The documents presented here are the final country evaluation reports (CER) prepared by consultants in the context of implementing the Intermediate Evaluation of CFC Production Sector Phase-out Agreements which had been foreseen in the 2003 and 2004 Monitoring and Evaluation Work Programmes. The terms of reference were presented to the Executive Committee in the “Desk Study on the Evaluation of the Implementation of the CFC-Production Sector Agreements” at the 40th Meeting (document UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/40/9). Tasks added by Members of the Sub-Committee of Monitoring, Evaluation and Finance and the Executive Committee were included in the final Terms of Reference.
The synthesis report was presented to the 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee as document UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/42/12 entitled “Report on the Intermediate Evaluation of CFC Production Sector Phase-out Agreements”. In this report, the evaluation proceedings, and the summary results have been described, along with recommendations for further action.
The evaluation mission fieldwork lasted from 5 to 23 January 2004. Four of the six remaining CFC producers, plus one closed factory and the new HFC-134a plant were visited in China, as well as all 4 CFC-producers in India and the recently closed facility in DPR Korea.
The consultants were Oscar Gonzalez from Portugal for policies, TA and report coordination, and David Sherry from the UK for the technical part. The evaluation team was joined by the Deputy Chief Officer of the Fund Secretariat from 6 to 17 January 2004 and the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer from 9 to 20 January 2004. The evaluation team was assisted in its mission in China by staff from SEPA who participated in visits to companies along with a national technical consultant of the World Bank. In India, the team had the benefit of the presence of the Chief of the Ozone Cell and the acting secretary of the PMU in two of the factory visits. In DPR Korea, the Ozone Officer and the responsible programme officer of UNIDO participated in the visit to the company and other discussions of the team.
Comments on the draft evaluation reports were received from SEPA, the World Bank and UNIDO and were taken into account in finalizing the documents. It should be noted that the country reports were not formally edited and are available only in English.
The evaluators appreciated the co-operation and openness in the discussions with the NOUs and enterprises and were thankful for the logistical arrangements made.
Montreal, March 2004
Desk Study on the Evaluation of the Implementation of the CFC-Production Sector Agreements, presented to the 40th Meeting (document UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/40/9).
Report on the Intermediate Evaluation of CFC Production Sector Phase-out Agreements, presented to the 42nd Meeting of the Executive Committee as document UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/42/12.