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Project Completion Evaluation and Assessment (PCEA) of Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Supported Activities and Investment
Description of Project

Natural Resources Management (NRM) is one of the four components of the MRDP 2 which received a grant assistance supported by the Global Environmental Facility. The NRM component's activities which address agricultural and fisheries productivity are pursued with a global environment objective of conserving critical coastal and marine biodiversity in 11 sites supported by sustainable land management in linked upland areas.

The NRM component has the following five (5) subcomponents:

1. NRM Participatory Community Planning and Development

2. Selective on-the-Ground Investments on Coastal Marine and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices

3. Assistance to the Development of Sustainable Income Generating Activities

4. Local Policy Development and Strengthened Partnerships in Community Enforcement

5. Development and Conduct of NRM-Oriented Knowledge Management Program

The GEF supported activities which started in 2009 have to date a total of 39 on-the-ground investments (OGIs) and 74 Sustainable Income Generating Activities (SIGAs). The activities are implemented using the integrative ecosystem/watershed management approach and with the involvement of communities and institutional partners such as the local government units (LGUs), national government agencies (NGAs), non-government organizations (NGOs), and peoples' organizations POs), academic amongst other civil society sectors.

The purpose of the Project Completion Evaluation and Assessment (PCEA) is to establish the impacts and outcomes of the MRDP 2-GEF OGIs and SIGA subprojects carried out and established in the 11 LGU sites. In addition, the PCEA will investigate whether the GEF- NRM component achieved its goal and objectives vis a vis the Program Results Monitoring Framework; and determine the economic and determine the economic and financial outcome of the subprojects.

The study also entails the post-project analysis of the economic conditions of NRM-GEF sites in comparison with the Participatory Resource Appraisal-Resource and Social Assessment (PRA-RSA) results; an analysis of the common factors that contribute to the success of subprojects (i.e., Good Practices) and key challenges (i.e., Lessons Learned), and identification of areas for improvement in the form of concrete recommendations for future NRM-GEF interventions.

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The SDS' PCEA team is undertaking a comprehensive Project Completion Evaluation and Assessment of the NRM-GEF OGIS and SIGA implementation measures; its project results and outcomes based on Results Monitoring Framework; and thereafter provide an analysis of the extent the expected outputs are leading to the attainment of the intended effects and impacts of the project and identify positive/negative externalities and unintended consequences. SDS' PCEA team is collecting data thru four (4) data collection methodologies

1. Ground validation, on the ground surveys and assessment of mangrove and upland rehabilitation projects in the 11 project sites - Geotagging or geomapping using android tablet were undertaken to determine the geographic coordinates of the location and extent of project accomplishments of outputs. The location of the sites that were validated were based on thematic maps of the Min2. Photo-documentation of the validated sites were taken and geo-tagged to facilitate geo-referencing.

2. Coastal site inspection through Fish Visual Census and Coral reef-LIT Test. Fish visual census technique were used to determine fish composition, density, and biomass (English et al. 1997). For coral reefs, the line intercept method (English et al. 2003) was used to estimate the live coral cover and as well as the standard life form categories. Intercepts of observed life forms on the transect were recorded. The percent of hard coral cover will be used to assess the status of the coral reef health following the protocol established by Gomez et al in 1997. On the other hand, sea grass resource assessment were carried out using transect-quadrat method.

3. Qualitative study. The qualitative component of the study is intended to complement the quantitative component (geo-tagging activities, transect surveys, coastal inspection). FGDs and in-depth interviews or key informant interviews were conducted among coastal and upland community members (fisher folks and farmers; participating LGUs (barangay and municipal leaders); IP and women beneficiaries; leaders and members of FARMCs, Bantay Dagat, Bantay Gubat and volunteer monitoring groups; training recipients; NGOs, POs, CSO and other institutional partners.

4. Secondary data collection and review of existing program reports and reports such as PRA-RSA of the 11 GEF sites; progress reports; baseline study report; training design and reports; good practices in SLM and community monitoring, NRM Knowledge Management, among other available related data were undertaken to complement the results of the PCEA methods of research that were implemented.

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Client Second Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP 2)
Location Mindanao
Country Philippines
Period Covered June 2014 - December 2014
No. of Staff Months 23.00 person-months
Associated Consultant Not applicable
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