Success message
error message
warn message
Terminal Evaluation: Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan
Commissioning Unit: Bhutan
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 04/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bhutan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

It is recommended to commission an economic analysis of the commercial aspects of the project outputs to provide costs involved, pricing, sales and profitability of the commercial products and shed light in the appropriateness of the benefit sharing proportions defined in the pilot ABS agreements and how soon or late actual benefits would practically arise.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/04/01]

The final Project Board Meeting, which was held on 21 December 2018 discussed in length and agreed with the recommendation on conducting an economic analysis of the commercial aspects of the project in future, which should include costs of production, pricing, sales and profitability and benefit sharing proportions (for ABS related project).  The PSC members also recommended considering 4Ps in the marketing of the products (production, price, place and promotion) in order to sustain the products in the market

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As an immediate measure, the project implementing partners, led by the NBC will develop an exit and back up strategy and explore the possibility of using ‘BRAND BHUTAN’ and ‘Royal Seal’ to secure better marketing of the products.
[Added: 2019/04/01]
IPs led by NBC 2019/06 Overdue-Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

It is recommended to carry out documentation of lessons learnt in the upscaling implementation process to advice on upscaling.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/04/01]

UNDP has been documenting the lesson learnt of the projects through monitoring and evaluation, and success stories. In fact, all projects will have a component on M&E going forward to capture the lesson learnt and knowledge sharing.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop M&E plan, which includes the documentation of lessons learnt for the projects
[Added: 2019/04/01]
UNDP 2019/06 Overdue-Initiated
3. Recommendation:

It is recommended that the communication and awareness materials as well as the report on experiences of pilot ABS may be made available online through the website of NBC to continue the good effort that the project has made in creating awareness and to promote bioprospecting.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/04/01]

As recommended, UNDP and NBC will upload all the communication and awareness materials and the advocacy video on their websites to reach out to larger audience.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Upload all the communication and awareness materials and the advocacy video on UNDP and NBC’s websites
[Added: 2019/04/01]
UNDP & National Biodiversity Centre 2019/06 Overdue-Initiated
4. Recommendation:

It is recommended to pursue the consideration of the Biodiversity Bill by the Parliament at the earliest. However, due to the change in the Parliament, it is suggested that awareness and sensitization of Parliamentarians on ABS and on the bill be conducted prior to submitting the bill to the parliament. This recommendation is made to ensure understanding of the bill in the right context before it is passed or is subjected to further delays. Hence, it may not be submitted to the first session of the 3rd Parliament.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/04/01]

As recommended, NBC will explore the possibility of conducting an awareness and sensitization meeting/workshop for the Parliamentarians on ABS and Biodiversity Bill prior to submitting the bill to the parliament, which will ensure understanding of the Bill in the right context before it is passed or is subjected to further delays.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct awareness and sensitization of Parliamentarians on ABS and Biodiversity Bill
[Added: 2019/04/01]
National Biodiversity Centre 2020/08 Initiated

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

220 East 42nd Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org