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Mid-term Review of the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance Programme (CCCA Phase 2)
Commissioning Unit: Cambodia
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 01/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Cambodia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Need to limit the number and deepen engagement with key ministries (e.g. MAFF, MPWT, MoWRAM, MRD), to ensure CCCA tools and processes are fully institutionalized.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Budget and M&E work will be limited to a few key ministries, such as MAFF, MOWRAM, MPWT, MOH, MOE, MRD, MEF and MME. A minimum package of support will be maintained for other CCAP ministries.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/10/23]
Climate Change Department (CCD) of General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development (GSSD) 2017/07 Completed CCCA has already focused its budget and M&E support on priority ministries, while a minimum support is maintained for 14 ministries, for example on CCAP reporting. History
2. Recommendation:

Conduct a capacity assessment of NCSD and put in place the corresponding CD programme. Operationalize the CC TWG.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is already planned. The first meeting of the TWG will be held in early 2017, and CCCA will support – for the Climate Change part – the capacity assessment of NCSD to be conducted under the UNDP environmental governance reform project.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2019/03/27]
CCD/GSSD 2019/03 Completed CC TWG is operational, with regular meetings since 2017. EGR has completed the human resources assessment and implemented the corresponding actions, including production of TORs for all DCC staff. CCCA completed capacity development activities for the priority areas identified with DCC. This includes monitoring and evaluation capacities, resource mobilization capacities, and vulnerability assessment methodologies. History
3. Recommendation:

Hold sectoral discussions with the private sector and concerned Government officials, to raise awareness of green / climate-smart business needs and opportunities.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Initial consultations were held in 2016 and will lead to more focused consultations / policy initiatives with the private sector in 2017 (and 2018), based on the recommendations from the 2016 scoping study.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
CCD/GSSD 2018/12 Completed CCCA supported specific consultation with private sector on Payment for Environmental Services in Kbal Chhay, and the focus for 2018 will be on vehicle policies (already integrated in the work plan, TORs in discussion with MEF) History
4. Recommendation:

Conduct more awareness-raising with donor community to raise quality of climate change data in the ODA database

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/04/23]

Partially agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is already happening. All donor focal points have been trained in 2016 and CCCA will help CDC/CRDB to do quality assurance for CC data in 2017.
[Added: 2017/04/23]
CCD/GSSD 2016/12 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Ensure the KMIS can be easily updated with national resources / open  source

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Partially Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is already part of the approach and included in the TORs for the firm conducting KMIS. The TORs also include a training programme for concerned NCSD staff.
[Added: 2017/04/23]
CCD/GSSD 2016/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

In order to sustain CCCA impact, need to i) work on CCAP implementation with the private sector; and ii) increase decision-makers’s awareness of the role of private sector in CC response and facilitate blending of public and private finance.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The current phase of CCCA has initiated work in this direction and advocacy efforts with senior decision-makers will be increased. CCCA is better positioned to work at the policy level (to create an enabling environment for climate-smart investments), but does not necessarily have the tools (loans, guarantees, insurance) to work directly on private sector projects’ financing.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
CCD/GSSD 2018/12 Completed See above (PES and fuel-efficient vehicles have been selected as target areas for the current phase of CCCA (2017 and 2018). History
7. Recommendation:

Support public awareness of Climate Change through facilitating partnerships in education sector and mass media campaigns.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Partially Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is already happening. CCCA is supporting Climate Change integration in secondary school curriculum (with MOEYS and MOWA), and partnerships with universities are under discussion. The grants to MOE and MoInfo include mass media and social media campaigns.
[Added: 2017/04/23]
CCD/GSSD 2016/12 Completed
8. Recommendation:

Increase engagement of senior leaders on Climate Change through study tours / field trips and management level workshops (on organizational aspects)

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The need to better engage senior leaders is well identified. Exposure to pilot projects is a relevant suggestion and will be explored in cooperation with grant project teams. Management level workshops may be more difficult at such a senior level (SoS, Minister). Exposure to best practices in the region (high level visits) may be another option.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2018/10/28]
CCD/GSSD 2018/12 Completed This is being done (e.g. MAFF minister and SoS visits, MOWRAM SoS, MOEYS USoS, NCDM Secretary General). History
9. Recommendation:

On the legal work, provide inputs at an early stage to concerned line ministries, or do it during official consultations, to avoid being seen as “correcting” their drafts

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/04/23]

Partially Agreed - This is a relevant approach but depends on the willingness of line ministries to i) inform NCSD and allow comments at an early stage of drafting; ii) hold official consultations on their draft legislation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is a relevant approach but depends on the willingness of line ministries to i) inform NCSD and allow comments at an early stage of drafting; ii) hold official consultations on their draft legislation. CCCA will seize these opportunities whenever possible.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
CCD/GSSD 2018/04 Completed Done in 2017 and 2018 for the environmental code History
10. Recommendation:

Adjust the MOEYS/MOWA grants to reduce the number of pilot eco-schools, and the MRD grant to adjust the type of adaptation demonstrations based on identified needs.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Partially agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
It has already been done for MRD. For MOEYS/MOWA, after checking with the project teams the recommendation is not accepted. At this stage all pilot eco-schools seem ready to implement their demonstrations, and adequate resources are in place.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/10/23]
CCD/GSSD 2017/12 Completed Action completed for agreed recommendation (MRD). History
11. Recommendation:

Reassess and amend the grants’ exit/sustainability strategies where needed.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CCCA will do this as part of grant monitoring in 2017 and 2018.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/10/23]
CCD/GSSD 2018/12 Completed This was the focus of the June 2017 grant event. Each grant was asked to update its exit and sustainability strategy and indicate any needs for CCCA support. This has been recorded and the CCCA team will monitor implementation. History
12. Recommendation:

Adjust the ToRs of the grant management officer to reflect additional responsibilities

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Not Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Grant Management Officer (GMO) provided temporary support for the M&E function while a new staff member was being recruited. The recruitment is now finalized so there is no need to amend the GMO TORs. His additional contribution is reflected in his 2016 work plan and performance evaluation.
[Added: 2017/04/23]
CCD/GSSD 2017/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The Grant Management Officer (GMO) provided temporary support for the M&E function while a new staff member was being recruited. The recruitment is now finalized so there is no need to amend the GMO TORs. His additional contribution is reflected in his 2016 work plan and performance evaluation.]
13. Recommendation:

Increase engagement of sub-national staff in the grants and training activities, in cooperation with NCDD.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/04/23]

Partially Agreed - This recommendation is unclear. Almost all CCCA grants in the field involve sub-national staff (communes/districts and provincial departments staff), including in capacity development activities. Dedicated support is also provided to PDoEs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The point on clarification of NCDD vs NCSD mandates may be addressed through the NCSD capacity assessment process and discussed at the CC TWG, but this will take time and for the most part is beyond CCCA’s control.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
CCD/GSSD, PDOEs, NCDD-S 2018/12 Completed NCDD local staff (Provincial Division of Investment Planning) have been included in CCCA trainings to local officials History
14. Recommendation:

Address communication shortcomings within ministries and ensure grant projects benefit from each other, particularly in MAFF

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CCCA will ensure linkages between MAFF projects through cross-participation in their respective steering committees.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/10/23]
CCD/GSSD, MAFF 2018/12 Completed Projects have shared info through joint field visits and will do the same for steering committee meetings. History
15. Recommendation:

Assess replicability of the work done with pilot PDOEs on CC mainstreaming at local level, and possibility to link with NCDD work.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
(This links with #13) CCCA already works closely with NCDD on this support to PDOEs. Sharing of lessons learnt from ongoing work and reflection on potential for scaling up is part of CCCA annual knowledge sharing events.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
CCD/GSSD, PDOEs, NCDD-S 2018/12 Completed Discussed in knowledge sharing events and inclusion of NCDD local staff in CCCA training initiatives has been strengthened (see #13) History
16. Recommendation:

Support gender mainstreaming in climate change programming at the ministry / institutional level (not for grants, where this is already the case)

Management Response: [Added: 2017/04/23]

Partially Agreed - CCCA is piloting this through the cooperation between MoWA and MOEYS (education sector). However there is a large ADB TA program on this issue in MOWA (under SPCR program), which is going to focus on gender and CC in MAFF, MOWRAM, MRD and MPWT, so CCCA will focus on sharing our lessons learnt and approach with ADB for replication.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CCCA will focus on sharing our lessons learnt and approach with ADB for replication. Dedicated gender support will also be sought form the UNDP-SIDA regional programme on the governance of climate finance.
[Added: 2017/04/23] [Last Updated: 2017/10/23]
CCD/GSSD, WoWA 2018/12 Completed CCCA shared experience with the ADB team in charge of CC and gender, and gender is a key component of the new UNDP-SIDA regional programme. History

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