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00083160 Reducing Releases of Polybromodiphenyl Ethers (PBDE) in Indonesia GEF Terminal Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Indonesia
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 05/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Indonesia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Creation and successful operation of the mini depot has been one of the achievements of the project. During the project, the mini depots were supported by the project. To ensure the sustainability of the operations and to facilitate replication, it would help if a proper administrative and business model for the operation and management of the mini depot is prepared and implemented. Proper representation of women in the management structure needs to be ensured.  Also, a detailed case study of the concept of mini depot, its financial viability, followed by wider dissemination of the case study, would attract investment for the establishment of the more mini depot.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

UNDP is taking this lesson for other future initiatives that require similar support. Meanwhile, it is important to understand that  the project management unit (PMU) had an intensive communication with relevant parties to assure the sustainability prior to the facility development and machine (equipment) installation. Gender equality has been considered successful in the project  implementation. It is the 1st project to address chemicals and waste (environmental pollution) in UNDP Indonesia to integrate gender equality in its activities. The project has strengthened relevant parties to adopt relevant policies on the importance of gender equality in such industries. Although it has not been written officially, the concept of mini depo has actually invited several donors to share its support. To name two of them were Dow Chemicals and Nippon Closures Co. (NCC).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Programme personnel (UNDP CO) will work with the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and other relevant stakeholders at national and sub national levels to incorporate the lessons-learned in knowledge sharing activities (discussions, webinar, seminar, etc.), and other relevant project implementation
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2. Recommendation:

Based on the success of the project to demonstrate management of plastic waste and reduction of the emissions of UPOPs using the concept of segregation of different types of plastic waste by the waste pickers and preliminary processing at the mini depot level, a follow up project may be taken up to replicate the concept of mini depots (implemented by private sector). Donor funds can be utilized for information dissemination, study tour to the successful mini depots, development of the business model, organizing the workshops for the entrepreneurs to take up establish the mini depots.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

UNDP is taking this lesson for other future initiatives that require similar support.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Programme personnel (UNDP CO) will work with relevant stakeholders at national and sub national to incorporate lessons-learned in knowledge sharing activities at national and even international levels
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3. Recommendation:

To increase participation and sustainable community support, it would be beneficial if a component of the younger generation was involved. An example of a best practice can be seen at the Mini Depot in Cirebon, where Karang Taruna was actively engaged and succeeded in garnering full support from the community. The involvement of youth organizational units such as youth organizations and the Scout Movement certainly has great potential to increase support from the wider community.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

UNDP is taking this lesson for other future initiatives that require similar support.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During the project implementation, in coordination with the UNDP CO Communication Unit and other relevant partners, the project has been working with the Youth (and even inviting young actress) to beat plastic pollutions (2018): https://www.id.undp.org/content/indonesia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/5/creative-or-lazy--everyone-can--beatplasticpollution-together.html. However, the programme personnel (UNDP CO) will keep on working with Youth groups and other UN agencies to share and incorporate the lessons learned in knowledge sharing activities (discussions, webinar, seminar, etc.) and other relevant activities. In 2019 Social Good Summit, the project promoted the danger of unsound plastics waste management to the Youth: https://www.id.undp.org/content/indonesia/en/home/Social-Good-Summit-2019.html
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4. Recommendation:

To ensure the effectiveness/impacts of the projects relating to elimination/emission reductions of POPs (other than UPOPs), it would help to have a detailed assessment of the baseline line situation regarding the presence of the targeted POPs in the country where the project is going to be implemented. It would also help, if such a baseline assessment considers the status of the targeted POP in the Stockholm Convention and the status of production/use of the POP internationally. It would be useful to include this information in the Project Document, as it would help and provide some guidance to the team implementing the project document, as it would help and provide some guidance to the team implementing the project..

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10] [Last Updated: 2021/05/10]

Stockholm Convention does not stipulate deadline to eliminate PBDEs-contained-in-plastics inventory (differently from PCBs), so this type of activity is not included in the project and is not eligible by GEF. Moreover, this would require a major intervention much beyond the project (forcing all Indonesians that have EEE products to replace their products, create a great collection system and then separated contaminated plastics).

In a perfect world, without further effects of a large replacement of this would cause (meaning new products would need to be bought by these people to replace old EEE) this would have been the best solution, but it would not be feasible to be done. So the Evaluators may wish to better explain this recommendation with all "caviats" and putting into the proper perspective or disclaimers. cause this statement entails an oversimplification of the issue, entails that SC demands this replacement of inventory, and entails that this activity is eligible by the GEF and could have been done by the project with no further implications.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The lessons-learned will be considered in the next project concept/ initiative
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5. Recommendation:

Most of the Mini-Depots created under the project are running successfully. However, in case of one of the depots supported by the project for plastic waste management, the operations of the mini depot and the MSW are carried out by the same organization wherein the administrative set up and the financials are not segregated. Although, the operation of mini depots for plastic waste is financially viable on its own, difficulties are being faced in its operations, as the earnings from the sale of plastic get utilized for the operation of the MSW part of the operations. It is recommended that to ensure sustainability, the operations of mini depots for plastic waste should be kept administratively and financially separate from the MSW management

Management Response: [Added: 2021/05/10]

UNDP is taking this lesson for other future initiatives that require similar support.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP CO and PMU have shared the challenging aspects with relevant partners in the fields.
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UNDP CO 2021/03 Completed The activities have been completed via online and offline hand over witnessed by relevant stakeholders at national and subnational

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