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Promotion of energy efficient lighting in Kazakhstan
Commissioning Unit: Kazakhstan
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 06/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Kazakhstan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should recommend the MFA RK the replication of EEL Project results in the Kazakhstan ODA recipient countries in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and involvement of GEF RBEC/RBAP and UNDP COs in respective countries to ensure smooth and successful replication process to achieve Climate Change Global benefits.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

The recommendation is accepted.

Within the project on raising potential of the RK authorized body on establishing the system of the official development aid (ODA) and the KazAID ODA agency, the UNDP Country Office has developed a preliminary list of projects for project results replication for the countries officially receiving aid from Kazakhstan.  Project results on EEL promotion are also included into the list of projects for replication in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare a list of projects for the MFA RK, EEL project results are also included.
[Added: 2017/09/19]
UNDP CO 2017/05 Completed
2. Recommendation:

It is recommended that future project/s should pay more attention to the gender aspects in the design of activities. Professional training and public outreach should be designed with a special eye toward both gender equity and responsiveness to gender-specific issues. Outreach materials should portray both sexes and indeed also multiple generations as sharing responsibility for managing households, including and especially lighting, with efficient appliances playing a significant role in providing comfort and safeness while also limiting costs and health and environmental impact. It is also important to note mandatory Annex on gender mainstreaming analysis and action plan for future GEF projects. 

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

The new project “Standards, certification, and labelling of energy efficiency of electric domestic appliances and equipment in Kazakhstan” (2017-2022) has been given the gender marker 2. It means that one of the project subcomponents is focused on works related to gender equality. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To consider gender strengthening in the new project with prior gender analysis
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
3. Recommendation:

It is recommended to address gender dimensions of consumer preferences and household decision-making dynamics with market research, including both surveys and focus groups structured to allow for breakdowns by gender.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

The sociological research regarding use of energy efficient technologies in households has been performed, that sociological research considered gender issue, including focus groups with gender breakdown.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The research has been conducted
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
4. Recommendation:

It is recommended to address low income and other barriers to purchase of EE items with high initial cost with targeted incentives to be delivered with the assistance of NGOs and local Akimats for the advancement of the welfare of low-income valnurable part of population.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

In the new project together with the executive agency and the Ministry of labor and protection there will be followed recommendations to work with low income groups, to analyze barriers to purchase of EE items with high initial cost and address the targeted incentives to be delivered with the assistance of NGOs, local Akimats, etc. for the advancement of the welfare of women.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discussion of exact activities and its inclusion into the project document into the inception period
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
5. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should continue considering joining forces with UN agencies, international donors and Government stakeholders for promotion of changes in the budgeting codex/laws/regulations in the country which currently does not allow municipalities to allocate necessary finances for EE projects (including EE lighting) through ESCO mechanisms.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

To follow this recommendation the new project provides measures to engage women leading in various regions in terms of awareness on energy expenses, energy efficiency, environment protection, and household responsibilities.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Within the new project during the inception period there will be activities involving works together with leader-women in various regions of Kazakhstan.
[Added: 2017/09/19]
UNDP CO staff 2017/08 Completed
6. Recommendation:

The certified laboratories should be properly equipped and completely functional with qualified technical staff

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

The UNDP Country Office and the RK Government (Ministry for investments and development RK) actively work on improving energy service contracts through State-Private Partnership mechanism: for collaboration of private business/investors with state under mutually beneficial terms with the defined and exact results of quality and quantity.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Elaboration of typical concepts for attraction investments to low carbon urban projects
[Added: 2017/09/19]
CO staff, Ministry of Investments and Development 2017/08 Completed
7. Recommendation:

It is recommended to support establishment of a National Association of Producers of Energy Efficient Lamps and Appliances to insure sustainability in promotion of EE quality products available on Kazakhstani market.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

The executive agency together with business-structures is taking measures to establish a National Association of Producers of Energy Efficient Lamps and Appliances. LED System Ltd is the leader in this trend and it holds negotiations with the Russian Association of Producers for two countries cooperation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Constituent documents for the National Association of Producers are prepared
[Added: 2017/09/19]
Project staff 2017/05 Completed
8. Recommendation:

. It is recommended to consider the above 1-8 recommendations for its inclusion in the new UNDPsupported GEF-financed Project on Energy Efficient Standards, Certification, and Labelling for Appliances and Equipment in Kazakhstan.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/09/19] [Last Updated: 2021/02/04]

During the inception period, July-August 2017, there shall be considered inclusion of all the recommendations into the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To consider the inclusion of all recommendations into new project on Energy Efficient Standards, Certification, and Labelling for Appliances and Equipment in Kazakhstan.
[Added: 2017/09/19]
CO staff 2017/09 Completed

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