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Evaluation Report: “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Development Planning in Thailand (MADRiD)" Project
Commissioning Unit: Thailand
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 05/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Thailand
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

1) Continued partnership with and building capacity of DRR Key players in Thailand

For UNDP

At national policy level, UNDP should continue to support capacity building for and partnership with DRR for Thailand’s key players i.e. DDPM and NESDB as well as DRR focal points for each governmental agencies through:

  • Conducting pilot projects relevant to national policies and launching updated information materials.
  • Creating dialogs to raise awareness of other government sectors on their relevance of DRR by organizing knowledge and experience sharing platforms among various partners; and sharing knowledge publications as well as constantly update the publication content.

    For RTG

It was recommended by UNDP for the RTG to pursue implementation of DRR mainstreaming activities in collaboration with UNDP on a cost-sharing basis.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/18] [Last Updated: 2017/12/27]

Seeking opportunity to develop a new phase of MADRID with focus on mainstreaming DRR into national and local planning

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Start support to Thailand Government under parallel funding
[Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/01/14]
UNDP Thailand Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project closed and funding discontinued. However UNDP supports other DRR initiatives such as Tsunami preparedness ]
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2. Recommendation:

2) Replication of Climate/Disaster Risk Assessment

For UNDP

  • Develop capacity building/advocacy programmes to enhance knowledge and skills of relevant stakeholders at all levels
  • Further encourage participation and ownership of stakeholders, through formation of working group
  • Develop guiding tools for integrated planning of DRR and CCA

For RTG

  • Set up the national coordination mechanism for replication of risk assessments in other provinces and at national level
  • Pilot provinces should be further supported to expand its knowledge to other nearby provinces and set up an education center for study trips

For UNDP & RTG

  • Improve and reconsider the process of DRA especially on the following issues:
    • Addressing technical level of DRA process to match with capacity of provincial and local partners, or identifying specialists to closely support during the process.
    • Technical support should be provided both leading the DRA process as well as building capacity of provincial team
    • Improve the baseline data for future climate and Disaster Risk assessments (Data collection, details, format, compatibility, etc.), and improve data sharing across agencies in the various data format (including GIS-based data) for appropriate decision-making and resource allocation
    • Enhance GIS skills of relevant officials in charge of risk assessments
Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27]

Sharing success and lesson learned of the project and recommendation from the project with stakeholders

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- Submit recommendation to DDPM - Meeting with key decision maker of DDPM to apply risk information for decision making - Submit recommendation to DDPM - Meeting with key decision maker of DDPM to apply risk information for decision making
[Added: 2017/12/27]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2017/09 Completed
3. Recommendation:

3) Application of risk information for DRM / development planning

For UNDP and RTG

  • Advocate on the use of risk information for effective decision making with national & provincial governments
  • Advocate on the use of Web Portal as an effective tool for risk information sharing and application
  • Transfer the web portal hosting and administration from ADPC to provincial governments for sustainability
Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

No comments

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

On mainstreaming DRR/CCA in development

4) The Project should find ways to continue to implement Component 2, so that the expected outcome is yielded and lessons could be learnt on DRR mainstreaming for further upscale.

For UNDP

  • Refine recommendations from DRM-PEIR to advocate for changes in budgeting DRR
  • Share experience of other countries on DRR mainstreaming with key stakeholders in Thailand;

 

For RTG

  • Work with selected sectors to pilot the use of risk information in sectoral development planning and implementation
  • Sensitize budgeting system using the results of DRM-PEIR to bridge the gaps in policy implementation
Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

Seek opportunities to develop another phase of the project to pilot risk-informed sectoral plans

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- Submit recommendation to DDPM - Meeting with key decision maker of DDPM to apply risk information for decision making
[Added: 2017/12/28]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2017/09 Completed
5. Recommendation:

On Social Innovation for Disaster Risk Reduction

For UNDP

5) Strategic thinking on the use of innovation

  • UNDP need to think strategically on who would use or scale the innovation before finding strategy to promote the use of innovations.

6) Partnership with private sector:

  • UNDP should have clear strategy on how it would promote innovations among private sectors – which area to focus (i.e. capacity building for personnel or innovations), and what are incentive for business.
  • Strengthen partnerships with private sector especially in scaling up tested prototypes
  • Tap interested new partners in other thematic areas in developing innovation.

7) Database and sharing experiences on innovations for DRR

  • Support the development of database of disaster related innovations and compile all innovations into the database
  • Promote ideas and innovations in other countries

Lessons learned from Social innovation shall be embedded in the social innovation for development center to be established by UNDP. UNDP can help running process, and ensure that innovation can feed back social problem in reality.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

Promote innovation in development work

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- Development of private sector mapping before starting the project - Meeting with private sectors for scaling up innovation
[Added: 2017/12/28]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2017/06 Completed

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