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Mid-Term Evaluation of Generating, Accessing and Using Information and Knowledge Related to the Three Rio Conventions
Commissioning Unit:Cambodia
Evaluation Plan:2016-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:10/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Cambodia
1. Recommendation:

Recommendaton 1: GSSD/MoE formally links project implementation to the GSSD/MoE/MAFF processes related to information and knowledge management.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Detailed plans (Roadmap) to achieve this recommendation will be drafted, validated by PMU, 3 Rio focal persons and project management, and implemented
[Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
PMU/GSSD and MAFF with support from Project Management 2018/01 Completed Project detail workplan and approach to move toward common information system needs to consider the fact that each of the convention is currently at the different levels of capacity was produced and endorsed during the project board meeting in Q1 2018.
2. Recommendation:

Recommendatoin 2: GEF/UNDP/GSSD-MoE reschedule project in line with the late implementation start, i.e. Oct. 2016. The Project, therefore, needs to be extended for 1.5 years (31 December 2018).

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Submit the request for project expanded timeframe up to December 2018; - Finalized MTR report to be used as the supporting document to the request for timeframe expansion.
[Added: 2017/12/18]
PMU/GSSD, UNDP, Project Management 2017/11 Completed MTR report finalized and project extension approved.
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation 3: PMU develop an infographic vision statement to articulate the expected outcomes in a short guide to communicate the overall expected outcome and road map with two components to all stakeholders. The project implementation strategy is limited in the area related to technical oversight and guidance on interpretation of the results and is missing important inclusions of stakeholders and institutional linkages for sustainability and uptake of IMS and CHM toward results between output one and output two in addition to the events already organized such as IDB

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2017/12/18]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop draft of the required document; - Validate the draft with PMU/GSSD, 3Rio focal Points and project management; - Disseminate the document to the key project beneficiaries, specifically each of the Rio convention focal point.
[Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/08/15]
PMU/GSSD with support from Technical Expert, Project Management 2018/01 Completed Roadmap and implementation strategy and institutional linkage were reflected in the Project detail workplan developed and endorsed during the project board meeting in Q1 2018.
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation 4: UNDP immediately hire a qualified (chief) Technical Specialist to support technical implementation, develop an implementation road map in line with this MTE report, set up the suggested implementation platforms and oversee processes linking work between the two outputs and outcome; the Technical Specialist take full responsibility for outcome 1 - concrete deliverables including the development of the IMS and the CHM and outcome 2 - ensuring the comprehensive capacity development and international and national training plans and strategy for a CHM and learning pilot. The Technical Specialist should engage in all project results monitoring and oversight.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Draft ToR and launch recruitment of Technical Specialist.
[Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
PMU/GSSU/UNDP, Project Management 2017/11 Completed The Technical Specialist was recruited and on board in November 2017.
5. Recommendation:

Recommendation 5: PMU continue to encourage the knowledge management learning officer and recruit partnership, gender mainstreaming strategy consultants and IT expert/team to support the Project Director and GSSD, Coordinator for developing and advancing the Three Rios Partnership/networking strategy and operationalizing project GSSD/MoE social/networking, cross-sectoral and public learning agenda and development of partnership engagement and gender mainstreaming strategies, and website(s). This work includes managing activities for broader government and public learning about the Rio Conventions. The project KM learning officer can be made focal point for the strategic project communication, i.e. newsletter and broader uptake of the CHM through making linkages to the future CHM pilot project, dissemination of learning guides and working with partners for the CHM training of trainers, environmental education in general and project activities

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2017/12/18]

Partially Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PMU produces the draft project with support from the TS and with involvement from 3 Rio focal points as well as project management. - Draft and finalize national consultants ToRs; - Launch recruitment process; - Implement the project in line with the agreed implementation plans
[Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/05/18]
Technical Specialist/PMU/GSSD, Project Management 2018/01 Completed All positions were recruited.
6. Recommendation:

Recommendaton 6: The project KM learning officer become focal point for the strategic project communication, i.e. newsletter and broader uptake of the CHM through making linkages to the future CHM pilot project, dissemination of learning guides and working with partners for the CHM training of trainers, environmental education in general and project activities.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18]

Partially Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop knowledge and information sharing plan at the scale of the project; - PMU develop the plan, get endorsement from project management. And seek for guidance and support from project management to identify the focal person/department; - Take action to formally link to the focal person/department; - Maintain engagement with the focal person/department.
[Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/08/15]
Technical Specialist, PMU/GSSD, Project Management 2018/08 Completed The agreement in principle was reached and the concept was produced in regards to the CHM for the 3 Rio conventions. Each of the 3Rio focal team agreed to be part of the CHM and to share the information on the two common thematic areas under 3Rio including 1) Sustainable land used management and restoration of ecosystem; and 2) CEPA (Communication, Education and Public Awareness). The draft of the Praka to ensure that each of the Rio convention continue their collaboration. It is expected that the Prakas will be endorsed by the end of Q3 2018.

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