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Final evaluation: Project on HCFC Phase out
Commissioning Unit: Uzbekistan
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Uzbekistan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:
  1. UNDP should ensure that standards of frequently used ODS are provided to the countries implementing ODS reduction projects to enable both qualitative and quantitative analysis of refrigerants and refrigerant mixtures. In case internationally certified standards ca­n’t be imported to the project countries, support should be provided for development and local certification of ODS proxy standards using imported virgin refrigerants of declared purity.
  2. UNDP should consider provision of sufficient number of refillable refrigerant containers to the already established as well as new refrigerant reclaiming centers.
  3. UNDP should ensure that international advice on good practices in refrigerant reclamation industry, including advice on elaboration of technical and business plans, is provided to the countries implementing ODS reduction projects in order to improve operations of their national reclamation schemes.
Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Organization discussions on the possibility to import virgin ODS standards to enable both qualitative and quantitative analysis of refrigerants and refrigerant mixtures with the national partners during the development of new GEF/UNDP project, 1.2. Consideration provision the established as well as new refrigerant reclaiming centers with additional refillable refrigerant containers during new GEF/UNDP project 1.3. Consideration development of technical and business plans for RRR Centers during implementation of new UNDP/GEF project
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/01 Completed 1.1. Activities on close cooperation with the State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection and the State Customs Committee on improvement import/export control of ODS, including provision customs laboratories with virgin ODS standards included in the proposed project document of new UNDP/GEF MSP 1.2. Within new MSP new and established RRR centers will be provided with additional refillable refrigerant containers 1.3. Development of technical and business plans for RRR Centers planned during implementation of new UNDP/GEF MSP on Complete HCFC Phase-out History
2. Recommendation:

UNDP in cooperation with countries implementing ODS reduction projects should develop outreach activities aiming at the end-users of RAC equipment to explain risks and disadvantages of engagements with the informal servicing sub-sector. The end-user outreach programmes should in particular advocate that cheaper immediate options tend to lead to greater costs in the long term and as well as a worse environmental impact. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Development and inclusion to the Project Document of the new UNDP/GEF Project outreach activities with explanation risks and disadvantages of engagements with the informal servicing sub-sector
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/03 Completed The proposed Project Document of new UNDP/GEF Project has separate component on Outreach and activities aiming at awareness raising of the end-users of RAC equipment to explain risks and disadvantages of engagements with the informal servicing sub-sector History
3. Recommendation:

UNDP together with the countries implementing ODS reduction projects should monitor developments under the UNIDO regional demonstration project on ODS disposal and ensure that national reporting systems are developed and functional for inventories of unwanted ODS and that information on the stock of ODS waste is readily available once a viable solution is proposed by the UNIDO project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Inclusion into the work plan of the new UNDP/GEF project activities for studying developments of UNIDO regional demonstration projects on ODS disposal and preparation proposal(s)
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/01 Completed Activities on networking improvement with international organizations and study advanced experience of foreign countries and development institutions included into the workplan of new History
4. Recommendation:

UNDP should consider conducting an analysis of economic benefits of good practices in refrigeration servicing and retirement of ODS-based equipment for inclusion in public outreach programmes directed on SMEs and residential segment of the end users.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Consideration, within new projects, conducting analysis of economic benefits of good practices in refrigeration servicing and retirement of ODS-based equipment and inclusion into work plan of new projects a public outreach programmes directed on SMEs and residential segment of the end users.
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/01 Completed Activities on conducting analysis of economic benefits of good practices in refrigeration servicing and retirement of ODS-based equipment included into the workplan of new UNDP/GEF MSP History
5. Recommendation:

5.1. UNDP should ensure enlarged participation of qualified national trainers in future ODS-related train-the-trainers programmes and to the extent possible organize T-o-T events with the established refrigerant training centres in the ECA region in order to improve cost-effectiveness and overcome the language barrier

5.2. UNDP should ensure that national counterparts from the countries implementing ODS reduction projects learn from the experience with the use of CO2 as refrigerant in the region. E-courses, study tours and train-the trainers programmes could be organized with the Training Centre on use of CO2 as refrigerant that was established at the NORD O.O.O. company in Moscow.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Planning involvement of qualified national trainers in future ODS-related train-the-trainers programmes in the training activities of new UNDP/GEF projects 5.2. Planning organization of study tours and train-the trainers programmes on application of CO2 within new UNDP/GEF projects
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/01 Completed 5.1. Organization and conducting training programme (ToTs, site and online trainings) for refrigeration technicians with involvement of local trainers planned within the proposed ProDoc of new UNDP/GEF MSP 5.2. Within new UNDP/GEF MSP, UNDP and related national partners/ beneficiaries will organize study the experience on application of natural refrigerants in cooling/air condition, including CO2 History
6. Recommendation:

UNDP should ensure that indicators in the results framework are attached to a time frame and state when they will be measured. The timely dimension of the indicators will allow for prioritization of actions in the project implementation plans.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. Development of Project Results Framework of new GEF MSP on Complete HCFC Phase-out with measurable indicators tailored to the time-frame for prioritization of actions in the project implementation plans
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/01 Completed Project Results Framework of new GEF MSP on Complete HCFC Phase-out contains measurable indicators tailored to the time-frame for prioritization of actions in the project implementation plans History
7. Recommendation:

7.1. For procurement of portable refrigerant identifiers and RAC service tool kits, UNDP should consider either to conclude own LTAs or use LTAs already in place at sister organizations of the UN system that have acquired experience with procurement of equipment items for MP projects (e.g. UNIDO).

7.2. UNDP should ensure that Terms of Reference for procurement of major equipment items contain clear definition of related services to be guaranteed by the equipment suppliers, in particular that the supplier’s after sale service agents are operational in the recipient country or at least in the neighboring country. Provision of the after-sale services should be one of the criteria for commercial evaluation of bids submitted under the procurement event.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1. Consideration using LTAs (own or other UN Family organizations) during procurement of RAC service equipment and toolkit during implementation of new UNDP/GEF project 7.2. Review UNDP Uzbekistan procurement rules and procedures on existence of recommended criteria for provision after-sale services
[Added: 2018/10/26] [Last Updated: 2019/01/31]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2019/01 Completed 7.1. During implementation of new MSP, UNDP will study existing LTAs and use them when possible for procurement of RAC service equipment and toolkit 7.2. UNDP has reviewed procurement rules and procedures and identified that the provision of after-sale services is one of the vendors selection criteria History
8. Recommendation:

UNDP should ensure that national project implementation teams establish on-going operational monitoring on actually provided co-financing for the projects

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/26]

Fully agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1. Inclusion into M&E plans of future projects operational monitoring on factually provided co-financing for the projects
[Added: 2018/10/26]
UNDP Sustainable Development Cluster 2018/10 Completed Ongoing operational monitoring on factually provided co-financing for the projects by project beneficiaries included into the M&E plans of new UNDP/GEF MSP on Complete HCFC Phase-out

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