This Final Evaluation of the Urban-LEDS Project was carried out during the period May – September 2016. The Objective of the Project is “to enhance the transition [of cities] to low emission urban development in emerging economy countries.” The Project began in March 2012 and ended in March 2016 (48 months). The total Project budget provided by the European Commission was €6.7 million Euros.
The purpose of the Jordan Affordable Housing Programme (JAH Programme) evaluation is to provide UN-Habitat, its partners and donors a forward-looking assessment of UN-Habitat’s operational capacity, experience, achievements and challenges in the implementation of the programme. Focus was on assessing relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact outlook and sustainability as well as integrating of crosscutting issues of environment, gender, youth and human rights, draw lessons learned and make recommendations for a second phase.
This Mid Term Review (MTR) report is meant to establish the progress made in the implementation of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Phase 2 Programme (2012-2017), covering the period of 2012-2015. The GLTN, a unit within UN-Habitat, is a partner-network of over seventy international institutions. It is established in 2006 and works to promote secure land and property rights for all, through the development of pro-poor and gender sensitive land tools.
The BASF Stiftung and UN-Habitat partnership was established in 2005. Its major thrust is the (i) exchange of best practices; (ii) sustainable reconstruction projects for disaster areas; and (iii) dissemination of information and application of environmental technologies. Since the inception of this partnership, BASF Stiftung has funded 19 projects with a total value of USD 4,217,309. But the actual value of these projects may be higher, taking into account the many additional in-kind contributions of local beneficiary communities, local project partners, and UN-Habitat.
The evaluated project was an innovative intervention that touched upon a topic that had not been addressed before. It made use of a participatory method that involved intensive engagement with stakeholders at different levels and managed to produce processes and patterns that can be replicated in the future. It also managed to highlight important problems and identify their root causes, while it also allowed the exchange of experiences at regional level.
This evaluation is part of UN-Habitat’s effort to perform systematic and timely evaluations of its programmes and to ensure that UN-Habitat’s evaluations provide full representation of its mandate and activities, including evaluation of work at country level and humanitarian and development interventions. The Sudan Country Programme Manager and the Regional Office commissioned the evaluation.
The Urban-LEDS Project “Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries” (the Project) was initiated in partnership between United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability to support low emissions development and address climate change, funded by the European Commission (EC).
This evaluation was carried out during the third phase of the Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP). The programme as a whole started 8 years ago in 2005 and phase 3 in 2011.
The intention is to assess the progress towards project objectives, to look beyond the current project and to give the opportunity to adjust the work of the final months so as to maximize the sustainability of impact.