The Project main goals were:
evaluation and drawing lessons learned per outcomes and target groups
of the SLM Project.
to the International Evaluator responsible for the SLM Project Final Evaluation.
The Target groups included in the evaluation were:
institutions with responsibilities for sustainable land management: MOEW,
EEA, MAFS, Soil Resources Agency, SAF (Forestry Agency);
institutions with responsibilities for sustainable land management: RIEWs,
Water Basin Directorates, Regional Forestry Boards;
institutions - Pushkarov Soil Institute, Forestry Institute;
institutions – Ministry of Education and Science, Educational Departments
of the MAFS and NFB, Professional Schools of Agriculture and Forestry
and the Agricultural University of Plovdiv
– Administrative bodies of 10 Municipalities implementing demonstrational
projects in the framework of the SLM Project.
selected from the group of the NAAS clients
– those aware of the project in order to recognize their opinion
on its impact.
Our responsibilities included:
the SLM Project Documents, the Logical Framework Matrix, the results achieved
during the project implementation, list of project publications, etc.;
of a list of hypothesis for project achievements based on the project
goals, expected outputs and the indicators in the logical framework matrix;
of interview questionnaires for the three levels of capacity – individual,
institutional and systematic.
of a list of interviewees.
of the questioner to 93 representatives of all target groups who were
involved in the project implementation.
of seventeen (17) personal interviews with people closely involved in
the implementation of the Project.
and carrying out four (4) thematic meetings with – farmers/clients
of the Gabrovo RAAS; farmers/clients of the Veliko Turnovo RAAS; school
directors of the agriculture and forests professional schools that were
involved in the Project implementation; representatives of the RIEWs.
of the collected information from questioners, interviews and thematic
meetings. Preparation of a draft preliminary report which served as a
base for defining and formulating the lessons learned.
and charring out of a WS/Focus group meeting with the stakeholders’
representatives for presentation and discussion of lessons learnt and
receiving recommendations and feedback.
the International Evaluator’s field mission. Our team experts were
providing information and analysis and participating in all his meetings
with PMU, UNDP and project stakeholders during his mission in Bulgaria.
of Final technical report.