Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/GEF Project: Pacific POPs Release Reduction through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (GEF ID: 4066)

UNEP Evaluation Office (2021-12)

This report is the terminal evaluation of a UNEP-GEF project whose implementation started in June 2013 and ended in February 2020. The objective of the project was to reduce priority unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (uPOPs) emissions arising from poor waste management practices, thus meeting Parties’ Convention obligations to improve the management of chemicals in countries in the Pacific region, through assistance in the development and implementation of uPOPs strategies and guidelines, vocational training of waste workers, training of Pacific Island Country staff in improved chemicals management, and the development of national waste oil reuse systems and where relevant, a regional used oil export and reuse system. 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 two main purposes of the evaluation were: (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 and the main project partners, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

Terminal Project Evaluations