Terminal Evaluation of the GEF - UN Environment Project: Development of Mercury Risk Management Approaches in Latin America

UNEP Evaluation Office (2019)

This report is a terminal evaluation of a UN Environment-GEF project implemented between 2014 and 2018. The project's overall development goal was to strengthen the capacity of participating LAC countries (Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua and Uruguay) to identify mercury sources and the priority actions to be undertaken. The project included the achievement of 4 outcomes: i) Information needs identified in participating countries and in the region; ii) Comprehensive information on mercury sources and releases enable a better understanding of mercury risks to human health and the environment for participating countries; iii) Enhanced understanding of mercury priority sources and capacity for mercury management through the development/ identification of national mercury risk management approaches including the identification of management gaps and needs and, iv) Lessons learned available and shared regionally allow better practices in future projects.The evaluation sought to assess project performance (in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency), and determine outcomes and impacts (actual and potential) stemming from the project, including their sustainability.

Terminal Project Evaluations