Midterm Review (MTR) of the UNDP-GEF funded Orange-Senqu River Strategic Action Programme (SAP) Implementation

The Orange-Senqu River Basin originates in the highlands of Lesotho and runs for about 2300 km to its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean on the border between Namibia/South Africa. In 2000, the Orange-Senqu River basin state parties signed the agreement to promote transboundary cooperation that gave birth to the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM).

This project involves the midterm review (MTR) of the full-sized UNDEP-GEF Funded project titled Support to the Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM). This full-sized project aimed to implement priority areas as defined by the Orange-Senqu River Basin Strategic Action Plan (SAP).

A key objective of the MTR is to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the Project activities in relation to the stated objectives, to collate lessons learned, and to assess its relevance to the current socio-economic situation.

Further, the MTR will assess the impact of COVID 19 on the implementation of the project and make recommendations on necessary changes in order for the project to still continue to make reasonable level of implementation progress even with the COVID 19 pandemic situation.

The MTR process makes use of a collaborative and participatory approach gender-responsive methodologies and tools and ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as other cross-cutting issues such as vulnerable group and persons with disability, and SDGs are incorporated into the MTR report.

The project involves the development of an inception report (complete) a draft evaluation report underpinned by desk research and interviews, and a final evaluation report, underpinned by stakeholder validation and client review.

Project Data

Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project duration: 2021-2022

Region: The Orange-Senqu River Basin: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho