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Final Evaluation of the project Eco-system based adaptation
Commissioning Unit: Mongolia
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mongolia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Recommendation 1: Corrective actions for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project

  1. The project provided support to rural schools to establish rain water harvest. But most of the water running from the roof was dropping down due to low height of the collecting canal. Similarly, to store collected water only one drum was available. School had big roof and that could help to collect large quantity of water and for that they need bigger reservoir. Also, the height of the canal on which water from the roof drop need to be height then the edge of the roof.
  2. The project target areas have a large number of livestock which supply large amounts of dung. The dung could be used for bio-briquette production. Project supported only one bio-briquette. Briquette production program could be supported in all areas of these soum to decrease pressure on wood for energy.
  3. Solar technology was used for meteorology activities, food drying, water pumping and heating. Out of 23 well only 5 were equipped with solar pump and few household heating piloted using solar technology so using these experiences future replication should give more priority to solar technology. Use of solar generator reduce cost of fossil fuel. Introducing solar generator and training locals on maintenance of them will reduce cost for irrigation and also provide income generation opportunity by repairing generators.
  4. Snow water collection and rain water collection canals are not cemented so water loss from seepage is high. Such canals should be made concrete using locally available stones and pebble.
  5. In some areas, within 100m distance from the irrigation canal, farmers were irrigating agriculture field by pumping water using fossil fuel. Extension of irrigation canal in such areas could help to improve agriculture and also reduce farmers farming cost by reducing cost of fossil fuel.
Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/01] [Last Updated: 2018/11/01]

This recommendation is partially accepted. Some of these recommendations are specific to the beneficiary or the area. With the closure of the project, there is no fund available for such detailed and extended activities suggested. However, the recommendations related to the small scale-fixing of the roof and cementing the rain water collection canals were suggested to the beneficiaries. The recommendation related to the briquette production program in all areas of the soum is not supported as it is not in line with the project/programme overall focus, therefore no funding earmarked.  

For programming purpose, the recommendations are taken in general terms to be applied throughout the programme when similar activities are planned for relevant component.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The lessons learnt and recommendations are disseminated in the programme for consideration and integration into the similar project/programme components.
[Added: 2018/11/01]
CO M&E officer 2018/11 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Recommendation 2: Actions to follow up or reinforce initial benefits from the project

 

VI. The project developed integrated river basin management guidelines and also proposed two protected areas. These are approved by the local government and also approved by ministry. Follow up should be made to approve it from cabinet and thereafter by parliament.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/01]

Recommendation partially supported.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consultation with NDP, Mr. Battulga and hand over the follow-up action as part of the Exit Strategy to the Division of River Basin Management, MET
[Added: 2018/11/01]
NPC 2017/12 Completed Consultation done and the exit strategy approved and accepted. Current status: Steering committee was established to develop a comprehensive regulation on the integrated water resources management at the MET. Draft document completed and submitted for the discussion of Minister’s Council. History
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation 3: Proposals for future directions underlying main objectives

VI.      It is recommended to upscale and replicate lessons learned from this project by UNDP, Government of Mongolia and other agencies working in similar issues. There could be many potential donors willing to invest in such activities, so it is also recommended that lessons learned should be disseminated to a large audience including other areas of the water basin and beyond. UNDP and AF could use its network for dissemination.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/01]

Lessons learned from the project was widely disseminated through several publications and advocacy materials. Another event to disseminate the lessons learned is the project’s closing workshop. Potential donor funding is sought and a soft pipeline project (EBA Phase II) is under formulation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Lessons learned to be discussed and raised among different stakeholders during the Closing Workshop.
[Added: 2018/11/01]
NPC 2017/12 Completed Closing workshop was organized on 8th December, 2017
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation 4: Proposals for future directions underlying main objectives

VII. It is recommended to promote insurance mechanism in pastoralism and agriculture to safeguard farmers. Due to climate change weather became very unpredictable. If farmers whose economy is not so strong have to take risk of climate change then their situation will further worsened. Hence to encourage farming and pastoralism, insurance mechanisms should be promoted. Considering the economic situation of the farmers, premium of such insurance should not be high or be subsidised.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/01]

Recommendations will be considered in formulation of the new programming documents such as GCF and/or EBA II.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recommendation will be reflected in the GCF proposal.
[Added: 2018/11/01]
UNDP CO 2018/09 Completed The proposal includes a review of current livestock policy and related public/private programmes (e.g. dzud relief programmes, insurance schemes, etc.)

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