This report is a terminal evaluation of a UN Environment-GEF project implemented between 2010 and 2016.The project's overall development goal was general objective was to address the technical, legal, infrastructural and biosafety management gaps faced by National Competent Authorities (NCAs), to ensure the successful implementation of the Cartagena Protocol for Biosafety (CPB) in Cuba. The project aimed to close these final gaps through the combination of institutional coordination mechanisms, improved capacities to control transboundary movements of LMOs, expanded biosafety training, and infrastructural capacities to detect/identify living modified organisms (LMOs). The evaluation sought to assess project performance (in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency), and determine outcomes and impacts (actual and potential) stemming from the project, including their sustainability. The evaluation has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote learning, feedback, and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UN Environment, the GEF and their executing partner CBS - and the relevant agencies of the project participating country.
United Nations Environment Programme