Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/GEF Project ID 4934 "Enhancing Capacity, Knowledge and Technology Support to Build Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Developing Countries"

Evaluation Office of UNEP (2022-05)

This report is a Terminal Evaluation of a UNEP/GEF project implemented between 2013 and 2019. The project's overall project goal was to build climate resilience in developing countries in Asia-Pacific and Africa by increasing their capacity to plan and implement Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). In addition to interregional activities for capacity building and knowledge management, the project led concrete, on-the-ground EbA interventions in three pilot countries – Mauritania, Nepal and Seychelles – representing three different vulnerable ecosystems (dry-land, mountain and coastal ecosystems, respectively). The objective of the EbA South project was “to build climate resilience in vulnerable African and Asia-Pacific countries by providing support for planning, financing and implementing EbA through effective capacity building, knowledge support and concrete, on-the-ground interventions in the coastal, mountain and arid/semi-arid ecosystems” and had 3 outcome areas (strengthened capacities to plan and implement EbA; increased availability of synthesized knowledge on EbA best practices; and increased climate resilience of priority ecosystems in the selected countries. 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 learning, feedback, and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UNEP, and the relevant agencies of the project participating countries.

Terminal Project Evaluations