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Vanuatu CB2/CCCD
Commissioning Unit: Fiji
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Fiji
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Future project planning should rather be based on the focus on strengths and opportunities in a country rather than on gaps and weaknesses, which could be counter-productive. Particularly ongoing initiatives related to the outcomes of a project should be strengthened above all.Future project planning should rather be based on the focus on strengths and opportunities in a country rather than on gaps and weaknesses, which could be counter-productive. Particularly ongoing initiatives related to the outcomes of a project should be strengthened above all.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/05]

Recommendation acknowledged.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The department of environment will work closely with UNDP to ensure that future project of CB will docus on strength and opporutnities in Vanuatu. More consultation will be conducted in country with key stakeholders to ensure that strengthen and opporutnities are well explored. This will be dependent on opportunity for funding CB3.
[Added: 2020/12/06]
Department of Environment and UNDP 2020/09 Completed At the moment it is not possible to develop a follow -up project (CB3) since GEF has not made funding available for cross cutting capacity development in the recent funding windown. This will need to revisit in the next funding cycle.
2. Recommendation:

Before hiring external consultants, it should be screened carefully, if national capacities are not sufficient to fulfil the envisaged tasks.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/05]

Recommendation acknowledged.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Before hiring external consultants, it should be screened carefully, if national capacity are not sufficient to fulfill the envisaged tasks
[Added: 2020/12/06]
Department of Environment 2021/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Recommendation acknowledged.]
The opportunity for CB3 is still in question however should there be an opportunity, the identified action will be strongly supported by UNDP.
3. Recommendation:

The EIMS system should be renewed with the help of national IT staff, who should also take care of migrating all data in the current EIMS system to the new one

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/05]

PMU accepts that current system is outdated and will work with the OGCIO to ensure that recommendation is executed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The EMIS system should be renewed with the help of national IT staff who should also take care of migrating all data in the current EIMS system to the new one.
[Added: 2020/12/06]
Department of Environment, OGCIO all stakeholders 2021/12 Initiated There needs to be a wider consultation between DEPC, VNSO, OGCIO and other stakeholders on this issue.
4. Recommendation:

The Initiative by the Geospatial User Group should be strengthened also in future and accommodate the efforts of establishing the EIMS at DEPC with related staff

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/05]

DEPC Structure to include staffs who will be capable of managing the new EMIS system at DEPC

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
DEPC structure to include staffs who will be capable of managing the new EMIS system at DEPC. The NGDP has a national geospatial data committee
[Added: 2020/12/06]
Department of Environment 2021/12 Initiated DEPC has a new structure in place but still pending approval from the Public Service Commission as all recruitments are on halt due to COVID19
5. Recommendation:

Future projects should rather focus on empowerment and strengthening management and coordination

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/05]

PMU acknowledges recommendation as this should help with future project for better management and coordination of activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future projects should rather focus on empowerment and strengthening management and coordination
[Added: 2020/12/06]
Department of Environment 2021/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Under consideration for future projects]
6. Recommendation:

UNDP should devote more care to support projects with its international experience and should abandon its top-down approach

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/05]

Recommendation acknowledged

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP should devote more care to support projects with its international experience and should abandon its top down approach
[Added: 2020/12/06]
UNDP 2020/09 Completed Discussed with RTA opportunity for CB3

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