Completion Evaluation of Sida Support to Environment and Climate Change Component of NREP
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Leif Danielsson , Denis Rugege , Richard Ngendahayo
The overall purpose of the evaluation was to inform about the achievements of results on outcome level. The evaluation is structured around the OECD/DAC criteria by focussing on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability impact and lessons learned. The evaluation draws on evidence from a document review, interviews and data collected during a field mission including key informant interviews, stakeholder consultation, beneficiary interviews and focus groups discussions. The overall development objective of the programme is to strengthen the capacity of MINIRENA (Ministry of Natural Resources) and REMA to secure effective environment pollution control for sustainable development, mainstreaming environment in different sectors, strategies, programmes and policies, and to address climate change issues. The implementation partner to Sida is the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA). In short the evaluators found that: The activities carried out were by and large relevant and that the support has been moderately effective and efficient. The prospect for sustainability of the results is good for the majority of the activities due to their relevance. In general the total impact of the programme has been positive. The evaluation among others recommends that: Future capacity development support be based on an appropriate theory of change; Establishment of database and development of capacity to monitor levels of environmental pollution; Possibilities to mainstream the internship programme as a permanent structure within REMA and if possible instituted; Future support requires a project management framework that also includes a Steering Committee with defined oversight responsibilities.