24/10/22 - 24/10/24
and Cote d’Ivoire have been cooperating in the context of the Multiannual
Indicative Programme (MIP) for 2021-2027. They have been working together on
three flagship initiatives : “Sustainable Cocoa”, “Low Carbon Transition”, “Peace
d’Ivoire is the first producer of cacao in the world, making it the second
strongest economy in West Africa. However the COVID pandemic has significantly
stunted its economic growth. In order to counter this, the EU has launched a
three-pronged project to boost the Cote d’Ivoire’s sustainable growth; to develop
its human capital; to ensure and maintain peace and stability.
The EU has
both an economic and political interest in the project, being the first cocoa
consumer and having adopted the “Global Gateway” strategy for Sub-Saharan
Africa. This specific strategy aims at boosting the digital, energy and
transport sectors. This project is also aligned with the European Green Deal
and the Paris Agreements of 2015.
The overall aim of the project is to intensify
the impact of the EU in Cote d’Ivoire through the TEIs and by promoting the
shared values between both stakeholders. This project also has three different
focuses : the implementation and monitoring of the TEIs, including the
coordination between the stakeholders; the coordination and the communication
on the various sectorial policies; the communication and visibility around the
21/10/22 - 19/04/23
European Union (EU) and the NSG in South Africa concluded an agreement for a
and Capacity Building Programme” to be implemented by the NSG with an objective
the state in fulfilling its developmental and transformative role, notably
through improving ser-
delivery. The specific objective of the Programme is “To improve public sector
capacity through education, training and development by the NSG”. The NSG therefore needed to strengthen its
internal capacity to reach out to the entire public service and meet their
training and development needs.
“Public Service Training and Capacity Building Programme” is supporting the
the NSG, among others, and has four result areas:
Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) exercise was undertaken in 2018 and it
provided findings on
relevance and the indicators used for the programme. The report found that the
“Public Service Training and Capacity Building Programme” was relevant and
responded to the needs of the target groups and end beneficiaries. The action
was also found to be well adapted to the institutional, human, and financial
capacities of the NSG.
ROM report however also stated that the indicators were not well defined and
not relevant to
the achievement of objectives. None of the four “Result Areas” had outcome
delivery within each of the specific Result Areas. Further, the ROM report
stated that there
too many indicators and some of them were defined as activities or as outputs,
which made it
to measure tangible outcomes.
the ROM report, the log frame was not updated.
this background, the main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the
the European Union, to interested stakeholders and the wider public.
evaluation will serve to monitor progress and inform future programme design
for the NSG providing:
addition, the evaluation will serve to:
19/10/22 - 31/12/22
28/09/22 - 31/12/23
The climate change assessments
will build on secondary data and utilize this existing knowledge to downscale climate impacts at a local
level within the river basin. This will include identifying areas within the
basin with the highest exposure and sensitivity to climate change
(vulnerability mapping) and to then prioritize actions (including through focus group discussions) to build more resilient
communities. This will require an understanding of climate impacts on rural
livelihoods, especially on women and marginalized groups, so that equitable
interventions can be developed. Progress will be dependent on the data
available to undertake the climate change assessments. We will make use of
remote sensing to obtain data in the absence of field data, although this
should be ground-truthed.
Based on the successful delivery of climate change
assessments under Phase I we will enter Phase II and will commence the
preparation of the climate change adaptation project.
15/06/22 - 14/06/26
The Revival of Balochistan Water Resources
Programme is an EU funded initiative designed to contribute to the transition
of agriculture and livestock farming systems in Balochistan achieving lower
water intensity and improving environmental and economic sustainability. The
Programme will be implemented through two distinct but complementary
implementing contracts working closely together under a project steering
The overall objective of the project of which the TA
contract will be a part is as follows: “The general objective of the Revival of
Balochistan Water Resources Programme is to contribute to the transition of
agriculture and livestock farming systems in Balochistan (Pakistan) achieving
lower water intensity and improving environmental and economic sustainability
purposes of this contract are as follows:
14/06/22 - 13/06/26
PAIRIAC is part of the second component of the regional indicative program, PIR 11th EDF through which the European Union (EU) and the authorities of Central Africa are committed to reducing poverty through better growth and economic integration. It responds to the EU's commitment, made within the framework of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), to support Central Africa in its objective of regional integration and integration into global economic chains. It finds its anchor in the new European Consensus for the reduction of poverty and the new 2018 AU-EU alliance for investments and employment which served as a basis for the development of a new strategy of the Commission for Africa based among other things on (1) green transition and access to energy, (2) digital transformation, (3) growth and sustainable jobs. PAIRIAC is fully in line with the implementation of the EU's External Investment Plan (EIP), which aims to promote growth and job creation in its partner countries. It covers all the pillars of the EIP, namely the investment facility and guarantee instruments (pillar I), technical assistance (pillar II) and the investment climate (pillar III).
The specific objectives of this contract are:
Objective 1: strengthen the acceleration of regional integration.
Objective 3: increase financing for the private sector in Central Africa by taking advantage of the External Investment Plan.
The results to be achieved are as follows:
Activities linked to the objective 1 – regional integration
Activity 1.1.1: Harmonization and implementation of ECCAS/CEMAC cooperation policies, programs and instruments taking into account the principles of human rights (including gender equality), non-discrimination and transparency according to the revised 2018-2023 action plan of the COPIL/CER-AC.
Activities 1.1.2: strengthening the operational capacities of the structures dedicated to the rationalization of the two RECs and regional integration.
Activities 1.1.3: support for monitoring the process of streamlining and strengthening regional integration in Central Africa.
Activity 1.2.1: building the operational capacities of the COPIL/CER-AC Technical Secretariat.
Activity 1.2.2: sensitization/training of actors, particularly on considering the gender, youth and environmental approach in the development of regional institutions.
Activity 1.3.1: Development of trade corridors in the region in complementarity with the Regional and National Infrastructure Management Support Program (PAGIRN).
Activity 1.3.2: sensitization/training of actors on the functioning and governance of corridors in complementarity with the Support Program for the Management of Regional and National Infrastructures (PAGIRN).
Activity 1.3.3: identification, analysis and proposed solution to regulatory and non-tariff barriers to inter-regional trade.
Activity 1.4.1: strengthening and alignment with international standards of quality infrastructure and capacities in this area with a view to increased application of standards, in particular, private and SPS.
Activity 1.4.2: strengthening and modernization of certification and control capacities for increased application of SPS standards and private standards.
Activity 1.4.3: Strengthening and modernization of national phytosanitary certification and surveillance systems.
Activity 1.4.4: support for employers' organizations and sectoral associations relevant to the establishment of an EPA support unit in coordination with the EU Delegation in Cameroon.
Activity 1.4.5: contribution to EPA monitoring in coordination with the EU Delegation in Cameroon.
Activity 1.4.6: training and information campaign for operators in Cameroon so that they benefit more widely from the EPA and communication/advocacy actions with operators, Member States and institutions in the region in coordination with the EU Delegation in Cameroon, with a view to encouraging their support for a balanced agreement.
Activity 1.4.7: review of studies of priority sectors in order to highlight their development potential on regional and international markets and to propose a development plan for the said sectors.
Activity 1.4.8: support for increasing the production of SMEs/SMIs with high export potential in priority sectors.
Activity 1.4.9: technical assistance and strengthening of the infrastructure (in particular digital) and the capacities of the tax and customs administrations, including training for these administrations on the exercises for transposing Market Access Offers into the context trade agreements like the EPA and AfCFTA.
Activity 1.4.10: support for national strategies for implementing the agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAf) and the EPA implementation strategy for Cameroon.
Activities linked to the objective 3 – growth in financing for the private sector in Central Africa by taking advantage of synergies with the External Investment Plan
Activity 3.1: support to beneficiaries in the region for the maturation, feasibility, preparation, awareness-raising and implementation of projects with the support of the EIP, via the creation of a EIP window to receive projects and guide them in order to take advantage of the opportunities of the external investment plan. With this support, beneficiaries of the region are supported to prepare blending, guarantee projects and/or to initiate sector reforms/dialogue for the improvement of the investment climate.
Activity 3.2: identification of sectors with high potential for integration and proposal of development plans for these sectors. This proposal must include the identification of business projects to be created or developed with financing plans linked to the EIP. This action must be implemented in collaboration with the employers' organizations of the countries of the sub-region and the umbrella organization.
Activity 3.3: creation of a sub-regional forum for investors in partnership with the sub-regional private sector and investment promotion agencies, one or two editions to be organized by the consultant.
Activity 3.4: promotion of innovation financing and innovative projects in the sub-region.
10/06/22 - 01/06/27
It is embedded in the Government of Ghana's TVET policy which has as its objective to "improve the productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce and raise the income-earning capacities of people, especially women and low-income groups, through the provision of quality-oriented, industry-focused, and competency-based training programmes and complementary services".
To execute this charge, the GSDF, over the course of its implementation will provide 700 competitive grants to private enterprises. At least 42,000 individuals are expected to be employed in these private enterprises six months after the implementation of the grant, resulting in increased income and better welfare for Ghanaians.
The fund has four windows:
The fund will be a catalytic, demand-led,
risk and cost-sharing instrument that will mobilize innovative ideas to bring
about the creativity of Ghana’s private sector and its training institutes
offering new trainings and services.
08/06/22 - 08/10/22
The small island states of the Pacific face significant structural challenges to economic growth and sustainable development. Combined with the impacts of global climate change and ocean acidification, these threaten most dimensions of development in the region. In this context, both oceanic and coastal fisheries still remain the most important marine resource for livelihoods, employment, food security and economic growth opportunities in the Pacific islands.
Positive developments have taken
place in order to facilitate market access for the processing of these fishery
resources (tuna, in particular) and their export to the European Union (EU). A number
of Pacific states now benefit from a more favourable arrangement for trade
between the two regions, and other regional initiatives have brought on
improvements in the sustainable use of the region’s fisheries resources. At the
national level, significant steps have also been taken in support of
sustainable marine resource management.
Despite such improvements, key
challenges remain to be addressed and form the rationale for essential
interventions such as the multi-partner Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership
(PEUMP) Programme. Funded by the EU (EUR 35 million) and the Government of
Sweden (EUR 10 million), this 5-year action (2018-2023) focuses on providing equitable
benefits for all Pacific states, whilst recognising the diversity of resources,
needs and opportunities among its 15 Pacific-African Caribbean Pacific (P-ACP)
countries of operation – the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia,
Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall
Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu.
by several agencies (the Pacific Community (SPC), the Forum Fisheries Agency
(FFA), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
and the University of the South Pacific (USP), in collaboration with key
governmental and non-governmental organisations in the region), the PEUMP
Programme aims overall to ‘improve the economic, social and environmental
benefits for these 15 P-ACP states arising from stronger regional economic
integration and the sustainable management of natural resources and the
environment.’ Its specific objective is to ‘support sustainable management and
development of fisheries for food security and economic growth, while
addressing climate change resilience and conservation of marine biodiversity.’
Its activities revolve around
six Key Result Areas (KRAs) and a Programme Management Unit (PMU). The six KRAs
are aligned with the two focal sectors of the regional roadmap – oceanic and
01/06/22 - 30/06/23
20/05/22 - 27/09/22
The purpose of this project
(named the Caribbean Multi-Country PANCAP-CVC-COIN-Global Fund Regional Grant) was
to “provide sustainable prevention, treatment, and care services for HIV-related
key populations in the Caribbean region”. Its objectives were to: Increase domestic resources for effective key
populations programming; Mobilize resources for key populations organizations; Reduce
structural barriers to key population services including stigma and
discrimination and gender-based violence (GBV); and Improve knowledge
generation and use of strategic information on Key Populations for
decision-making and advocacy by communities and other stakeholders.
The Project’s intended beneficiaries
(also known as Key Populations, or KP) were men who have sex with men, sex workers,
and transgender persons. Its activities specifically targeted key populations
in ten Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Belize,
Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
Other stakeholders included: i) The
countries’ National Aids Programmes (NAPs), ii) the Joint United Nations
Programme on HIV-AIDS (UNAIDS), iii) The Global Fund, CARICOM (the grant
recipient), iv) CVC, COIN, PANCAP (grant sub-recipients), v) Pan American
Health Organization (PAHO), Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Caribbean
Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+), Caribbean Meds Lab
Foundation (CMLF), and Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual CENESEX (grant
The Caribbean Community Secretariat contracted Landell Mills
to conduct the end of project evaluation of the PANCAP/CVC/COIN Regional
Project. The evaluation was intended to be forward looking designed to capture
effectively lessons learnt and provide information on the nature, extent and
where possible the effect of the project on national HIV key population
programming. The emphasis on learning lessons speaks to the issue of
understanding what has and what has not worked as a guide for future programming.
Specifically, the Consultancy Firm was expected to:
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