Terminal Evaluation: Multiplying Environmental and Carbon Benefits in High Andean Ecosystems

UNEP Evaluation Office (2019)

This report is a terminal evaluation of a UNEP/GEF project implemented between 2014 and 2018. The Ecoandes project sought to develop an enabling environment for integrated ecosystem management in the high Andean ecosystems of Ecuador and Peru, and likewise to develop and validate the application of integrated land management approaches through selected demonstration practices in the wider landscape at five intervention sites (two in Peru and three in Ecuador). In the direct areas of influence, specific research activities and SLM/SFM practices were implemented; whereas the areas of indirect influence included entire political administrative territorial units, that were expected to be affected by the project mainstreaming and up-scaling activities directed towards local governments and their local policy frameworks. 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 UN Environment, the executing partner Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Eco-Region (CONDESAN), the relevant agencies of the project participating countries and the GEF Secretariat.

Terminal Project Evaluations