Terminal Evaluation of the UN Environment Project: Best Practices for PCB Management in the Mining Sector of South America

UNEP Evaluation Office (2019)

This report is a terminal evaluation of a UN Environment-GEF project that implemented most of its activities between August 2010 and February 2015, and a definitive closure was expected to occur in September 2018. The project's overall development goal was the establishment of a regional coordinated approach to obtain best environmental practices for sound management of PCB within the mining sector of South America and subsequently improve PCB sound environmental management through the awareness of potentially unknown PCB sources and the development of tools to identify them. The project had the following 4 outcomes: i) Development of regulations and technical standard for management of PCB in the Region; ii) Development of partnerships with mining industries and mining industry associations for profitable and environmental management sound of PCB; iii) PCB analytical assessment (including PCB skills, sampling, investigation and analysis by the laboratories) within the mining sector and; iv) Identification of good practices and reproducible elements for EMS of PCB for the mining sector. 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.

Terminal Project Evaluations