El Salvador: Promoting Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure Development in San Salvador Metropolitan Area (Fully developed project document) (UNDP) (SLV/MIE/Infra/2011/1; US$5,425,000)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Projects and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Not approve the project document, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Suggest that UNDP reformulates the proposal taking into account the following:
i. The project should explain how it would involve necessary watershed management issues, including land use and forest cover, upstream of the
direct urban project sites, as well as address the issue of halting the spread of unplanned settlements in the San Salvador Metropolitan Area (MASS);
ii. The involvement of stakeholders beyond the MASS administrative limits but within the project should be elaborated;
iii. The proposal should elaborate on how slope, soil, and other geomorphologic characteristics, which may increase or decrease landslide risk, would be taken into consideration in site choice, data collection, risk zoning, policy support and replication support; and more appropriate and targeted landslide risk-related indicators should be added in the results framework;
iv. The proposal should explain how the investments being considered for both locations would specifically target and reduce erosion and how that would be monitored; and the indicators and targets in the results framework should be clear;
v. The proposal should elaborate on whether potential replication would be limited to a few types of investments mentioned in the proposal such as housing projects, overall road and drainage improvement, as well as maintenance works, or whether it would also involve the types of investments with the highest water-retention capacity; and the proposal should explain how it would accomplish that; and
vi. The proposal should clarify whether it was relying solely on communication campaigns to induce behavioral changes regarding practices that could put the infrastructure at risk, such as littering and diverting water streams, and the adequacy of such campaigns as well as consider additional measures; and in that context the proposal should elaborate the state and possible challenges of waste management in general in the proposed locations.
(c) Request UNDP to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of El Salvador.