National Consultant for Terminal Evaluation for Low Emmission for Capacity Building Project
Uganda Country Office - UGANDA | Published March 30, 2017 - Deadline April 12, 2017
Capacity development is essential and central to countries’ efforts to successfully tackle climate change. This includes increasing institutional capacities to provide appropriate skills and mechanisms of support and coordination when addressing climate change risks. It includes strengthening technical knowledge to better understand and make use of climate information, and increasing relevant data and access to data for planning and informed decision making.This EU-UNDP Climate Change Capacity Building Programme aimed at strengthening the technical and institutional capacity of Uganda in climate change mitigation actions that promote low emission (carbon) development in line with the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol frameworks while at the same time promoting socio-economic development. This action is primarily for enhancing the national capacity for establishing GHG emission inventory and MRV systems, and for developing NAMAs and LEDS. The Project further targeted enhancement of the national capacities and raising general knowledge and awareness on climate change, and provide support to the development of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). It also aimed at contributing to putting climate change issues higher on the national agenda through strengthened cooperation and increased involvement of all relevant stakeholders in the process, and strengthening and building national capacities for participation in different mechanisms related to low emission development and fulfilling other commitments to the UNFCCC.Project SummaryThe project was envisaged to achieved 3 major outcomes including:Robust national systems for preparation of GHG emission inventories have been established at a national level;NAMAs and LEDS have been formulated within the context of national development priorities;MRV systems have been created to support implementation and evaluation of NAMAs and LEDS.At mid-term, a review was carried out at global level to assess the implementation of the project as well as the extent to which it had achieved its intended objectives and results, and generating lessons learnt to guide the implementation of the remaining activities of Project. The Terminal Evaluation (TE) will be conducted per the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP as reflected in the ‘UNDP Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-supported.Purpose of evaluation:The purpose of an independent terminal evaluation is to assess the project’s achievements against the set objectives, identify and document lessons learnt (including design issues, lessons and best practices that can be up-scaled or replicated), and quantify the project’s contribution to the Government of Uganda’s efforts vis-à-vis national and international commitments to climate change mitigation and the implementation of the National Policy Climate change.As an integral part of the project cycle, the evaluation will analyze effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, impact and potential for sustainability of the project. It will also identify factors that have affected project implementation and facilitated or impeded the achievement of the objectives and attainment of results. Findings from the evaluation are expected to be used by UNDP, the Climate change department, Government ministries and Departments that have mainstreamed climate change, district local governments and local communities.Objectives of the evaluation:The main objective of the evaluation is to assess project implementation, including how the design of the project has impacted on implementation, results, relevancy, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, unexpected effects, and lessons.The subject of the evaluation is the project outcomes and outputs as well as the project processes by highlighting the results, challenges faced, lessons learnt, recommendations, and the impact on the targeted beneficiaries. The evaluation coverage will include the logic and underlying assumptions upon which the strategy was originally developed, and the implementation strategy that has been adopted.The evaluation shall assess the extent of achievement of the intended long term results defined in the PRODOC, and identify opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt during implementation, and determine relevance of a next phase of programming. In addition, the evaluation shall:identify the impact of project activities on the target beneficiaries, particularly regarding capacity for GHG emissions management and local economic developmentIdentify the changes in the policy/regulatory environment and the effects they have on capacity for GHG emissions management in UgandaIdentify results of the project that should be scaled up into the rest of the countryThe findings from this evaluation will be used where necessary to improve on design, implementation and management of future projects and interventions.