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Terminal Evaluation of the Adaptation in the Coastal Zones of Mozambique Project
Commissioning Unit: Mozambique
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mozambique
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Check on outstanding payments to service providers

During the field consultations it was brought to the attention of the evaluators that several institutions seemed to think that they still needed to be paid for some of their work. For example, the team at CEPAM in Pemba was under the impression that payments were not done. It is important to service all project agreements or at least to communicate clearly what certain payments may not have been made.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/10] [Last Updated: 2018/12/10]

Noted. However, for this recommendation it is important to clarify that all corresponding measures have already been taken through the project Implementing Partner (under the leadership of the Ministry Permanent Secretary), in which the concerned parties have been adequately informed on the completion of the project, as well as clarifications and completion of all corresponding administrative procedures were made.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Follow-up on the formal communication from MITADER Permanent Secretary to the project involved parties to ensure that they are all informed on the completion of the project.
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience Unit. 2018/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Invest into distilling some case studies from the project

This project piloted a great diversity of interventions. On all levels, but specifically with regards to the adaptation options on the community level some very interesting demonstrations have been set up. However, due to the poor knowledge management aspects of the project no systematic documentation of the investments, processes and performance of the demonstrations are available. It is recommended that this be done esp. with the view that UNDP has prepared a new LDFC project with MITADER, which could benefit from a thorough analysis of previous efforts.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/11]

Acknowledged. The country office will take advantage from the upcoming LDCF project PPG to draw up a summary of lessons from this closing project to better inform the design of the new project. It is important to mention that at MTR it was recommended a substantial change of the project management unit recruited by the IP, which was under performing. The CO made necessary due diligences that resulted in changes at project administrative and financial assistant only, remaining the project manager on duty, which had strong support from Micro-finance expert hired by UNDP to ensure delivery on the project results for the remaining years. This also served as a lesson for the other projects that the recruitment of PMU should be done by UNDP to ensure effective control over the performance of each project management unit.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Invest some resources from CO regular resources to complement LDCF PPG funding in order to capture lessons learned that will inform the new LDCF and other projects in the subject of CCA, with innovative approach on Micro-finance.
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience 2019/12 Initiated
2.2. Recruitment and performance assessments of the project management unit under UNDP’s responsibilities.
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience 2019/12 Initiated
2.3. Ensure that all projects effectively allocate resources on M&E and communication related activities.
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience and Management Support Unit 2019/12 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

At least analyze the micro-finance innovation

As the absolute minimum document and analyze the micro-finance component of the project well. This approach may provide some excellent innovative ideas for strengthening communities’ resilience, however, at this point no independent and detailed review of project inputs and results is available.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/11]

Recommendation well noted. Through its diverse portfolio, the CO will ensure that an analysis on the micro-finance innovation under the climate change adaptation umbrella is conducted to better inform future investments in this thematic area.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Conduct a quick analysis on the impact of micro-finance initiatives under the adaptation projects in 2 out of the 3 project pilot sites and drawn up key recommendations.
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience 2019/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Still undertake the endline surveys

The lack of endline surveys limit the scope to replicate/ scale-up the project. Especially in light of preparing for another large LDCF investment, it should be a worthwhile investment to provide a deeper analysis of this pilot project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/11]

Noted. As indicated above, the CO will take the advantage of the upcoming LDCF PPG and invest its regular resources to complement PPG funding in order to capitalize on the lessons from this current project and better inform the new project and other related initiatives that could benefit from this project best practices and innovative approaches.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Invest some resources from CO regular resources to complement LDCF PPG funding to conduct necessary surveys that will provide necessary analysis of the current project to better inform the new LDCF and other upcoming/related projects; ensuring that good practices are appropriately replicated.
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience 2019/12 Initiated
4.2. Ensure that future projects provide necessary budget allocations dedicated for such kind of surveys, which can be costly to be included under PM charges
[Added: 2018/12/11]
Env., NRM, CC & Resilience and Management Support Unit. 2019/12 Initiated

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