Terminal Evaluation Report (TER) of the Project Climate Twin Phoenix – Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (PCTP-RAPID) Program and management response
Date of publication: August 2019
Summary of report
The PCTP-RAPID Program was developed and implemented from 2012 to 2019, and supported the post-disaster recovery planning of the most vulnerable provinces (5), cities (3) and municipalities (16) affected by Tropical Storm Washi (2011) in Northern Mindanao Region, Typhoon Bopha (2012) in Davao Region, and Super Typhoon Haiyan (2013) in Eastern Visayas Region.
The independent Terminal Evaluation Report was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as administrator of the PCTP-RAPID Program. The key objectives of the terminal evaluation were to assess the achievement of the program against its objectives and targets; the effectiveness and efficiency in the use of program resources to meet target outputs and results; and the relevance and effectiveness of the program’s partnerships. The TER also identified good, replicable, and/or innovative practices and lessons; and put forward policy and program recommendations to UNDP and DFAT to support future programming in the Philippines.
Overall, the program was rated as Good – satisfied criteria in almost all areas. It was a successful program that met most of its objectives and delivered most planned outputs; was well appreciated by stakeholders; and has significantly contributed to the body of knowledge on disaster risk reduction and climate change in the Philippines. The strengths of the program were its focus on capacity building and institutionalization, and the commitment of partners. The TER also noted some weaknesses in the program design and resource allocation; implementation delays; and lost opportunities such as sustaining the partnership with universities.
The TER is also published on the UNDP’s website.
Summary of management response
The Australian Embassy in the Philippines noted the review findings and recommendations put forward by the independent evaluator. Several of these were addressed during program implementation while others will be taken on board as part of the design and implementation of Manila Post’s new disaster and climate resilience program, which will be launched in early 2021.