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Final evaluation Productive Landscapes Resilient to Climate Change and Strengthened Socio-Economic Networks in Guatemala.
Commissioning Unit: Guatemala
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2019
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Guatemala
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

To make successful experiences visible and to promote their dissemination and scaling by entities with competence in the subject. For example, new projects could replicate and generate greater research with respect to the use and commercializing of “maxán” leaf. The project erected the basis for its “domestication” and harnessing. Also, the endorsing of non-timber products, with a cultural background and potential in the international market.

 

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

MARN and UNDP will promote the successful experiences achieved by the Project, disseminating the information and using the base of it to scale up future processes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 MARN and UNDP promote, through different platforms and spaces (institutional web pages, forums, others) for discussion, the dissemination of successful experiences achieved by the PPRCC Project. They will take as reference the results and successful experiences of the PPRCC Project in future processes
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MARN UNDP 2019/12 Completed The platforms were implemented. History
2. Recommendation:

To bring the information to the population in a way that can be useful and becomes an instrument to improve future interventions linked to adaptation to climate change. This recommendation is based on the "good practice" carried out by the project in this area. For example, the strategy of informing each ethnic group in their mother tongue facilitates horizontal communication and knowledge management

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

The project facilitates knowledge sharing to and between communities based on "good practices": agricultural, forestry and livestock, jointly facilitated by local organizations and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA), through agricultural technicians and leaders of Learning Centers for Rural Development (CADER), technicians of the National Forest Institute (INAB), and communication technicians of MARN.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Through local organizations, partner, government institutions and the local delegate from MARN, efforts will be made to continue transferring knowledge to the communities on good adaptive practices in agricultural, forestry and livestock sectors.
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MARN 2019/12 Completed The knowledge products were disseminated. History
3. Recommendation:

To move forward in the processes of completion of a project requires an expertise not only in terms of efficiency, but also in the effectiveness of the actions that are being implemented. It is important to develop a "sustainability strategy" that takes into account the status of the processes in execution. It is desirable that projects transcend the logic of fulfillment of products, indicators, goals, and instead adopt more strategic processes in the medium and long term. For example: the value chains promoted by the project in the case of honey and pea or, the generation of mechanisms of microfinancing in order to support climate change adaptation processes.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

Monitor the implementation of the sustainability strategy for the processes that should continue with the execution, as a result of the momentum provided by the PPRCC Project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) will monitor the implementation of the sustainability strategy developed for each process that must continue after the end of the Project.
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MARN 2019/12 Completed The guide was implemented as planned. History
4. Recommendation:

To promote partnerships between the different UNDP programs (Rule of Law and Peace, Active and Inclusive Citizenship, according to the UNDP Country Program) and even between the agencies. By the time the final evaluation was carried out, no alliances in this direction were perceived.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

UNDP´s Strategic Plan provides and aims to implement actions with a multi-dimensional focus.  UNDP is implementing multifocal and programs to achieve sustainable development

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 UNDP is currently lead agency of the Interagency Thematic Group of Inclusive Sustainable Development, and it is promoting the interagency coordination and planning. Also, UNDP Country Program promote the Strategic Plan multi-dimensional focus.
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UNDP 2019/12 Completed The new projects were designed with multidimensional approach. History
5. Recommendation:

After years of testing how to adapt to climate change, the project has shown that the development of strategies based on a resilient community approach at a territorial level and the methodology used have had very good results in terms of data concretion, stakeholder participation and, above all, it has obtained a difficult relevance to see at a macro level. Therefore, it is recommended to continue pondering the development of strategies and tools at the local level that can be extrapolated at the national or regional level. This also requires investment amounts in order to accompany such processes. An example of this is the granting of “micro capitals” from local projects. With this methodology, a diversity of entrepreneurships and people from the vulnerable populations were reached, who cannot access the formal banking system and need flexible programs.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

MARN will prioritize local interventions based on adaptive experiences to climate change that can be implemented to a regional or national level, to the extent that it has financial resources

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 MARN will continue promoting the intervention at the community level to achieve adaptive experiences to climate change that can be promoted at the regional and national levels.
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MARN 2019/12 Completed MARN promoted adaptive processes. History
6. Recommendation:

It is important to promote that local projects provide a co financing in cash or in kind: material and tangible contributions, that is, field work, participation in training sessions, workshops or courses and person hours

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

MARN and UNDP take note of the recommendation so that future processes consider co-financing in kind or cash, in grant projects executed by local organizations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 MARN and UNDP take note of the recommendation so that future processes consider co-financing in kind or cash, in grant projects executed by local organizations.
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MARN UNDP 2019/12 Completed The efforts for the design of new projects is including the local organizations. History
7. Recommendation:

It is recommended to join ongoing initiatives or already existing local platforms, such as the establishment of value chains. For example, the local organizations such as cooperatives and producers’ associations among others.

The social communication strategy was a traversal axis throughout the execution of the project's actions, which allowed its development not to be seen as isolated activities. It was executed considering the cultural and linguistic aspects of the region, addressed women directly, promoted equal rights and, assumed them as strategic actors and allies to face the effects of climate change. For a future project design, it is important to relieve this experience

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

MARN and UNDP promote and facilitate actions with active local platforms. Evidence of this is the linkage of the value chains promoted by the project (cocoa, honey, peas, leaf of maxán), with associations, cooperatives, community companies and 129 community organizations, with government offices such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA) and the Ministry of Economy.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 MARN and UNDP take note for future interventions, given the good experience gained by joining active local platforms.
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MARN UNDP 2019/12 Completed The new projects are including local platforms. History
8. Recommendation:

To improve design aspects, it is recommended:

  1. To start from an institutional base line of the country, feasible to build with the great accumulation of existing information (baseline in legal, regulatory, institutional, financial aspects, etc.).
  2. To identify measurable guidelines related to the results that are to be achieved and not based on activities, and to resolve some separate indicators at the country level.
  3. The identification of areas of change and the focus around areas on which to pour quantitative and qualitative analysis of the effects of the project.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

Based on the experience of the Project these elements will be included in future project´s design and implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 MARN and UNDP take note of the recommendation for the design of future interventions, given the experience gained in the implementation of the Project. For example, the project "Promotion of sustainable and resilient territories in landscapes of the central volcanic chain in Guatemala", has considered in its design all the experience acquired. MARN and UNDP will continue to consider the lessons learned in each intervention to improve future project designs.
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MARN UNDP 2019/12 Completed The new projects is including a quality aspects to improve the interventions. History
9. Recommendation:

To establish, from the beginning of the project (and for future projects,) the monitoring and follow-up system and thus applying it as a management tool for decision making.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

Based on the experience of the Project these elements will be included in future project´s design and implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1 MARN and UNDP take note of the recommendation for the design of future interventions, given the experience gained in the implementation of the Project. MARN and UNDP will continue to consider the lessons learned in each intervention to improve future project designs.
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MARN UNDP 2019/12 Completed The new projects include monitoring plan. History
10. Recommendation:

The implementation of the different instruments that the project has generated is relevant to advance in the topic of climate change, especially in vulnerable territories. Ensuring the start-up and sustainability of initiatives is a subject that requires continuity on the part of MANR and its partners and is to be included in initial stages of project design

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/12]

Monitor the implementation of the sustainability strategy for the processes that should continue with the execution, as a result of the momentum provided by the PPRCC Project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1 The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) will monitor the implementation of the sustainability strategy developed for each process that must continue after the end of the Project.
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MARN 2019/12 Completed MARN has been monitored the implementation of sustainability strategy. History

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