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00077733 Enhancing the Protected Area System in Sulawesi (E-PASS) for Biodiversity Conservation GEF Terminal Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Indonesia
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 03/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Indonesia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

The project has generated experience from partnership, financial mechanism and project activities. These learning should be utilised to improve future project design and implementation by UNDP

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP is to take the lessons learned from TE report

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Programme personnel (UNDP CO) will work with MoEF, BAPPENAS and other relevant stakeholders to incorporate the lessons-learned in knowledge sharing activities (webinar, seminar, etc.), and other relevant project implementation
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP CO, MoEF and BAPPENAS 2021/12 Completed Project has conducted webinar on the lessons-learned of the project, the material is available History
2. Recommendation:

The project faced difficulties in disbursing money to the community groups. This has also affected the activities that were to be implemented through community groups (CCA). The fund transfer to site level needs to follow UNDP guidelines and also Indonesian regulation (bureaucracy) and difficulties to access banks in rural areas. It is suggested to improve the mechanism for direct transfer of money to the project sites so that project activities will not suffer. During COVID-19 situation, the transfer of money was improved that means there is way to address this issue.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP CO will improve the CCA financing mechanism

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP Indonesia will coordinate with relevant stakeholders, including MoEF and BAPPENAS to develop and establish relevant Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for fund transfer to CBOs/CCAs
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2021/06/04]
UNDP CO 2021/06 Completed The SOP for fund transferred to CBOs/CCAs is decided would refer to MoEF Technical Guidance (Juknis) . The transferred fund to CBOs/CCAs has been implemented for conservation activities History
3. Recommendation:

The risk related to biodiversity in Sulawesi is anthropogenic, so it is important to have strong awareness programs to change attitude and actions. The awareness programs of this project seem not sufficient, so it is recommended to continue awareness activities for school children and for community members beyond the project life.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

MoEF and relevant stakeholders (including such NGOs and CBOs working in Sulawesi as Yayasan Selamatkan Yaki) will continue carrying out its programme to assure awareness activities for school children and for community members beyond the EPASS project period.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF in coordination with relevant stakeholders, including MoEF, BAPPENAS, NGOs etc. to promote the importance of protected areas in Sulawesi.
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
MOEF 2021/12 Completed The activity is completed. One study produced by EPASS to promote the establishment of BLU of national parks management. History
4. Recommendation:

There are several activities which were not completed and were ongoing. Both executing and implementing agencies need to expedite the completion of the project activities

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP, MoEF, and Bappenas will expedite the completion of the pending project activities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF will keep on monitoring the progress
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
PMU, UNDP, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) 2021/12 Completed MoEF, UNDP and Bappenas regularly monitored the progress of project implementation, incl. component 2 of the project History
5. Recommendation:

The project initiated an RBM practices for protection of PAs. To make this approach sustainable, RBM guidelines regulation is also developed and submitted. This regulation was not approved by the ministry. Hence, ministry staffs, PA-officials and UNDP should continue following this regulation for approval. Similarly, the SRAK (Action Plan) Maleo Senkawor 2019- 2028 is also awaiting approval.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP and MoEF will collaboratively improve the guidelines and SRAK to be approved by the minister

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF will keep on monitoring the progress
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP, MOEF 2021/12 Completed SMART - RBM Guideline has been already finalized and printed together with Sumatran Tiger Project History
6. Recommendation:

The project initiated microgrant programme for economic development of the local communities. Such programmes should be continued beyond the project life to encourage communities in conservation and also to improve their livelihood.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP, MoEF, and Bappenas will consider continuing the micro-grant programme through the future related projects and programmes at the same sites

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF will keep on monitoring the progress.
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP, MOEF 2021/12 Completed Implementation of microgrant programme has been monitored by UNDP, MoEF and Bappenas until end of project History
7. Recommendation:

The exit strategy was not completed by the time of TE. So, the PMU should develop exit strategy of the project. It was learned that stakeholders at different sites had exit strategy. PMU should include those exit strategies in the overall exit strategy of the EPASS project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

PMU will complete the exit strategy together will all PIUs

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PMU in coordination with MoEF have coordinated the importance of this exit strategy in December 2020
[Added: 2021/04/20]
PMU 2020/12 Completed
8. Recommendation:

There was no initiation to involve private sector in this project. Private sector could contribute to make conservation sustainable as they contribute by paying conservation fees, rent of using PA or promoting products from PAs and bufferzones

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP and MoEF consider involving private sectors in the future projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF is working closely with relevant stakeholders in Sulawesi to explore potential partnerships with private sectors. The effort is incorporated into the PA Management Plan in each protected area.
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP, MOEF 2021/12 Completed MoEF, UNDP had been working closely with relevant stakeholders in Sulawesi to explore potential partnerships with private sectors, and incorporated into the PA Management Plan in each protected area. History
9. Recommendation:

It is recommended to upscale and replicate lessons learned on RBM from this project by UNDP and other agencies involved in this project. There could be many potential donors willing to invest in such activities so it is also recommended that lessons learned should be disseminated to a large audience including other areas of the cattle corridor and beyond. UNDP and GEF could use its network for dissemination.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP, MoEF, and Bappenas consider to upscale and replicate lessons learned on RBM from this project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP in coordination with relevant stakeholders will utilise lesson learned on RBM of this project
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP, MOEF 2021/12 Completed UNDP in coordination with relevant stakeholders has produced and utilised lesson learned doc on RBM of this project History
10. Recommendation:

Successful options to finance PAs should also be piloted in all PAs of Sulawesi and other parts of Indonesia.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

MoEF and Bappenas will consider piloting the scheme of financing PAs in Sulawesi and other parts of Indonesia

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
BAPPENAS in coordination with relevant stakeholders to assure the potential plan and implementation.
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
MOEF 2021/12 Completed Planning documents for piloting the financing schemes of PA in Sulawesi and other part of Indonesia is available History
11. Recommendation:

As economy of the communities living in the vicinity of the PAs are weak which make them depend on forest resources for their livelihood, it is recommended to develop more economic development activities for the improving local economy to reduce their dependency on forest resources.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP and MoEF will develop more economic development activities for the improving local economy to reduce their dependency on forest resources.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF and BAPPENAS in coordination with relevant stakeholders
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP, MOEF 2021/12 Completed UNDP and MoEF have conducted study and provided recommendation on economic development activities such as PA Financing through cooperation, concession, carbon History
12. Recommendation:

In this project, it was observed that some of the research activities were overlapping. Hence it is suggested that future project should avoid consider overlapping of research or any other activities.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/04/20]

UNDP and MoEF will apply this recommendatio n to avoid the overlap of the researches and activities in the future projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoEF, BAPPENAS and UNDP will coordinate with relevant stakeholders who are planning to or have conducted research activities in Sulawesi.
[Added: 2021/04/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/26]
UNDP, MOEF 2021/12 Completed MoEF, BAPPENAS and UNDP and selected research institute have conducted research in Sulawesi on sustainable financing for PAs conservation History

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