The project objective is: The governance capacity of Ulaanbaatar Municipality for the integration of energy efficiency in the construction sector is strengthened. EEP consists of the following four components:
Component 1- Public Investment Management (PIM),
Component 2- Local Energy Efficiency Action Plan (LEEAP),
Component 3- Private Sector Involvement in Energy Efficiency (EE),
Component 4- Thermo-Technical Refurbishment of Public Buildings (TTR).
Services we provided were focused on meeting the required high methodical quality standards of GIZ central project evaluations it is essential for the evaluation team to (1) gain a profound understanding of the evaluation object, cover all important aspects of the project and the stakeholders perspectives, (2) establishing evaluability i.e. the examination of the project's results logic (theory of change), the collection of evaluation questions from the partner and target group perspective and finally (3) the examination of available data, among other things, from the partner systems. (4) A carefully prepared inception report written by the evaluation team and approved by the Evaluation Unit and SDC Mongolia is the result of this inception phase.
The inception phase includes a preliminary semi-remote or remote (due to COVID restrictions) inception mission with the following work steps: one or two-day workshop with the project team for (re)-constructing the results model, formulating results hypotheses, defining and understanding the evaluation object, SMART analysis of indicators, checking data availability, monitoring (partner) systems and observation tools (KOMPASS), defining evaluation basis, especially for the impact criteria, working together with the project team on the efficiency tool developed by the Evaluation Unit, identifying relevant interview partners, updating the stakeholder map and if possible, identifying a control group, specifying the involvement of partners and target group, collecting evaluation questions of the stakeholders and eventually conducting explorative interviews
The evaluation mission is based on preparations during the inception phase, the evaluation mission intends to collect the necessary data for the evaluation by conducting interviews with the involved stakeholders and by other methods defined in the inception phase. Data are then analysed, triangulated, assessed and validated systematically. Based on the findings, the evaluation report is elaborated.