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Nepal Climate Change Support Program (NCCSP): Final Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Nepal
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Nepal
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Engage provincial government and its role in project planning and monitoring through relevant coordination and/or steering committees.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]

UNDP will take this recommendation in design of future projects and make sure that provincial consultations are not compromised. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Inform all Program Portfolio Managers
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]
UNDP 2020/04 Completed The findings of the evaluation was shared with all Portfolio Managers and Policy Advisors so that they can take this as learning in designing the projects in future. History
2. Recommendation:

MoFE recommended to work through Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration to build municipal capacities for climate change adaptation under new federal system of governance in Nepal. 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and plans to work with MoFE and MoFAGA to build capacities of local governments to mainstream climate change adaptation into their development plans.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss with MoFE and MoFAGA about developing CCA mainstreaming guideline for local levels
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/12/16]
Policy Advisors 2020/12 Completed However, UNDP does not have similar project, Resilience team brought attention of the MoFE and MoFAGA about developing the CCA mainstreaming guidelines for local levels. History
3. Recommendation:

Ensure municipal role in fund flow and monitoring of investment at the municipal level through creating a municipal level project fund management committee. 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]

We are working to support Government build capacities through PLGSP, but that it also depends on degree to which governments open to have municipal structures play a role in fund management.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

Government of Nepal recently endorsed LAPA framework. Within existing framework, a step by step operational guideline on LAPA formulation will help in ensuring coherence among various institutions.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation. UNDP will work with MoFE and MoFAGA to develop LAPA Guidelines as per LAPA framework.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss with MoFE & MoFAGA about LAPA guideline formulation
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/04 Completed The matter was discussed with MoFE. MoFE agreed to formulate the guideline through other project. History
5. Recommendation:

The concept of climate resilient development and/or climate resilient infrastructure is relatively new at the municipal level. There is an urgent need to define and develop criteria and/or operational guidelines for resilience building/resilience development - what makes development resilient in Nepalese context?

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

UNDP will work with DFID which is implementing a successor project in the same area to develop criteria and operational guidelines for resilience infrastructure building

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Communicate to DFID about formulation of resilience infrastructure guideline
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/03 Completed The evaluation finding and recommendations were shared with DFID. History
6. Recommendation:

Evidence based policy and decision support is crucial to strengthen adaptation and resilience building. A strong MIS system, well linked to central information system, at the project and municipal level would support knowledge generation and documentation.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

UNDP will work with DFID which is implementing a successor project in the same area about strengthening existing MIS.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Communicate to DFID about strengthening existing MIS
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/04 Completed The recommendation was rightly communicated to DFID for action by new project. History
7. Recommendation:

The concept of upstream-downstream linkages needs to be well developed while designing and implementing infrastructure projects. A systematic analysis of upstream-downstream linkages built into adaptation concept will help in resilience building at large.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

UNDP and MoFE will work together to build upstream and downstream linkages into adaption projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Communicate with MoFE to include working on upstream-downstream linkages into LAPA Guidelines
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/04 Completed Findings were communicated with MoFE. History
8. Recommendation:

Future adaptation project should be aimed at achieving higher adaptation gains built on the analysis of food-water-energy-ecosystem nexus.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

UNDP and MoFE will work together to define higher level outcomes of adaptation projects based on food-water-energy-ecosystem nexus.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss with MoFE about developing higher level results of adaptation projects
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/05/21]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: As there is no longer UNDP supported project, it was not discussed. However, the finding and recommendations of the evaluation was shared.]
History
9. Recommendation:

The project allocated financial and human resources equally to all Palikas. This approach can be taken positively, also as a tool to avoid conflict at local level. However, the project also needs to analyze transaction costs and marginal value of money. Investment plan should be based on varying transaction costs, and technical capacity of municipalities.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

UNDP will follow this recommendation while designing future community-based adaptation projects

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation:

A clear guideline on operational and maintenance funds, and co-financing mechanism is highly recommended for efficiency and sustainability of similar projects in future.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

Building on the recommendation, UNDP will develop a clearly defined cost-sharing and co-financing criteria for future community adaptation projects.

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation:

Innovative adaptation options contributing to production and income generation should be given focus during the design of interventions. The evaluation team strongly suggests implementing production-based resilience innovations with special focus on women groups.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

UNDP will widely use this recommendation while defining targeted interventions in future projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss internally with UNDP Gender Advisor and UNDP Portfolio Managers.
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/12/16]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/09 Completed Resilience team discussed internally with GESI Advisor and Portfolio Managers about importance of this recommendation in on going and future projects. History
12. Recommendation:

There are number of good practices that the project has piloted ranging from livelihood options to alternative energy. However, the project lacks concrete out-scaling and upscaling strategies for good practices. It is recommended that future projects must have a strategy for out-scaling, up-scaling of good adaptation and resilient practices.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/03/03]

Building upon the recommendation, UNDP will ensure inclusion of scaling up strategy and plan in future projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss internally with UNDP portfolio managers to include scale up strategy in all projects.
[Added: 2020/03/03] [Last Updated: 2020/12/16]
Policy Advisor/ARR 2020/09 Completed Policy Advisor shared and discussed this recommendation to include scale up strategy in other projects. History

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