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Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Bricks and Rural Buildings
Commissioning Unit: China
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2013
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: China
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Update (or if necessary reconstitute) the Project Logframe  for Year 4 and 5 in terms of the consistent and SMART output indicators, activities and sub-contract  tasks, considering the 3-year experiences.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO will take this feedback positively and mainstream it into project implementation.

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2. Recommendation:

For the Project Management to develop a strategic action plan for the remaining period of the project that will determine the specific activities and sub-contracts that will need extension as necessary and the resources needed to implement them, particularly the 60 replications. PMO expressed that a one (1) year project extension is necessary. This will be subject to the results of the strategic planning for accomplishing the remaining outputs and outcomes expected from the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO will take this feedback positively and mainstream it into project implementation.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

Enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of communications, reporting and monitoring among the Project Partners,  PMO, PSC, TAC, Sub-contractors, local organizations and villagers to enable common understanding, commitment and timely execution in all aspects of the project, maximizing wherever possible the use of internet-based networking, telecommunications and riding on other existing platforms to prevent duplication  and conflict

Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO takes this feedback positively and will mainstream it into project implementation.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

Revisit the project’s training needs analysis (TNA) and its recommendations if it was done; but if not, conduct a TNA to assess remaining training needs since a TNA should have been done at the outset to form the basis of the training programs. For the future training, more effective means and strategies should be employed in rural areas (recognizing difference from urban setting) with contents focusing on:

  • Cost/benefit Analysis from the viewpoint of EE home owners to enhance their awareness and acceptance
  • Technical training for construction workers and technicians on application of EE bricks in ruralbuilding construction
  • Financial models and familiarity oncost/benefitof EE bricks and buildings for rural application and related investments for bank officers and project developers
Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO takes this feedback positively and will mainstream it into project implementation.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation:

Training on the monitoring of the energy utilization performance of the rural buildings to be incorporated in the information networking activity for the relevant staff members of the authorities concerned (such as the MOA, NDRC, MOHURD, WMRO and their local branches) and the building owners that will include data collection system, energy performance evaluation, and dissemination of results. With the EE bricks standards having been issued, start addressing the promulgation of implementing rules and regulations and establish monitoring systems to ensure effectiveness of the program execution

Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO takes this feedback positively and will mainstream it into project implementation.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Considering the long process of approval, develop and adopt policies as priority for the year the necessary financial mechanisms and accessibility that will spell out the incentives and subsidies for market transformation to happen in rural areas where the economic situations vary from place to place.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO takes it positively and will mainstream it into project implementation.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:

While aiming at fully completing successfully the current phase of the project, the development direction of the next phase should focus not  only on the building envelope (not only brick walls, also windows, roof, etc.) but also integrating them with efficient energy systems for heating, cooking, hot water supply and other household energy needs.  This should be in coordination and integration with other similar ongoing projects that will consider new technology development and market situations in China  and other countries with similar climate zones.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/06/30]

PMO will take the feedback positively and will mainstream it into project implementation.

Key Actions:

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