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Terminal Evaluation (TE) Report Solomon Islands Water Sector Adaptation Project
Commissioning Unit: Fiji
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Fiji
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

UNDP Implementation efficiency

It is strongly recommended that UNDP should take a very serious look at streamlining its project management, recruitment and procurement procedures to drastically improve the efficiency and timeliness of delivery of such projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2020/11/27]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. It is strongly recommended that UNDP should take a very serious look at streamlining its project management, recruitment and procurement procedures to drastically improve the efficiency and timeliness of delivery of such projects.
[Added: 2020/01/15]
UNDP 2019/12 Completed The new Management team (DRR and OM) assumed their duties in late July 2019, and since then, have introduced rigorous review of procedures to increase efficiency. Weekly Programme and Operations meetings identify and resolve delivery bottlenecks.
2. Recommendation:

Forensic financial audit

  • Given the significance of the unexplained 2018 over-spend, it is strongly recommended that at closure the Project should be subjected to a highly detailed, forensic financial audit by independent, external auditors, including tracing all expenditure trails.
  • The audit findings should be used to inform appropriate response actions, including funds recovery and punitive action should any wrongdoing be identified.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2020/11/27]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Given the significance of the unexplained 2018 over-spend, it is strongly recommended that at closure the Project should be subjected to a highly detailed, forensic financial audit by independent, external auditors, including tracing all expenditure trails. 2. The audit findings should be used to inform appropriate response actions, including funds recovery and punitive action should any wrongdoing be identified.
[Added: 2020/01/15]
UNDP 2019/12 Completed The matter was addressed in consultation with key Government partners and UNDP in 2018/19. Audit recommendations and lessons learned will guide all programmatic interventions
3. Recommendation:

Enhanced training before project closure

In order to enhance the prospects for long-term sustainability, is strongly recommended that the need for additional training be addressed before project closure.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2020/11/27]

In order to enhance the prospects for long-term sustainability, is strongly recommended that the need for additional training be addressed before project closure

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. In order to enhance the prospects for long-term sustainability, is strongly recommended that the need for additional training be addressed before project closure
[Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2021/01/06]
MMERE Temotu Provincial Government Western Provincial Government Choiseul Provincial Government Makira/Ulawa Provincial Government Malaita Provincial Government Rennell & Bellona Provincial Government 2020/12 Completed Completed History
4. Recommendation:

Lessons for future similar projects

It is recommended that the lessons gained from SIWSAP as outlined in the left-hand column should be adopted and applied by both UNDP and SIG for future similar projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2020/11/27]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. It is recommended that the lessons gained from SIWSAP as outlined in the left-hand column should be adopted and applied by both UNDP and SIG for future similar projects.
[Added: 2020/01/15]
UNDP MMERE 2019/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Government and UNDP are interested to cooperate in similar projects, drawing on SIWSAP lessons learned, but at present, no projects exist. Discussion with Gov-t and partners are ongoing. ]
Government and UNDP are interested to cooperate in similar projects, drawing on SIWSAP lessons learned, but at present, no projects exist. Discussion with Gov-t and partners are ongoing.
5. Recommendation:

Need for Phase 2 project

  • In order to build on the outstanding achievements and best-practice models established by SIWSAP in relation to community-level water security and climate change resilience, and to also address the lack of progress with some targets, it is strongly recommended that UNDP work with SIG to develop a Phase 2 project to facilitate up-scaling and Provincial and National level replication of Phase 1 successes.
  •  Given the strong climate adaptation focus of SIWSAP, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) might be a suitable partner for a much larger SIWSAP Phase 2 (circa US$50 million), and Annex 6 of this report contains the GCF Concept Note template, for consideration and potential use by UNDP and SIG.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2020/11/27]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. In order to build on the outstanding achievements and best-practice models established by SIWSAP in relation to community-level water security and climate change resilience, and to also address the lack of progress with some targets, it is strongly recommended that UNDP work with SIG to develop a Phase 2 project to facilitate up-scaling and Provincial and National level replication of Phase 1 successes. 2. Given the strong climate adaptation focus of SIWSAP, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) might be a suitable partner for a much larger SIWSAP Phase 2 (circa US$50 million), and Annex 6 of this report contains the GCF Concept Note template, for consideration and potential use by UNDP and SIG
[Added: 2020/01/15] [Last Updated: 2021/01/06]
UNDP SIG (MMERE & MECDM) UNDP SIG (MMERE & MEC DM) 2021/12 Initiated History

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