Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
April - June 2012
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Gender, Community & Inclusion
Findings, conclusions and recommendations on how to ensure and improve relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of SMOLE II
Sustainable Management of Land and Environment (SMOLE II) project builds on previous cooperation between the Governments of Finland and Government of Zanzibar in the field of land and environmental management. Zanzibar Integrated Land and Environmental Management Project (ZILEM) terminated in 1996 and though continuation of ZILEM activities was proposed, SMOLE started only in 2003 with a Preparatory Phase. Implementation of SMOLE Phase I commenced in 2005 and continued until the end of 2009.
SMOLE II was required to continue strengthening institutional arrangements, financial and personnel capacities of the key implementing organisations in land administration and improved environment and forestry management and regulation in Zanzibar. SMOLE Phase II component objectives were to regulate all land registrations and administration and serves as a spatial hub for spatial data sharing. The second component aimed to support the departments to deliver high quality services and regulate satisfactorily all forest use and economic activities affecting the Zanzibar environment.
The Mid-Term Review conducted over a 3 week period by the team provided the client and the implementing Departments of the two Components with findings, conclusions and recommendations on how to ensure and improve relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of SMOLE II in the remaining two years of project implementation. The Mission carefully reviewed the Log-frame according to the higher level objectives to rationalise project activities and targeted outcomes. The MTR Team considered all findings and progress and prepared a fully revised project log-frame for the remaining project period to improve project management and development effectiveness.