Mid-term Review - Enhancing the Climate Change Resilience of Vulnerable Island Communities in the Federated States of Micronesia

The Enhancing the Climate Change Resilience of Vulnerable Island Communities in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM AF) Project, is a five-year, full size Adaptation Fund project implemented through the Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP). The Project is implemented in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and managed by the Department of Environment, Climate Change & Emergency Management (DECEM), the Project Executing Agency. The FSM AF Project Objective (PO) is to “to reduce the vulnerability of the selected communities to risks of water shortage and increase adaptive capacity of communities living in Woleai, Eauripik, Satawan, Lukunor, Kapingamarangi, Nukuoro, Utwe, Malem to drought and flood-related climate and disaster risks”. 

The Mid Term Review is commissioned by SPREP as the Implementing Entity within the framework of the Head Agreement between the Adaptation Fund and SPREP. The purpose of the Mid Term Review is to review and assess the implementation of the FSM AF project since its commencement date – March 13th, 2018. The Project has undergone a restructure in early 2020 with the revised project plan approved by the Adaptation Fund Board on February 20th, 2021. The mid-term review is geared towards promoting project performance improvement, accountability, learning and evidence-based decision making and management. In particular, the review will thoroughly assess Project implementation progress, efficiency and effectiveness, analyse constraints and challenges encountered and develop recommendations to enhance overall performance and implementation effectiveness.

The Mid-term Review will qualitatively and quantitatively review the following elements of Project performance:
1) Overall performance and the likelihood of achieving the PO by project closure.
2) Implementation progress according to the indicators and targets listed in the Results Framework
including any underlying causes and issues contributing to targets that are not adequately
3) Sustainability of the Project’s outputs and expected outcomes.
4) Major constraints affecting implementation and identification of viable solutions.
5) Any delays in project implementation, their causes, and draw lessons from the delays and provide recommendations for improved implementation to avoid further delays going forward and to ensure achievement of the project objectives.
6) Project management and effectiveness of the Project Executing Agency and other institutional implementation units and actors.
7) Project supervision and implementation support performance of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).