Terminal Evaluation of the Lesotho NAPA Project titled: Improvement of Early Warning System to Reduce Impacts of Climate Change and Capacity Building to Integrate Climate Change into Development Plans

UN Environment Evaluation Office (2018)

This report is a Terminal Evaluation of a Government of Lesotho Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility and Executed by the United Nations Environment. The project was implemented between 2011 and Q4 2017, spending US$ 1,650,801.51 against a budget of US$ 1,735,000.00 (95.1 percent), taking seven years against a planned time frame of four years. The project's overall objective was to develop and strengthen technical and human capacity required for proper monitoring and forecasting of climate change impacts, to enable timely prediction of extreme weather events and to improve planning for climate change adaptation. The evaluation assessed project performance along the OECD criteria of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, impacts (actual and potential) and sustainability. The evaluation has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote learning, feedback, and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among the Government and communities involved in the project, the United Nations Environment, and the Global Environment Facility and its network of Implementing Agencies.

Terminal Project Evaluations