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INDEPENDENT FINAL EVALUATION: PROJECT ON “DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO A STEPPED-UP ENERGY SAVING PROGRAMME IN BELARUS”
Commissioning Unit:Belarus
Evaluation Plan:2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:08/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Belarus
1. Recommendation:

Provided that the idea is supported by EED, work on the handover to the Association for the Education for Sustainable Development (AESD)  of all the soft copies of information products based on  a MoU which will specify that (a) AESD will work with the Ministry of Education to review of all the educational tools are cleared to be used as part of the extracurricular teaching process as well as identify the ones that could be recommended to be used country wide (b) and all those that are cleared will be made available to the public free of charge.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/12] [Last Updated: 2018/01/28]

Discuss The project team to ensure that the proposed actions are taken. The CO to monitor the progress.

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2. Recommendation:

Produce a Lessons Learnt report. There could be several booklets, with one of them dedicated to the analysis of economic costs and benefits of the pilots. The other one could feature the learning from the financing side of the pilots with an analysis of the potential for replication. The third one could feature the findings from the survey on awareness levels (but the findings need to be repackaged and presented better). After the booklets are produced, work with the EED to ensure its wide dissemination.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/28]

Ensure that the Lessons Learned log reflects all the important issues raised by the evaluation, along with lessons identified by the project team.

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3. Recommendation:

The quality of the information products, including teaching aids is appreciated by the stakeholders, but – and this is a lesson learnt – in similar projects in the future it is important to secure more active participation of the Ministry of Education.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/28]

When preparing educational materials for children work closely with the Ministry of education and its agencies on the content of these materials, as well as on the use of these materials after projects end.

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4. Recommendation:

And finally, in the part concerning the information campaign, there should have been mechanisms to capture the feedback of the recipients of the products (also a lesson learnt): timely analysis and learning from this analysis and acting upon this learning would have increased the effectiveness of the information component.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/28]

Consider such mechanisms to be developed and applied.

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5. Recommendation:

Given that upcoming tariff reform there might be justified need to support the population with further projects targeting public awareness raising as well as support the government with developing a subsidy scheme that will target the poor with their energy costs.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/28]

Further develop projects targeting energy efficiency, including public awareness in this area, in the country reflecting the respective country’s priorities.

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