Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/GEF Kalahari-Namib Project: Enhancing decision-making through Interactive Environmental Learning and Action in the Molopo-Nossob River Basin in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

UNEP Evaluation Office (2020-04)

This report covers the terminal evaluation of a UNEP-GEF project implemented between 2011 and 2019. The project's overall development goal was to support communities and policy makers in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa to effectively implement and upscale sustainable land management (SLM) in the Molopo-Nossob basin area and thereby contribute to improved livelihoods and the maintenance of the integrity and ecological functioning of the entire Kalahari-Namib ecosystem. 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. 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 UNEP and IUCN ESARO, the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife & Tourism (Botswana), Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Namibia), Department of Environmental Affairs and Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa). Therefore, the evaluation identifies lessons of operational relevance for future project formulation and implementation.

Terminal Project Evaluations