Mali: Programme Support for Climate Change Adaptation in the Vulnerable Regions of Mopti and Timbuktu (Fully developed project document) (UNDP) (MLI/MIE/Food/2011/1; US$8,533,348)
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. Considering that the rationale for the use, for each component, of a full-time international consultant for two years was not provided and the total budget requested for the use of the 3 consultants was as high as US $936,000, the proponent should explore a more cost effective way of providing technical expertise to the project and should promote as much as possible the use of national expertise;
(c) Request UNDP not to resubmit the proposal unless it can demonstrate that the security level at the project sites and the prevailing situation do not jeopardize the full implementation of the project; and
(d) Request UNDP to transmit the observations referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) above to the Government of Mali.