions are already taking place as part of UND P standard
8. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 8: ensure a proper follow up on the outputs after the end of the Project an exit strategy and plan needs to be developed before the closing date of the project.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

management team agree with the recommendation as proper handing over and commissioning shall take place to ensure continutey of the project results beyond its timeframe

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Same as 4.1 include in the new phase comprehensive programme for improving the capacity of targeted municipalities in system operation and maintenance
[Added: 2014/07/02]
Environment Team 2013/12 Completed New phase includes a separate output for building the capacity of the Municipality of Baqa Al-Sharqia
9. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 9: consider the following issues in future programming: phasing approach; explore technical options; specialized training and youth exchange
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/01]

management team agree with the recommendation and will consider the above mentioned in the design of new phase

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1 in the design of new phase adopt phasing approach including exploring alternatives to identify the optimal option to manage wastewater and control pollution in the targeted communities. 9.2 Same as 4.1 9.3 same as 6.1
[Added: 2014/07/02]
Environment Team 2013/12 Completed Phasing approach and exploring different options were adopted in the design of new phase

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