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First Interim Evaluation for the GCF programme Accelerating the Transformational Change to a low carbon Economy in the Republic of Mauritius
Commissioning Unit: Mauritius
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2023
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mauritius
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Immediate start of Phase II, inception workshop and completion of activities of Phase I by December 2021

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28]

While Phase II has kick off in December 2021 with the receipt of the 4th Disbursement in late December 2021, however the completion of remaining activities from Phase I namely awareness activities and the AGC system for component 2 will be completed by Q2 2022, due to sanitary and travel restrictions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.2 Pending awareness activities for Component 1 to be completed in Q3 2022 depending on sanitary restrictions due to COVID 19.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU, UNDP, MEPU, MARENA 2022/09 Initiated Will be completed by September 2022 History
1.1. All Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) commissioned in December 2021 and funding for Phase II receive at the end of 2021.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU, UNDP, GCF 2021/12 Completed Done History
1.3 Inception Workshop for Phase II of the GCF project to be initiated.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU, UNDP, MOFED, CEB 2022/09 Not Initiated End of August 2022 History
2. Recommendation:

Extension of Phase II by one year.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

The CO is agreeable to this recommendation and following the recommendation of the Second Interim Evaluation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Extension of Phase II can only be recommended following the Second Interim Evaluation scheduled for Q2 of 2023
[Added: 2022/06/28]
GCF 2023/06 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Use unspent funds for capacity building and technical support

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28]

The CO has incorporated this recommendation in the 2022 AWP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 To be factored in the 2022 Workplan
[Added: 2022/06/28]
PMU and Project Board 2022/01 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Set up a Public-Private Implementation committee for PV deployment in Phase II.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

The committee will be established as proposed to better guide the solar deployment and approved at the board meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 The composition of the Public-Private Implementation Committee will be discussed at the technical monthly meeting and validated at the and approved at the Project Board meeting.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU and Project Board 2022/12 Not Initiated History
5. Recommendation:

Launch a consultancy study on used BESS and Solar PV Panels recycling and disposal and help CEB with a decommissioning plan for the BESS at the end of their lifetime.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

The CO is agreeable to this recommendation and discussions will be held with all stakeholders at the technical meeting and approved at  the Inception Workshop.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 TOR to be drafted by the Project manager for the recycling of used BESS and Solar PV panels as well decommissioning of BESS at the end of there life time.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU and NPD 2022/12 Not Initiated History
6. Recommendation:

Review the allocation of PV systems among the categories of end users

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

The team agrees to this recommendation and will categorize the end users and will be discussed at the component II Inception Workshop.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 List of end users to be discussed and consolidated at the Monthly Project Meeting for presentation at the component II Inception meeting.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU and NPD 2022/09 Initiated Already working on list To be discussed in the July technical Committee meeting with the National Project Director. History
7. Recommendation:

Develop and Implement a communication and knowledge management strategy and organize an Annual Review Workshop

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]

Fully agreed and will be implemented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 To discuss with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development the possibility of uploading project results on their website.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU and NPD 2022/09 Not Initiated To be discussed in the July technical Committee meeting with the National Project Director. History
7.2 To discuss with the UNDP Communication Team the possibility of uploading project documentation on the UNDP website.
[Added: 2022/07/12]
PMU and NPD 2022/09 Not Initiated To be discussed in the July technical Committee meeting with the National Project Director.
7.3 Annual review workshop to be organized at the end of each year during project period.
[Added: 2022/07/12]
PMU and NPD 2022/09 Not Initiated To be discussed in the July technical Committee meeting with the National Project Director.
8. Recommendation:

Revision of project indicators, targets, and update of the Project Result Framework

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

Fully agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 TOR for international consultant to be developed to undertake the review of the project result framework.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU, NPD and RTA 2022/09 Not Initiated To be drafted as soon as the Project Coordinator takes up the position. History
8.2 Result of the consultancy to be discussed and validated at the Inception Workshop and communicated to the RTA for final approval and onwards communication to GCF.
[Added: 2022/07/12]
PMU, NPD and RTA 2022/09 Not Initiated
9. Recommendation:

Monitor the performance of the BESS and AGC system

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

Fully agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1 Performance report on BESS and AGC systems to be submitted to the project team on a quarterly basis.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/08/25]
Technical Committee and PMU 2022/12 Initiated History
10. Recommendation:

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Renewable Energy policy

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/13]

This recommendation is out of the project scope and therefore the project team disagrees. However, considering this is a NIM project the recommendation will be discussed with the Ministry of Finance for a decision.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1 To be discuss in the Monthly Project meeting and decision documented.
[Added: 2022/06/28] [Last Updated: 2022/07/12]
PMU and NPD 2022/09 Not Initiated To be discussed in the July technical Committee meeting with the National Project Director. History

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