03/05/21 - 05/08/22
01/05/21 - 01/05/22
Strategic Plan Evaluations (CSPEs) encompass the entirety of WFP activities
during a specific period. Their purpose is twofold: 1) to provide evaluation
evidence and learning on WFP's performance for country-level strategic
decisions, specifically for developing the next Country Strategic Plan (CSP)
and 2) to provide accountability for results to WFP stakeholders.
CSP (2019-2022) centres around five Strategic Outcomes focusing on emergency
response, nutrition, resilience, service provision and social protection, and
has an overall budget USD 2.69 billion (as of February 2021). It also seeks to
operationalise the humanitarian-development-peace nexus and takes into account
national food and nutrition security objectives.
Mills team of four international and two national consultants conducted this
independent evaluation in partnership with a Sudanese NGO (that provided
state-level data collection and analysis). The evaluation assessed:
relevance of the CSP to; humanitarian needs in Sudan, national priorities and
WFP’s comparative advantages;
effectiveness of the CSP in contributing to intended outcomes in emergency
response, food security/nutrition, resilience, service provision to the
government and humanitarian development community, and social protection;
extent to which WFP has used resources in a timely, appropriate, efficient, and
effective manner when implementing the CSP; and
extent to which WFP performance can be explained by the transition to Country
Strategic Planning or by other internal and external factors.
23/04/21 - 09/08/21
The overall objective of the project to be evaluated (SPSP IV-2016-2020)) is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth, eradicate poverty and improve sector governance through the implementation of the Fifth Road Sector Development Program (RSDP V).
Systematic and timely evaluation of its programmes and activities is an established priority7 of the European Commission. The focus of evaluations is on the assessment of achievements, the quality and the results of Budget Support programmes in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
From this perspective, evaluations should look for evidence of why, whether or how these results are linked to the EU intervention and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress.
07/03/21 - 04/01/23
In a situation where the national economy is losing momentum, and due to the lack of knowledge on good nutritional practices, food and nutrition insecurity
continue to reach critical levels, with an average rate of 58% of chronic malnutrition, while the critical threshold as deemed by the World Health Organization
(WHO) is 40%; in some remote provinces it is well over 75%.
Food security is mainly linked to the production of two growing seasons, the intensification of which most often requires access to inputs and advisory and financing services for agricultural campaigns. Moreover, since Burundian agriculture is overwhelmingly rain-fed, the rainfall pattern impacts highly on agricultural production. Climate-related weather patterns have upset the balance, leading to more severe lean seasons. At the same time, the lack of economic opportunities for rural households and high food prices on the market are a problem for food accessibility for rural households.
In 2020, natural disasters, the mass return of Burundian refugees and the socio-economic impact of Covid-19, combined with pre-existing weak infrastructure and lack of basic social services and resilience mechanisms, have increased the difficulties and problems of the national health system. In addition, in 2018, a woman in Burundi gave birth to 5.5 children on average, which is one of the highest fertility rates in the world. Only 23 per cent of the population uses modern methods of contraception and family planning. Population growth is also bringing the school and health system to the limits of its capabilities.
gender-based violence against women and girls is widespread and the
socio-cultural context prevents positive approaches to themes such as sex
education and family planning. In light of this situation, the Burundian
government has declared that it wants to stem population growth and improve the
sexual and reproductive health of the population and has therefore made these
two objectives a national priority. Similarly, rights associated with Sexual
and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) must be respected.
The health sector is
working to reduce morbidity and mortality from epidemics by strengthening case
management and surveillance, risk communication, immunization campaigns and the
deployment of mobile clinics to meet the needs of vulnerable populations.
Partners contribute to better access to a minimum package of health services
through the training of health personnel. Particular attention is paid to emergency
obstetric care and medical and psychological care for victims of gender-based
It is in this general
context that the first multisectoral program "Support for the Resilience
of the Populations of Burundi", 2018-2022, which included three specific
objectives and contributions, was launched: (i) the sustainable reduction of
food insecurity and malnutrition by improving agricultural production, (ii)
improved access to health services, sexual and reproductive health and a
response to the specific needs of populations in crisis situations, and (iii)
improved access to a renewable energy source for the poorest populations.
The objective of this
mission and the second phase of this programme is to provide support to the
Delegation of the European Union in Burundi in the identification and
formulation of the new program aimed at the resilience of vulnerable
populations in the fields of rural development and health, following but especially taking into account the lessons
of the multisectoral program "Resilience" over the period 2018-2022.
16/02/21 - 31/12/21
Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Project aims at increasing the agricultural
production in Punjab province by developing a new seasonal irrigation system.
The Greater Thal Canal irrigation scheme will convert about 704,000 hectares of
unproductive lands to irrigated lands. The objective of this assignment is to
support processing of the proposed Greater Thal Canal Irrigation Canal Project.
15/02/21 - 31/05/22
program (that the contract is designing), has two lending components: a
policy-based loan to promote institutional, governance, management, and
financial management reforms in the Georgian irrigation sector; and an
investment project to modernize outdated irrigation systems at the Kvemo
Samgori left main canal scheme, and demonstrate innovative agricultural
production through water efficient technologies within the project area. This
is likely to involve headworks rehabilitation, new canal gates, and innovative
irrigation techniques such as drip, sprinkler and laser land levelling.
31/01/21 - 31/07/21
15/01/21 - 15/10/21
The overall objective of the
programme is to contribute to reduce climate change and its effects in Latin America.
The specific objective of the programme is to contribute to foster climate
mitigation, resilience and investment in Latin America.
The programme, which has evolved
through different phases, currently pursues three priority outcomes: (1)
climate-related policies, plans and institutions strengthened; (2)
access to climate finance and investment improved; (3) transparency and
accountability of climate policies and their implementation improved.
Three additional cross-cutting
outcomes include: (4) intersectoral, multi-level and multi-stakeholder coordination
improved; (5) climate change education and outreach improved; (6)
gender and groups in vulnerable situations participation mainstreamed.
The above outcomes are pursued more
specifically in the following six priority sectors: a) Forests, biodiversity
and ecosystems, b) Energy efficiency and renewable energies, c) Water
management and urban resilience; d) Disaster risk reduction and management; e)
Urban mobility; f) Resilient food production.
with the external dimension of EU climate policy, EUROCLIMA+ contributes to
cooperation between the EU and
Latin America on climate-change related topics, through: (b) the provision of
technical climate change expertise / knowledge transfer; (c) the creation of
space for strategic dialogue in the context of climate change international and
regional fora; (d) activities that play a critical/catalytic role in paving the
ways for investments, through (e) pilot projects in selected sectors, and with
(f) support to enhanced south-south cooperation.
evaluation is performed midway with respect of the overall cumulative
implementation period of EUROCLIMA+, foreseen under Decisions 2016, 2017 and
2019. It focuses on progress to date. It will explain why progress is happening
or is not happening as planned and provide recommendations on how to improve
the intervention during its residual duration, to achieve the expected
objectives, taking into account problems and opportunities.
11/01/21 - 11/02/22
The intervention started on 11/12/2014 and ended on 9/10/2020.
The specific assignment is an evaluation of the full intervention.
11/01/21 - 31/03/24
Landell Mills has been contracted to
conduct the transaction technical assistance (TA) to support the government in
preparing the project. In particular, Landell Mills will conduct the investment
feasibility study (IFS) and assist in the project processing and implementation
startup for the ensuing grant to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the
Livestock Value Chain Enhancement Sector Project.
The project will help strengthen livestock
value chain development in key intensive livestock industries (dairy and
poultry) in selected regions of Afghanistan. It will strengthen the value chain
by targeting input suppliers, intensive producers (fodder producers and
commercial poultry and dairy farmers), product aggregators, and agro-processors
involved in adding value to livestock products. The project will finance the
development and refinement of Afghanistan’s regulations to improve the quality
and safety of production inputs. It will provide grant assistance for the
establishment and upgrading of agro-processing facilities to enhance quality,
hygiene and food safety of processed livestock products while promoting
backward linkages with producers to more efficiently relay market signals
through the price mechanism.
The project will have two outputs: (i)
regulatory and institutional capacity in the livestock subsector strengthened;
and (ii) livestock farm and agribusiness enterprise facilities established
and/or upgraded. These outputs will result in the following outcome:
production, productivity, and marketing of livestock products increased in
selected regions of Afghanistan. The project will be aligned with the following
impact: incomes of intensive livestock producers and agribusiness enterprises
increased and poverty reduced.
The transaction technical assistance (TA)
will support the government in preparing the project. Particularly, the TA
will: (i) conduct the investment feasibility study (IFS) (output 1), and (ii)
assist in project processing and implementation startup for the ensuing grant
(output 2) to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the Livestock Value Chain
Enhancement Sector Project.
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