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FINAL REPORT Mid-Term Review Ethiopian NAMA: Creating Opportunities for Municipalities to Produce and Operationalise Solid Waste Transformation (COMPOST)
Commissioning Unit: Ethiopia
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Ethiopia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1. As indicated in the Output Verification Report (June 2019), it’s stated that from AWP and quarterly reports review indicate that there are gaps on results reporting, most reports focus on activities. Reporting should be on results and progress towards Outcomes, not just output and activities, and this needs to be improved in future, and there is scope for improvement in the reporting and coordination with other partners. 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/14]

Agreed: on quarterly reports and to some extent annual reports the report used to focus on outputs. This will be corrected in our future reports.  However, in the Project Implementation Review (PIR), which is an online GEF reporting platform, we actually report on outcome level which will continue in the future as well. Our report to the steering committee which is done annually is also result based.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Develop the reporting system by focusing on progress towards outcomes
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/03 Completed Completed History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2. There are best practices in NAMA GEF project where the forestry project could learn such as application of compost to trees to increase survival rate and improve tree growth. Similarly, NAMA GEF project could learn from the forestry project. The MTR team recommends regular meeting schedule to be set for these two and other similar projects annually.  The current communication with other projects such as UNDP forest and UNDP bio energy projects is based on needs. If good working relation is created, the compost producer associations may have more opportunity to sell their compost to the forestry project.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/14]

Agreed: the project has already started communication with forest projects of UNDP based in the Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission. This used to be on need base as indicated in the MTR report. However, in the future regular meetings will be arranged for two reasons; one because cities have already started producing compost in large quantity, hence they need large market to sell their products such as to the forest projects and two in order to learn from each other’s best/bad practices.   

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Arrange regular meeting with forest projects for experience sharing and to arrange market linkage for compost
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/03 Completed Completed History
2.2 Document project best practices so that similar projects can learn from it
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/06 Completed Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3. Improving compost making technique in compost shed to increase participation of women.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]

Agreed: the compost production method the project has introduced is manual type which made the process too laborious for women to participate in the production process. Women are participating in waste collection and segregation since turning the waste manually requires high labor work. Currently however, procurement of semi-manual compost turning machines, which will change the existing technique, is in progress. The machines will ease the labor work and hence will favor full participation of women.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Introduce and support functionality of semi-manual composting machines in all the six project cities
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/06 Completed Completed History
3.2 Finalise construction of remaining two compost sheds
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
PMU 2020/06 Completed Completed History
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4. The MTR team recommends that the Ministry of Science and Higher Education should be a member of steering committee to assist the implementation of Output 2.5:  Integrated SWM and UGI Standards in curriculum in education.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]

Agreed: we will invite the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to be a member of the project steering committee and ensure their full participation.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Invite the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to be a member of the Project Steering Committee
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project management unit discussed on the issue and found no longer applicable ]
History
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5. There is need to create strong linkage of compost production to urban greenery MSEs

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]

Agreed: compost production and urban greenery is linked in all cities. However, the linkage is quite different from city to city. Therefore, we have planned to arrange an experience sharing among the cities so that those cities with weak linkage can lean form cities such as Hawassa with strong linkage and system in place. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Arrange experience sharing among cities on creating market linkage between urban greenery and compost
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/03 Completed Completed History
5.2 Follow up on proper adoption of best practices learned on creating market linkage between urban greenery and compost
[Added: 2019/12/14] [Last Updated: 2020/04/27]
PMU 2020/06 Completed Completed History

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