Mid-term evaluation for the South Africa GEF-funded project titled:
“Building a resilient and resource-efficient Johannesburg: Increased access to urban services and improved quality of life”
The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) project titled “Building a resilient and resource-efficient Johannesburg: Increased access to urban services and improved quality of life”, is part of the GEF-6 Integrated Sustainable Cities Programme (SC-IAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborate on this project, acting as GEF Implementing Agencies whilst the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is the Executing Agency. The objective of the project is to foster city-level resilience, resource efficiency, emission reductions, and other co-benefits through area-based pilot demonstrations, systems analysis (food), and improved integrated planning. In accordance with the GEF project cycle, the child project has reached the phase of mid-term evaluation (MTE).
OneWorld undertook the MTE which was done in line with the DBSA’s monitoring and evaluation policy and will assess progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and outcomes. OneWorld assessed signs of project success or failure with the aim of identifying if any changes need to be made, in order to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results. The MTE also assessed the project performance in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, and considered project risks to sustainability.