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Mid-term Evaluation of the "Promoting the development of photovoltaic pumping systems for irrigation" Project
Commissioning Unit: Morocco
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 10/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Morocco
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Recommendations or Issues 1 & 8: For the rest of the project, continue to promote the participatory and inclusive approach, maintain the dynamic partnership / consultation / synergy between implementing partners to make the project achievements more sustainable.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/11/25] [Last Updated: 2020/11/25]

Involvement of the project monitoring committee in the pilot project implementation process and Involvement of partners.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Involvement of the project monitoring committee in the pilot project implementation process: dissemination of calls for projects, selection of projects, support in financing.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit 2021/12 Initiated
Involvement of partners: ONCA, Department of Agriculture, AMISOLE in training and awareness actions.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit 2021/12 Initiated History
Involvement of project partners in follow-up of remaining consultations.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit 2021/12 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Recommendations or Issues 2 & 3: For the rest of the project, continue to place special emphasis on activities targeting women: capacity building for women farmers; awareness of women farmers.

For a similar project, take more into account the gender dimension in its design by defining from the start some gender sensitive indicators and end-of project targets.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/11/25] [Last Updated: 2020/11/25]

Taking gender approach into account in pilot projects and in training and awareness-raising actions by increasing the rate of involvement of women in different activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The gender dimension will continue to be taken into account in the implementation of the project: sensitization, training and capacity building of women farmers; capacity building of agricultural advisers; awareness of the general public, including women.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit / AMEE 2021/12 Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation or Issue 4: For the rest of the project, pay particular attention to key activities that have not yet been implemented, especially pilot projects

Management Response: [Added: 2020/11/25]

Implementation of the pilot projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implementation of the pilot projects.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit AMEE 2022/04 Initiated
Elaboration of a manual dedicated to fertirrigation associated with drip-to-drip irrigation networks fed by solar pumping.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit AMEE 2021/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation or Issue 5: Because the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the project implementation and outcomes (postponement of activities requiring field visits / monitoring, delay in the launch of consultations and studies, etc.) and because the project started with more than one year delay, think about extending of the duration of the project without additional costs.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/11/25]

A request for extension of project has been made.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A request for extension of project has been made.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
AMEE 2020/10 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Recommendation or Issue 6: For the rest of the project, given that it is difficult to support solar pumping projects without subsidies, operationalize the subsidy component of PNPS (Programme National de Pompage Solaire).

Management Response: [Added: 2020/11/25] [Last Updated: 2020/11/25]

Support of the pilot projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project will support 10 to 20 pilot projects.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit / AMEE 2022/04 Not Initiated History
6. Recommendation:

Recommendation or Issue 7: For the rest of the project, continue to focus on activities with a strong impact on beneficiaries: capacity building of institutional and professional implementing partners, promotion of the quality of solar pumps installed, and technical support and structuring of micro-enterprises "Resovert".

Management Response: [Added: 2020/11/25]

Organization of training sessions, workshops and webinars, and support of small enterprises.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organization of 5 to 6 training sessions for actors and partners on solar pumping.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit / AMEE 2021/12 Initiated History
Elaboration of a development plan for a local production of solar pumping components. Support of small ESCO’s.
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit / AMEE 2021/12 Not Initiated History
organization of workshops and webinars to raise awareness among agricultural partners on quality aspects
[Added: 2020/11/25]
Project Management Unit / AMEE 2021/12 Not Initiated History

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