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Final Project Evaluation - “Enhancing adaptive capacity of communities to climate change-related floods in the North Coast and Islands Region of Papua New Guinea
Commissioning Unit: Papua New Guinea
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 05/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Papua New Guinea
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Inconsistent application of UNDP Procurement Procedures.  

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/07]

UNDP’s procurement policies and guidelines are consistently applied to implementing partner, contractors and service providers in provinces.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP assisted the institutional review of Climate Change Development Authority and will assist strengthen project support unit for coordinating and managing donor supported initiatives including on the job-training for national government officials.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed History
2. Recommendation:

Mangrove rehabilitation requires community engagement in the design, planning and implementation of activities to accommodate traditional land tenure arrangements including traditional and cultural norms and practices to ensure socio-economic development aspirations are addressed.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/07] [Last Updated: 2019/05/07]

In this pilot intervention, UNDP focused and targeted awareness and trainings on climate change adaptation such as mangrove restoration and/or conservation as agreed with the stakeholders so that lessons learnt will be replicated in other provinces in the country.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future projects with Climate Change Development Authority will ensure a more holistic approach to address an inclusive participatory approach that encompasses community development priorities in climate change adaptation actions through allowing more time for planning for community-based activities
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed
3. Recommendation:

Enhance opportunities for training in mainstreaming climate change adaptation.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/07]

In this pilot intervention, UNDP ensured focused and targeted trainings in five pilot provinces so that lessons learnt will be replicated in other sectors and provinces in the country.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future projects with Climate Change Development Authority will ensure a more holistic approach in planning, coordination and delivery of training in mainstreaming climate change adaptation.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed
4. Recommendation:

Priory Output Delivery without Sustainable Strategy

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/07]

Project provided technical and strategic advisory services to implementing partner and the pilot provinces who successfully established their respective provincial climate change coordination committees, set-up climate change offices with allocation of budget and staff to institutionalize climate change adaptation to ensure smooth transition into sustaining UNDP supported interventions after project closure.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
New and ongoing projects supported by UNDP are co-led by government agencies during design and implementation to promote leadership and ownership for the long-term sustainability of internationally funded climate change actions. UNDP will further enhance its approach to ensure that sustainable approach is clearly and strictly applied to the projects.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed
5. Recommendation:

Choice of Partners with Sustainability Strategy

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/07]

UNDP’s programmes are aligned with the national priorities that are reflected in the UNDAF which endorsed by the Government. The selection of the implementing partner is based on set of criteria and careful considerations, such as accountability, ownership and broad stakeholder engagement as well as the ability to ensure sustainability. Throughout the implementation process, the IPs are to be consulted early and regularly throughout the programme and project formulation to ensure that priorities and approaches reflect partnership and funding commitments towards achieving results. UNDP in consultation with the Implementing Partner may enter into agreement with other organization known as Responsible Party to provide support that will contribute to achieving results. RP is selected based on assessment that reflects set of criteria to proofs RP’s eligibility and accountability to implement activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will conduct implementing capacity assessment during the design of any project to inform the development of appropriate capacity development plans which will be implemented simultaneously with implementation of project activities.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed
Coordination and consultation process will be conducted regularly with all partners involved and are responsible to contribute to the national priorities.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed
UNDP Project Management and Procurement Trainings will be conducted for all implementing partners including government agencies, private sectors, non-government organisations and community-based organisations selected to implement activities.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed
6. Recommendation:

The Role of Institutions in the Transfer of Technology

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/07]

UNDP has put in place improved capacity to ensure adequate use of technology driven data to inform application of development planning towards addressing climate change adaptation. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will continue to ensure regular engagement and dialogue on transfer of technology and skills to the implementing partner.
[Added: 2019/05/07]
Energy and Environment Unit 2019/01 Completed Project is financially and operationally closed

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