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Mid-term Evaluation of De-risking Renewable Energy (NAMA) for Nigerian Power sector
Commissioning Unit: Nigeria
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Nigeria
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Reassess the project strategy and redesign the project components accordingly.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consult with key partners towards redesigning project to three course correction options presented in the MTR to reorient the project strategy.
[Added: 2021/12/08]
UNDP, PMU/ECN, PSC 2019/12 Completed In consultation with the implementing partner and key government and development partners three options were presented to PSC members. Option 3 was unanimously adopted with slight modifications: “Inter-connected mini-grids”. An international consultant was engaged to re-design the project to focus on “inter-connected mini-grid”.
2. Recommendation:

Strengthen involvement of the FMPW&H and FME through a joint implementation approach.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Partially agreed. The Federal Ministry of Power (FMP) and Federal Ministry of Environment belong to the respective Technical Working Groups that provide technical back-up to the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and Project Management Unit (PMU) as the need arises. Nonetheless, the project team will explore ways to further strengthen the involvement of FMP and FME.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen the involvement of the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP) and the Federal Ministry of Power (FMP). Develop a Gantt chart that includes the full range of activities and outputs under each component, anticipated time of conclusion as well as progress over time. The responsible person should be named in the chart. The responsible person, where relevant, should present progress against these expectations at the PSC.
[Added: 2021/12/08]
UNDP, PSC 2020/10 Completed Completed
3. Recommendation:

Identify institutional roles and responsibilities for the project outputs and facilitate ownership of project results, through institutionalizing the project results.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Specific institutional roles and responsibilities will be assigned for each of the project outputs. These institutions will serve as “champions” to help facilitate institutionalization of project results
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU, PSC 2020/10 Completed Institutional roles have been identified and responsibilities assigned for each of the project outputs.
4. Recommendation:

Provide technical advisory support to help ensure coherency of project results.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Engage a chief technical advisor to support the PMU in ensuring a high quality of project outputs and to guide the project towards achieving the intended outcomes.
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU, UNDP 2020/05 Completed A CTA was engaged
5. Recommendation:

Streamline and clarify the role and responsibilities of the project steering committee

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare and adopt terms of reference for the project steering committee to document their roles and responsibilities
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU, UNDP 2020/05 Completed Completed
6. Recommendation:

Develop and implement a communication and knowledge management strategy and action plan.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop communication and knowledge management strategy and action plan
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU/UNDP 2020/09 Completed A Communication action plan was produced and included in the 2020 Annual Work Plan (AWP).
7. Recommendation:

Improve coordination with other projects and programs

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update the analysis of ongoing and planned baseline activities related to interconnected mini-grids in Nigeria and identify additional co-financing partners to support investments in interconnected mini-grid
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU/UNDP 2020/11 Completed Analysis of ongoing and planned baseline activities updated
8. Recommendation:

Update the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Produce an updated M&E plan for the project. The means for verifying each of the performance metrics in the results framework will be described, along with allocation of resources and responsibilities.
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU, UNDP 2020/10 Completed Updated M&E plan for the project finalized.
9. Recommendation:

Strengthen management of project risks.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Reassess project risks according to the process of revising the project strategy and cost appropriate risk mitigation measures
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU, UNDP 2020/08 Completed Completed
10. Recommendation:

Facilitate a decision from the PSC and UNDP that is retroactive in regard to the investment in off-grid solar PV systems in 2017.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Facilitate decision from the PSC and UNDP that should reconcile the use of GEF funds for investment in off-grid solar PV systems
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PSC, UNDP 2019/06 Completed The Project Steering Committee (PSC) and UNDP in an Extra-Ordinary Emergency Meeting approved the construction of the three (3) demonstration projects in Jigawa, Ogun State and Kano State during an Extra-Ordinary Emergency Steering Committee meeting held 27 June 2019.
11. Recommendation:

Follow up on the progress of implementing the recommendations for achieving financial sector reform.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/08]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify responsible entities for each of the recommendations and request progress feedback reports at each of the Project Steering Committee meetings
[Added: 2021/12/08]
PMU, UNDP 2020/10 Completed Completed

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