Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/UNDP/GEF Project: Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) Global Coordination Platform (GCP) (2017-2019)

UNEP Evaluation Office (2021-02)

This report is a terminal evaluation of the first phase (2017-2019) of the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Global Coordination Platform (CBIT GCP), implemented jointly by UNEP and UNDP and executed by UNDP and the UNEP DTU Partnership. The project had the following objective: Establish an online platform supporting countries to understand and implement the transparency framework of the Paris Agreement. The platform will both provide development partners with an overview of existing initiatives to coordinate support efficiently and countries with knowledge and information forums for sharing best practices. CBIT GCP had three components: i) Enhanced coordination and best practice sharing for transparency practitioners through the establishment of a web-based coordination platform (executed by the UNEP DTU Partnership), ii) Information sharing enhanced through regional and global meetings (executed by UNDP), and iii) Needs and gaps identified for enhancing transparency systems and CBIT coordination (executed by UNDP). 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 had two primary purposes: i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and ii) to promote operational improvement, learning and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UNEP, UNDP and signatories to the Paris Agreement (forward-looking and practicable recommendations will be provided for the second phase of CBIT GCP).

Terminal Project Evaluations