Ghana: Increase Resilience to Climate Change in Northern Ghana through the Management of Water Resources and Diversification of Livelihoods (Fully developed project document) (UNDP) (GHA/MIE/Water/2012/1; US $8,850,000)
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. To allow a comprehensive evaluation of the project budget, the proponent should provide a detailed budget at the output level, revise the consultancy fees, and use national expertise where available;
ii. The implementation arrangements should not be conditional on funding and national and local executing agencies should be identified in the fullydeveloped proposal. While a participatory agenda can be employed during the design phase, the proposal should elaborate on the executing partners to be utilized in the project; and
iii. Given that the project strongly leverages support from rural extension services and resources at the community level, the proposal should elaborate on how the extension services and district coordinating councils will be involved in the delivery of the project outputs and community investments.
(c) Request UNDP to transmit the observations referred to in paragraph (b) above to the Government of Ghana.