This is a terminal evaluation of a UNEP project implemented between 2008 and 2010. The project's objective was to strengthen capacity in southern and eastern Africa to produce and interpret indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem services in support of national policies, including PRSPs and international reporting for the MDG-7 on environmental sustainability and the 2010 biodiversity target. The evaluation set out to examine the impacts of the BICSA project, including the likelihood of future impacts. It also assesses project performance and the implementation of planned activities and outputs. The process is designed to assist UNEP in establishing: whether the project accomplished what it set out to do, and deployed the resources provided appropriately; and whether it has attributably made the intended net difference to relevant environmental conditions beyond what would have happened in its absence.
United Nations Environment Programme