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Final evaluation of the project Renewable Energy, Land Degradation & Sustainable Forest Management
Commissioning Unit: Sao Tome and Principe
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2022
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Sao Tome and Principe
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 1. Thematic checklist to be created at national level to ensure key assumptions are duly considered

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Create a check list for new projects that contemplates major risks and can be adapted by sectors
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA Portfolio Team 2022/11 Overdue-Not Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 2. Design processes include national GEF and EMAE focal points from the start to gain accountability

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Develop a stakeholder list by sector and guarantee their involvement in project preparation
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2022/08 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 3. Use of attainable indicators and conservative target setting. Update logframe indicators and targets to proper monitor project progress

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 New projects indicators require validation from Stakeholders
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA Portfolio Team 2022/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 4. Estimate longer timelines when dealing with policy making. Policy and legal regulations require an average of 3 to 4 years from design to enactment.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 In new projects, estimate 3-4 years for law enactment
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA Portfolio Team 2022/12 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 5. • Continue using the CT-PTSE as the coordination and planning space for further development assistance in the renewable energy sector.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 UNDP was the initiator of this committee and plays an active part of it.
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2022/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 6. Carry out initial baseline analysis regarding SLFM and NTFP production projects to effectively monitor the impact. This would allow to determine, if any, changes in terms of hectares under production, yield, revenues obtained by beneficiaries, etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Include baseline studies in next projects, when baseline data does not exist so that changes can be measured
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2023/12 Not Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 7. Strategic communication to be included when policy outcomes are called for to support the policy enactment and approval process by effectively communicating key messages with Government and Non-Governmental actors.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Associate an advocacy campaign to all policy making activities in projects
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CESA portfolio team 2022/12 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 8. Current tariff system is not accounting for system inefficiencies and poor management. There is a need to update the tariffs to make return on investment more attractive to the private sector.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23] [Last Updated: 2022/09/26]

Fully accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Together with other partner such AfDB and WB, sensitize the decision makers to apply WB Project recommendation on Tariff system
[Added: 2022/09/26]
CO senior managers 2023/12 Not Initiated

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