The PENSA 2 end-of-term review included activities undertaken by IFC-PENSA from July 2008 to December 2012. The review took place on two levels: i) a performance evaluation of the IFC-PENSA II program as a vehicle for delivering advisory services; and ii) programme evaluations centred on strategic themes of interest.
The review ensured accountability of IFC-PENSA towards donors and stakeholder and provided lessons learnt that will generate actionable recommendations. For the performance evaluation of IFC-PENSA 2, LTS and OPM made use of access to PENSA documentation, individual project Implementation Plans, Supervision Reports and Completion Reports, IEG evaluation notes and the yearly Client Surveys. The end-of-term review of IFC-PENSA 2 also draws on the mid-term and end-term reviews of IFC-PENSA 1, other evaluations, surveys and materials of active and closed projects, and relevant data sources.
The main method of investigation was a desk review supplemented by meetings with selected former and current IFC and World Bank staff, donors, project counterparts and other stakeholders. More in-depth analysis obtained from the program evaluations was also included in the review.
LTS has provided the Team Leader for this assignment who oversaw the assessment of the performance of PENSA 2 and the assessment of the performance of selected projects based their relevance; effectiveness; efficiency; impact; sustainability; additionality; and their consideration of cross-cutting issues. In addition to overseeing all technical aspects of assignment; the LTS Team Leader supervised field work; lead the sustainable forestry component evaluation; gave presentations to the client; and contributed to all deliverables.