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2020/10 - 2021/03
ICAI Review: International Climate Finance: UK aid for halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss. SDG 15: Life on Land
This literature review is part of the evidence used to inform the ICAI review and will be published as a stand-alone document. The review provides an overview of the most important published and grey literature, with commentary on current issues and debates, summaries of the available evidence of good practice or ‘what works’, and observations on the strength of the evidence base.
Incorporating just transition strategies in developing country NDCs and post COVID responses
Develop a profile and engage in consultations regarding the implementation of Indonesia's commitments under the Paris Agreement through its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and its recovery measures from COVID19.
Technical and strategic support on the first report on the determination of needs of developing country Parties relating to the implementation of the Convention and the Paris Agreement
Support the Standing Committee on Finance with high-quality analytical work and lead on technical inputs with particular focus on the overview of available information on the needs of developing country Parties and the processes and approaches for determination of needs in developing country Parties . Draft the chapters on the overview of the needs of developing country Parties and methodologies and assumptions for determination of needs in developing country Parties.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
End-of-the Project Evaluations: UNDP Support to Jurisdictional REDD+ Strategies and Investment Plans in West Papua
Dala conducted an end-of-project evaluation for the UNDP and Green Climate Fund (GCF) supported project operating from 2018 to 2020. The objective of the project was to support the Jurisdictional REDD+ Strategies and Investment Plans in West Papua. This evaluation was conducted at the end of the project and focused on the entire implementation period. The overall purpose of the evaluation was to assess the processes and achievements made to draw lessons that will report to UNDP, the donor of the project, but not specifically to: (1) verify the project reports and achievements independently; (2) compile diverse good practices in the work field during the project; and (3) highlight the learning outcomes, especially those related to good practices, lesson learned related to gender equality and social inclusion, and jurisdictions of low emissions development.
Adoption Study of "Improving the sustainability of cocoa production in eastern Indonesia through integrated pest, disease and soil management in an effective extension and policy environment"
Adoption study of a project that addressed the decline in cocoa productivity on smallholdings and the effects of changes in the value chain and regulatory framework. The project focused on the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa growers in Sulawesi and West Papua. The project developed previous research partnerships with a focus on productivity, pest and disease management, soil fertility, the development of extension models, and the impact on smallholders of policy settings, market-related frameworks and large-scale cocoa development activities.
Technical assistance for Bamboo bond initiative for 1000 bamboo villages program in Indonesia
The Vision of 1000 villages project is aligned with the vision of the government, i.e. to create the economies of scale that allow for a cost-effective supply chain whilst also giving an opportunity to remote areas with challenging supply chains to develop restoration economy modules. Dala (led by Aidy Halimanjaya) works with the project to (1) develop a Theory of change of Yayasan Bambu Lestari for 1000 bamboo village fund, (2) design an initial structure of bamboo bond and supports on key potential partners meetings and (3) advise on climate funds.
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.
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.
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
End-of-the Project Evaluations: UNDP Support to Jurisdictional REDD+ Strategies and Investment Plans in Central Kalimantan
Dala conducted an end-of-project evaluation for the UNDP and Green Climate Fund (GCF) supported project operating from 2018 to 2020. The objective of the project was to support the Jurisdictional REDD+ Strategies and Investment Plans in Central Kalimantan. This evaluation was conducted at the end of the project and focused on the entire implementation period. The overall purpose of the evaluation was to assess the processes and achievements made to draw lessons that will report to UNDP, the donor of the project, but not specifically to: (1) verify the project reports and achievements independently; (2) compile diverse good practices in the work field during the project; and (3) highlight the learning outcomes, especially those related to good practices, lesson learned related to gender equality and social inclusion, and jurisdictions of low emissions development.
Review of Accelerating Low Emissions Development in Indonesia through Sustainable Land Use Management and Improved Forest Governance
Dala completed a mid-term review of the World Resources Institute implemented the $27 million Accelerating Low Emissions Development in Indonesia through Sustainable Land Use Management and Improved Forest Governance.
Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument Natural Capital Consultancy
E-READI (Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument) is a cooperation programme that facilitates dialogues between the EU and ASEAN on policy areas across all three ASEAN Community pillars. It responds to the needs and priorities of ASEAN, in line with the mutually identified EU-ASEAN priorities. Dala (led by Aidy Halimanjaya) is responsible to (1) conduct a regional survey and analysis of Natural Capital policies, legislation and measures adopted and highlighting outstanding initiatives, which could serve as regional role models and (2) facilitate and moderate the Introductory Forum and Workshop on Natural Capital.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.