Terminal Evaluation Report for the UNDP GEF Project Development and adoption of a Strategic Action Programme for balancing water uses and sustainable natural resource management in the OrangeSenqu River transboundary basin
Despite considerable challenges and constraints that could not have been foreseen during project Development, the Project has delivered high quality products and has engendered strong ownership at many stakeholder levels, from village communities to senior political figures. The latter has been manifested by the SAP endorsement by the Conference of Ministers of the ORASECOM on 7 August 2014. As a consequence, and not withstanding these constraints and challenges, the Project has received a Terminal Evaluation Rating of 6 (Highly Satisfactory). The project has delivered 1. A high quality TDA, 2. An equally high quality SAP endorsed by the ministers, accompanied with NAPs, and 3. Successfully implemented SAP demonstration projects on the ground. This is an International Waters foundation project that has been undertaken under a fairly limited 4-year window and with a fairly constrained budget. As such it must be considered to have been highly satisfactory in its delivery despite any overarching constraints that could have impacted on the final objectives. It has delivered everything it was designed to deliver and more besides, including a clear and obvious level of political commitment and ownership. On this basis the Terminal Evaluator’s primary recommendation would be for UNDP to seek further support and investment from GEF to implement the Strategic Action Programme in close collaboration with ORASECOM and its partners.
06 Mar 2015
Terminal Evaluation Report for the UNDP GEF Project Development and adoption of a Strategic Action Programme for balancing water uses and sustainable natural resource management in the OrangeSenqu River transboundary basin.pdf