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Terminal Evaluation of UNDP/GEF Project: Belarus: Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings
Commissioning Unit: Belarus
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 06/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Belarus
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

To improve design of the future CCM projects including any follow-up “building energy efficiency” project

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

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1.1.  Future projects should contain a clear logical framework matrix with SMART indicators and measurable targets that are reflected in the project outputs.

2018 -on

UNDP

On-going

This relates to future projects and should be considered during the project preparation phase.

1.2 Specific M&E activities should be designed that can help project teams focus on specific indicators for monitoring and respective and the respective adequate budget allocated in the project document.

2018 -on

UNDP

On-going

1.3 In the future projects that would focus on energy efficiency in residential sector sufficient resources should be allocated for capacity building of building owners and buildings operators to monitor energy consumption

2018 -on

UNDP

On-going

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2. Recommendation:

To improve implementation of future projects similar to IEERB, the PRF (strengthened through ToC analysis and ROtI) needs to be used as a guide for preparing project work plans.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

Management Response: All new projects include theory of change as a standard section in the Project Document. PRF is used as a guide for ADWP preparation.

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2.1.  Constantly monitor that PRF is used for ADWP preparation

2018 -on

UNDP

On-going

The best timing is during the APR and ADWP preparation.

 

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3. Recommendation:

Continue training workshops in oblast training centres to ensure the availability of a critical mass of certified EE building operational personnel.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

This recommendation is addressed to the Ministry of Housing and Utilities (MoHU) and the Energy Efficiency Department (EED) capitalizing on the expert and institutional capacities built within the project.

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3.1  As a post-project monitoring, request information from the MoHU and EED on the training activities after the project completion

Jun  - Jul 2019

UNDP. MoHU and EED

pending

The project ended in Jul 2018.

3.2 Discuss with the national partners further capacity building needs which can be including in one of the future projects.

Jul – Jan 2019

UNDP. MoHU and EED

pending

To meet with the MoHU and EED to discuss their capacity building needs to be considered for future energy efficient projects.

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4. Recommendation:

(to MoHU with assistance from EED and UNDP): Set up a program that continually informs occupants of EE buildings on optimizing use of their EE systems for hot water, heating and fresh air ventilation systems.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

The MoHU and EED should use the capacity built within the project

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4.1 Discuss with the MoHU and EED if they need such a programme along with a very preliminary programme content. 

Jul-Jan 2018

UNDP. MoHU and EED

pending

The best option will be the government allocating their own resources to develop such a programme which can be used for other buildings, as well.

4.2. Consider including the development of such a programme within future projects focusing on energy efficiency

2018-on

UNDP

On-going

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5. Recommendation:

(to the Ministry of Architecture and Construction (MoAC) with assistance from DEE and UNDP): Continue training programs to ensure the availability of a critical mass of building design personnel to enforce compliance to the TC-EPB

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

The MoAC should and EED should use the capacity built within the project

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5.1  As a post-project monitoring, request information from the MoAC and EED on the training activities after the project completion

Jul – Jan 2019

UNDP. MoAC and EED

pending

The project ended in Jul 2018.

5.2 Discuss with the national partners further capacity building needs which can be including in one of the future projects.

Jul – Jan 2019

UNDP. MoAC and EED

pending

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6. Recommendation:

(to EED and MoHU): Monitor progress of Decree No.1037 of 29.12.2017 on the “Concept of Improvement and Development of Housing and Utility Services until 2025” addressing elimination of cross-subsidies and upward adjustment of low heating tariff rate towards 50% and higher that should be

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

This issue is politicized and beyond UNDP control and influence. UNDP should however monitor the elimination of cross subsidies as this will drastically affect economic attractiveness of energy efficiency in residential sector

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6.1  Monitor the elimination of cross subsidies as this will drastically affect economic attractiveness of energy efficiency in residential sector

2018 - on

UNDP

On-going

UNDP has been and will be monitoring this issues as it defines significantly the national energy efficiency policy and practice

 

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7. Recommendation:

(to DEE and MoAC): Disseminate monitored energy consumption data from 3 demo buildings to the Government policymakers and investors in line with Deputy Prime Minister’s Order No.04/26p of July 4, 2017, with more emphasis on the time when the pilot buildings are fully occupied and when the tenants have been in their units for a sufficient time during which their energy consumption would be normalized; this could be as long as 18-24 months when all units are occupied although the currently monitored data are being provided for decision makers..

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

The information on pilot buildings actual energy consumption would be very valuable for estimation of the effectiveness of the energy efficiency technologies and approaches employed by the project and can be used for future energy efficiency related projects designed by UNDP and the Government.

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7.1  As a post-project monitoring, request information from the MoAC and EED on the actual energy consumption from 3 demo buildings

June 2019, June 2020 and June 2021

UNDP. MoAC and EED

pending

Data should be requested after the completion  of  a heating period

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8. Recommendation:

(to MoNREP): Provide support to appropriate institutions to help formalize protocols and methodologies developed by the Project for reporting GHG emission reductions for EE buildings and retrofits

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

UNDP may provide assistance to the MoNREP to elaborate/update/tailor the protocols and methodologies for GHG emission reductions reporting.

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8.1  Discuss with the MoNREP (and other relevant stakeholders) their needs with respect to the use of the protocols and methodologies developed by the Project for reporting GHG emission reductions for EE buildings and retrofits. Based on the results of these consultations, consider to assist the MoEnv in elaborating/updating/tailoring the protocols and methodologies for GHG emission reductions reporting within future climate change related projects, e.g. the MRV project.

Jul-Jan 2018

UNDP. MoEnv, PIU

On-going

N/A

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9. Recommendation:

(to EED): Support future retrofit programs or construction of new EE buildings (supported either by GoB or donors) through training of building energy operators or managers using experiences gained through the Project

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

The EED should use the capacity build within the project.  If appropriate, activities on training of the respective specialists into the scopes of future climate change related projects.

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9.1  Discuss with the EED, MoAC and other stakeholder their needs with respect to knowledge and skills building of building energy operators or managers.

2018 -2020

UNDP. MoAC and EED

On-going

This is an on-going discussion and UNDP assistance will depend on resource availability.

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10. Recommendation:

Scope for improved practice: Many country offices including Belarus need assistance in the preparation of ProDocs, most notably the Project Results Framework which needs to be focused with insertion of SMART indicators that directly contribute to an intended outcome.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/09]

During the project formulation stage seek assistance from the IRH with respect the PRF and the set of targets and indicators quality

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10.1  send draft ProDocs to the IRH specialist for review of the PRF and the proposed set of targets and indicator for every new project

2018 -on

UNDP CO and IRH.

On-going

It is our usual practice to get IRH commenting on and clear new Project Documents and we will continue this practice.

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