External Review of an SDC Water programme

PEM recently completed the evaluation of the “Waters Governance and Blue Peace” program, launched 10 years ago, and established against the background of a growing population, economic development, and climate change. This program aims to contribute to enhancing cooperation in transboundary surface and ground waters.The evaluation assessed the overall progress of the program and reflected on the relevance and coherence of the program’s overall objective and strategic direction. PEM also assessed the programme against expectations to capture its efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability. Project visits were carried out to Peru, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, and SouthAfrica.Picture: High Angel Shot of River During Winter, by Mikhail Nilov.

Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/GEF Project on “Developing Capacity of MEAs”

PEM is currently evaluating five UNEP/GEF projects on developing the capacities of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Haiti and St. Lucia.  These five projects were formulated in response to the National Capacity Self-Assessments (NCSA) and developed in line with the GEF-5 Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Strategy. The projects aimed to enhance the capacities of national institutions to respond better to international commitments concerning the implementation, monitoring and reporting of all SDGs with an environmental dimension. The evaluation team will assess the performance of projects following the evaluation criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.    Picture: Nature park Blidinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Process consultancy for preparation and programme formulation regarding Danish support to IRENA 2023 – 2027

Denmark has supported IRENAs Long Term Planning Programme (LTP) from 2018 to 2021 with DKK 40 million. The LTP programme was reviewed in 2021, and key recommendations from the review will form an important input to the formulation process. Further, Denmark has supported IRENA’s SIDS Lighthouse 2.0 programme from 2019 to 2022 with DKK 50 million. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (MCEU) and IRENA have agreed to formulate one new programme for future Danish support for IRENA, to increase efficiency and effectiveness, and optimize the use of resources for all parties involved. Danida has contracted PEM to provide process consultancy support in preparing a four year (2023-2027) contribution to IRENA amounting to DKK 135 million.

Scoping, identification and formulation of Danish support for green energy transition in Kosovo

Energy Consumption in Kosovo is four times higher than the EU average, and over 90% of electricity is generated by two inefficient, unreliable, and highly polluting lignite thermal power plants. In December 2021, the governments of Denmark and Kosovo decided to strengthen cooperation on Kosovo’s green energy transition, and a Letter of Intent was signed between the MFA and the Kosovan Ministry of Economy, identifying potential topic areas for support. From February to April 2022, PEM conducted a scoping of potential focus areas and prepared an Identification note, recommending delegated cooperation through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), combined with possible support from the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).Now, a detailed formulation of the support programme is required. PEM will formulate a draft and final Programme Document (PD) for the proposed Kosovo-Denmark Partnership for Green and Just Energy Transition, consistent with Danida guidelines.