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Tuvalu Ridge to Reef
Commissioning Unit: Fiji
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 10/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Fiji
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Project Extension of six months is recommended to compensate for the project starting a year later

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation will ensure completion of remaining activities. This is subject to endorsement by UNDP and Project board

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Submission of Official Request for extension from Government and endorsement by UNDP
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2020/03/08]
Project Implementation Unit (PIU) 2020/04 Completed Awaiting 2020 Project Board meeting History
2. Recommendation:

  A planning workshop (involving all 9 island officers and key government departments)

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Following the midterm evaluation, this is a key activity as it leads to identification of priority activities for 9 island officers, key government departments and the project implementation unit. Will ensure ownership of priority activities in remaining project life.  A chief technical adviser is expected to facilitate this planning workshop.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A planning workshop will take place and facilitated by a Chief Technical Adviser (CTA). Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to recruit Chief Technical Adviser. Project has agreed to have CTA by June.
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
PMU 2021/06 Initiated ongoing History
3. Recommendation:

There is a Need to Develop More Technical Publications from the Project During the Extension Period to Strengthen Technical Outputs

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Examples of suggested publications noted in the Mid Term Review Report. However, these are subject to further discussion and endorsement by Government, Secretariat of the Pacific Community and University of the South Pacific.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PIU to follow up and/or work closely with key stakeholders. USP and technical expert in fisheries have indicated initial interest for publications
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2020/08/02]
PIU and Department of Fishery 2020/07 Completed Working closely with key stakeholders. COVID19 is also a factor to impedes on timely face to face discussion with stakeholders. Plans are now in place for virtual History
4. Recommendation:

Continue the support for the National e-library

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation supported and needs to be prioritized

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PIU to work discuss further and explore options in collaboration with National Library and Archives and the Tuvalu R2R project on continued support and other aspects such as protocols for access
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
Department of Education and Department of Environment to take lead role 2021/06 Initiated ongoing History
5. Recommendation:

Chief Technical Advisor is to be appointed to fill the gaps in directing the R2R Project especially in scientific aspects of the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation is a priority for the Project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PIU has commenced initial discussions with UNDP and likely to seek UNDP support with recruitment of CTA. Terms of Reference to be finalized and advertised.
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
Department of Environment (PIU) 2021/06 Initiated History
6. Recommendation:

Water Quality work on Funafuti lagoon needs to be undertaken by the Regional R2R Project & Department of Waste Management.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation supported. This will require PIU dialogue with Regional R2R Project and Department of Waste Management.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PIU to facilitate discussions with R2R Project and Department of Waste Management, especially to replicate the Regional Ridge to Reef Project work on ocean plastics (may include micro plastics) in Solomon Islands.
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
PIU 2021/06 Initiated History
7. Recommendation:

The Department of Rural Development needs to have a LMMA R2R officer located in DRD in Funafuti and all island officers need to be under the responsibility of the R2R LMMA officer at the Department of Rural Development.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

A recommendation that will need to be scrutinized by PIU/ Department of Environment and discussed thoroughly with Department of Rural Development.  This is subject to approval by both Departments and have budget implications. For now, there is an existing LMMA officer based with the PIU. Instead it is suggested that in the meantime, the existing LMMA officer work with closely with a focal point based at the Department of Rural Development (and possibly several hours per week with focal point at Rural Development)

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
LMMA officer based at PIU work closely with Department of Rural Development focal point
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
PIU -led by project manager 2021/06 Initiated History
8. Recommendation:

A Project Officer Needs to be Located at the Department of Fisheries to work with Department of Fisheries on Fisheries Issues and Biodiversity of Marine Species (. e.g. Fish, corals, sea cucumber, algae etc.).

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

The recommendation was will need to be discussed further between the Department of Environment, Department of Fisheries and Project Implementation Unit before final decision is made.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PIU to facilitate discussions between Department of Fishery and Department of Environment
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
Department of Environment 2021/06 Initiated History
9. Recommendation:

Cost-Benefit Analyses to be Undertaken on the LMMAs and on the Nanumea Conservation Areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation also endorsed in board meeting of March 2018.  National consultant has been recruited and consultancy in progress.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Finding of consultancy to be reviewed before report is finalized.
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2021/01/19]
Department of Environment /PIU 2021/06 Initiated History
10. Recommendation:

Further Analyses of how to strengthen the Department of Environment needs to be undertaken.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

: Recommendation supported and suggesting that consultant is supported by Government and/other donor funded projects to carry out this analysis

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Department of Environment needs to agree to this recommendation
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2020/08/02]
Department of Environment /PIU 2020/08 Completed Completed History
11. Recommendation:

Expedite the appointment of the R2R Project Manager

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Appointment of R2R project manager is critical. Department of Environment has commenced recruitment but need for follow up on status.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to follow up with Department of Environment on status of recruitment
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2020/04/13]
UNDP and Department of Environment 2020/02 Completed Project Manager was recruited by first quarter 2019 History
12. Recommendation:

Responsibility of M & E needs to be clearly defined and responsibility needs to be allocated to an M & E officer

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation will need to be discussed in detailed with the Project Support Officer and Department of Environment. Reason being that this may mean additional roles for the Project Support Officer. If this does not work out or is supported, a backup plan/option will need to be considered.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To discuss options with the Director Department of Environment for i) Project Support Officer Terms of Reference to include M & E ii) Recruitment of a M & E officer
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2020/07/26]
UNDP and Department of Environment 2020/06 Completed Tuvalu Government, Director Environment has confirmed that the Project Support Officer carries out roles of M &E History
13. Recommendation:

Quality of PIR reporting needs to be improved

Management Response: [Added: 2019/10/22]

Recommendation will need to be discussed in detailed with UNDP and Project Implementation, with aim of improving next PIR report.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To discuss options with the Director Department of Environment i) Project Implementation Unit to discuss internally ii) Project Implementation unit to discuss with UNDP
[Added: 2019/10/22] [Last Updated: 2020/04/13]
UNDP and Department of Environment 2020/02 Completed Am improvement noted in recent PIR (July 2018 – June 2019). This was based in efforts of Project Implementation Unit and ongoing discussions with UNDP. History

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