This is the Final Report of the Second Interim Evaluation of the NAMA Facility. The evaluation was delivered by Ipsos MORI in partnership with SQ Consult on behalf of the donors of the NAMA Facility and their secretariat, the NAMA Facility Technical Support Unit (TSU). It began on 26th March 2020 and it will close in February 2021. The evaluation complements a series of NAMA Support Project (NSP)- level evaluations being conducted by the NAMA Facility Evaluation and Learning teams (ELE) from 2020 to 2025. In addition to this Report, the evaluation team will produce three Learning Reports. Possible topics to be covered in these Reports are proposed within the recommendations to this Report.
The purpose of this evaluation was to provide the NAMA Facility’s donors, the TSU and the NAMA Facility’s Grant Agent (NFGA) with validation as to whether they are on the right track in selecting NSPs to fund and in the external visibility and dissemination of learning from the Facility. The focus of the evaluation was specifically on external perspectives on the NAMA Facility, including the role of the Facility within the wider climate finance architecture; the effectiveness of its current strategy and ‘branding’ and the role of the Facility as a learning hub; the effectiveness and efficiency of the governance and management frameworks and processes, particularly to the extent that they help the NAMA Facility to contribute to TC at a global and NSP-level; and the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the NSP selection processes, particularly in terms of facilitating the Facility’s overall contribution to TC. As part of the evaluation, the team also assessed the appropriateness of the NAMA Facility’s theory of change (ToC).