The PPGFC received high marks as a result of the final-term evaluation
The results of the final-term evaluation to the performance of the Forest Governance Positioning Project in Colombia from 2012 to 2014, that took place on November, were delivered.
Guillermo Navarro, the international evaluator, mention that: "Unlike other projects, were the products or results are achieved in months or years; the PPGFC is a project of forest governance in which results will usually be obtained in decades. However, this project has shown to be efficient in producing tangible results in governance processes in a relatively short period of time".
In the 36-pages of the document that assesses the achievement of the results of the action, are the challenges of the Project, findings, technical guidance, and conclusions. Five (5) criteria were taken into account: Relevance (goal congruence - need), efficiency (effort - result), Efficacy (to achieve a goal), impact (effect on beneficiaries) and Sustainability (long-term results). These criteria were grade:
A = very good. B = good. C = problems. D = serious problems.
Relevance: A. Efficiency: A. Efficacy: B. Impact: A. Sustainability: B.
In fact, the evaluation highlights the level of efficiency of this project, due to a combination of several factors such as a good design and formulation of the action, a suitable local work team and well-selected specialists with a high level of ownership and impetus to achieve success for their country.
About the sustainability and future of the Forest Governance in Colombia, the document affirm that although, the action has strengthened the environmental authorities CAR and the management of their forest resources, this process led by CARDER and the PPGFC is just an initial step that requires a long-term investment, and a new phase. A new phase will include all the country and would consolidate the process within Colombian institutional culture.
The technical director of Project, Rubén Darío Moreno Orjuela talk about his personal satisfaction with the results of the assessment, thanks to the unconditional support of CARDER´s Director, Juan Manuel Alvarez Villegas, and the 10 directors of the environmental authorities associated to the project, the effort of the team and technical staff. This commitment will continue until delivering the results on March 2015.
The Forest Governance Positioning Project is funded by the European Union and led by CARDER, in association with Corantioquia, Corpocaldas, CRC, Codechocó, Corponariño, Corponor, CRQ, Cortolima, Corpourabá, CVC, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Asocars and Aldea Global.