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MCC Indonesia Green Prosperity Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) Portfolio Evaluation

Dala works with Social Impact Inc. with Myers as team leader and land governance and land tenure specialist, working together with Fisher as analyst for evaluation to explore interim achievement of outcomes, assess implementation in project sites, and assess the likelihood of achievement of long-term outcomes.

2019-2020

Monitoring and Evaluation of Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES)

Work in collaboration with the M&E Team Leader and other members of the PASSES consortium. Provide expert guidance to the M&E activities for the PASSES programme in Indonesia to ensure the insights and learning from M&E are of high quality, and locally relevant. Provide guidance to ensure the PASSES M&E activities take account of other programmes operating in Indonesia, particularly the FLAG ands Forests 2020 programmes.

2018-2020

Evaluation of Green Prosperity Facility

Led natural resource management and sustainable agriculture portfolio on Millenium Challenge Account Indonesia Green Prosperity Facility evaluation. Took a lead role in analysis and drafting report.

2017-2018

Indonesia’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) country program

Collected project pipeline and write the draft of Indonesia’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) country program for the Indonesia’s National Designated Authority of the GCF

2017-2017

Indonesia Climate Finance Report

Wrote the third national communication of Indonesia to report climate change finance status to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; support Indonesia as a country delegation in the UNFCCC’s COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco.

2016-2017

HCVF and IFL guidance development

Developed HCVF and IFL guidance under FSC Forest Management

2015-2016

Global Comparative Study on REDD+: Multilevel governance

Led Indonesia case study, co-ordinated research teams, produced reposts, policy briefs and academic papers both on Indonesia and global comparative work related to multi-level governance and land use change.

2013-2015

Landmark publication of community forestry in Asia Pacific

Researched community forestry in the Asia Pacific. Specifically, actors, interests and power in community forestry, as well as evaluating outcomes in community forestry, with relation to policy and development. Research and analysis for the whole team covered the following themes and topics: The transformation of community forestry in the Asia–Pacific region; Community forest tenure in the Asia–Pacific region; Active control versus passive participation; Community forestry outcomes; National trajectories of community forestry; Proponents and opponents of community forestry; The difference civil society can make; The fundamental roles of central government; and Community forestry as a vehicle for inclusive rural futures

2012-2012

Global Comparative Study on REDD+

Conducted fieldwork at community level in West Kalimantan

2010-2015

End-review of the Norad-supported project INS-16/0003 “Production and Protection Approach to Landscape Management (PALM)” by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) in Indonesia

Conduct end-review on oil palm policy and livelihood project to assess the project across the five criteria for evaluation of development assistance OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC): relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. The main focus is on effectiveness (especially assessing results at outcome level) and prospects of sustainability. The review summarises lessons learnt for use in future projects (for local partners, CPI and Norad). Working with Sekala.

2019-2019

Access Revisited

A special issue in the Journal of Society and and Natural Resources

2018-2019

Monitoring and Evaluation of Forest 2020 Program

Facilitated the development of Forest 2020 program’s theory of change for Indonesia; monitor and evaluate the activities and provide recommendation that can be mainstreamed to program planning in order to improve the effectiveness of the program implementation

2017-2017

Forest Land Use and Governance (FLAG) annual review

Led analyses on the Government of Indonesia’s monitoring systems, available information and targets and on value for money; participating in and supporting theories of change workshop and process, assessment of risk management at project and programme level, development of the baseline for the revised programme logframe, risk assessment and methodology, the annual review of the DFID FLAG

2016-present

Global subsidy initiative (GSI)

Identified policies related to coal subsidies in Indonesia and estimate the volume of subsidies using the methodology developed by the IISD with the global subsidy initiative (GSI).

2016-2017

End of project review : Overcoming constraints to community-based commercial forestry in Indonesia

Critically evaluated the dominant business models of CBFC to inform a broader understanding of how to optimise the socio-economic, institutional development and policy settings of the strategy, and encourage and influence priority stakeholders so they can create the optimum conditions for its effective implementation

2015-2015

Political Economy of the Implementation of Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System

Worked as part of a team analysing the political economy of the implementation of Indonesian timber legality and assurance system. Looking specifically at forest policy and governance, in relation to the wider political economy, implementation and implications of a timber legality assurance system. His work directly fed into Forest Trends research in this area, informing future research projects.

2013-2013

Sustainable agriculture co-operative development (Ghana)

Spearheaded design mission for large bi-lateral food security project for climate change adaptation. Met with relevant stakeholders and conceptualised project, including results-based management, work breakdown structure, budgets, proposal drafting, monitoring, gender and environmental plans. 2013: $8 million, five year contract awarded to client.

2011-2011

Comparative study on forest certification community-based forest management

Monitored and assessed forest certification schemes. Assessed the credibility of the two certification programmes operating in Indonesia suited to community-based forest management – FSC group certification and PHBML – using the Forest Certification Assessment Guide (FCAG) developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)/World Bank Global Forest Alliance. Having more than one certification programme can encourage competition that leads to improved performance, but it also raises concerns about efficiency and redundancy.

2009-2009

Mid-term Performance Evaluation of USAID/India Millennium Alliance Program

Team leader for high-quality USAID evaluation of granting programme for start-up inclusive innovations in India, including agriculture, clean energy, WASH, education, and health. The report makes 35 recommendations (17 high priority) for Millenium Alliance partners to address in the short, medium and long-term.

2019-2019

Evaluation of Rainforest Foundation Norway's Partner Organisation Forest Watch Indonesia

Evaluated client relationship with Indonesian partner and made recommendations on how to improve programming and capacity building.

2018-2018

Climate change financial reporting policy paper

Wrote a policy options paper to improve the efficiency of financial reporting for climate change activities to be reported by developed and developing countries; present the policy options at Climate Change Expert Group Meeting in September 2017

2017-2017

ProdJus (Supranational Forest Governance in an Era of Globalising Wood Production and Justice Politics)

Analysed supranational forest governance in and beyond Europe in relation to globalising production networks and justice politics. Elucidated the differentiation of governance forms and outcomes between Europe and the South, among Southern countries and between the transnational, national and local levels.

2016-2018

Policy Standard Management

Coordinated and facilitated the Motion 12 Working Group on FSC forest conversion and supporting FSC certification bodies in transferring the Interim National Standards to Principles and Criteria.

2016-2016

Finance Policy Options Paper

Led and wrote a fiscal policy options paper which focuses on analysis and policy recommendations in the energy sector covering areas namely (i) fossil fuel related energies; (ii) renewable energies; (iii) energy efficiency; and (iv) intermediate forms of energy including natural and other forms of gas. Led two consultants to conduct two light touch studies: (1) financing options for rehabilitating degraded lands and (2) financing options for forest management unit.

2015-2015

Regulatory Barriers to Communities and Smallholders Earning Their Living From Timber in Indonesia

Led the development of this project, which looked at enabling forest users to exercise their rights, rethinking barriers to communities and smallholders earning their living from timber in Indonesia. This involved a detailed review on forest resources, resource dependent people and tenure arrangements, including policy developments and analysis of relevant institutions in these areas. A review of formal policy surrounding community forestry and market regulations was also included in this work.

2013-2013

Analysis of forest policy of industrial forestry in Indonesia

Worked on the forest policy of industrial foresry and timber legality, with regards to Indonesian policy, economic and institutional development. Produced an analysis of forest policy of industrial forestry in Indonesia and the EU-Indonesia Joint Evaluation of the Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System.

2011-2011

Regional economic development with the basis of local forest industries

Supported partners in introducing sustainable forest management as an intersectoral development strategy and in positioning forest-related interests in the national, regional and international context. Improved policy frameworks, provided technical advice and identified sustainable ways forward and mediate a balanced approach in all forestry-related matters.

2006-2006

Indicates this project was operated by Dala. Otherwise, projects were operated by individuals.