Norway provided GGGI with a NOK 36,5 million grant in 2012 to support the delivery of GGGI’s Indonesia Country Program between December 2012 through March 2015. The Country Program aim to mainstream green growth in Indonesia’s economic planning process, both at national and provincial levels, and to integrate the REDD+ program into a much wider green growth approach that should sit at the core of the economic planning process in the country. The Country Program’s expected outcomes were (1) Improved understanding of green growth opportunities in the context of existing economic planning process; (2) Accelerated REDD+ pilot delivery mechanism; (3) Strengthened capacity at provincial level to implement key pilots in the short term; and (4) Enhanced capacity in the government to put together a green growth program at scale in the medium and long run.
Purpose and scope
The purpose of this evaluation is (1) to assess whether the GGGI Indonesia program is on track to reach its expected results by the end of the program period; (2) to recommend necessary adjustments to the program based upon the findings and taking into consideration the revised outcome objectives and will include recommendations on how the program can increase its strategic impact in relevant sectors, especially forests; and (3) be used by the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta not only for project follow-up, but also in the appraisal of a possible proposal for Phase 2.
Key evaluation questions
- Relevance: An assessments of to which extent the program is consistent with the beneficiaries’ requirements, national and subnational policies in Indonesia, country needs, global priorities and partners’ and Norway’s priorities as indicated in its Forest and Climate Initiative and Norwegian development policies. How does the GGGI Indonesia program focus on green growth and on poverty reduction and social inclusion, including issues of human rights? How does the program contribute to the objectives of the Indonesia REDD+ strategy?
- Efficiency: An assessment of how efficient the program is in converting its inputs into outputs. A cost-benefit analysis and an analysis of its use of partners and own resources (incl. consultants). Assessment of the benefits of GGGI Indonesia being part of a global institution (GGGI), and the ability of the Indonesia office to convert objectives into tangible outcomes.
- Management capacity: An assessment of GGGI Indonesia’s administrative and management capacity, including financial management. This includes inter alia quality assurance and control systems; personnel resources; clarity and transparency of financial management systems; systems for disclosing and reporting corruption and financial irregularity; and monitoring of money flows. Collaboration and support from GGGI HQ should also be assessed both in terms of management and strategic thinking (is it relevant, useful, adequate and how is the communication between the country office and HQ?). The review should also assess how the recommendations from the Deloitte review from 2013 have been followed-up in practice by GGGI Indonesia.
- Achievements of results: An assessment of to which extent the program’s purpose and goal have been achieved and whether they are expected to be achieved by the end of the program period (see also comments regarding the revised outcome objectives). The integration of GGGI’s three work streams in the Indonesia program should also be assessed, as well as its ability to integrate its work into ongoing national and subnational processes in Indonesia.
- Results management: An assessment of GGGI Indonesia’s results management, including: the realism and the clarity of the program’s expected results; GGGI Indonesia’s system for monitoring of results (including indicators and sources used); system for results assessment and reporting (including the quality of its reports); reason for and process of revising its results framework.
- Sustainability: An assessment of the probability of continued long-term benefits after the closing of the program and the ownership of the results from the partner country. Does GGGI Indonesia apply social and environmental safeguards in its program?
- Coordination: Assess how the program supported by Norway is coordinated with the overall program of GGGI Indonesia and with programs supported by other donors and other related initiatives for natural resources governance specifically coordination with the work of the national REDD+ Agency in promoting REDD+ as a tool for green growth in Indonesia, alternatively the potential of increased coordination/cooperation; is there any duplication of efforts or conflicts with other related programs (e.g. REDD+)? Does the Indonesia country program add value to and create synergies with the activities already undertaken by the partner government, private sector actors and civil society organizations in Indonesia and to the activities funded by other international agencies? The review should also recommend how GGGI’s working relationship with BAPENAS and the GoI’s ambitions on green growth may be used to strengthen the REDD+ agency’s position as well as influence within the government.
- Risks: an assessment of GGGI Indonesia’s risk management systems; and assessment of potential risks to the program both internal and external and including corruption and management response to these risks.
- Gender: an assessment of how gender issues are integrated in the program operations.
- An evaluation summary is contained in the main report.
- The terms of reference / approach paper for the evaluation is contained in Annex 3 of the main report.