|Overview : |
This is the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the UNDP-GEF Midterm Review (MTR) of the full-sized project titled Support to the Development of Value Chains for Products derived from Genetic Resources Project (PIMS# 5686) implemented through the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), former Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), which is to be undertaken in 2022. As a result of COVID-19 and delayed appointment of the Project Manager in DFFE, the required implementation agreements with the project partners (Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, Agricultural Research Council, ARC, and IUCN-TRAFFIC) were concluded in Q2 2021, which enable release of funds for actual implementation. Thus, the project is in its second year of implementation. In line with the UNDP-GEF Guidance on MTRs, this MTR process was initiated before the submission of the second Project Implementation Report (PIR). This ToR sets out the expectations for this MTR. The MTR process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects (https://intranet.undp.org/unit/office/eo/SitePages/gef-evaluation-guidelines.aspx) specifically: (COVID) UNDP-GEF-MTR-TOR-Template-June2020_ENGLISH_JobsSite (3)).