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Outcome and Influence Evaluation of the UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV)  (full report)

The Evaluation Office has released and outcome and influence evaluation of the UNEP-based Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV). The report presents the findings of an evaluation of the contribution of the "UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles" to the phase out of leaded petrol in Sub Saharan Africa.

The specific objectives of the evaluation were to examine the extent to which the partnership and campaigns resulted in the phase-out of leaded gasoline in Sub-Saharan Africa, whether the campaigns produced measurable environmental and health benefits, and to assess effectiveness of the collaboration/interactions between various partners and institutions in order to determine the magnitude and significance of project outcomes, influences and impacts.

The findings of the evaluation show that by 2005, the target of helping Sub Saharan Africa to be totally free of leaded petrol was attained. Research on the connection between Blood Lead Levels and health indicate that the phase out of leaded petrol has been a critical factor in reducing overall human exposure to lead. This Partnership therefore contributed to substantial health benefits in Sub-Saharan Africa which promoted social and economic gains through reduced sickness and improved physical and mental development, particularly of children in urban areas.