Synthesis Report for the Terminal Evaluation of UNEP DDT Projects

UNEP Evaluation Office (2020-07)

This report is a synthesis evaluation of five UNEP-GEF projects, independently implemented between 2003 and 2017: Synthesis Report for the Terminal Evaluation of UNEP DDT Projects: 1. Demonstrating Cost-effectiveness and Sustainability of Environmentally Sound and Locally Appropriate Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Africa (GEF ID 1331) 2. Demonstrating and Scaling Up Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for the Control of Vector Borne Diseases in Southern Caucasus and Central Asia (GEF ID 3614) 3, Regional Program of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America (GEF ID 1591) 4. Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa (GEF ID 2546) 5. Establishment of efficient and effective data collection and reporting procedures for evaluating the continued need of DDT for disease vector control (GEF ID 3349) The overall objective of these regional projects was to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of environmentally sound and locally appropriate alternatives to DDT for (malaria) vector control in order to protect human health and the environment. These initiatives are here considered from a more global perspective that assesses their synergies and coherence in achieving higher-level results in the GEF-funded Global Demonstrating and Scaling up of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT (DSSA) Programme. Complementarities with the Malarial Decision Analysis Support Tool (MDAST) project are also considered in trying to piece together the organisation’s work in promoting sustainable malaria control strategies that are consistent with the successful implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The evaluation therefore sought to summarise, compare, evaluate and synthesize the net performance of these projects (in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency), and determine outcomes and impacts (actual and potential) stemming from these, including their sustainability. This synthesis serves 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, WHO, the GEF, the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, and the participating countries.

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