Success message
error message
warn message
" PROMOTING THE APPLICATION OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, THE DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS AND CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY IN COSTA RICA” Final evaluation of the project
Commissioning Unit: Costa Rica
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Costa Rica
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Regarding the design and programming of similar interventions in the future, the evaluation recommends establishing the specific problem to be solved from the beginning, with a theory of change according to where the route is visualized from the inputs, activities, and products to the expected results or effects.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

The original implementation of the Project was designed within the scope of action of Inbio for the development of the two natural products but also included institutional strengthening and Nagoya Protocol implementation. The three together were very ambitious.  UNDP was recognized as a neutral partner that could facilitate at least the institutional and technical scope.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The LPAC process in the Country offices reviews consistency between project scope and regulatory framework of the stakeholders and partners.
[Added: 2018/12/19]
UNDP Officer 2019/12 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Investments must be made in products that can be achieved through projects that do not depend on external factors or political will (for example, ratification of treaties). Considering the political swings is essential. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

UNDP will ensure that theory of change in CR includes assumptions and does not depend solely on political will in a defined outcome or that there are alternative accomplishments or milestones that a project may report, such as those achieved in the Nagoya Project regarding national capacities for ABS implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The LPAC process in the Country offices reviews risk management and POPP procedures for NGO implementation.
[Added: 2018/12/19]
UNDP Officer 2020/12 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

During the design phase, it is essential to analyze the experience of the Nagoya project by including different organizations from different sectors, but especially by linking the private sector and civil society.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

SDGs also point out to the need for alliances to achieve sustainable development.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

For future interventions that require an implementing agency, it is important to analyze the financial solvency in detail1, as well as the technical capacity, experience, and prestige.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

Regarding financial solvency UNDP will request more detailed bank statements and permits, especially when operation depends on these factors.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will request more detailed bank statements and permits for NGO partners, especially when operation depends on these factors
[Added: 2018/12/19] [Last Updated: 2019/06/06]
Program officer with operations manager 2019/06 Completed Nowadays, UNDP CO Costa Rica apply the HACT framework to minimize this risk. History
5. Recommendation:

All GEF interventions need to consider gender mainstreaming strategies from the onset, as well as a clear link to the achievement of the SDGs.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

UNDP Country office is undergoing a review to strengthen gender mainstreaming in all Projects and Operations.  SDGs are the basis for the new UNDAF and CPD which all

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Dissemination and communication: the project should make a compilation of the lessons learned and good practices in the process of negotiating the distribution of benefits, focusing on the active participation of different organizations, the incentives to keep an active collaboration, and the human process of Biological products. This information can be translated into a common language, identifying key messages and narratives to disseminate through the UNDP website, email lists, media, and social networks. Likewise, this information can be used for the systematization of Nagoya experiences.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

The project has systematized the experience of the Project in a publication and will develop a video for ABS best practices.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Project publication of the DMDP case will be showcased in the UNDP Publication of Nagoya at the COP. 2. Video will be developed with CONAGEBIO for ABS promotion.
[Added: 2018/12/19]
Project officer 2019/03 Overdue-Initiated
7. Recommendation:

The project needs to elaborate a detailed exit strategy, establishing the steps to be taken and pending issues (for example, the appropriation of the project by the stakeholders involved, viability strategies for INBIO, management of missing data on commercial viability and economic, possible investment by the actors involved and / or third parties, possible linking of the lessons of this project to the portfolio of UNDP projects).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/19]

Sustainability is a great concern at different levels because the Country  and private enterprises have learned that bioprospection is not a cheap task and requires lots of investment in investigation to actually find an economical viable solution, or that findings are easily replaced with synthetical compounds. Wider policy and commercial strategy for a nature based solution alternative is required especially with private sector involvement.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project will develop an Exit Strategy
[Added: 2018/12/19] [Last Updated: 2019/06/06]
Program officer 2019/03 Completed The project closed with an exit strategy which include participation of different sectors like academy and private sector even one component will develop in the framework of Biofin II in Costa Rica. History
UNDP is scoping possibility of supporting bioprospection through BIOFIN financial solutions development
[Added: 2018/12/19] [Last Updated: 2019/06/06]
UNDP Officer 2020/12 Initiated History

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

1 UN Plaza
DC1-20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org