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|Joint Africa EU Strategy Support Mechanism||Europe & Africa||14/01/2016|
Activities under the READI Facility will be supported through desk studies, field visits, exchange of best practice, workshops and study tours that would support the implementation of the ASEAN agenda.
Services will also include regulatory and institutional issues and capacity building and drawing on support from designated sectoral EC institutions and European centres of expertise.
Knowledge development and capacity building activities targeting relevant key ASEAN Secretariat officers and ASEAN sectoral bodies through dialogue with the EU, trainings, workshops, study tours, mapping exercises, gap analysis, and feasibility studies are also key project activities.
|Technical Assistance to Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) Facility||ASEAN Countries||01/09/2015|
The Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) objective is to present policy options and assist in building the foundations for ASEAN community in non-trade areas by sharing knowledge and experience between the different regulatory systems. And to establish greater transparency and understanding between the EU and ASEAN. The Facility will also support ASEAN in drafting its policy paper, defining its targeted results, elaborating its work plan, and implementing the latest developments ensuring best practice for the region.
Crosscutting issues like good economic governance, gender impact, sustainable development, good governance, human rights and rule of law will be elements that will feature in READI technical dialogue and subsequent activities of the project.
The four specific non-trade related sectors identified for immediate support under the READI Facility and its aims for each sector are as follows:
1. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)- Support ASEAN in the development of a transparent and coherent / harmonised ICT regulatory framework, in particular on spectrum management
2. Energy- Implementation of the ASEAN Plan of Action on Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2010-2015, in particular in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation, bio fuel, investment framework, and energy security (including diversification of energy sources and energy infrastructure)
3. Science and Technology- Implementation of the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science and Technology (APAST) and its flagship programmes
4. Disaster Management- Working towards an ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) monitoring and evaluation system agreed and in place.
|Institutional & Regulatory Development and Project Management for Quality and Safety Enhancement of Agricultural Products (QSEAP) & Biogas Development Project||Vietnam||30/06/2015|
The overall goal of the Project is to facilitate sustainable and equitable agricultural growth through improved livelihood opportunities, public health and environmental protection by enhancing the quality and safety standards of agricultural outputs to meet domestic and international requirements. Within this goal, the following specific outcomes are envisaged:
The investment is designed to contribute to Vietnam’s sustainable, pro-poor agricultural growth by increasing the quality, safety and competitiveness of agro-products through succes in achieving the following objectives:
In pursuit of these objectives, Landell Mills Ltd is providing TA for the following activities:
|Provision of Technical Assistance to the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to contribute to strengthen the planting material and horticulture industry||Afghanistan||07/03/2015|
PHDP II main tasks are to ensure continuity of the National Collection and enhance support to the nursery industry. In addition, the project is committed to foster positive changes in MAIL policy and structure and to support the development of the Afghanistan National Horticulture Development Organisation (ANHDO).
The overall objective of the new project is: ‘To contribute to the improvement of rural livelihoods (food security and farm incomes) and thus to the overall economic recovery of Afghanistan’.
The project purpose is to enable the horticulture industry to respond profitably to domestic and export market demand.
The project comprises five components as listed below:
· Result 1: Public (MAIL) and private (Afghanistan National Horticulture Development Organisation – ANHDO) sectors' institutional capacities are developed to regulate, control and further support an expanding horticulture industry:
· Result 1.1: Public sector institutional capacity (MAIL) is strengthened;
· Result 1.2: Private sector institutional and human resources capacity at ANHDO and ANNGO further enhanced;
· Result 2: The full range of Afghanistan’s fruit and nut tree crop varieties is maintained
at PHD Centres, is catalogued and evaluated for the benefit of the Afghanistan horticulture industry;
· Result 3: The private sector fruit and nut nursery industry is profitable and provides sufficient healthy, true-to-type stocks to meet demands from growers for planting orchards;
· Result 4: Extension services and skills training lead to adoption of improved planting
material and best horticultural practices by nursery growers and orchards / vineyards
· Assistance provided to the Contracting Authority
· Project management;
· Liaison, synergies and complementarities.
EDF 10 funded agricultural programme management
MOA & Zoba (local government) administration capacity building
Development of capacity within rural & agricultural NSAs (producers & value chain)
Long & short-term (24 months) technical assistance in:
|Technical assistance for support to the agricultural / food security programme||Eritrea||31/12/2014|
The Landell Mills technical assistance team supports the overall objective of the project, which is to contribute to poverty reduction through sustainable socio-economic growth in rural areas & enhanced sustainability of rural livelihoods.
The project purpose is to enhance food security through increased agricultural production & productivity & improve food access at household level. It comprises three components:
1) Capital investments for sustainable agriculture (including irrigation development, soil & water conservation, post-harvest storing, processing & marketing);
2) Access to food (including safety net programmes, integrated crop & livestock development support, support for agricultural marketing & related income generating activities);
3) Sector Governance (including support for the regulatory framework, capacity building of institutions as well as producer groups, support for research & extension, support to private sector involvement in the production chain, support to (market) information systems
The purpose of our support is to strengthen the capacity of the relevant authorities, in particular the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) & Zoba (local government) administration, so as to ensure their effective & efficient management of the Project, in line with EC rules & regulations.
|Support to the Secretariat of the Inter-Regional Coordinating Committee (IRCC) - Lot N°2: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert||Zambia & ESA-IO region||31/10/2014|
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the ESA-IO (Eastern & Southern Africa - Indian Ocean) region's integration process, as defined in the 10th EDF Joint ESA-IO Regional Strategy Paper / Regional Indicative Programme (RSP/RIP) of Eastern and Southern Africa, within the framework of the African Union, NEPAD and the Cotonou Partnership Agreement.
The specific objective of the assignment is to achieve enhanced capacity of the ESA-IO regional organizations to implement timely, effectively and efficiently projects and programmes, in accordance with the regional integration agenda.
The purposes of thecontract are as follows:
(i) Project Management; (ii) Advisory Services; (iii) Training; (iv) Organization of study-tours.
|Animal Health Development Project Phase II (AHDPII)||Afghanistan||06/10/2014|
Provision of Technical Assistance to the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to contribute to enhance the functionality of Afghanistan's Animal Health and Welfare Service.
Following the successful completion of phase I, LML was awarded this follow-on contract. Results to be achieved through the contract include:
Under result 1 resent work has included the establishment of a twinning programme between the veterinary service and OIE and the re-establishment of the Legal Framework Working Group which is currently evaluating a number of draft Acts with the assistance of the TA team:
In addition progress is being made, in co-ordination with a institutional advisor based in MAIL and funded by the EC, in pushing other institutional reforms forward.
Under result 2, the team is currently undertaking the following:
The main services to be provided are: EDF project management Coordination, annual planning, implementation, motoring and reporting of components 2 and 4 Financial and contractual management of the actions developed during the course of the project
|TA to the Trade Support Programme||Democratic Republic of Congo||01/09/2014|
The overall objective of the Project is to support the Government of DRC to reform its economy in order to make it more competitive at national, regional and international level, and support the integration of the Congolese economy into the world market within the framework of the Economic Partnership Agreements.
Result 1: A programme of work for the Platform has been established and related activities have been taking place. This includes:
Result 2: Frameworks for cooperation between Central Asian countries have been enhanced: the institutional and development capacities of existing regional institutions (in particular EC IFAS and other IFAS technical bodies) have been strengthened, in close collaboration with ongoing initiatives and processes.
Result 3: Communication/mapping/networking are ensured and effective where appropriate. This includes:
|Regional Cooperation and Support for the EU-CA Enhanced Regional Cooperation on Environment and Water: WECOOP||Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Uzbekistan as observer||01/09/2014|
The overall objective of the project is to:
To promote and support enhanced regional co-operation on environment and water both between EU and Central Asia and within Central Asia as called by the EU CA Strategy.
To support the development, effectiveness and visibility of the Environment and Water Cooperation Platform aiming at facilitating enhanced regional cooperation both between the EU and Central Asia and within Central Asia, through support to regular high-level meetings and joint expert working groups or other ad-hoc events, and through support to the strengthening of regional institutions responsible for environment and water issues.The overall expected result is an increasingly effective and active EU-CA Platform for Co-operation on Environment and Water Cooperation.
The Fund Management Team (Landell Mills Limited) will have the following responsibilities to be carried out as appropriate over the duration of the project.
The management team will ensure appropriate longer term policy and strategy for the Fund by:
- Advising a Fund Steering Committee on the effectiveness and direction of Innovation and Matching Grant Fund policy and strategy;
- Energizing private sector development on an ongoing basis through building in-depth understanding and extensive contacts within the micro, small and medium enterprise production and services sectors within Somaliland;
- Developing ongoing links with appropriate local and international service providers and developing appropriate databases of suppliers, certification and contractual arrangements;
- Building understanding of the market and the needs of potential grant beneficiaries according to the special characteristics of either Fund by carrying out regular informal and formal surveys, workshops, and other outreach activities to the business community
- Establishing grant and copayment policies and structures (e.g. pricing and copayment) based on the demand characteristics for services;
- Co-ordinating with other components of the SomPREPII program, as well as other related donor programs and their implementing agents operating in Somaliland; particularly where these program include a matching grant or similar facility.
- Consultations and Coordination with key stakeholders.
|Somaliland Matching Grant Fund (MGF) and Start-Up (Innovation) Fund (SUF) (World Bank)||Somaliland||30/06/2014|
The Somaliland Private Sector Development Re-engagement Project II (Som-PREPII) has the ultimate objective of putting in place the business environment conditions for growth of enterprise and job creation in Somaliland through building entrepreneur-related capacity which will include funding of enterprises through matching grants.
The matching grant component will be designed around two funds – a) the Matching Grant Fund (MGF) and b) the Start-Up (Innovation) Fund (SUF). The objective of these Funds is: a) to jumpstart and strengthen private business and mobilize business services in Somaliland that can generate public benefits including spillover effects within production and services sectors, and, b) to support entry into new processes, products and markets by existing or new enterprises, by providing funding to projects with replicable benefits.
The total funding of the two grants will be about US$5 million including administrative costs, allocated on the basis of specified demand based criteria. Additional funding for these components will be sought depending on results from this initial endeavour.
The following services are being provided under four project components:
Component 1: regional cooperation Enhancement on Bioenergy Development and Food Safety
Component 2: Research, Testing & Capacity Building for Scaling-up Climate-Friendly Biomass Investment Projects
Component 3: Knowledge Product Development & Dissemination
Component 4: Project Management & Capacity Building
|Capacity Building for the Efficient Utilization of Biomass for Bioenergy & Food Security in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)||Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos||11/06/2014|
The main aim of this project is to improve the use of biomass in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam by piloting a number of efficient biomass use projects through regional, national and local initiatives. This is being achieved through increased dialogue between regional actors (top-down), as well as the scaling-up of local community based initiatives (bottom-up).
At the regional level, the project is facilitating high-level dialogue on a common approach to bioenergy development for pro-poor climate change mitigation and energy self-sufficiency. At the same time, the project works with local governments and stakeholders to put in place the human and institutional capacity to increase investments that will help promote the efficient use of biomass to benefit the poor whilst enhancing food security. These aims are to be achieved through the following initiatives:
a) Recognition and streamlining of sustainable standards, certification systems and other mechanisms in order to facilitate and ensure regional cooperation on bioenergy and food security issues;
b) Implementation of pilot projects to test and demonstrate the technologies, delivery models, financing approaches and other mechanisms that are conducive to scaling-up biomass investment projects for bioenergy and food security, which will inform forthcoming ADB investment projects in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam;
c) Provision of regional capacity building support for project stakeholders engaged in biomass, bioenergy and food security initiatives, including government agencies, donors and NGOs, and the private sector.
d) Delivery of appropriate knowledge products, such as manuals, technical briefs, policy briefs and information packs and an awareness campaign, to build knowledge, interest and demand for appropriate mechanisms for utilizing biomass for bioenergy and food security in the GMS.
|Fund Manager for the Afghanistan Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)||Afghanistan||31/03/2014|
Landell Mills has been contracted to design and implement the Afghanistan Business Innovation Challenge Fund (ABIF) from March 2011 to February 2013. ABIF is part of DFID Afghanistan’s Supporting Employment and Enterprise Development (SEED) umbrella programme (2009-2013). ABIF has been being designed using the Making Markets Work for the Poor approach (M4P) and uses a challenge fund cost/risk sharing mechanism to implement the M4P conceptual framework.
The key objective is to enhance competitiveness through stimulating systemic change in markets where large numbers of poor people are present. ABIF focuses on building the capacity of service markets, allowing the private sector to make money out of delivering developmental objectives with an impact at scale.
Expected results will be:
Grants will be awarded through an open, competitive process to avoid picking winners. Grants will vary in size from $250,000 to $1m and will cover a proportion of the total investment, with the rest of the investment being leveraged by the private sector company. This will include open public solicitation and targeted marketing. Two application stages are anticipated: the submission of concept notes, and, if approved, the submission of a full proposal. Grants will be evaluated by an investment panel against key M4P criteria. BDS support will be provided by Landell Mills and/or will draw on a small seed fund which could pay for services from external providers such as IFC Business Edge provides or ACCI.
Landell Mills has carriedout market analysis of various sectors in Afghanistan, analysing which sectors have the highest proportion of poor people as both consumers and producers, and out of these sectors which have the most potential for pro-poor growth. Major constraints and blockages throughout each value chain are being analysed and will support the development of ‘themes’ for each round of the challenge fund.
It is likely that challenges within the following sectors will be set as themes for the fund (and the market will respond to these challenges through the submission of innovative ideas to tackle them);
The consultancy will be in three phases:
|Technical assistance to establish an efficient Area Development Group that supports and promotes economic growth through the creation of an Area Development Plan||Belize||01/02/2014|
With a view to achieving poverty reduction and sustained economic growth in Belize, the focal area of the 9th and 10th EDF support was on poverty reduction through integrated rural development - Belize Rural Development (BRDP) I and II respectively.
The Global Objective of this assignment is to support and assist Belize's Ministry of Labour, Local Government, Rural Development, National Emergency Management, Immigration (MLLGRDNIN) in the implementation of Belize's Rural Area Development Stratergy.
More specifically the assignment is to assist the MLLGRDNIN to establish an efficient Area Development Group (ADG) that supports and promotes economic growth through the creation of an Area Development Plan.
Two long term experts (an operational expert & an Aid Effectiveness expert) as well as a pool of short term expertise (300 days).
|Support to EU-Ethiopia Technical Cooperation||Ethiopia||01/01/2014|
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to economic growth through strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Finance for more effective delivery of the EU-funded development programme. Key outputs include design and delivery of formal and on-the job training to the Ministry Finance and other Line Ministries for improved programming, monitoring, financial management and coordination with other donors working in Ethiopia. IN so doing the project builds capacity of government to engage in the development process and efficiently deliver EDF-funded programmes. The purpose of the Technical Assistance contract is to:
|Preparation and Initial Implementation of the Monitoring Framework of the MDG programme.||Mozambique||31/12/2013|
The global objective is to support SETSAN, the Food Security Secretariat based in the Ministry of Agriculture, in the preparation and initial implementation of the monitoring framework of the MDG initiative programme in Mozambique.
The specific objectives are:
Working closely with the EU delegation to Lebanon the services provided were as follows:
|Support to the Ministry of Finance of Lebanon to formulate Technical Assistance in the domain of Public Finance Management||Lebanon||14/11/2013|
The objective of this mission is to provide technical support in terms of capacity building to the Ministry of Finance in the following domains:
1. Sector policy planning and budgeting, aiming among other things, at the development of a global Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the Education Sector in close coordination with the Ministry of Finance.
2. National accounts systems and PFM aggregates in close coordination with the Central Administration for Statistics of Lebanon (CAS). Provision of better PFM and Macro date to investors and citizens.
3. Development of a Strategic Management Decision Making Tool. This includes the development of an integrated and comprehensive economic and financial model for the purpose of supporting MoF decisions.
4. Assessment and upgrading of IT systems at the Ministry of Finance and related ministries concerning notably: budget preparation module, commitment module, budget advances module, budget execution module, income tax and VAT module (SIGTAS), liabilities and deposits module, stamps system, cashier system, accountability system, and debt module (DMFAS).
Expertise to be deployed on a range of multi-sector assignments:
|Enabling Climate Change Interventions in Central and West Asia||Central and West Asia countries||01/09/2013|
Enabling Climate Change Interventions in Central and West Asia (Indefinite Delivery Contract)
The IDC interventions aim to play a key role in assisting Central and West Asian countries to move toward low-carbon economies while sustaining economic growth and promoting sound environmental management practices. The result will be a favorable policy, technological, and fiscal environment for investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions. This means assisting developing countries to increase economic output whilst:
|TA to MEW to better mgmt and sustainable protection of water & land use (P-ARBP)||Afghanistan||31/08/2013|
Provision of TA to MEW to contribute to better management and sustainable protection of water and land use throughout the Panj-Amu Darya River Basin
LML has been contracted to provide TA to the Ministry of Energy and Water to manage this large EUR26million project. The overall objective of the Project, of which this contract is part, is ‘to contribute to the improvement of rural livelihoods (food security and farm incomes) and thus to the overall economic recovery of Afghanistan, respectfully of the natural resource base.’. The purpose of this TA contract, which will contribute to the overall Project objective, is: ‘Water and land resources are more economically and equitably managed and sustainably protected.’
Results to be achieved through the contract include:
Result 1: Integrated River Basin (RB) and project management capacity at central government, Panj-Amu River Basin and Upper & Lower Kunduz / Taloqan Sub-basin levels is further enhanced:
- Result 1.1: Basin and sub-basin organisations are in place while project management capacity is enhanced at central government level in relation to river basin;
- Result 1.2: Capacity for integrated river basin management further enhanced;
- Result 1.3: Land and water planning tools at basin level are operational;
Result 2: Hydraulic systems are sustainably improved and Water Users' Associations / Groups (WUA/Gs) strengthen the existing Mirab system to allow a more equitable distribution of irrigation water and more efficient Operation & Maintenance (O&M) by the water users:
- Result 2.1: Irrigation, drainage and water flow control assets and structures in selected hydraulic systems in the Upper & Lower Kunduz and Taloqan sub-basins are rehabilitated and sustainably improved where appropriate;
- Result 2.2: Targeted communities represented by their WUAs have the technical, business and management skills required to improve the management of irrigation water and enhance its equitable distribution and ensure the application of their agreed O&M plans;
- Result 2.3: More economic and equitable irrigation water management is promoted across the Khanabad Irrigation Scheme, for increased reliability of water distribution and water use efficiency.
Result 3: Biomass increases and physical and biological erosion control measures are adopted and replicated in selected sub-catchments;
Result 4 (horizontal):
- Result 4.1: Any necessary administrative assistance is provided to the Contracting Authority in the management of the Programme;
- Result 4.2: Liaison, synergies and complementarities within the Programme and between the Programme and other similar initiatives are developed and lessons learned through programme implementation serve to improve the relevant sector policy development and programming (incl. institutional replication in other basins);
- Result 4.3: Local and governmental monitoring capacity is strengthened.
Under Result 1.1 an organisational structure, functional set up and staffing plan for sub-basin and basin agencies was developed and is now being implemented. Three main regulations/procedures under the water law were finalised including for WUAs.
Under Result 1.2 three new sub basin offices were constructed and equipped and staff is being trained. Three additional sub basin offices are being designed and will be constructed and equipped during the final stages of the project. A basin Council and Sub Basin Councils will be developed and function as multi stakeholder platforms for decision making.
Under Result 1.3 climate change assessments were carried out on the basis of snow coverage studies (using experts from the University of Zurich) in order to have better baseline data for water allocation and flood preparedness. This is of significant importance since in Afghanistan there is a 30 years gap in data on water flow and climate. Snow water storage and snow melting processes are field studied and monitored to improve the understanding of the dynamics in the water balance and to enable better forecasting of water flows in the rivers, quantify effects of climate variability and develop adaptive water allocation plans and distribution schedules.
Under result 2.3 infrastructure adjustments are carried out on the basis of participatory reviews with WUAs, which have resulted in versatile structures that allow to adapt to the rapidly changing and highly dynamic flows in the river. On farm water saving techniques are also being developed through participatory technology development techniques. The most promising and successful approach the System for Rice Intensification (SRI). SRI has been widely adopted. It reduces water consumption by 50% while significantly increasing yields and forms a major factor in adapting to seasonal variations in water availability.
Under Result 3 various participatory projects are carried out with village natural resources committee and catchment management associations. The projects aim at protection against flash floods, decrease of soil erosion and better drought resilience for the population in the often remote and vulnerable upper catchments. Lessons learned are systematically documented and WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) is being promoted as a platform for sharing experiences.
In terms of procurement, Landell Mills TA staff have been responsible for:
This contract is a follow-on from the successful Kunduz River Basin programme which Landell Mills provided support to from 2004 to 2009, and for which we received a commendation from British Expertise (see http://www.britishexpertise.org/bx/upload/Awards/09_Awards_Finalists.pdf) as well as our team leader (now an in-house consultant) being awarded the Individual Consultant of the Year award (see http://www.britishexpertise.org/bx/upload/Awards/09_Awards_Winners.pdf)
Landell Mills is providing a Senior Trade Infrastructure Expert.
|Mid-term evaluation of 'Better work and standards programme (BEST)' 2012/295378||Bangladesh||15/08/2013|
The overall objective of the Beter Work and Standards (BEST) Programme is to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction by supporting Bangladesh in taking advantage of global market opportunities. The programme's purpose is to improve competitiveness and facilitate export growth and diversification through increased productivity and the compliance of the production base with international norms and practices.
Landell Mills is to carry out a consultancy to conduct a Mid-Term Evaluation of the BEST programme to review project progress, check results against targets, provide a clear and concise opinion as to how the project has arrived at its current position and make recommendations regarding the course of actions to be taken until the end of implementation as well as identify future areas of intervention for the EU delegation.
|Identification and formulation mission for a support program to semi-urban agriculture and wood energy supply in great Antananarivo||Madagascar||05/08/2013|
Ad-hoc support implementation of reforms in the water sector, focusing at the creation of basin agencies and new irrigation and drainage service providers.
|Provision of Technical Assistance to the Government of Tajikistan in support of the revision of the Water Legislation and QUAs||Tajikistan||02/08/2013|
The overall objective of this TA is to support the Government of Tajikistan in initiating in 2013 the first steps of the reforms in the Water Sector.
The main objectives and proposed priorities of the assignment are to:
|Call for Proposals Guidelines Preparation & Project Proposals Evaluation||Tanzania||01/07/2013|
The objective of the assignment is to support the Contracting Authority (National Authorising Officer of the EDF) and the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives to design the guidelines for applicants (Restricted Call for Proposals) and evaluate the concept notes as well as the full proposals for the Horticulture component of the Trade and Agriculture Support Programme.
The assignment requires two experts who will act as assessors.
Phase 1: Design of the Guidelines.
After consulting with all the relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, the Civil Society Organisations, NGOs acting in the field of Agriculture / Horticulture, in order to seek complementarities and prioritise the EDF intervention, the Guidelines for the Call for proposals will be formulated.
A workshop organised and facilitated by the experts will also take place to consult with stakeholders and allow them to give guidance to the team of experts.
Phase 2: Evaluation of Concept Notes.
The team will provide administrative support to the opening session and carrying out administrative checks of applications.
Further to this the experts will each carry out independent written technical assessments of each concept note on the basis of the evaluation grid. Following the evaluation a final recommendation will be submitted to the Evaluation Committee along with the overall evaluation grid and a draft evaluation report.
Phase 3: Evaluation of the Full Applications (including opening session and administrative checks, verification of eligibility, contract negotiations and drafting of letters to applicants)
At this stage administrative support will be provided again in the capacity of checking applications and registering and classifying full applications.
The experts will also conduct independent evaluations of each full application and submit their final evaluation grid to the Evaluation Committee. The experts are expected to facilitate the contract negotiations and to conduct the selected applicants and make sure that all remarks and comments made during the evaluation are taken into account in the grant contracts.
|Land Administration and Management Project: Component A - Public Awareness Campaign||Albania||29/06/2013|
Land Administration and Management Project: Component A: Security of Tenure and Registration of Immovable Property Rights / Public Awareness Campaign
The objective of the campaign is to raise public awareness on the first registration activities and mobilize support for the implementation of government reform of the immovable property registration system.
In the initial phase, the PAC will sensitize the public at large to the rationale and importance of immovable property first registration, the role, the rights and obligations of the owners of the immovable properties in the procedure and the cost to the individual.
During the second phase, the PAC will gradually shift its messages from awareness raising to educating the public regarding the government’s plans to improve the registration systems and, while new digital information archives and registries are put in place, encourage the citizens, municipal authorities as well as state and private enterprise managers and owners to register their properties in the revamped registration system.
|Support for the sustainable exploitation of Deepwater Snapper Fisheries in Samoa and Tonga||Samoa and Tonga||31/05/2013|
Landell Mills is working closely with the fisheries administrations of Samoa and Tonga to sustainably manage the deepwater snapper fisheries within their maritime zones.
The five month project aims to enhance awareness on pertinent issues related to the management of deepwater snapper fisheries; update and make available stock information; devise a deep water snapper fisheries management plan for Samoa; review and update a deep water snapper fisheries management plan for Tonga, and; develop a simple and robust set of indicators that are appropriate, acceptable and effective in both countries that can be used by the fisheries administration to monitor the sustainable and equitable management of deepwater snapper.
Our team comprises expertise in fisheries management, policy, guidelines and stock assessments.
The work is being commissioned by the ACP FISH II Programme Management Unit in Brussels. It aims to contribute to the sustainable and equitable management of fisheries in ACP regions, thus leading to poverty alleviation and improving food security in ACP States.
|Strengthening Veterinary Institutional Capacity for 'One-Health' Strategic Planning and Economic Analysis||Turkey||30/05/2013|
Mangrove Restoration and Management
Mangrove Inventory and Monitoring
Research and Development
|Technical Assistance for Mangrove Rehabilitation||Guyana||21/05/2013|
The objectives of the project are to abate climate change (carbon sequestration through reforestation and forest prevention) and to mitigate its effects (sea defence, biodiversity).
The purpose of this contract is:
There are two specific results to be achieved, namely:
Landell Mills provides a mangrove specialist and a coastal engineer to support the project office in the National Agriculture Research & Extension Institute (NAREI). The role of the TA is to facilitate the objectives of the National Mangrove Management Action Plan:
i. Establish administrative capacity for mangrove management in Guyana
ii. Promote sustainable management of the mangrove forest.
iii. Establish and complete a legal framework for mangrove ecosystem management which encourages community-based participation.
iv. Support research and development of Guyana’s mangrove forest
v. Develop effective protection and/or rehabilitation of mangrove ecosystems
vi. Increase public awareness and education on the benefits of the mangrove forests
The consultants will work under the supervision of the ACP secretariat in order to achieve the above mentioned objectives.
|Study on the Development of the coconut industry in the Caribbean region||Carribbean||01/05/2013|
Landell Mills mobilised a team of two consultants to carry out a needs assessment study to assess the social, economic and environment relevance of revitalising the coconut industry in the Caribbean region, identify the opportunities and therefore the priority areas and accompanying measures with a view to:
|TA to the Rural Development Programme Phase III (RDP3)||Timor-Leste||30/04/2013|
The main goal of the project is to contribute to poverty alleviation and socio-economic development in poorer rural areas of Timor-Leste.
RDPIII is contributing to the formulation of key national policies and development strategies whilst implementing associated activities in Manufahi District, including: agriculture and extension support; agribusiness promotion; rural roads and irrigation rehabilitation, and; institutional strengthening & capacity building of line agencies and key stakeholders.
The RDPIII approach involves reinforcing local capacity for improved management administration and M&E, both at the national and district level whilst providing assistance in the process of decentralisation for integrated agricultural development and infrastructure improvement. This approach aims to reduce rural poverty through targeted interventions, i.e. improvement of trade in agricultural products; providing support to the development of road systems; assisting with the development of efficient irrigation systems; providing support to entrepreneurs who wish to start trading, agro-processing or other small-scale economic investment through micro credit, etc.
LML has been contracted to assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) to implement the programme through:
The following are the Expected Results from the programme:
|Consulting Services for the National Poverty Reduction Strategy||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||01/04/2013|
The overall objective of this project is to develop an integrated, gender-sensitive and results-based National Poverty reduction Strategy and Poverty Map to assist the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in reducing poverty and improving human development outcomes in the country. Thematic areas under assessment include unemployment, gender and poverty, (female and male-headed households), youth in poverty, crime and violence, and food security.
During the inception phase which was completed in August 2012, a thorough review of all relevant sectors took place, including for example health, infrastructure crime and security.
The NPRS will have a strong focus on diversify the agriculture sector in order to improve food security, giving special attention to well established systems, accessing available financial resources, strengthening marketing skills and improving market intelligence and training farmers.
Entrepreneurial development within the agricultural sectors is developing and this will be encouraged and promoted with special reference to the tourism and information communication technology sectors.
The integration of services and cross sector partnering will also be promoted, with particular reference to the important relationship on the mainland and islands between security and tourism. Institutional analysis across the sectors is currently taking place and recommendations for strengthening institutional capacity will be included in the final NPRS.
|Development of the Forest Sector Financing Mechanisms||Malawi||01/04/2013|
The global objective is to identify and develop long term mechanisms for increasing revenue and investment in the forestry sector for the development of a stronger coherence between financial resources and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).
The specific objectives of the assignment are:
i. To investigate and identify appropriate sources of income for the Forest Development and Management Fund (FDMF) for sustainable forest management.
ii. To develop strategies to use forest resources on a sustainable basis as a source of financing forestry activities.
|Afghanistan Water Resources Development Project (AWARD)||Afghanistan||31/03/2013|
The objective of the AWARD project is to work with MEW (and in particular the Water Resources Planning Unit and Project Preparation Unit under the Department of Planning) to:
The aim is to ensure that the capacity of MEW staff is built during the period of the project to be able to progressively take on the responsibility for water resources and river basin planning, and investment project and program preparation.
To date (June 2012):
1. Identification of appropriate climate change adaptation measures for target provinces and targeted regional sectors.
2. Development of pilot projects for scaling up and replication of TA outcomes and support to collaborative mechanisms for information sharing and coordinated action on climate change.
This will be achieved by designing climate change adaptation pilot projects to allow eventual upscaling and replication of study outcomes in other provinces or sectors within the Mekong Delta region. At least one sectoral and two projects per sector will need to be developed. This component will also facilitate the Government’s participation in existing regional climate change advisory and information sharing bodies, thus allowing lessons learned from the study to be disseminated both internationally and nationally to include technical due diligence, preliminary cost estimates and preliminary financial, environmental, social and economic analysis. Authorities will also be assisted in identifying financing options for eventual implementation of the adaptation actions.
3. Institutional strengthening activities for Government decision makers and technical staff, as well as awareness raising activities for the community.
|Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta - 2 Part B: Climate Change Adaptation and Planning (CCIA)||Vietnam||31/03/2013|
The Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta supports the Government's National Target Plan for responding to climate change, as well as Vietnam's commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It complements the Government's national socioeconomic development plan and Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy. The study promotes increased climate change resilience in the region and contributes to poverty reduction through:
(i) climate proofed socioeconomic development planning at provincial level (e.g., urban land use planning to avoid flooding of sensitive areas, adjusting agricultural patterns to adapt to changing drought or salinity conditions, providing such protective infrastructure as dikes, or enhancing natural protective ecosystems);
(ii) adoption of regional adaptation measures to protect agricultural production and thus the livelihoods of poor, near poor, and rural households through structural and non-structural measures; and
(iii) development of climate- resilient infrastructure in the transport and energy sectors that will aid in protecting the livelihoods of vulnerable groups, as well as in supporting overall economic development.
The study is split into two parts: Part A and Part B. This TA (Part B) deals with climate change adaptation and planning and follows directly from Part A which dealt with climate change prediction and impact assessment. This TA will include follow on outputs which will include:
1. Identification of appropriate climate change adaptation measures for target provinces and targeted regional sectors;
2. . Design of pre-feasibility level analysis of proposed pilot projects for scaling up and replication of the TA outcomes and support to collaborative mechanisms for information sharing and coordinated action on climate change.
3. Awareness raising and institutional capacity building
|11th Agriculture Programming||Zambia||31/03/2013|
The Global objective of this mission is to contribute to poverty reduction in Zambia by supporting inclusive pro-poor agricultural development. Landell Mills mobilised a Senior Agricultural Economist to analyse Zambia's agricultural sector in order to identify potential areas of intervention by the EC and to specify the expected results in terms of outcomes and impact during the 11th EDF (2014-2020) implementation period.
|Formulation of the Technical Cooperation Project in support of the RNR sector in Bhutan||Bhutan||30/03/2013|
As part of Bhutan's second Multi-Annual Indicative Programme of the Country Strategy Paper, approx. €2.8 million has been allocated for support to the RNR sector. An appropriate intervention is currently being identified and a final decision on the approach in support of the RNR sector is expected to be taken before the end of 2012. The preferred intervention by the EU and Royal Government of Bhutan is the provision of support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests under a Technical Cooperation Project, covering Technical Cooperation for Capacity Building and Technical Cooperation for Policy/Expert Advice. The Technical Cooperation will also be aimed at the facilitation of future EU cooperation in the sector.
The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out the formulation phase for the funds allocated to support the RNR sector under the second Multi-Annual Indicative Programme (2011-2013) of the Country Strategy Paper 2007-2013. Specifically, the assignment aims to support the Royal Government of Bhutan in designing the details of the proposed intervention in support of the sector and to reflect the design in the Action Fiche and its annexes for approval at the Quality Support Group meeting 2, envisaged to take place in March 2013.
|Identification and Formulation of EPA-II||Jamaica||28/02/2013|
The overall objective of the mission is to support the Government of Jamaica in its efforts to improve the contribution of the private sector to GDP growth.
The specific objective of the mission is to support the government of Jamaica in the identification and in the formulation of the EPA Capacity Building Programme II (EPA-II).
Landell Mills provides a Private Sector Development Specialist to lead the team and work with the various donors and implementing organisations. The services provided are as follows:
Provision of services in the fields of:
for the purposes of assessing and advising on the feasibility of deploying election observers.
|Exploratory Mission to Madagascar||Madagascar||18/02/2013|
Landell Mills mobilised an exploratory mission (ExM) to Madagascar between 29/01/2013 and 18/02/2013 to evaluate whether it would be useful, advisable and feasible to deploy an EU Election Observation Mission during the Presidential and Legislative elections scheduled to take place on 8th May - 3rd July.
The assessment included:
|EU Sugar Accompanying Measures - Swaziland Establishment of a Monitoring and Evaluation System||Swaziland||06/02/2013|
Landell Mills has been contracted to design a harmonised monitoring and evaluation system for the sugar sector in Swaziland. The system is to monitor the impact of the EU Sugar Accompanying Measures (AMSP) but will also measure the progress of the NAS (National Adaption Strategy). Aside from delivering the M&E system over a two-year period, capacity is also built in the institutions that will eventually host the system and institutional arrangements are being proposed. A sensitisation seminar is organised to raise awareness of the benefits of a well functioning M&E system and promote the development of an M&E culture in Swaziland.
The following services are provided under the contract:
(i) Support and capacity building to the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources in Institutional Reforms, water legislation and streamlining of operational tasks;
(ii) Support and capacity building to MoLRWR and other state ministries and agencies in IWRM;
Practical support in Review of Relevant Documentation and study of all available information
(iii) Elaboration of an implementation, investment and financing plan for institutional reforms and improvement of the operational structure in water resources management
(iv) Documents formulation (strategy, investment, implementation and financing plan, reforms strategy, proposed legal documents)
|Provision of Technical Assistance to the Tajik Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources and the Water & Energy Council to further develop the National Water Sector Strategy and an Irrigation Subsector Implementation and Investm||Tajikistan||06/02/2013|
The overall objective of this TA is to support the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources (MoLRWR) and the Government of Tajikistan to implement the necessary institutional reforms in the Water Sector. This includes imminent separation of operational functions in irrigation and drainage in a newly created service provider, the MIROB from policy and strategic guidance functions in the MoLRWR, which in that case may become a Ministry of Integrated Water Resources. The TA will also concentrate on the WSS Sub-sector, as well as on overall IWRM issues.
The specific objectives are:
1) Provide some support to the MoLRWR in finalizing legislative aspects of the reforms, including some practical assistance in the implementation of the irrigation and drainage sub-sector reforms;
2) Provide some support to the MoLRWR to further develop investment planning tools and
thereby detail the investment plan (including its WSS component) and develop a financing
3) Further support the MoLRWR and the IWRM Working Group to propose improvements to the IWRM strategy and its implementation;
4) Support the revision of the legal framework (water code, water users association law, thinking water law, other related laws, decrees resolutions and regulations) by the MoLRWR and the IWRM Working Group, in conjunction with the Committee on Natural Resources of the Tajik Parliament.
|Provision of technical assistance for the final evaluation of the Sudan Productive Capacity Recovery Programme (SPCRP)||Sudan and South Sudan||31/01/2013|
The Sudan Productive Capacity Recovery Programme (SPCRP) was a four year programme aimed at strengthening the capacities of states administrations and non state actors operating in the agriculture sectors and comprises two components: (i) A capacity bulding component implemented aiming at strengthening key state and county level public institutions involved in agriculture and rural development in order to improve key agriculting support services (ii) A support to rural livelihoods component which has supported the financing and implementation of investment projects for the development of key rural services such as agricultural transfer technologies, animal health, marketing systems and rural business support.
Landell Mills provides a team of three consultants to assist in the FAO lead final evaluation of the project.
The overall objective of the contract is to review project results and provide decision makers in the Government of Sudan and South Sudan with sufficient information about the project's performance, to draw lessons learned and make recommendations on how to sustain achieved benefits after the project has ended. The evaluation assesses the programme against the standard OECD/DAC criteria i.e. relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability and also against the cross-cutting criteria gender equality and social inclusion.
Short term missions are being provided in:
|Capacity Building for Regional Integration||Botswana and all SADC Member States||31/12/2012|
Capacity Building for Regional Integration - Technical Assistance to Support Policy Development, Planning, M&E. Statistics and International Cooperation, SADC Secretariat
The specific project purposes are as follows:
The technical assistance provides support to the Directorate for Planning, Policy and Resource Mobilisation (PPRM) in order to develop and consolidate the capacities of the Directorate to support cross-cutting and technical departments in the Secretariats.
|Final Evaluation of the programmes 'Conflict Prevention & Peace Building I&II'||Nigeria and ECOWAS Member states||26/12/2012|
In 2006 the European Union launched the sub-regional ECOWAS Conflict and Peacebuilding Programme I (9 ACP ROC 11) and in 2009 the successor programme Conflict and Peacebuilding Programme II ( 9 ACP ROC 22) with the aim to promote peace and stability in West Africa. It was a response to the reoccurrence of violent conflicts hindering profound and sustainable development. The two programmes consisted of a multi-sectoral approach with components of mediation, electoral assistance, good governance, small arms control, migration/cross-border cooperation and a peace volunteers program.
The aim of this final evaluation was to assess the achievements of the two programmes and assist ECOWAS at acquiring an increased strategic, operational and management capacity to fulfil its mandate in conflict prevention and peace building.
The evaluation’s main focus was to elaborate the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability under the respective evaluation questions outlined in the Terms of Reference. The methodology was based on qualitative research tools, mainly semi-structured individual interviews, expert interviews, semi-standardized observation and review of project documents. The interview questions were drawn from the evaluation criteria and the evaluation questions covering broadly the achievements, challenges and constraints as well as proposals for improvements for future cooperation.
Some of the main recommendations focused on the need to improve ECOWAS’ internal management capacity in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness of program implementation e.g..:
|Fish Stock Assessment in Major Dams In Botswana||Botswana||14/12/2012|
Landell Mills completed this strategic assessment of the potential for developing the fisheries of the major dams in Botswana, working closely with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) through the Fisheries Division (FD), with the financial support of The EU funded ACP Fish II Programme. The overall objectives of the study were:
This is an important initiative as the sector has the potential to create and enhance rural livelihoods and income-earning opportunities, whilst improving national food security and reducing Botswana’s reliance on fish imports.
The study was completed under the guidance of a leading expert in inland fisheries management, who supporting training needs and capacity development required within the FD in order to complete the study. Together, they completed a field-survey reporting on the current status of fisheries activities in the major dams, exploitation patterns and an analysis of other activities on the dams.
The study suggests there are healthy stocks of fish in all reservoirs and opportunities to provide fish to local markets as well as widen the scope for recreational fishing, especially for large mouthed bass are being explored. The main problem encountered is the low water levels in some dams because of the prolonged drought period in the country. The final report includes detailed analysis of the status of the stocks in the dams as well as potential for fisheries development.
|Establishing and Strengthening of an MCS System in Fisheries||Albania||09/12/2012|
Establishing and Strengthening of a Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) System in Fisheries
Provision of services in the fields of:
for the purposes of assessing and advising on the feasibility of deploying election observers
|Exploratory Mission to assess the possibility of deploying an EU EOM to Paraguay||Paraguay||09/12/2012|
Landell Mills mobilised an exploratory mission (ExM) to Paraguay between 09/11/2012 and 03/12/12 to evaluate whether it would be useful, appropriate and feasible to deploy an EU Electoral Observation Mission during the General election planned for 21/04/2013.
The assessment included:
|Assistance to Micro & Small Enterprises Programme||Kenya||30/11/2012|
The overall objective of the Assistance to Micro and Small Enterprises Program (ASMEP) is to improve private sector development with specific focus on Micro and Small Enterprises, growth of the Kenyan economy and poverty alleviation. ASMEP supports institutional capacity building of private sector organisation in the SME sector and provides support to MFIs active in the rural areas. Two other intervention areas focus on information dissemination for SMEs through Business Information Centres (BICs) and provide support to Business Development Services in the horticulture and fisheries sectors.
Landell Mills provides TA to the Ministry of Trade and its PMU with the aim to facilitate the successful and timely delivery of ASMEP and to build synergy and linkages between project components and sustainable capacity of the PMU.
The TA consultant supports the PMU in the following main areas:
The expected results are as follows:
The project is being implemented under two separate contracts within the same overall assignment.
|Assistance in Development of Communication Strategy for Management and Implementation of Housing Care Programme for refugees and returnees||Croatia||30/11/2012|
To contribute to settling outstanding refugee issues, to further improve the climate for the social and economic reintegration of returnees and to facilitate the acceptance of returnees by receiving communities.
|Study on Livestock Farmer Project Support (LFSP), Lao PDR: Lessons Learnt & Dissemination||Lao PDR||30/11/2012|
Lao is almost exclusively agriculture-based with households involved in crop and livestock production. The rural economy remains broadly affected by: (I) the poor state of the trasport network, (II) the limited availability of rural finance, (III) poorly resourced and trained technical exastension services for sustainable agriculture and natural resource development, (IV) a generally underdeveloped private sector. The Livestock Farmer Support Project (LFSP) started in 2004, was aimed at increasing the profitability of livestock farming through improved production technologies and enhance sales from better livestock marketing. Specifically, the Project aimed at sustainably increase profits for the livestock farmers from improved management and increased sales, through the provision of effective livestock services. The Project aimed at producing results in four key areas: 1) livestock marketing services; 2) animal health services; 3) animal nutrition and 4) animal husbandry. A wealth of information, methods, tools was collected through the LFSP. Unfortunately, most of these were not sistematically analysed so that the livestock sector was not making an optimised use of these tools, and several policies, sometimes contradictory were de facto in place in the country. The EU Delegation in Lao PDR has therefore decided to engage Landell Mills to conduct a separate work to support the Department of Livestock and Fisheries in providing to public and private stakeholders involved in the sector with sorted and analysed information on best practices in livestock activities.
|Strategic assessment of aquaculture potential in Haiti||Haiti||03/11/2012|
Landell Mills is working closely with the Government of Haiti and the private sector on this seven month project to make recommendations on aquaculture planning and development in the country. This is an important initiative as the sector has the potential to create and enhance rural livelihoods and income-earning opportunities, whilst improving national food security and reducing Haiti’s reliance on fish imports. However, there are a number of development challenges to overcome to make the sector sustainable. These include the lack of infrastructure and reliable public utilities that are a barrier to investment and the vast competition for resources following the January 2010 earthquake.
Our team comprises expertise in aquaculture, socio-economics and GIS/mapping. They will support the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture in completing a field-survey reporting on current aquaculture activities and conduct an institutional analysis of potential for aquaculture production. The final analytical report will include spatial analysis with potential zoning for aquaculture development. The team will also organise and lead a stakeholder feedback workshop in September in order to validate our analysis and recommendations.
The work is being commissioned by the ACP FISH II Programme Management Unit in Brussels. It aims to strengthen fisheries management in ACP countries, thus leading to poverty alleviation and improving food security.
This 10-year evaluation assesses the relevance of grants benefiting to investment tools of the plantations.
Landell Mills analyzed the impact of aid on:
The study also ranked the economic importance by hierarchical order based on acreage of the plantations. Recommendations were also provided regarding the modalities to be adopted for funding procedures.
|Evaluation of aid to improving the competitiveness of the banana sector||Ivory Cost||23/10/2012|
The Ivorian government has designated two organizations, OCAB and OBAMCI, as representatives of banana producers in Ivory Cost. As a result, these two organisations are responsible for the implementation of EU funded projects in the area.
The EC support to this sector aims at addressing competitiveness issues through joint investments (dock fruit, electrification of production areas, tracks, etc..). The framework of Technical and Financial Assistance (ATF) - operating since 2001 - enhances improvement of competitiveness in the banana industry.
Design of an M&E system for the fishery sector which includes:
|Development of a M&E System for the Partnership for African Fisheries (PAF)||South Africa||23/09/2012|
Development of an M&E System to support the management and implementation of the Partnership for African Fisheries (PAF)
Landell Mills was charged to design an M&E system which assisted in the overall management and delivery of The Partnership for African Fisheries project. This project started in April 2009 with UK£7 million of start-up funding from DfID with the purpose to undertake policy research to advise policy and to create a framework in which information and lessons learnt could be shared and disseminated. The project strengthened Africa’s ability to devise and implement policies for growth in the fishery sector through facilitating participative research, training and information sharing in selected technical areas.
The M&E system was designed to evaluate the performance of implementation and to evaluate impact of programme activities and the programme as a whole in the short, medium and long term in accordance with procedures and processes already in use in NEPAD and DfID
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