The “Mexico New Housing” NAMA Support Project (NSP) aims at promoting cost-effective energy-efficient building concepts in the housing sector in Mexico, with a particular focus on low-income housing. The NSP promotes the penetration of basic efficiency standards in the new housing market in Mexico as well as the upgrading of energy efficiency standards to more ambitious levels.
On this account, from July to October 2021, AMBERO and Oxford Policy Management undertook a final ELE on the Financial Component of this NSP. The NSP had a Technical Component as well that ended in 2017, which was already evaluated in 2018.
Below are some of the key findings of the ELE:
The following lessons learnt and recommendations were derived by the evaluators of the ELE for future NSPs in the low-carbon housing sector:
Following the main findings and recommendations of the ELE, the Technical Support Unit (TSU) has compiled a management response to address the key points that were raised.
The full “Mexico Housing” final ELE report is available in the Knowledge & Learning Hub.
The NAMA Facility is supporting NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) that drive sector-wide shifts toward sustainable, irreversible, carbon-neutral pathways in developing countries and emerging economies. All NSPs with an overall duration of more than three years are subject to a mid-term and to a final evaluation and learning exercise (ELE). These ELEs are part of the NAMA Facility’s working approach to catalyse transformational change through incremental monitoring processes that allow fearless learning.
The TSU has commissioned AMBERO and Oxford Policy Management to conduct the ELEs. The exercise is based on a theoretical framework which involves a document review, participatory workshops and stakeholder interviews to collect evidence about NSPs’ results and lessons. These elements are then analysed using a theory-based approach centred on the use of contribution analysis and reinforced by elements of process tracing. The ELEs seek to address the following questions:
– Has the NSP achieved its results?
– Has the NSP started to trigger transformational change?
– What was learnt from the NSP so far?