Aug 23, 2021
The NAMA Facility is supporting NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) that effect sector-wide shifts toward sustainable, irreversible, carbon-neutral pathways in developing countries and emerging economies. All NSPs with an overall duration of more than three years are subject to a mid-term and to a final evaluation and learning exercise (ELE). These ELEs are part of the NAMA Facility’s working approach to catalyse transformational change through incremental monitoring processes that allow fearless learning.
The TSU has commissioned AMBERO and Oxford Policy Management to conduct the ELEs. The exercise is based on a theoretical framework which involves a document review, participatory workshops and stakeholder interviews to collect evidence about NSPs’ results and lessons. These elements are then analysed using a theory-based approach centered on the use of contribution analysis and reinforced by elements of process tracing. The ELEs seek to address the following questions:
The China NAMA Support Project “Integrated Waste Management” (China IWM for short) aims to transform the Chinese municipal solid waste sector into a low-carbon, climate-friendly sector that offers attractive investment and participation opportunities to businesses and the financial sector.
During the period November 2020 – February 2021, AMBERO and Oxford Policy Management undertook a mid-term evaluation and learning exercise (ELE) on the progress of the NSP. Due to Covid-19, the mid-term ELE took place as a combination of online and offline examinations and interviews, and one full-scale field visit was made to a pilot city. The exercise asks if the NSP has achieved its results, whether it has started to trigger transformational change, and what learnings the NAMA Facility and the broader climate community might glean from the NSP’s work.
Some of the ELE’s main findings include:
The evaluators of the ELE derived lessons learnt and accompanying recommendations for future NSPs in the Waste Management sector:
Following the main findings and recommendations of the ELE, the TSU has compiled a management response to address the key points that were raised.
The full China “Integrated Waste Management” mid-term ELE report is available here.
The management response by the TSU and the NSP is available here.