CountryTitle_LanguageDescription_LanguageNumberBeneficiaryStartDateIdDocumentoTieneCaseStudyEndDateColumn1Column2Country1

Colombia (2013 - 2018)Ref: 02011

Title: Strengthening PFM in Colombia

Description: The fundamental objective of the program is to achieve fiscal stability and generate the economic conditions to reduce poverty. In order to reach this goal, the program will focus on the following components: 1. The major contingent liabilities of the Country are identified and controlled, 2. Ensure efficient and effective management of fiscal revenues at the subnational level, 3. State assets are managed in a more efficient manner, 4. Improve government’s accountability and transparency, and 5. The inter-institutional coordination in public finance is working properly.

Client: Ministry of Finance (MHCP), National Planning Department (NPD) and Office of the Accountant General (CGN)

Cape Verde (2014 - 2017)Ref: 6001

Title: National Institutions Technical Assistance

Description: The objective of the assignment is to provide the necessary technical assistance to national level institutions, new and existing, in order to assist the setup and operation of a new regulatory and policy and planning regime for the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector. The main activities of the project are the provision of Capacity building and structured training to facilitate starting up of ANAS (National Agency for Water and Sanitation) and assisting DGA (General Directorate of the Environment) and ARE (Economic Regulatory Agency) to understand and prepare for their roles in WASH in accordance with National reform objectives. Relevant documentation produced within the project will be: development of Operational Manuals, design and implementation of an IEC (Information, Education and Communication) Strategy and Campaign, design and develop TVET (Technical Vocational Educational Training) Programs, design and support monitoring of KPIs of WASH sector in Cape Verde, develop broad analysis on WASH sector economics and operating practices, develop training and capacity building activities according to the necessities of ANAS/ARE/DGA, design of specific Social & Gender Strategies and Work Plans for ANAS/ARE/DGE, etc.

Client: Millennium Challenge Account - Cape Verde II

Philippines (2013 - 2017)Ref: 00178

Title: Trade-related technical assistance programme 3

Description: The TRTA III is the third phase of the Trade Related Technical Assistance Project to Philippines. The project resolves in the implementation of the 6 components mentioned above and will foreseen mostly capacity building and training activities as well as research activities. The implementing agency is the Department of Trade and Industry whereas other main GoP’s Departments and Agencies will be involved for the implementation of each specific component: Component 2: Competition Policy Development - Office of Competition under the Department of Justice; Component 3: National Quality Infrastructure/Technical Standards Conformity - Bureau of Product Standards and the Philippine Accreditation office under the DTI; Component 4: SPS conformity- Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drugs Administration within the Department of Health; Component 5: Trade Facilitation- Bureau of Customs; Component 6: Rapid Response Facility- Private Sector Organization, Civil Society Organization etc.

Client: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

South Africa (2013 - 2016)Ref: 02009

Title: TA team for the Continuous Capacity Development in Public Financial Management Programme in South Africa (FMIP III)

Description: The overall objective of the Programme is the development of public financial management capacity of national, provincial and local government in order to contribute to improved financial performance of the government of South Africa. The team of consultants will have to provide technical assistance that will contribute to the development of improved financial management through enhanced organisational and human capacity.

Client: National Treasury

Costa Rica (2012 - 2016)Ref: 00154

Title: Procalidad - Strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises by increasing quality and improving assessment processes conformity

Description: The overall project objective is to contribute to increasing SME participation in the international market. The specific objective for the project is to strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises by increasing quality and improving the processes of conformity assessment International Technical Assistance responsible for different tasks that facilitate and support the implementation of the project "Strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises by increasing quality and improving assessment processes conformity "

Client: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce

Morocco (2012 - 2016)Ref: 02007

Title: Technical Assistance to the support unit to the programme « Achieve the Advanced Status »

Description: Objectives: The overall objective is to contribute to the implementation of a strengthened and deepened partnership between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco in the Advanced Status Framework. Specific Objectives: To provide Technical Assistance to the Support Unit of the “Achieve Advanced Status” in the achievement of its tasks, as well as achieving the objectives and outcomes defined by the terms of the financing agreement and successive programme estimates.

Client: EU Delegation To Morocco

ASEAN (2011 - 2016)Ref: 00168

Title: ASEAN Regional Integration Support by the EU (ARISE)

Description: The objective is to support ASEAN Integration through: I) Strengthening the management of the AEC integration process; II) Support concrete integration results (customs integration, transit arrangements, TBT, SPS); and III) Enhance the capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat.

Client: ASEAN Secretariat

FYROM (2014 - 2015)Ref: 12144

Title: Provision of international and national expertise to support: Development of a concept paper for non-formal education supported by a strategic plan for development of the area of non-formal education

Description: The overall objective is the development of a concept paper for non-formal education supported by a strategic plan for development of the area of non-formal education. The task of the international thematic expert is to compile a selection of case studies to cross-reference the analysis with relevant experiences and insights on the topic of gender equality from other countries

Client: FYROM

South Africa (2014 - 2015)Ref: 12138

Title: Support (TA) to the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on the SA-EU Dialogue relating to the "New Skills for New Jobs planning in Infrastructure

Description: Provision of Technical Assistance to the EU to assess the applicability of the new skills for new jobs planning approach of the European Union to large-scale public sector infrastructure investments in South Africa.

Client: South Africa - Department of Higher Education and Training

Tanzania (2014 - 2015)Ref: 10112

Title: East African Community (EAC) Liason Officer

Description: Facilitate the relationship between the East African Community (EAC) and the EU, notably for the implementation of EU development cooperation programmes with the EAC region within the wider context of the East Africa-South Africa and Indian Ocena ( EA-SA-IO) coordinated approach and the EU support to the African continental integration agenda.

Client: EAC countries

Guatemala (2013 - 2015)Ref: 00189

Title: Development of studies for the development and implementation of capacity building for the beneficiaries of the AdA-Integration project.

Description: The general objective is to support the effective participation of Guatemala in the process of integration in the Central American Region and the Association Agreement (AA) between the European Union (EU) and Central America (CA) looking at the: - Institutional strengthening of the beneficiaries of the Association Agreement and the process of integration by means of thematic studies. - Transfer of capabilities, skills and knowledge through the provision of capability-building services toward the staff of the Technical Directorates of the Ministries involved and of the Executive Secretariat of the Guatemalan Chapter CC-SICA. This will also include members of civil society involved within the process of regional integration and the Association Agreement between the EU and CA.

Client: Ministry of Foreign Relations

Kosovo (2013 - 2015)Ref: 00179

Title: Technical Assistance to consolidate the Regional Economic Development process

Description: To support the economic regeneration, job creation and infrastructure development in the five economic regions of Kosovo by consolidating the Regional Economic Development process making it sustainably driven by Kosovo’s authorities in cooperation with the Regional Development Agencies. Support the national structures of private sector development; advise Kosovo’s administration on future steps towards EU Regional Policy and Structural Funds; support RDAs capacities to support private sector development at regional level; institutional support to integrate the RDAs into one national framework; support grant schemes; and organize visibility and communication activities.

Client: The Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

Algeria (2012 - 2015)Ref: 00164

Title: Technical Assistance staff for the programme to support implementation of the Association Agreement (P3A II)

Description: The second phase of the Programme to support the implementation of the Association Agreement (P3A II) is to promote partnership between the EU and Algeria through specific instruments (Twinning, TAIEX, SIGMA) and especially in supporting the Program Management Unit (PMU) of P3A II and assisting the Ministry of Finance of Algeria in the Public Finances reform process.

Client: Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Finance

Burkina Faso (2012 - 2015)Ref:

Title: Recruitment of a technical assistance to support the management of EDF procedures (DAG/PF) for the Support Program for Strengthening Public Finance Management and Statistics (PAR-GS) - EuropeAid /130857/D/SER/BF

Description: The main aim of this technical assistance is to ensure an effective implementation of the interventions staged by the Program Support for Strengthening Public Finance Management and Statistics.

Client: Ministry of economics and finance

El Salvador (2012 - 2015)Ref: 00170

Title: Technical Assistance to the Support Program for "Comunidades Solidarias" in El Salvador (PACSES)

Description: The general aim of the PACSES program is to provide support to the Government of El Salvador in achieving its objectives of reducing poverty, social and economic inequality, and social exclusion. To achieve this, the European Union will support the execution of the urban and rural poverty reduction strategy, the “Comunidades Solidarias” program, which aims to provide comprehensive support to families and individuals living in extreme poverty in rural areas, and social exclusion in urban areas. The specific aims of the present Technical Assistance Contract are to support the Government of the Republic of El Salvador, particularly the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency.

Client: Technical Secretariat of the Presidency

Mexico (2012 - 2015)Ref: 00162

Title: Technical Assistance (TA) & Services for the EU-Mexico Social Cohesion Program & Laboratory

Description: An international technical assistance project aimed at fostering social cohesion in Mexico via reform & innovation of public policies related to the provision of social services, such that these may be more inclusive in their reach and effective in their impact. The project focuses on the following sectors: urban poverty reduction, micro-regionalization, social security & public health, taxation, South-South cooperation, and civil society participation; including in its activities cross-cutting thematic dimensions (gender, indigenous people, prevention of discrimination & transparency).

Client: EU-Mexico Social Cohesion Laboratory

Central America (2011 - 2015)Ref: 00160

Title: International Technical Assistance for the implementation of the project of quality support and application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures in Central America (PRACAMS)

Description: To contribute to economic integration in Central America specifically in terms of sanitary and phytosanitary issues and quality infrastructure, so as to build an integrated approach to technical barriers to trade at regional level. Capacity building of SIECA on the above matters.

Client: The Secretariat for the Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)

Central América (2011 - 2015)Ref: 00160

Title: International Technical Assistance for the implementation of the Project “Quality Support Programme and Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in Central America”(PRACAMS)

Description: The objective of the program is to contribute to economic integration in Central America specifically in terms of sanitary and phytosanitary issues and regional quality infrastructure, so as to build an integrated view of this topic at the regional level. The program proposes the creation of networks involving all institutional stakeholders, support them in achieving homogeneous levels of development in line with the Central American Regional Integration process.

Client: Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)

Belize (2014)Ref: 12136

Title: Training Programme Design for the TVET Instructors

Description: The overall objective of this contract is to improve the quality of education in the Stann Creek and northern Toledo Districts of Belize by designing a national training program for Technical and Vocational Education and Training instructors.

Client: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Georgia (2014)Ref: 12137

Title: Evaluation of EU support to the reforms in the Georgian education sector

Description: To perform an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the interventions in the educational sectors, and to provide key lessons and recommendations in order to improve current and future actions

Client: Government of Georgia

Mali (2014)Ref: 02014

Title: Macro Evaluation of the PFM System of the Republic of Mali

Description: The global objective of this macro-assessment is to provide reliable and documented data with regards to the current state of PFM in which agencies from United Nations provide cash transfers to implementing partners.

Client: Unicef

Mozambique (2014)Ref: 07002

Title: Mid-term review of AECID’s Institutional Strengthening Program in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Description: The overall objective of the evaluation is to do a mid-term review of AECID’s Institutional Strengthening Program to understand and observe the coherence of the Program, its capacity to achieve the planned results, its pertinence, as well as analyze the quality of its management system and observe the results that may have been achieved so far, to see whether or not they still respond to a current need (pertinence) and their sustainability in the long run, both in terms of institutional strengthening as well as the Program’s direct influence on land management systems across sectors.  

Client: FIIAPP

Multicountry (2014)Ref: 07001

Title: Evaluation of the Outcomes of the "Security for Major Events and Crime Prevention Strategies" Program

Description: The evaluation focus on the study of the actions implemented and results achived by the Program since March 2011 to March 2014 in all targeted countries in America (Canadá, Estados Unidos, Mexico, Trinidad y Tobago, Jamaica).

Client: OAS

Nicaragua (2014)Ref:

Title: Strengthening the investment and export promotion of Nicaragua: Development of PRONicaragua Export Promotion Strategy

Description: The project objective is to strengthen the international trade sector of Nicaragua and its SMEs through the creation and strengthening of the National Export Promotion Agency (PRONicaragua) . The results of the project involve the design of a five years Export Promotion Strategy, including a detail description of the services to be provided by the agency, target groups and the results. The action plan should also include a monitoring and evaluation system with specific performance indicators . The activities to be performed involve: • Identify and propose specific roles and responsibilities for the Export Promotion Agency , including the identification of the main beneficiaries. • Identify sectors / products / niches and markets to be prioritized by the Agency. • Develop a work plan for the implementation of the strategy in the first year together with lines of medium-term work for the next four years.

Client: PRONicaragua

Saint Kitts and Nevis (2014)Ref: 10113

Title: Update of Legislation for the Establishment of a Dedicated Land Registry

Description: Update the legislative framework and develop an Action Plan which will facilitate the establishment and operationalisation of a dedicated and modernised Land Registry.

Client: Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Tanzania (2014)Ref: 10111

Title: 11th EDF Regional Programming - Facilitation Services in Support to the Regional Authorising Officer, the National Authorising Officers and the EU Delegations in the East African Community - 2nd phase

Description: To facilitate the 11th EDF Regional programming for the East African Community (EAC) region, in the wider context of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO) Regional Indicative programe (RIP) and the EU support to the African continental integration agenda.

Client: EAC Countries

ACP Region (2013 - 2014)Ref:

Title: Final Evaluation of African Economic Outlook VI

Description: The final evaluation will provide the decision-makers in the African region, the relevant external co-operation services of the European Commission and the wider public.

Client: ACP Region

Algeria (2013 - 2014)Ref: 00186

Title: Technical assistance to support the reform and the modernization of the Higher Education and Scientific Research sector (Algeria)

Description: The project aims to support the main reforms and the modernization of the Higher Education and Scientific Research (ESRS) sector in Algeria. The project’s specific objectives focus on four main components: the consolidation of the transition to the Licence Master Doctorat system; the development of doctoral institutions; University/industry linkages; and the integration of internal quality assurance.

Client: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Algeria)

Argentina (2013 - 2014)Ref: 01002

Title: Capacity building for the coordination of secondary education and vocational training

Description: The project aims at improving the employability of youngsters and adults from vulnerable groups so they may enter the labour market. The ultimate goal is the provision of quality education complemented by vocational training, focusing on local social-economic needs, improving the overall capacity for young population's performance in the labour market.

Client: Ministry of Education

Cambodia, Timor Leste and Vietnam (2013 - 2014)Ref:

Title: Regional Program on Socio-Economic Empowerment with a Gender Approach in Cambodia, Timor Leste and Vietnam

Description: Mid term evaluation of the regional Program on Socio-Economic Empowerment with a Gender Approach specifically to contribute to the realization of social and economic rights of rights holders through poverty reduction with gender equality and improvement of social equity

Client: AECID

CARICOM Countries (2013 - 2014)Ref: 00185

Title: Consultancy to Prepare Draft Model/Legislation/Regulations For CARICOM Single Market (CSM) Regimes

Description: The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the deepening of Regional Integration and in particular to achieve the consolidation of the CSME. The objective of this Consultancy is to contribute to the harmonization of legislation relating to the five CSM regimes.

Client: CARICOM Secretariat

Colombia (2013 - 2014)Ref:

Title: Project to strengthen Public Finance Management in Colombia

Description: The main objective of the project is to achieve fiscal stability and generate the economic conditions to reduce poverty. The Consultancy Company will set up an Implementing Agency based at the Ministry of Finance aiming to manage SECO/Swiss’ financial contribution to the program (Trust Fund of 4.300.000 €). The Implementation Agency is responsible for both, the management of the SECO funds and the implementation of the program.

Client: Ministry of Finance and Public Credit - MHCP

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y Panamá (2013 - 2014)Ref: 00195

Title: Contract of Services toward the Preparation of Activities of Border Regional Security

Description: Support and strengthen regional border security in the Central-American region by means of consulting and professional technical assistance specialised on the organisation and preparation of activities oriented toward: training and specialisation, generation of technical input, good-practice exchange and inter-institutional learning between key actors in regional border security.

Client: Secretaría General del Sistema de Integración Centroamericana

Ethiopia (2013 - 2014)Ref: 12120

Title: Tourism Development

Description: The overall objective of the consultancy is to assist the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia to help boost up institutional efficiency of the tourism sector with the ultimate goal of substantial increase in the number of arrivals and the amount of revenue generated through tourism, in line with the National Growth and Transformation Plan objectives

Client: Ethiopia Ministry of Culture and Tourism

FYROM (2013 - 2014)Ref: 12085

Title: Empowering relevant actors for social inclusion at local level (phase 2)

Description: The overall objective of the assignment is to enhance capacities of the relevant actors in the country, including non-governmental organisations and social partners, in the implementation of social inclusion policies at local level. The specific project objective is to strengthen the capacity of the relevant civil society actors in the country, including municipalities to develop and implement social inclusion projects.

Client: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (FYROM)

Guatemala (2013 - 2014)Ref: 00192

Title: DESIGN, DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STUDIES AND CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES FOR THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (MARN

Description: The overall project´s objective is to support Guatemala's effective participation in the Central American Regional Integration processes and the better implementation of the partnership agreement between the European Union and Central America. The current assignment aims at strengthening the position of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (in its Spanish acronyms MARN) as the institution responsible for the implementation and enforcement of environmental issues. Furthermore, the project aims to strengthen public institutions, private sector and academic institutions in the development and implementation of national and international environmental regulations.

Client: the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Guatemala (2013 - 2014)Ref: 00190

Title: Development of studies for the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Consultative Committee –National Chapter of Guatemala (CC-SICA) within the AdA-Integration framework.

Description: The general objectives of this project are the following: Support the effective participation of Guatemala in the integration process in the Central American Region and within the Association Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Central America (CA). Institutional strengthening of the Technical Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Relations and of the Executive Secretariat of the Guatemala Chapter (CC-SICA) by means of the development of thematic studies.

Client: Ministry of Foreign Relations

Montenegro (2013 - 2014)Ref: 12107

Title: Expertise to support development and mainstreaming of the in-service teacher training for VET in Montenegro

Description: The objective of the project is to support development and mainstreaming of the in-service teacher training for VET in Montenegro Activities: - Input and participation in a discussion on the in-service teacher training policy and about the communities of practice and how potentially the school can benefit from using the handbook (in Montenegro); - mapping of the situation with “pilots” and “piloting”; - Support to the Ministry of Education and the VET Centre in Montenegro to prepare solid ground for networking of VET schools.

Client: Montenegro

Namibia (2013 - 2014)Ref: 11231

Title: Support the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Auditor General in Developing their Capacities Through Training Needs Assessment and Development of Tools, Manuals, Methodologies and Capacity Development Plans

Description: The overall objective of the intervention is to strengthen capacities within the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Auditor General in relation to budgeting, accounting, auditing, revenue, and control functions in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Public Finance Management The three experts will, against existing and reviewed organisational and institutional arrangements, develop or review job profiles, undertake training needs assessments in the selected Directorates, produce training manuals, tools and methodologies and develop capacity building plans to be implemented under Phase II of the programme.

Client: Ministry of Finance, Namibia

Namibia (2013 - 2014)Ref: 11232

Title: Support the Ministry of Finance with the effective legal and procedural implementation of its reforms and the enhancement of its system management at central and regional levels

Description: The overall objective of the intervention is to support the Ministry of Finance with the effective legal and procedural implementation of its reforms and the enhancement of its system management at central and regional levels. The experts will: i) Review legislation and strengthen the legal environment underpinning the functions of the Directorates by reviewing legislation, guidelines and procedures. ii) Review/develop systems for a more efficient management of functions

Client: Ministry of Finance, Namibia

Trinidad and Tobago (2013 - 2014)Ref: 11253

Title: For a follow-- up on the 2008 PEFA assessment and a sectoral PEFA assessment

Description: The overall objective of this assignment is to help to improve the Public Finance Management (PFM) environment in Trinidad and Tobago.

Client: Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Turkey (2013 - 2014)Ref: 00173

Title: Technical Assistance for Strengthening Administrative Capacity of Ministry of Science, industry and Technology (MoSIT) in Industrial Strategy

Description: The overall objective is to contribute to enhance the overall industrial competitiveness of Turkey by increasing the administrative capacity of MoSIT for industrial policy formulation and implementation.

Client: Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology - Republic of Turkey

Zambia (2013 - 2014)Ref: 11240

Title: Interim Support to the Programme: Public Finance Management, Domestic Accountability and Statistics

Description: Enhance the economic governance in Zambia through improved public financial management, strengthened accountability processes and increased management for results.

Client: Government of Zambia

Benin (2012 - 2014)Ref: 02002

Title: Implementation of the Public Finance Management Component of the good governance, PFM and statistics support joint programme

Description: The objective of the Public Finance component of the EU-funded Good Governance, PFM and Statistics Joint Support programme is to improve the overall conditions and practices governing the implementation of public finance management systems. It aims to: - Strengthening the securing and increase of domestic incomes - Strengthening the modernisation and sustainability of the public expenditure chain - Reporting to the State’s Accountant’s accounts quality management - Implement and monitor the execution of the Public Finance Management Action Plan

Client: Ministry of Economics and Finance

Croatia (2012 - 2014)Ref: 00180

Title: TA for the Biosciences Technology Commercialisation and Incubation Centre (BIOCentre)

Description: To support the establishment of a fully operational high-technology incubation and business development support institution to support the establishment and growth of knowledge-based enterprises (start-ups and SMEs) in the area of biosciences and biotechnology (BIOCentre). Establish the institution business plan, service programmes, organizational and administrative structure, human resources, marketing strategy, and a fully functional laboratory.

Client: Business Innovation Center of Croatia – BICRO

El Salvador (2012 - 2014)Ref: 00167

Title: Support Central America Integration System bodies in the implementation on the activities involved in the The Second Program to Support the Regional Integration of Central America – Lot II - Studies

Description: Undertake a series of studies required under the PAIRCA II program, to assist in the strengthening of the Central American integration process. The Second Program to Support the Regional Integration of Central America (PAIRCA II), aims to support the process of regional integration by improving, strengthening and consolidating its institutional system, with a view to increase its efficiency and legitimacy before the governments of the member states and the Central American citizenry.

Client: General Secretariat – Central America Integration System

FYROM (2012 - 2014)Ref: 1001

Title: Further Modernisation of the Employment Service Agency

Description: This project supports the continuous efforts of the Employment Service Agency to develop itself into a modern public service, which offers attractive solutions to its customers. Customer orientation requires transformation of everyday business of the Employment Service Agency. Therefore, this project aims at developing and implementing a management organisational change which will be implemented through a participative approach.

Client: Employment Service Agency

Rwanda (2012 - 2014)Ref: 00165

Title: Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) for implementation of the National Strategy for elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs)

Description: The objective of the technical assistance (TA) is to support the National Monitoring Committee for Elimination of NTBs (NMC) in establishing effective NTBs monitoring and elimination mechanism at national and regional level.

Client: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Argentina (2011 - 2014)Ref: 00148

Title: Technical assistance to the Programme to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in Argentina

Description: TA to foster employment through the introduction of new technologies in industry sectors and the creation of new technology-based companies and the transfer of technology to SMEs, especially in areas such as micro and nanotechnology.

Client: Ministry for Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina (MINCYT)

Costa Rica (2011 - 2014)Ref: 00145

Title: Technical Assistance (TA) to support Costa Rica’s compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS)

Description: The aim of the project is to improve Costa Rica’s compliance with EU SPS measures to facilitate their access to the European market for agricultural products, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries.

Client: Ministry of Agriculture

Costra Rica (2011 - 2014)Ref: 00145

Title: Support for compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary measures in Costa Rica

Description: EU SPS measures to facilitate their access to the European market for agricultural products, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries. The project will strengthen the capacities of the governmental agencies (SENASA y SFE) and local producers about MSF, improving the public-private dialogue on this subject.

Client: Ministry of Agriculture Costa Rica

Honduras (2011 - 2014)Ref: 00158

Title: Program to Support the Public Administration and Regional Integration of Honduras (PAAPIR)

Description: The project´s objective is to contribute to poverty reduction in Honduras in accordance with the Millenium Development Objectives, the European Consensus, and the Paris Declaration. The specific objective is to provide Technical Assistance to several State Secretariats and/or para-public organisms of the State of Honduras involved in the execution of the national development strategies and the realisation of the socio-economic opportunities offered by the regional integration process and the Association Agreement EU-Central America. This specific objective is sub-divided into two sub-objectives: Objetive 1: Provide TA to support the State of Honduras in the promotion of a higher degree of Social Cohesion through the strengthening of state institutions and relevant (directly or indirectly) civil society organisations in the implementation of the national development strategy. Objective 2: Provide TA to the State of Honduras and other relevant actors in the promotion of a better utilization of the socio economic opportunities created by the process of regional integration and the Association Agreement EU-CA, through the strengthening of the state institutions involved in commercial policy making and support to SMEs.

Client: Government of Honduras

Italy, IPA, Balkans, ENP, DCI (2011 - 2014)Ref:

Title: ETF Human Capital Development FWC

Description: ACE has successfully completed the transfer of ETF European Training Foundation Multiple Framework Contract and is now actively involved in supporting ETF in their goal to help developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy. ETF projects currently view IPA, Balkans, ENP and DCI region countries.

Client: IPA, Balkans, ENP, DCI

Spain (2011 - 2014)Ref: 00161

Title: Outsourcing of the Trade and Competitiveness Information Center of the Spanish trade administration (CAUCE)

Description: To manage and operate the Trade information Centre of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade. A team of experts solves and provides advice on competitiveness and foreign trade related queries issued by Spanish SMEs

Client: Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX)

Algeria (2013)Ref: 00174

Title: Computerization of two systems of monitoring and evaluation of three databases, supply of software products for the benefit of the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

Description: This project aims to strengthen the administrative capacity for the implementation of IT systems in the three departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR)

Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR)

Bangladesh (2013)Ref: 10102

Title: Institutional Capacity Assessment of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation

Description: The overall objective is to contribute to strengthening the capacities of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) through capacity builiding and operational support: i) To enable effective and efficient management of the PRISM project ii) To improve the quality of institutional and policy support provided by BSCIC to the SMCI sector On the basis of this assessment, prepare the terms of reference for a technical assistance to BSCIC

Client: BCSIC Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor Leste and Vietnam (2013)Ref: 12108

Title: Mid-Term Evaluation of the Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor Leste and Vietnam

Description: To evaluate the progress of program implementation and provide recommendations to improve implementation in the remaining program period until September 2014, specifically on its contributions to the realization of women’s rights to civil and political participation based on gender equity

Client: AECID

Cambodia (2013)Ref: 11235

Title: Formulation of Support to PFMR - Stage 2 Reinforcement

Description: The general objective of the assignment is to formulate a support program to the Public Finance Management Reform Programme (PFMRP) using the €10 million allocated by the Multi-annual Indicative Programme (MIP) for 2011-2013, to reinforce the ongoing support program stage 2 (financial accountability)

Client: Royal Government of Cambodia

Kosovo (2013)Ref: 12102

Title: International and national expertise to support the development of the “Sectoral Strategy for Employment and Social Welfare 2014-2020” in Kosovo

Description: Develop , multi-sector policy frameworks by elaborating a 2020 vision to tackle the medium and long-term challenges in employment and social inclusion,more precisely the “Sectoral Strategy for Employment and Social Welfare 2014-2020".

Client: The Ministry of Labour and social welfare Kosovo

Kosovo (2013)Ref: 12099

Title: International and national expertise to support the process for the draft law on Public Employment Service in Kosovo

Description: Help the Kosovo Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) to modernize the organization and functioning of Public Employment Services. The Law drafting process needs to fulfil both the country needs and to accommodate within the European context.

Client: Public Employment Services

Lesotho (2013)Ref: 11234

Title: Support to the National Authorising Officer

Description: The overall objective of the Poverty Reduction Budget Support Programme, Phase II (PRBSII) under which this assignment will be performed is to contribute to the implementation of Lesotho's national development agenda as embodied in the Vision 2020, which states that by the year 2020 “Lesotho shall be a stable democracy, a united and prosperous nation at peace with itself and its neighbours. It shall have a healthy and well developed human resource base, a strong economy, a well managed environment and an established technological base”.

Client: NAO Lesotho

Paraguay (2013)Ref: 00182

Title: Services for capacity building (organisation of workshops, seminars) on production and HACCP in the pork, chicken and milk sectors, and capacity building for Competitive Fund bidding as part of the Technical Assistance for the Integration of the Para

Description: The project will focus on the provision of a team of consultants to carry out the training and capacity building activities to agricultural producers, public sector technicians, sanitary inspectors and food handling personnel, with the aim of improving the level of production and the quality of produce in line with the indicators stipulated by the project. The overall aim of this consultancy will be to provide the training services that will contribute towards the attainment of the projects expected results.

Client: Ministry of Agriculture

Spain (2013)Ref: 00188

Title: Technical Assistance to SMEs in the process of internationalization

Description: The project´s objective is to diversify and increase Navarra’s exports according to the internationalisation policy undertaken by the Navarra Government The specific objective is to increase the number of Navarra´s SMEs in international markets and to generate in-house capacity within SMES and Navarra Chamber of Commerce to work with multilateral donors.

Client: Goverment of Navarra Region (Spain)

Armenia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12078

Title: Support to Operational Establishment of the National Training Fund in Armenia

Description: Provide support in operational establishment of the National Training Fund (NTF) in order to improve the quality and quantity of vocational training provision in the country.

Client: Ministry of Education and Science

Armenia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 11217

Title: Support to the Public Debt Division

Description: The overall objective of the contract is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Finance to manage the general government debt in order to ensure the fiscal and debt sustainability.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Azerbaijan (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12068

Title: Support to the State Social Protection Fund for the development of a twinning fiche on the introduction of funded element within the insurance-pension system

Description: The global objective is to support the State Social Protection Fund and the European Commission in the preparation of an institutional Twinning project within the framework of the EU Azerbaijan ENP AP (European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan).

Client: State Social Protection Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Georgia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12071

Title: Support to develop Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes (standards and curricula)

Description: The overall objective is to improve the quality of vocational education and training (VET) programmes through the design of quality-assured occupational standards and competence-based curricula.

Client: Ministry of Education and Science

Georgia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 11212

Title: Support to the Treasury Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

Description: The specific objective of the assignment is to prepare the Georgian translation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) in accordance with the International Federation of Accountants policy for translating and reproducing Standards.

Client: Treasury Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

Indonesia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 10092

Title: Midterm Evaluation of the Grant Programme "Advancing Indonesia's Civil Society in Trade and Investment" (ACTIVE)

Description: The project aims to improve the implementation and the impact of ACTIVE programme (Advancing Indonesia's Civil Society in Trade and Investment" (ACTIVE) which is meant to support sustainable economic development in Indonesia by strengthening the Commission’s ability to monitor the progress and draw on lessons learnt from the ongoing progress.

Client: Indonesia

IPA Countries (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12081

Title: Supporting the development of comprehensive HRD Strategies in the Enlargement Countries - Foresight component

Description: The specific objective of this project is to provide a general overview of foresight methodologies and propose a methodology which would meet the specific requirements and framework conditions of the enlargement countries, and would prove to be most suitable for developing a national, coherent HRD strategy in the target countries.

Client: IPA Countries

Italy (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12083

Title: Supporting the development of comprehensive HRD Strategies in the Enlargement Countries - Institutional capacity-assessment component

Description: The overall objective is to support the strategic development of human resources for promoting sustainable economic development and social cohesion with particular reference to Europe 2020.

Client: European Training Foundation

Paraguay (2012 - 2013)Ref: 11225

Title: Mission to Support the Internal Control Committee of the Executive Power

Description: The overall objective of this mission is to consolidate and strengthen the performance of the Internal Control Committee of the Executive Power

Client: Government of Paraguay- Ministry of Finance

Peru (2012 - 2013)Ref: 11218

Title: Studies and matrices for the analysis of the situation and macroeconomic perspectives, financial management and accountability

Description: EUROPAN is a sectoral budgetary support, which aims to contribute, financially and technically, to the implementation of the Nutritional Articulated Programme (Programa Articulado Nutricional). The objective of the mission is to produce matrices and conduct studies that will allow the continuous monitoring of the macro economic performance, the management of public finances and accountability systems in Peru.

Client: Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru

South Sudan (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12080

Title: Technical assistance for the identification and formulation of projects in the Education sector for South Sudan

Description: The global objective of this assignment is to support the EU Delegation in South Sudan in identifying and formulating concrete projects in the education sector under the Special Support Programme for South Sudan for the period 2011-2013.

Client: EC Delegation South Sudan

Tunisia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12077

Title: Strengthen the capacity of the Regional Directorate of vocational training and employment of the governorate of Medenine in Tunisia

Description: The specific support requested of the expert lies within the strengthening of the capacities of the Regional Directorate of vocational training and employment of Medenine in Tunisia: organizational and institutional human capacities.

Client: Regional Directorate of vocational training and employment of Medenine in Tunisia

Tunisia (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12074

Title: Developing methodologies and analytical tools for training-employment adequacy in the Medenine region, Tunisia

Description: The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the Tunisian debate on the human capital development policies in the Medenine region, developing methodologies and analytical tools to monitor the dynamics among the regional economic development, education and employment, and finally apply these tools to the tourism sector of the region.

Client: Ministry of Regional Development and Planning, Tunisia

Turkey (2012 - 2013)Ref: 12079

Title: Technical Assistance for the Promotion of Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey-III

Description: The global objective of the assignment is to contribute to the efficient implementation of the grant scheme programme called “Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey-III” (CSD-III).

Client: Ministry of EU Affairs Turkey

Vanuatu (2012 - 2013)Ref: 10099

Title: Technical Support for establishing capacity for Customs Valuation

Description: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reinforcing support to the private sector in Vanuatu through the the establishment and operationalisation of effective policies, procedures and capacity for Customs Valuation to facilitate full compliance with the obligations under the agreement on the implementation of Article VII GATT (1994).

Client: Government of Vanuatu and Private sector

Vietnam (2012 - 2013)Ref: 11215

Title: Capacity building for officials of the Vietnamese General Department of Taxation on Transfer Pricing

Description: The overall objective of this assignment is to assist Vietnam to counter cross-border tax avoidance and collect the appropriate amount of taxes from multinational enterprises conducting cross-border transactions, while minimising the risk of double taxation and thereby encouraging inward investment.

Client: Vietnam General Department of Taxation

Vietnam (2012 - 2013)Ref: 11208

Title: Capacity Building for Senior Officials of the State Audit Office of Vietnam

Description: The objective of this project is to enhance the performance of the State Audit Office in Vietnam (SAV) through the strengthening of legislative oversight over the state budget. The assignment will specifically focus on strengthening human capacity through the training of both senior officials and the development of a pool of skilled trainers within the Human Resources and Training Divisions of the State Audit Office of Vietnam.

Client: State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV)

Algeria (2011 - 2013)Ref: 00144

Title: Technical assistance for the programme to support SMES/SMIS and information and communication technologies expertise (PME II).

Description: To support the PME II programme to meet the needs of intermediary organisations, agencies and support institutions, national instruments and programmes in terms of support to the private sector and improve the investment climate and the competitiveness of Algerian SMEs. Feasibility studies and design of Industrial Technical Centres in selected key Algerian economic sectors.

Client: Industry, SME and Investment Promotion Ministry – MIPMEPI

Croatia (2011 - 2013)Ref: 00156

Title: Improvement of administrative efficiency on national level

Description: To facilitate and enhance policy making on the national level by providing the basis for an analytical assessment of SME policies based on reliable data and validated methodologies. Creation of a Central Register of SMEs support measures and an SMEs Observatory. Impact assessment studies of SMEs Policies and capacity building of Ministry and support agencies staff.

Client: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Directorate for SMEs

Kenya (2011 - 2013)Ref: 00150

Title: Support To Ministry of Trade in the Implementation of Kenya’s New National Trade Policy and Private Sector Development Strategy

Description: To strengthen the embryonic cross-government trade facilitation strategy and co-ordination mechanism, established in the Ministry of Trade, and continue TMEA’s support for the improved performance of the National Monitoring Committee (NMC) on NTBs

Client: Ministry of trade of Kenya

Kenya (2011 - 2013)Ref: 00151

Title: Technical Expert to update standardisation regulatory framework in Kenya and build capacity for Standards Quality Management, Metrology and Testing (SQMT)

Description: The main purpose of the technical assistance is to update the standardisation regulatory framework in Kenya and build capacity for SQMT activities to ensure effective trade facilitation for Kenyan products in the regional market.

Client: Kenyan Bureau of Standards

Sweden (2011 - 2013)Ref:

Title: Framework Agreement Lot A - Democracy and Public Administration

Description: The general objective of this contract is to mobilise international experienced consultants at short notice from a panel of experts to undertake specific assignments worldwide. Expertise is provided to cover the entire project cycle: programme / project identification, preparation / formulation, programme / project implementation, preparation of Terms of Reference (services) or technical annexes (works, supplies) or evaluation of offers (Procurement), evaluation of grant proposals, evaluations (ex-ante, interim, ex-post etc.) and monitoring. Among the specific areas to be targeted within the Democracy and Public Administration sector, most of the specific projects would view: - Public Financial Management - Public Administration - Local Democracy - Local institutions and political participation - Rule of law

Client: SIDA and Public Bodies of the target-countries

Ecuador (2010 - 2013)Ref: 00155

Title: Technical Assistance to SENPLADES (Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo - National Secretariat for Planning and Development) and State Institutions to achieve and support the PASES Programme.

Description: To strengthen the institutional capacity of SENPLADES for public politics and public investment decision making, based on the improvement of the information systems and on generating instruments and follow-up integrated indicators, Evaluation and synthesis of the information linked to the PNBV (Plan Nacional para el Buen Vivir 2009-2013) and especially of PASES Programme (Programa de apoyo al sistema económico, solidario y sostenible del plan nacional de desarrollo de la República del Ecuador). Main activities of the Technical assistance includes: - To strengthen the capacity of the State institutions that participates in the implementation of the PNBV, together with SENPLADES. - To support the development of institutional capacities and participation by means of institutional exchanges between Ecuador and the EU.

Client: SENPLADES (Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo - National Secretariat for Planning and Development)

South Africa (2010 - 2013)Ref: 00157

Title: Research and Technical Assistance Unit for the Trade Development Co-operation Agreement Facility (TDCA-F) in South Africa

Description: To enhance the quality of dialogues and trade policy formulation by funding preparatory meetings/conferences, research, data gathering, information dissemination and awareness in areas of promise which are hitherto low-key or at an embryonic stage

Client: National Treasury South Africa

Czech Republic (2009 - 2013)Ref: 00137

Title: Management of a Business Promotion Unit (UPN)

Description: Management of a Business Promotion Unit (UPN) in Czech Republic to promote Andalusian exports and investments. Design and execution of and export and investment promotion plan for Andalusia in Czech Republic (Andalusia is a Region in Southern Spain)

Client: Extenda- International Promotion Agency of Andalucia

Lesotho (2013 - 2012)Ref: 11221

Title: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA)

Description: This project aims to provide the Government of Lesotho with an objective, indicator-led assessment of the country´s public financial management system in a concise and standardised manner.

Client: Ministry of Finance Lesotho

Albania (2012)Ref: 12067

Title: Support to the development of the National VET Strategy and Action Plan in Albania

Description: The objectives of this assignment are to contribute to the overall improvement of the national Albanian Vocational Education and Training (VET) strategy. The project will facilitate expert-led workshops and presentations which will focus on areas of the national strategy with the aim to reach agreement on findings, conclusions and proposed actions with local stakeholders.

Client: European Training Foundation

Armenia (2012)Ref: 12069

Title: Armenia – Food Security Programme 2010 - Technical Assistance Team

Description: The specific objective of this assignment is to assist the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to improve the quality of the childcare and child protection system in order to reduce the number of children in residential care.

Client: Government of Armenia & Ministry of Labour and Social Issues

Bangladesh (2012)Ref: 12057

Title: Assistance to the assessment of the Eligibility Conditions to Budget Support at the time of the Disbursement of the first Fixed and Variable Tranches of the Bangladesh Primary Education Development Programme III (PEDP III)

Description: The aims of this project are to support the EU delegation in assessing the eligibility conditions and performance indicators which will allow the EC to make an informed decision regarding the disbursement of the first two fixed tranches and one variable tranche of the Bangladesh Sector Policy Support Programme, Primary Education Development Programme III (PEDP III).

Client: Government of Bangladesh

Belgium (2012)Ref: 11219

Title: Feasibility study of an ACP Investment Bank project

Description: The global objective of the assignment is to ensure that those projects that are key to the development of ACP countries and that cannot be financed by the existing financing channels (private and public), are realized.

Client: ACP Secretariat

Benin (2012)Ref: 11229

Title: Technical Assistance to the “National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis” (NISEA) and the National Officer (NO) in the preparation and implementation of supports to the National Statistical System

Description: The objective of the mission is to support Benin to make the best use of the support that the EU has at its disposal for enhancing statistical governance in Benin and the development and strengthening of the National Statistical System (NSS).

Client: National Officer of Benin

Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012)Ref: 11216

Title: Cost of Government Study

Description: The overall objective of this assignment is to contribute to achieving coherence and consistency in Bosnia and Herzegovina´s fiscal policy, to create a "single fiscal space" and bring the public finances towards a sustainable medium-term path.

Client: Bosnia and Herzegovina & Ministry of finance

Caribbean Region (2012)Ref: 12061

Title: Organizing of a Study Tour in Europe for Caribbean business people from the Cultural Industries

Description: The project aims at organizing a study and networking Tour in Europe (3 selected countries) for 25 entrepreneurs from the Cariforum region in order to initiate and/or strengthen business collaboration in the cultural industries sector. Recommendations will be formulated for the 2nd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum for practical actions and interventions that would facilitate the collaborations between both regions.

Client: Caribbean-Export Agency; CARIFORUM countries

Central African Republic (2012)Ref: 11213

Title: Short-term support to the Economic and Financial Reforms Unit (CS-REF) for the implementation of the reform programme of public financial management in CAR

Description: The overall objective of this mission is to strengthen the capacity of the Economic and Financial Reforms Unit by supporting and monitoring activities under the Operational Programme 2012 of the Comprehensive Reform Programme of Public Finance.

Client: Ministry of Finance

China (2012)Ref: 10094

Title: Mid-term Evaluation of the Centre for Support to European Union SMEs – EU SME Centre

Description: The overall objective of the EU SME Centre is to contribute to improving the trade and economic relations between the EU and China and to further Europe’s interests vis-à-vis China. The EU SME Centre will achieve this by helping EU SMEs overcome barriers and constraints they face on their efforts to invest in or export to the Chinese market. The overall objective of the present Mid-Term evaluation is to assess the extent to which the project has achieved its purpose to date and verify the actual conditions for its successful completion.

Client: The EU SME Centre (Support Service Provider for European Union SMEs)

Congo (2012)Ref: 12056

Title: Conducting feasibility studies in agricultural production and livestock

Description: The general objective of the project is to improve the competitiveness of the sugar sector in Congo through the implementation of a previously-prepared strategy, with the aim of restructuring the sector and the socio-economic development of the region.

Client: Government of Congo

Egypt (2012)Ref: 10091

Title: Building the Capacity of the Egyptian Competition Authority

Description: The objective of this assignment is to evaluate and to draft a Twinning Fiche to enhance the institutional performance of the Egyptian Competition Authority, whereby it can contribute to promoting a competitive economic environment in Egypt based on the principles of free market and fair competition, in line with EU legislation, rules and standards.

Client: Egyptian Competition Authority

Egypt (2012)Ref: 12084

Title: Provision of two national and two international experts to support the "Further revisions to formulation of EU TVET II intervention and completion of the assessment of current EU Education Sector Policy Support Programme (ESPSP) in Egypt" projects in

Description: The objective of this project is to assist the European Training Foundation (ETF) in the completion of the assessment of two interventions in Egypt, in the areas of education direct budget support and Technical Vocational Education and Training systems (TVET).

Client: European Training Foundation

Georgia (2012)Ref: 12082

Title: Expertise provision for VET curriculum development initiative in Georgia – PHASE II additional expertise activities

Description: The project will contribute to support the improvement of national capacities relevant for education, training and labour market systems and to strengthen capacity of national VET (Vocational Education and Training) institutions to better link VET programmes with the current and emerging skills needs of the labor market.

Client: Government of Georgia

Ghana (2012)Ref: 12073

Title: Technical assistance for the strengthening the capacities of the CPCO (Fishery Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea )

Description: The objective of the project is improving the exchange of information on fishing in the CPCO  (Fishery Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea )subregion through the strengthening of the capacities of the CPCO and Member States in the field of the use of information and communication technologies

Client: CPCO (Fishery Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea )

Guyana (2012)Ref: 11214

Title: TA for the Preparation of an Integrated Fiduciary Assessment for the Government of Guyana

Description: The objective of the Integrated Fiduciary Assessment (IFA) assessment in Guyana is to provide a comprehensive “Public Financial Management – Performance Report” (PFM-PR), prepared according to the PEFA and the Methodology for the Assessment of National Procurement Systems (MAPS).

Client: Government of Guyana

Israel (2012)Ref: 10097

Title: Mapping and Analytical Study for Economic Development in East Jerusalem

Description: Analyse and identify the most feasible sectors and sub-sectors for future investments in East Jerusalem's private sector, with a view to increasing and improving local, regional and international investment, promoting partnerships and expanding business opportunities.

Client: West Bank and Gaza Strip

Jordan (2012)Ref: 11220

Title: Assessment of implementation of sector budget ''Support to the Public Financial Management Reform Programme in Jordan''

Description: The general objective is to contribute to support Jordan’s public financial management reform strategy to achieve long-term fiscal sustainability.

Client: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)

Kenya (2012)Ref: 11210

Title: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment

Description: The main rationale for a PEFA assessment is to identify strengths and weaknesses in Kenya's Public Financial Management system in order to monitor ongoing progress in the country's PFM system and identify feasible reform programme which, where needed, can receive donor support.

Client: Government of Kenya

Lebanon (2012)Ref: 11206

Title: Support to the Ministry of Finance in the Preparation of Twinning Fiches for Public Finance Management Reform

Description: The specific objective of this contract is to support the Lebanese Ministry of Finance in drafting 2 clear and concise Twinning Fiches to establish institutional Twinning in the Public Finances Management Reform domain.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Lebanon

Lesotho (2012)Ref: 11209

Title: Development of a Comprehensive Training/Development Plan: Internal Audit, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Lesotho

Description: The objective of this assignment is to develop a comprehensive training/development plan for the Internal Audit Department within the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning of Lesotho on the basis of a comprehensive training needs assessment.

Client: Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and National Authorising Officer

Mauritania (2012)Ref: 02006

Title: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Study (PEFA) for the Urban Community of Nouakchott

Description: The consultants selected will submit to the Urban Community of Nouakchott and its partners a report on the performance of the management of local public finances based on the Framework of measurement of the performance as regards Management of Public Finances (PEFA). This methodology was adapted by local governments with support from the PEFA Secretariat. The expected result of this report is that the city of Nouakchott and its partners will have an analysis on the global performance of the management system of public finances of the City and a reference situation to measure in time the evolution of this performance.

Client: The Urban Community of Nouakchott

Morocco (2012)Ref: 12065

Title: Elaboration of the terms of reference for research services and technical assistance to support the implementation of the education strategy in Morocco

Description: The specific objective is to provide support to the Ministry of National Education (MEN) for the preparation of technical assistance activities and studies under the "Support of the European Union to implement the Education Strategy" programme.

Client: Ministry of National Education of Morocco

Morocco (2012)Ref: 10095

Title: Identification Mission for a Twinning for the Administration of Customs and Excise (ADII) of Morocco

Description: The objective of this project is to identify and formulate an Institutional Twinning or a Technical Assistance project aimed to strengthen the capacity building of the Administration of Customs and Excise (ADII) of Morocco, in line with the Common Twinning Manual of the European Union.

Client: Administration of Customs and Excise (ADII) of Morocco

Morocco (2012)Ref: 10093

Title: Identification Mission for a Twinning for the Directorate of Quality and Market Surveillance (DQSM)

Description: The objective of this project is to identify and formulate an Institutional Twinning or a Technical Assistance project aimed to strengthen the quality infrastructure in Morocco, in line with the Common Twinning Manual of the European Union.

Client: Directorate of Quality and Surveillance Market (DQSM), Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technologies of Morocco

New Caledonia (2012)Ref: 11207

Title: PEFA evaluation and report on Public Finance Management performance

Description: The objective of this evaluation is to prepare a full report on public finance management performance in New Caledonia, according to the PEFA methodology (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability). This is aimed at providing an analysis of the overall performance of the Public Finance management systems and to monitor progress against the PEFA indicators since the previous evaluation.

Client: European Commission Office for Pacific Overseas Countries and Territories

Nicaragua (2012)Ref: 00172

Title: Strengthening of the competitiveness of the Nicaraguan SMEs

Description: The Project aims to increase Nicaraguan SMEs and microenterprise´s contribution to GDP, particularly in terms of tradeable goods and those with export potential. Technical assistance will be provided through supporting MIFIC in the management of the Competitiveness program (national program to develop productive capacities and poverty reduction), institutional strengthening, technical and strategic assistance in specialized fields related to SME competitiveness, and the strengthening of intermediate institutions related to SME support.

Client: Ministry of Trade, Commerce, and public works

Niger (2012)Ref: 10098

Title: Revision of the Investment Code of Niger

Description: The specific objective is to develop the documents that will enable Niger to adopt a new code of investment, more competitive, ensuring a greater efficiency in its management and constituting a genuine instrument of encouragement to local investments and attraction of foreign investment.

Client: Ministry of Mines and Industry of Niger

Nigeria (2012)Ref: 11222

Title: Programming Studies for the 11th European Development Fund for the West Africa region

Description: The global objective of the assignment is to support the first phase of the programming exercise for the 11th EDF intervention in West Africa. The exercise will cover development cooperation targeting ECOWAS and WAEMU.

Client: ECOWAS

Panama (2012)Ref: 00166

Title: Consulting services for the policy design and development of the export promotion action plan for agricultural, livestock and fishery sector

Description: The project’s specific objective is to: (i) assist in the crafting of Panama’s policy for the promotion and administration of the country’s agricultural, livestock and fishery sector exports; and (ii) the development and execution of the National Export Promotion Action Plan for the agricultural, livestock and fishery sector, covering the entire cycle from the production of goods to their entry in the target markets

Client: Panama Ministry of agricultural, livestock and fishery development

Paraguay (2012)Ref:

Title: Technical Assistance for: "Strengthening of the Secretary of State for Financial Management"

Description: The objective  of the mission is to support the modernization of financial management in the public sector and to strengthen decision-making as well as  institutional capacity through the training of officials from the Ministries of Finance, Education, Public Health and Welfare, Public Works and Communications , Agriculture, Interior and Justice and Labour on the methods, techniques and tools for developing institutional strategic programs, so as to develop and implement tools that provide sustainability to strengthening actions in order to advance the operational process of the implementation of Budget Results Control .

Client: Government of Paraguay- Ministry of Finance

SADC (2012)Ref: 10100

Title: Development of Performance Indicators and Finalising the SADC Regional Economic Integration Support Programme (REIS)

Description: The overall objective of the assignment is to improve the economic situation of the SADC Member States and their trading position. The specifict objective is to facilitate effective monitoring and implementation of the proposed Regional Economic Integration Support Programme (REIS).

Client: Southern African Region 10 EDF SADC Secretariat

SEMED region (2012)Ref: 12063

Title: Provision of international expertise for the development of mapping of social partners activities in VET in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region- Morrocco and Tunisia.

Description: The objective of the assignment is to collect and analyse information required for the drafting of country mapping reports in the Southern and Eastern European region. The project further aims to organise the agenda and facilitate meetings of the European Training Foundation team and country managers with stakeholders.

Client: European Training Foundation

South Africa (2012)Ref: 11228

Title: Technical Assistance in Supply Chain Management in support of the PFM Capacity Development Strategy

Description: Provide technical assistance in the area of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in support of the implementation of the Capacity Development Strategy, thereby contributing to the development and enhancement of SCM capacity in the whole of government.

Client: National Treasury South Africa

Spain (2012)Ref: 00172

Title: Training Programme for the internationalization of SMEs within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Description: The project aims at increasing the level of internationalization of Madrilian economy through two elements: the design and establishment of Network of SMEs to promote international partnerships and through adhoc support to SMES in the process of internationalization • To diversify and increase Madrid’s exports according the internationalisation policy undertaken by the CEIM • To increase the number of Madrilian´s SMES in the international and multilateral market. • Consolidate a network of companies that promote the internationalization of Madrilian SMEs and foster international partnerships. • To generate in-house capacity within SMES to work with multilateral donors.

Client: Madrid Association of Enterprises (CEIM)

Tajikistan (2012)Ref: 11205

Title: Technical Support to the Formulation of the future EU Public Finance Management Reform Programme (Action Fiche)

Description: The general objective of this assignment is to contribute to the preparation of an effective and efficient Public Finance Management (PFM) Reform Support Programme in Tajikistan through the preparation a complete Action Fiche and Logical Framework Approach of the future programme.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Tajikistan, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (2012)Ref: 12075

Title: Support in development and delivery of "Train the Trainer" module for key stakeholders in TVET schools and learning centers in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Description: Support to development, delivery and reporting on a capacity enhancement programme of a "Train the Trainer" module for managers and teams of vocational education providers in three countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Client: Central Asia

Trinidad and Tobago (2012)Ref: 10101

Title: Support to NEDCO

Description: The purpose of this project is to strengthen the capacity of NEDCO (National Entrepreneurship Development Company) to transform the company into a more effective provider of support to Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) to ensure their continuity and sustained contribution to communities and to National Development.

Client: Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia (2012)Ref: 12070

Title: Monitoring mission of the PEFESE programme

Description: The objective of the budget support programme, "Programme to support education, vocational training, higher education and the employability of graduates (PEFESE)", is to improve the internal and external performance and efficiency of systems of education, training and higher education in relation to the employability of graduates. The aim of the monitoring mission is to analyse the advancement in the reforms and the strategy of implementation for the development of the education sector.

Client: Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation

Turkey (2012)Ref: 11223

Title: Providing Technical Assistance for the Pre-accreditation Review (Compliance Audit) under IPA Component V – Rural Development (IPARD) on behalf of the CAO and NAO of Turkey

Description: The global objective of this assignment is performing a Compliance Audit for the National Authorizing Officer in order to obtain reasonable assurance as to whether the institutions fulfill the accreditation criteria, subject to the compliance assessment, annexed to the IPARD Sectoral Agreement within the context of the extended decentralized management under IPA Rural Development (IPARD) Component.

Client: National Fund/Treasury in Turkey

Uganda (2012)Ref: 10096

Title: Mid Term Review of the EPA Related Trade and Private Sector Support (EPA TAPSS) Programme

Description: The objective of this project is the mid-term evaluation of the European Union supported programme in Uganda: Economic Partnership Agreement Related Trade and Private Sector Support (EPA TAPSS). This programme aims at helping Uganda to develop sufficient capacity to exploit the trade opportunities available under the EPA and the different regional trade agreements.

Client: Ministry of Tourism Trade and Industry of Uganda

Uganda (2012)Ref: 12062

Title: Overall PFM assessment in Uganda and for an assessment of Ugandan health sector PFM

Description: Conduct an overall analysis on Public Financial Management of Uganda in the health sector with a focus on risks and risk mitigation, as a background paper to SIDA´s internal assessment of a proposal for support to the sector.

Client: Government of Uganda

Ukraine (2012)Ref: 12064

Title: Improvement of the VET provision through anticipation and matching of skills, social partnerships and optimisation of resource utilisation - continuationof 2011 assignment.

Description: The overall objective in this project is to develop the supply of skilled and professional workers through the improved provision and progressive advancement of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in the Ukraine.

Client: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Zambia (2012)Ref: 11226

Title: Final Evaluation of the Fifth National Development Plan - Macroeconomic Developments Component

Description: The final evaluation aims to specifically focus on employment, the enhancement of poverty reduction and lessons learned for future National Development Plans in Zambia.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Zambia

Zambia (2012)Ref: 11227

Title: The Formulation of a Support Programme to the Economic Governance Processes: Public Finance Management, Domestic Accountability and Statistics

Description: The aim of this project is to provide support the Government of the Republic of Zambia in enhancing Public Financial Management, domestic accountability and statistics. This will be achieved through the specific objective of assisting in the design of four projects within the fields of capacity building, anti-corruption, tax collection and enhancing management systems.

Client: NAO Office Zambia

Argentina (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12049

Title: Mid Term Evaluation of the Higher-secondary Education and Training Program for work integration of youths

Description: The objective of the mission is the Mid Term Evaluation of the "Higher-secondary Education and Training Program for work integration of youths", a programme aimed to improve the access to the work market for youths and adults in Argentina. The objective of the evaluation is to draw lessons from the first years of implementation of the programme and make adjustments to the content of intervention according to current realities and the changing context.

Client: Ministry of Education of Argentina

Armenia (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11178

Title: Support to EU Delegation in Elaboration of PIF, AF, TAPs and Policy Conditions Matrix Phase 2 - Multi Sector Support Programme

Description: The objective is to taking stock of the documents produced by the AP 2010 MS BS programme, provide assistance to EU Delegation to Armenia in finalising the Identification and Formulation phases, namely: Programme Identification Fiche (PIF), Action Fiche (AF), Technical and Administrative Provisions (TAPs), policy conditions matrix and any other relevant annexes, i.e. logframe, etc .

Client: Government of Armenia

Benin (2011 - 2012)Ref: 02001

Title: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Study (PEFA) for the Municipality of Cotonou

Description: The consultants will submit to the city of Cotonou and its partners a report on the performance of the management of local public finances based on the Framework of measurement of the performance as regards Management of Public Finances (PEFA). This methodology was adapted by local governments with support from the PEFA Secretariat. The expected result of this report is that the city of Cotonou and its partners will have an analysis on the global performance of the management system of public finances of the City and a reference situation to measure in time the evolution of this performance.

Client: City of Cotonou

Bostwana (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11175

Title: Technical assistance to assess progress in the implementation of the Botswana Public Finance Management Reform Programme

Description: Botswana benefits from a sector budget support programme under the 10th EDF (2008-2013), the Human Resource Development Sector Policy Support Programme (HRD SPSP, €70.5m.), which started in February 2010. Demonstrated progress in Public Finance Management (PFM) reforms is one of the three general conditions to continue EU budget support operations and must be assessed before any budget support disbursement takes place, as a condition sine qua non to allow the disbursement of budget support funds.

Client: Governement of Botswana / Ministry of Finance and Development Planning

Burundi (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11200

Title: Mid Term and Final assement of the indicators and results of the Programme Estimate nº 2 of the Budget Support Programme for Economic Recovery (ERSPD)

Description: This mission will provide an assessment at both the mid-term and end points of the project to establish the degree of implementation of program estimate No. 2 (institutional support to the reform of public financial management)of the Budget Support Program for Economic Recovery.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Cape Verde (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11201

Title: Technical Assistance to the National Directorate of Planning for the Ministry of Finance and Planning

Description: The objective is to assist National Service Planning in the strategic planning, coordination, effective and efficient execution of the priorities of the activity plan.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Croatia (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12038

Title: Support to the regional and local level stakeholders with the Grant Scheme project preparation in the area of education

Description: Facilitate knowledge and understanding of opportunities provided under the framework of IPA Component IV among relevant institutions and potential grant applicants in the education sector. Enhance relevant skills and knowledge of potential grant applicants for submission of applications within the framework of the OP HRD 2007 – 2011 in the area of education.

Client: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship in Croatia

Georgia (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12052

Title: Expertise provision for VET curriculum development initiative in Georgia

Description: The project will contribute to support the improvement of national capacities relevant for education, training and labor market systems and to strengthen capacity of national VET (Vocational Education and Training) institutions to better link VET programmes with the current and emerging skills needs of the labor market.

Client: Government of Georgia

India (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12053

Title: Mid-term Evaluation of the European Union co-financed NGO supported vocational education and skills development projects in India

Description: The overall objective of this project is to engage in a mid-term evaluation of the current project in order to assess tangible progress and to what extent the objectives have been met.

Client: Government of India

Italy (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12027

Title: Matching supply and demand of skills on the labour markets in transition and development

Description: The objective of this project is to provide systematic approaches to support ETF partner countries in improving their supply and demand of skills. The outcome of such approaches will improve both the economic competitiveness of partner countries and enhance the employment prospects of its citizens.

Client: ETF Partner Countries

Kyrgyzstan (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11202

Title: Review of the Sector Policy Support Programme Kyrgyzstan 2010

Description: The objective of this project is to evaluate the Sector Policy Support Programme for Kyrgyzstan 2010 funded by the EU through 2 review missions that will asses progress against agreed commitments.

Client: Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Social Protection, Kyrgyzstan

Madagascar (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11204

Title: Assesment of the Budget Support and Review of the Public Financial Management and Health and Education Sectors - Madagascar

Description: The overall objective of this project is to assess the Budget Support Programs for Poverty Reduction (PARP 1 & 2) developed in 2003 to support the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers over 2004-2006

Client: Delegation of the European Union Madagascar

Malaysia (2011 - 2012)Ref: 10078

Title: Enhancing competition policy in Malaysia

Description: The objective of this assignment is to assist the Malaysian Competition Commission (MCC) in the implementation of the Competition Act 2010. The assistance will be received in the following areas: (1) develop Guidelines to the Competition Act 2010; (2) Institutional Strengthening; (3) Awareness Raising: assist MCC 2010 in designing and implementing a communication strategy; (4) Identification of future possibilities for cooperation in the area of competition.

Client: Malaysia Ministry of Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives

Moldova (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12031

Title: Lifelong Learning in Eastern Europe - Support to the national peer team

Description: The project aims to build capacity, to identify priority issues and formulate policy options on continuing vocational training, post-secondary vocational education and training, and transparency of qualifications in seven Eastern European countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Client: Eastern Europe

Nauru (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11198

Title: Technical Assistance to the NAO

Description: The objectives are to reinforce and strengthen permanent national capabilities to maximize absorption, efficacy and coherence of the European Union aid to Nauru.

Client: Government of Nauru

SADC (2011 - 2012)Ref: 10090

Title: Formulation of a Regional Economic Integration Support programme for the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Description: The subject of this assignment is to provide expert assistance to SADC in the preparation of the Regional Economic Integration Support (REIS) programme in the SADC Region.

Client: Southern African Region 10 EDF SADC Secretariat

Serbia (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12058

Title: Expertise Provision for peer review of Serbian Education Strategy 2012-2010

Description: The aims of the project are to support the Government of Serbia in its accession to the EU through the assessment, reform and modernisation of the education and vocational education training systems in Serbia and the development of the education strategy 2012-2020.

Client: Government of Serbia

Spain (2011 - 2012)Ref: 00163

Title: Designing and implementation of Business Support Network and Support Programme to advise Navarra SMEs in their internationalization process

Description: To diversify and increase Navarra’s exports according to the internationalization policy undertaken by the Navarra Government. Create and implement a network of companies that promote the internationalization of Navarra SMEs and foster international partnerships Provide ongoing advisory services during one year period to a selection of companies with potential of internationalization in the framework of programmes and projects of the International Funding Institutions.

Client: Navarra Chamber of Commerce and Navarra SMEs

Togo (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11186

Title: Support in the preparation of the General Budget Support Program for 2012-2014

Description: The objective of this project is to support the European Union Delegation of Togo in the preparation of the General Budget Support program for 2012-2014. Besides the monitoring of Public Finances, two key sectors will be analyzed: 1) Water and Sanitation and 2) Health.

Client: Government of Togo; European Union Delegation of Togo

Tonga (2011 - 2012)Ref: 11195

Title: Support for the development of a Budget Support Programme

Description: The purpose of this assignment is to verify the conditions for and develop the content of a General Budget Support (GBS) operation in Tonga, including the assessment of the three eligibility criteria and the development of performance criteria harmonising with the existing joint policy matrix work being undertaken in Tonga and expanding the provision of reliable and cost-effective power supplies, using traditional and renewable options, to all communities

Client: National Authorising Officer Tonga

Turkey (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12035

Title: Technical Assistance on Improved Integration of Disabled Persons into Society

Description: The objective of this project is the equal access for goods, services and all aspects of life for disabled persons in Turkey through promotion and awareness raising activities and the drafting of Terms of Reference for a future Technical Assistance project

Client: Ministry of Family and Social Policies; General Directorate on Services to Disabled Persons and Elderly

Uganda (2011 - 2012)Ref: 12055

Title: Public-Private Dialogue to define a regional framework for investment

Description: Promote reforms in macroeconomic policy, improve legislation, the institutional setup and financial measures (the rules of the game) relating to the enabling environment of the private sector in ACP countries and/or regions. More specifically, to promote reforms in business and investment policies, procedures and laws, the institutional setup and investment incentives relating to enabling environment for the private sector in the East Africa region.

Client: ACP States

India (2010 - 2012)Ref: 11168

Title: Assessment of Eligibility of India for Sector Budget Support to Elementary and Secondary Education Programme in India

Description: The overall objective of this mission is to analyse the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria of macro-economic stability, credibility and feasibility of India's Public Financial Management system and reform process for Sector Budget Support to the Government of India. This assessment is part of the formulation process that will inform the finalisation of a Sector budget support to Elementary and Secondary Education by the EU Delegation.

Client: Government of India

Morocco (2010 - 2012)Ref: 10063

Title: Monitoring mission of the Community support program for investments and exports of Morocco

Description: The objective of the Project is to assist the European Commission in the technical monitoring of his support program and in his dialogue with the Moroccan Government to carry out this program. The consultants shall guarantee the regular monitoring of the program’s implementation and examine the disbursement’s conditions of the different budget support income.

Client: Gouvernement du Maroc

South Africa (2010 - 2012)Ref: 10056

Title: Appointment of a Training Team for the Programme of Support to Local Economic Development in the Eastern Cape

Description: This project intends to build and strengthen the capacity of District Support Teams (DSTs) and Local Action Teams (LATs) so they can support and sustain local economic development (LED) in the Eastern Cape Province through an applied-training approach.

Client: Provincial Treasury of the Eastern Cape

Brazil (2009 - 2012)Ref: 00141

Title: Establishment and Management of a Business Promotion Unit (UPN)

Description: Establishment and Management of a Business Promotion Unit (UPN) in Brazil to promote Andalusian exports and investments. Design and execution of and export and investment promotion plan for Andalusia in Brazil (Andalusia is a Region in Southern Spain)

Client: EXTENDA – International Promotion Agency of Andalucía

Colombia (2012 - 2011)Ref: 11171

Title: Apoyo a fase de formulación de programa de apoyo presupuestal sector lácteo

Description: The main objective of the mission is to measure the eligibility of the Colombian Dairy Sector to benefit from the Sector Budget Support of the European Union with the aim of improving the productivity and competitiveness of the sector.

Client: Ministerio de Agricultura de Colombia

ACP countries (2011)Ref: 12023

Title: Capitalisation of thematic best practice developed during implementation of technical assistance projects for intermediary organisations in the Caribbean & Pacific regions

Description: Support to Intermediary Organisations (IOs) beneficiaries of Technical Assistance projects in the Caribbean and Pacific regions to ensure sustainability and capitalisation of the results of the PRO€INVEST programme since 2002. It will proceed through and exhaustive analysis of the various PRO€INVEST programme IO support interventions, the elaboration of a collection of Thematic Best Practices validated by the target IOs and shared during the course of a capitalisation workshop in Brussels.

Client: Intermediary Organisations of the the Caribbean & Pacific regions

Bhutan (2011)Ref: 11193

Title: Monitoring and Assessment of PFM reforms and Macroeconomic Situation in Bhutan

Description: The overall objective of this mission is to support the EU in establishing a mechanism to assess Bhutan's eligibility for sector budget support with regard to the PFM system, including establishing the baseline, and to carry out an assessment of the eligibility criteria 'macroeconomic situation'.

Client: Royal Government of Bhutan

Burundi (2011)Ref: 12020

Title: Final evaluation of STABEX programmes

Description: The main objective of this evaluation is to make a finding of the implementation of STABEX programs and give a perspective concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of programs that were implemented with the STABEX funds. 

Client: Ministry of Finances of Burundi

Cambodia (2011)Ref: 12017

Title: Evaluation of the Swedish support to institutional capacity building of the national Institute of Statistics in Cambodia 2009 - 11

Description: The overall objective of this evaluation is to follow up the progress made by Cambodian National Institute of Statistics (NIS) in terms of institutional capacity in the management and coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS) and the Cambodia Socio-economic Survey as well as the production and dissemination of relevant and quality statistical data.

Client: Cambodian National Institute of Statistics

Cameroon (2011)Ref: 11203

Title: PAPDEP Final Evaluation

Description: The objective of the mission is to provide the Government of Cameroon and the European Union with an analysis of the PAPDEP (Support Project for the Public Expenditure Improvement). The analysis will be focused in particular on its effectiveness, efficiency, impact, achievements and viability.

Client: Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT)

Cape Verde (2011)Ref: 11199

Title: PEMFAR - WATER AND SANITATION SECTOR

Description: The objectives are to undertake analytical work focusing on the WatSan sector to serve as an input for a forthcoming Public Expenditure Management and Financial Accountability Review (PEMFAR).

Client: Ministry of Finance of Cape Verde

Caribbean Region (2011)Ref: 12012

Title: Capacity building TA for establishment of a Caribbean Business Council

Description: The project main objective is to strengthen the capacity of Caribbean Business Support Organizations to effectively engage in public private sector dialogue at the regional level through the implementation of the Caribbean Business Council.

Client: CARICOM Secretariat; Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce; Pro€Invest

Central African Republic (2011)Ref: 11188

Title: Accounting assessment at the General Directorate of the Service Corps of the Army under the National Program Support for measures to mitigate the social effects of restructuring the armed forces in the Central African Republic

Description: The overall objective of the program in which that mission is included, is to mitigate the social effects in the restructuring process of the armed forces in the Central African Republic, contributing to set retirement beneficiaries from 2007. This will help as well the Central African Republic to become stable and make peace last in the country by supporting the ongoing process of reform of the Security Sector.

Client: Ministry of Defence

Central African Republic (2011)Ref: 11189

Title: Accounting assessment at the General Directorate of the Service Corps of the Army under the National Program Support for measures to mitigate the social effects of restructuring the armed forces in the Central African Republic

Description: The overall objective of the program in which that mission is included, is to mitigate the social effects in the restructuring process of the armed forces in the Central African Republic, contributing to set retirement beneficiaries from 2007. This will help as well the Central African Republic to become stable and make peace last in the country by supporting the ongoing process of reform of the Security Sector.

Client: Ministry of Defence

China (2011)Ref: 12032

Title: Final Evaluation of the EU-China Social Security Reform Cooperation Project

Description: The overall objective of the final evaluation of the EU-China Social Security Reform Cooperation Project (EUCSSP) is to improve the design and the impact of the EC-managed external assistance programmes, by strengthening the Commission’s ability to draw on lessons learned from past and ongoing interventions for future planning, programming and project identification.

Client: Government of China

Croatia (2011)Ref: 12030

Title: Provision of Croatian expert on evidence based policy making

Description: The overall objective of the initiative in Croatia is to contribute to increase soundness and efficiency of VET (Vocational Education and Training) policy development. It is expected that Croatia runs a self-assessment of evidence support and evidence use in the context of VET, as well as a benchmarking exercise against the EU policies and practices established to promote evidence based policy making for relevant and quality VET provision.

Client: Croatia

Dominican Republic (2011)Ref: 10089

Title: Final Evaluation of Institutional Support Programme for Regional Integration (ISPRI)

Description: The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity in order to obtain greater trade integration with the partners of the European Partnership Agreements (EPA).

Client: Dominican Republic Government

Egypt (2011)Ref: 12033

Title: Identification, feasibility and design of two interventions of the EU in Egypt for Education and TVET

Description: The objective of this project is to assist the European Training Foundation (ETF) to identify, analyse the feasibility and design two interventions in Egypt for new EU interventions, in the areas of education direct budget support and Technical Vocational Education and Training systems (TVET).

Client: European Training Foundation

Fiji (2011)Ref: 12050

Title: Evaluation of the Fiji Education Sector Programme (FESP)

Description: Make an overall independent assessment about the past performance of the Fiji Education Sector Programme, paying particularly attention to the impact of the programme actions against its objectives. Identify key lessons and to propose practical recommendations for follow-up actions by Government and Development Partners working to support the Education sector in Fiji.

Client: NAO and Ministry of Education

Georgia (2011)Ref: 12054

Title: Expertise provision for Vocational Education and Training (VET) curriculum development initiative in Georgia

Description: The project will contribute to support the improvement of national capacities relevant for education, training and labor market systems and to strengthen capacity of national Vocational Education and Training institutions to better link Vocational Education and Training programmes with the current and emerging skills needs of the labor market. This project runs parallel to ETF-080 Georgia.

Client: Georgia

Guinea Conakry (2011)Ref: 12016

Title: AISCHA: Mid-term Evaluation

Description: This project is aimed at providing Government of the Republic of Guinea and the EC with a mid-evaluation of the AISCHA Programme 9th EDF (Programme to support Civil Society Organisations to increase Human Capabilities), focusing on its pertinence, implementation and impacts, to lay down the basis for a new programme to support Guinean Non State Actors and will financed by the 10th EDF.

Client: Governement of Guinea Conakry

Haiti (2011)Ref: 11169

Title: Reformulation statistical programme

Description: The overall objective of this mission is "to update" the minimum statistical programme and to develop mechanisms and tools for the operationalization HISI and NOPSE. The mission will also check the current validity of the assumptions on which the original programme document lies upon. Performing an inventory (mapping) of all related activities associated with the said program (interventions of other partners) will also be a goal. The experts will consult the investigations which were previously conducted and whose results can be used in the program.

Client: HISI and NOPSE

Indonesia (2011)Ref: 11184

Title: Mid-term Evaluation of the EU-ASEAN Statistical Capacity Building Programme (EASCAB)

Description: The objective of this assignment is to conduct an independent, mid-term evaluation of the EU-ASEAN Statistical Capacity Building Programme (EASCAB) with a view to provide an overall view of the achievements as compared with the Financing Agreement as well as draw wider lessons for the second half of the programme.

Client: ASEAN Nations

Italy (2011)Ref: 12029

Title: Enterprise skills for the Eastern Partnership

Description: The objective of this project is to support the countries of the Eastern Partnership region and the European Commission in tracking policy performance on enterprise skills, as part of the wider policy monitoring system established to appraise the pre-accession region’s alignment with the provisions of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) adopted in June 2008. More specifically, the objective of the project is to support the European Training Foundation (ETF) in establishing policy awareness on the enterprise skills dimension of the SBA set.

Client: Eastern Partnership countries: Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Jamaica (2011)Ref: 10081

Title: Ex-post evaluation of private sector development programme

Description: Ex-post evaluation of the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), a five-year joint initiative between the Government of Jamaica and the European Union. The programme aimed specifically at enhancing the competitiveness of micro, small and medium sized Jamaican enterprises and at strengthening their support and representative organisations.

Client: Planning Institute of Jamaica; Government of Jamaica

Jordan (2011)Ref: 11192

Title: Assessment of 2nd tranche implementation of sector budget ''Support to the Public Financial Management Reform Programme in Jordan''

Description: The project will contribute to support Jordan’s public financial management reform strategy to achieve long-term fiscal sustainability.

Client: Government of Jordan

Jordan (2011)Ref: 11185

Title: PEFA Assessment

Description: The main objective of the Repeat Public Financial Management Performance Report (PFM-PR) report based on the PEFA methodology was to provide an analysis of the overall performance of the public financial management (PFM) system of Jordan in 2011 and follow up on progress since the PEFA assessment of 2007.

Client: Governement of Jordan

Kenya (2011)Ref: 10085

Title: Final Evaluation KEPLOTRADE

Description: The global objective of this evaluation is to provide the decision makers in the GoK, European Commission (EC) and the wider public with sufficient information to 1) make an overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme, paying particular attention to the outputs/outcomes and early impact of the project actions against objectives; 2) identify key lessons and 3) propose practical recommendations for possible future trade-related assistance activities in Kenya funded by the EC and/or European Union (EU) Member States.

Client: Ministry of Trade, Kenya

Liberia (2011)Ref: 12024

Title: Consulting Services for Short Term assignment of Public Financial Management

Description: The consultant will work closely with the World Bank (as donor lead) and other development partners as well as with the GoL’s the PFM Reform Coordination Unit as a full member of the team to support the preparation and appraisal of the proposed PFM improvement project that responds to the GoL approved prioritized and PFM reform strategy and well sequenced component/activity-based action plan.

Client: Government of Liberia

Madagascar (2011)Ref: 12018

Title: Evaluation of the implementation of the EU measures for the adaptation of the Sugar Sector in Madagascar

Description: The mission will consist of carrying out an evaluation of the Sugar Sector in Madagascar in order to improve the quality of the support provided by the UE and comply with the national objectives agreed in the National Strategy for the Adaptation of the Sugar Sector (SNASS) and facilitate the making decision bodies the information and recommendations needed to support future support programmes.

Client: Interministerial Committee of the Sugar Sector of Madagascar

Madagascar (2011)Ref: 12013

Title: Final Evaluation of the Horticulture Diversification Programmein the Toamasina region

Description: This mission is aimed to evaluate the actions of the Horticulture Diversification Programme in the Toamasina region in Madagascar to provide the decision-making bodies with all the necessary information to rely upon in the process of preparing future sectoral programmes.

Client: Technical Centre for Horticultural of Tamatave (CTHT)

Malawi (2011)Ref: 11196

Title: Support for the development of the Public Finance and Economic Management Reform Programme for Malawi

Description: The objective of this project is to assist the Government of Malawi in developing Public Finance and Economic Management Reform Programme (PFEM RP) implementation documentation and preparing the Project Appraisal Document (PAD) for the mobilisation of donor support.

Client: Government of Malawi

Mauritaine (2011)Ref: 11177

Title: Definition Study for an Integrated Finance Mechanism of the Territorial Collectivities

Description: This mission is aimed at defining an integrated Finance Mechanism of the Territorial Collectivities of Mauritaine on the grounds of several existing data and taking advantage on the one hand, of several work already undergone in Mauritaine and on the other hand, on past experiences of countries with similar problems.

Client: Ministry of Home Affairs and Decentralisation/ General Directorate for Territorial Collectivities

Mexico (2011)Ref: 12011

Title: Evaluation program of international cooperation to promote scientific and technological research between the European Union and Mexico

Description: The mid-term evaluation mission will provide to the direct and indirect beneficiaries sufficient information to further evaluate FONCICYT results achieved to date, measure the extent up to which objectives are or may be reached (using DAC and EC evaluation criteria), draw the main lessons/ conclusions and formulate practical recommendations for tracking and monitoring of the FONCICYT to its closing and support the viability and sustainability of the program.

Client: CONACYT FONCICYT

Montenegro (2011)Ref: 12028

Title: International expertise for Teacher Training in Key Competences

Description: Developing and testing a new school-based model for teacher training for key competence promotion.This will result in the establishment of a community of practitioners providing school-based in-service teacher training.

Client: Montenegro

Montenegro (2011)Ref: 12022

Title: Technical assistance on durable solutions for displaced and internally displaced persons and residents of Konik camp in Montenegro and preparation for 2011 IPA

Description: Providing technical assistance to the Montenegrin authorities to meet preconditions for the start of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) project on durable solutions for the displaced and internally displaced persons residing in the Konik camp.

Client: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Montenegro

Mozambique (2011)Ref: 10077

Title: Private Sector Development Programme Formulation mission

Description: The objective of the mission is to formulate a Private Sector Development programme under the 10th EDF for contributing efficiently to the economic development of the country in the areas of SME development and quality infrastructure system.

Client: Governement of Mozambique

Nicaragua (2011)Ref: 10086

Title: Mission for mid-term evaluation of the business and investment climate support program in Nicaragua (PRAMECLIN)

Description: The mission objective is to assess the impact of project implementation, especially regarding contribution to the overall objectives and scope of the specific objectives. The mission will give recommendations on future directions for the remaining time to the project and verify to what extent the expected results are being and will be completed, draw the Key lessons and make practical recommendations.

Client: Ministry of Industry and Trade

Palestinian territories (2011)Ref: 10082

Title: Technical Assistance to the Ministry of National Economy for Institutional capacity building and trade policy formulation

Description: The global objective of this project is to strengthen the institutional and organisational capacity of the Ministry of National Economy and to support its capacities for policy formulation, with emphasis in the Palestinian Authority's World Trade Organisation accession agenda.

Client: Ministry of National Economy of the Palestinian Authority

SADC (2011)Ref: 10088

Title: Verification mission of supply of analytical laboratory equipment for Food Safety

Description: Verification mission of supply of analytical laboratory equipment for the Food Safety Capacity Building on residue control project destined to SADC region: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Client: Southern Africa region 9EDF and 10EDF SADC

Saint Kitts and Nevis (2011)Ref: 11194

Title: Prepare a PFM Action Plan

Description: The objective of the assignment is to develop, in close coordination with the Ministry of Finance of Saint Kitts & Nevis, a time-bound and sequenced Public Finance Management Action Plan based on the findings of the PEFA (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability) and the "PEFA action plan" developed in 2008 in the country.

Client: Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Senegal (2011)Ref: 12015

Title: Final Evaluation of the STABEX programme FMO "Peanut" and FMO "Agriculture" in Senegal

Description: Final ex-post evaluation of the Frameworks of Mutual Obligations (FMO) components "Peanut" and "Agriculture" financed by the STABEX fund from 1992 to 1997 in Senegal. The aim of the FMO was to support the modernization of the agricultural production of the country.

Client: Ministry of Economy and Finance of Senegal

Serbia (2011)Ref: 11191

Title: TA for Grant monitoring to the STATISTICAL OFFICE of SERBIA

Description: The global objective is to increase the capacity of the Statistical Office Institute of the Republic of Serbia (SORS) in the provision of qualitative and comparable data in line the European Statistical System and to consolidate the sources for the production of National Accounts.

Client: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

Solomon Islands (2011)Ref: 10087

Title: End of Term Evaluation of "Strengthening of the Control Systems in Solomon Islands for the Production of Fisheries Products for Export" (SOCSI)

Description: The overall objective of the End of term reveiw of the ´Stengthening of the Control Systems in the Solomon Islands for the Production of Fisheries Products for Export´ (SOCSI) project is to determine the effectiveness and achievements of this project. This will provide lessons learned and recommendations of future EU projects in the sector.

Client: Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC)

Somalia (2011)Ref: 12039

Title: Education Sector Review and Identification Study

Description: The global objectives of this project are to contribute to the results mapping of the achievements of the current programme and planning for future EU funding in the education section in line with Sector Wide Approach and EU Education Sector Strategy.

Client: Somalia country

Swaziland (2011)Ref: 11173

Title: Technical Assistance - Budget Monitoring Research Assistants

Description: The overall objective of the mission is to contribute to effective and efficient implementation of the National Development Strategy (development strategy in the long term) and the related documents dealing with the strategy of poverty reduction (development strategy in the medium term) , Particularly in the areas of Civil Service Reform and Public Financial Management. Several activites and measures will be undertaken in order to succeed: compilation and analysis of fiscal data, provision of accurate fiscal information, to enable critical decisions on medium term revenue and spending apriori, improvement of efficiencies through innovation, expenditure regulation and analysis of different trends, among others.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Swaziland

Syrian Arab Republic (2011)Ref: 10080

Title: Final Evaluation of the SME Support Programme (SSP)

Description: The overall objective stated in the financing agreement is 'to contribute to economic growth in Syria, by improving the competitiveness of Syrian SME sector'. The programme purpose is 'to support the development of the SME sector to make it more efficient and competitive so that it will be better able to operate in accordance with the needs of an open market economy and better able to take full advantage of the opportunities resulting from free trade.

Client: Syria ministry of Economy and Trade

Tajikistan (2011)Ref: 11172

Title: Support to the EUD of Tajikistan to develop Terms of Reference for the Support to the efficient and effective functioning of the Tajik Financial Academy (SEFTFA) project

Description: The objective of the assignment is to develop Terms of Reference for the Support to the efficient and effective functioning of the Tajik Financial Academy (SEFTFA) project. It is expected that, after the SEFTFA project implementation, the Financial Academy under the Ministry of Finance becomes operational and carries out both initial and post graduate training and skill upgrade in the course of professional life.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Tajikistan

Tanzania (2011)Ref: 11183

Title: Consultancy to assist the national task force to develop a comprehensive medium term strategic plan for the public financial management reform programme phase IV (PFMRP IV)-2011/12-2014/16 in Tanzania

Description: This support will be mainly in terms of (i) facilitating data-gathering from the main national stakeholders, (ii) Reviewing and analysing of all relevant documentation on PFM, including the most recent research findings, (iii) assuring the necessary input from the Development partners, (iv) assist the Task Force to facilitate the necessary strategic discussions and (iv) drafting of (PFMRP) Phase IV strategy.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Turkey (2011)Ref: 12034

Title: Technical Assistance to Support to the Evaluation of Cultural Bridges Programme

Description: Contribute to strengthen the cultural dialogue and understanding between civil societies in Turkey and the EU Member States through conducting a result-oriented evaluation of the Cultural Bridges Programme.

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Turkmenistan (2011)Ref: 11187

Title: Support to Further Economic Reforms III in Turkmenistan - Annual Action Programme 2011 for Turkmenistan

Description: The General objective of the project is to provide technical assistance to the European Commission in its preparation of the project "Support to Further Economic Reforms III in Turkmenistan", funded by the Development Co-operation Instrument (DCI) under the Action Programme 2011 for Turkmenistan.

Client: Government of Turkmenistan; European Commission

Turks and Caicos Islands (2011)Ref: 11197

Title: Preliminary Assessment of the Public Finance Management and of the Economic Situation in the Turks & Caicos islands

Description: The objective of this project is to assess the quality, effectiveness, accountability and transparency of Public Finance Management in the Turks and Caicos Islands using the PEFA (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability) methodology. It aims to facilitate dialogue between the Government and donors, provide eligibility assessment for potential donors of budget support, contribute to the assessment of milestones set by the British Government and verify if the specific conditions in the PFM capacity development programme have been met.

Client: Turks and Caicos Islands Commission of Inquiry and Territorial Authorising Officer

Ukraine (2011)Ref: 10084

Title: Development of the Fiche for the Twinning Project on the risk-based supervision of non-bank financial institutions

Description: Identify feasible measures to support the State Commission for Regulation of Financial Services Markets in the implementation in Ukraine of the requirements of Solvency II Directive and in introduction of the system of risk-based prudential supervision, and to reflect them in a Twinning Fiche and the budget for launching an institutional Twinning.

Client: Ukraine State Commission for Regulation of Financial Services markets

Ukraine (2011)Ref: 12021

Title: Identification Study for the Promotion of Cultural Heritage in Crimea

Description: The objective of this project is to complete a study for the promotion of the Cultural Heritage in Crimea. The study will analyse the potentials for accessibility and recognition by UNESCO of main cultural and natural sites of Crimea as World Heritage or, alternatively, to examine other possibilities for recognition and enhancement of this fundamental Cultural Heritage of the country.

Client: Council of Minister of Crimea; Ministry of Culture of Crimea, Republican Committee for Preservation of Cultural Heritage of Ukraine

Ukraine (2011)Ref: 12025

Title: Improvement of the Vocational Education and Training provision through anticipation and matching of skills, social partnership and optimisation of resource utilisation

Description: The objective of this project is to assist in the completion of the Ukraine governments Vocational Education and Training reform programme and provide expertise for the matching of skills and education to the future demands of the economy. Supporting the Ministry of Education in providing options to improve the overall VET provisions are the aims of the project.

Client: Ukraine Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Ukraine (2011)Ref: 10079

Title: Support to draft the Terms of Reference for the Tourism component of the programme Joint Initiative in Crimea.

Description: the project is expected to enhance the capacity of the relevant institutions to develop and implement strategic actions and re-shape the territorial organization for a better balanced tourism development; the tourism offer will be reformulated to raise its quality and support will be provided to improve the tourism promotion and signage to create and launch a new revalorized tourist image of Crimea.

Client: Ministry of Tourism of the AR of Crimea

Uruguay (2011)Ref: 11176

Title: PEFA Evaluation Mission in Uruguay

Description: The study aims to conduct a performance analysis of the country GFP system, in order to support the public administration in improving its PFM. This work will be implemented under the leadership of the Uruguayan Government through the MEF and the OPP and will be carried out by a team formed for this purpose by the EC, WB, IDB, the MEF and OPP (hereinafter Task Force-ET).

Client: Ministry of Economy and Finances

Vietnam (2011)Ref: 11174

Title: Joint evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) General Budget Support operation

Description: The overall objective of the present joint-evaluation is to assess to what extent the Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSC) has successfully contributed to the implementation of Vietnam’s poverty reduction strategy.

Client: Government of Vietnam

Zambia (2011)Ref: 12051

Title: Assist the COMESA member States in strengthening their capacity in the area of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) and in negotiating DTAA among them and with countries from other regions

Description: Promote reforms in macroeconomic policy, improve legislation, the institutional setup and financial measures (the rules of the game) relating to the enabling environment of the private sector in ACP countries and/or regions.

Client: COMESA Secretariat

Zambia (2011)Ref: 10083

Title: Final Evaluation of Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Project

Description: The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out the final evaluation of the Capacity Building for Private Sector Development Programme to provide the decision-makers with sufficient information to make an overall independent assessment about the past performance of the programme, its stakeholders’ benefits and the realisation and achievement of the purpose and results of the project.

Client: NAO Office of Zambia

Aruba (2010 - 2011)Ref: 12037

Title: Technical Assistance for the Development of the Single Programming Document for Aruba in the education sector

Description: The global objective is to support the formulation phase of the EC Support to the National Educational Plan 2007-17(NOP), following the recommendations of the of the EuropeAid Quality Support Group

Client: OCTA (Overseas Countries and Territories Association ) Aruba

Barbados (2010 - 2011)Ref: 10073

Title: Institutional Strengthening of the International Business Division and the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office

Description: The mission intends to strenghten the International Business Division and the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office. To do this, the consultants will create a mechanism which would analyse the mandate of the two agencies within the context of the new Global Financial/Business Environment and evaluate them.

Client: BB Barbados

Black Sea (2010 - 2011)Ref: 12036

Title: Pre-Feasibility Study on the Possible Establishment and Support of a College of the Black Sea

Description: The pre-feasibility study will address and give practical guidance on the general and academic assessments, structure and management, funding needs and implementation.

Client: Black Sea Programme European Comission R23

Botswana (2010 - 2011)Ref: 12040

Title: TA to support the establishment of the Botswana Labour Market Observatory

Description: The specific objective is to facillitate the effective functioning of the Botswana Labour Market Observatory in accordance with the agreed national human resource planning approach.

Client: Government of Botswana

Central African Republic (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11120

Title: Strengthening the administrative and financial capacities of the CEEAC

Description: The main goal of this project is the strengthening of the administrative and financial capacities of the CEEAC (Economic Community of Central African States), with a special focus on MICOPAX (Mission for the consolidation of peace in Central African Republic).

Client: Intra ACP Allocations African Union

Chad (2010 - 2011)Ref: 10065

Title: Study for the implementation of a pilot project of Legal metrology and products certification in Chad

Description: The project aims at promoting diversification and improving economic growth in Chad as well as strengthening the capacity of the related institutions. In order to do so, the consultants will conduct a study to develop a pilot project of Legal Metrology and Certification of products.

Client: TD - Tchad Ministere du commerce

Croatia (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11167

Title: Support to NAO/NF in implementation of SAPARD and IPA Component V, Rural Development

Description: The overall objective of the mission is to ensure the effective supervision of the management and control system in the IPARD (Rural Development component of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) implementation in Croatia, guaranteeing legality and regularity of the underlying transactions.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Croatia, National Fund

Cyprus (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11119

Title: Technical Assistance in the field of statistics to the Turkish Cypriot community in view of future implementation of the acquis in the context of the Programme for the Future Application of the Acquis

Description: Assistance to the Turkish Cypriot community to improve and harmonise the statistical system of the northern part of Cyprus in line with the requirements of the EU acquis, so the statistical structures can be easily integrated into the European Statistical System.

Client: Turkish-Cypriot Community

Ivory Coast (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11159

Title: Identification du Programme Gouvernance

Description: The project aims to identify and formulate a €11 million programme to support the Good Governance in Ivory Coast. The consultants will provide support to the National Authorising Officer in the submission of a Project Identification Fiche and an Action Fiche (including Technical and Administrative Provisions) to the European Union for program aimed to provide assistance to Good Governance in the framework of the 10th EDF.

Client: National Authorising Officer and EC

Kiribati (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11161

Title: Support for the Development of a Public Financial Management Plan (PFMP) for Kiribati

Description: Through this assignment, the expert will provide support to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, to develop a Public Financial Management Plan (PFMP) for Kiribati.

Client: KI - Kiribati Ministry for Finance and Economic Development

Lesotho (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11139

Title: Consultancy to assist the NAO to perform a quality audit and to resolve issues concerning the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS)

Description: The objective of the mission is to evaluate the implementation of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) in order to optimise its performance and resolve possible issues, especially related with Epicor system.

Client: Ministry of Finance Development Planning and NAO

Mauritania (2010 - 2011)Ref: 12005

Title: TRINNEX Mauritanie

Description: The consultants will prepare a TRINNEX Workshop and define (including by preparation of Action Fiches) the future Assistance Programs, which will have the purpose of contributing to the reinforcement of the Private Sector and its commercial relations in the context generated by the signature of a new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Client: Mauritania

Morocco (2010 - 2011)Ref: 10067

Title: Identification and formulation mission for a green economy program

Description: The objective of the mission is to promote a balanced economic development of Morocco. The team will identify and formulate the EU sectorial support programme which aims at promoting the environment in the production patterns of all economic activities and in the modes of governance of economic policies.

Client: Government of Morocco

Panama (2010 - 2011)Ref: 00159

Title: Design and implementation of an online marketing strategy for Proinvex

Description: To design and implement an international marketing promotion strategy for Proinvex website with a view to establish a good position in search engines and to attract potential investors to the country.

Client: Proinvex - Ministry of Commerce and industry

Paraguay (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11163

Title: PEFA Evaluation mission in Paraguay – Repeat Assessment

Description: The objective of this mission is to carry out, jointly with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of Paraguay, a global and comprehensive performance analysis of the PFM system of Paraguay, and to support the Paraguayan government in improving its PFM, as well as track the progress of the PEFA indicators of the assessment mentioned.

Client: PY - Paraguay Government of Paraguay - Treasury

Peru & Spain (2010 - 2011)Ref: 00143

Title: Pilot project for the outsourcing of Peru trade promotion office in Spain and the design of its global trade promotion network.

Description: Pilot project for the outsourcing of Peru trade promotion office in Spain and the design of its global trade promotion network. The project has two main objectives: (i) increasing Peruvian exports to the Spanish market and collect market intelligent in selected sectors (Fisheries, Textile/fashion and Agro-industry) (ii) providing PromPerù decision makers with views on international practice on global networks and specific recommendation for establishing PromPeru network.

Client: PromPerú

Russia (2010 - 2011)Ref: 10072

Title: Approximation of EU and RF legal regulation of natural monopolies

Description: The project aims to improve the Russian legislation concerning natural monopolies, making the most of the experience of EU countries on the subject. In order to achieve this, the consultants will analyze Russian actual legislation and EU laws so as to make recommendations to the Russian authorities.

Client: Russia Anti-Monopoly Service

Serbia (2010 - 2011)Ref: 10070

Title: Support in the preparation of the IPA 2010 project "Strengthening of the Serbian market surveillance system for non-food and food products"

Description: The main objective of this project is to contribute to the reduction of the exposure of consumers to unsafe and low-quality products and improving functioning of market surveillance system by providing technical assistance (Technical annexes, Training on specific regulation) to the Ministry of Trade and Service for the preparation of the IPA 2010 project "Strengthening of the Serbian Market Surveillance system for food and non-food products"

Client: RS - Serbia Ministry of Trade and Services (Republic of Serbia)

South Africa (2010 - 2011)Ref: 12046

Title: Final Evaluation of the Higher Education HIV & AIDS (HEAIDS) Programme in South Africa

Description: The objective of the project is to evaluate the implementation of the HEAIDS Programme in South Africa, to document lessons learned and to provide practical recommendations for follow-up action.

Client: Department of higher Education and Training South Africa

Spain (2010 - 2011)Ref: 00140

Title: Internationalisation support programme to advise companies in Navarra in their access to international markets

Description: To diversify and increase Navarra’s exports according the internationalisation policy undertaken by the Navarra Government. Provide ongoing advisory services during one year period to a selection of companies with potential of internationalization in the framework of programmes and projects of the International Funding Institutions.

Client: Chamber of Commerce of Navarra

Timor Leste (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11142

Title: Procurement Technical Assistance to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Description: The Adviser on Procurement would provide strategic policy and technical oversight for the Government’s program of procurement reform, ensuring as well the independence of the process and the inter-ministerial coordination.

Client: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Tunisia (2010 - 2011)Ref: 10071

Title: Technical assistance for the preparation of an institutional support project for standardization, certification and industrial property

Description: The objective of this project is to formulate and identify an upcoming project to strengthen the INNORPI (National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property) capacities in the field of standardization, certification and central registration of trade, according to action plans and international agreements in the sector.

Client: Tunisie MDCI

Turkey (2010 - 2011)Ref: 12059

Title: International Labour Market Experts to support Mutual Learning Project Community of Pracice (MLP CoP)

Description: Due to the relatively high rates of long-term unemployment and of people who claim unemployment or social benefits but are not actively looking for a job, the project seeks to gain additional knowledge about ways to improve activation measures, with a focus on efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of labour market training.

Client: Community of Practice (CoP) on Adult Learning

Uruguay (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11170

Title: Programa Uruguay Innova - Evaluación final

Description: The project aims at evaluating the compliance of conditionalities for the implementation of Section 2 of the Matrix and Specific Terms of the financing agreement, including revision of the preparation of the Conditionalities Compliance Report and the preparation of a report on the status of management of public finances in Uruguay in 2010. An additional objective within this mission will be the need to determine how the Uruguay Innova program has successfully contributed to the implementation by the Government of Uruguay for its National Strategic Program on Science and Technology (PENCTI). The main purpose of this specific evaluation is to provide recommendations through the lessons learned for the second phase of the program to be developed during the period 2011-2013 as well as provide a basis for accountability. Through the evaluation of the successful results, as well as of the expected but not achieved results, valuable information is generated, which can improve provision of assistance and coordination among the various donor partners to PENCTI.

Client: Uruguay

Venezuela (2010 - 2011)Ref: 11158

Title: Support to the Venezuelan cartography and cadaster.

Description: A project implementation support mission with an aim to ensure the smooth administrative running of the Management Entity which would further be able to operate autonomously in full compliance with the rules and regulations of both national authorities and the European Commission rules and regulations. The project is part of a programme with the objective to promote the rational land occupation within the ¨National Social Economic Development 2007-2013, Simon Bolivar¨ Programme.

Client: Venezuelan Cadastrer Office.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (2009 - 2011)Ref: 00136

Title: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Satellite Account Establishment

Description: The purpose is to improve the collection and compilation of tourism statistics by establishing a Tourism Satellite Account for St. Vincent and the Grenadines which would define the whole economy linked to the industry.

Client: Ministry of Finance and Planning and Central Statistics Office and Ministry of Tourism

Cyprus (2009 - 2011)Ref: 11118

Title: Technical Assistance in the field of anti-money laundry and combating financing terrorism to the Turkish Cypriot community, in anticipation of a reunification of Cyprus

Description: This project has been conceived to bring the Turkish Cypriot community as close to Acquis Communitaire and international requirements as possible in the areas of combating Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorist Financing (TF).

Client: Turkish Cypriot community

Mexico (2009 - 2011)Ref: 00127

Title: Technical Assistance to Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the EU

Description: The purpose is raising trade and investment flows. Sector studies and analyses; technical assistance; institutional strengthening; technology and know-how transfer; exchange of information on “best practice”; training and awareness to the Ministry of Economy, Business Organisations, Customs, Intellectual Property, Competition and Standards and Certification institutions.

Client: EU – ALA; Ministry of Economy

Morocco (2009 - 2011)Ref: 11154

Title: Monitoring mission of the Community program of consolidation and deepening of the administrative and public governance reform in Morocco (PARAP II)

Description: The objective of this project is to provide Technical Assistance in monitoring the overall programme implementation, as well as the major components of the Public Administration reform in Morocco - specifically the budgetary and human resources efficient management aspects. It aims at reviewing and consolidating the achievements of the Public Administration reform, financially and technically assisting the Government in the operational phase of project implementation.

Client: Government of Morocco

Swaziland (2009 - 2011)Ref: 00122

Title: Technical assistance to the competitiveness and trade support programme

Description: This programme will operate through two components: one focused on the strengthening of the capacity for trade formulation and implementation with ITD and other departments and the other one is to improve market and product development capacity. The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to GDP growth and poverty alleviation and to increase pro-poor economic integration and participation by Swaziland in the international trading system. The purpose of the contract is to formulate, negotiate and implement trade policies that are inclusive and pro-poor, by addressing some supply side constraints which impact directly on the country’s ability to exploit its international trading interest and potential.

Client: Government of Swaziland

Worldwide (2009 - 2011)Ref:

Title: Framework Contract. Lot # 10: Trade, Standards and Private Sector

Description: Provision via assignments through Specific Contracts, of short-term technical assistance which can be mobilised at very short notice. For all activities in the PCM: identification, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects

Client: Third countries

Worlwide (2009 - 2011)Ref:

Title: Framework Contract. Lot # 11: “Macro economy, Public Finance and Regulatory Aspects”

Description: Provision via assignments through Specific Contracts, of short-term technical assistance which can be mobilised at very short notice. For all activities in the PCM: identification, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects.

Client: Third countries

Argentina (2008 - 2011)Ref: 00123

Title: MERCOSUR- Cooperation for the Harmonisation of Veterinary and phytosanitary Standards related to Food Safety and Differentiated Agricultural Production.

Description: Cooperation for the Harmonization of Veterinary and phytosanitary Standards related to food safety and differentiated agricultural production in order to support the regional integration process through a harmonised and equivalent food control system in the four Mercosur countries. Strengthening of the relevant institutions related to sanitary and phytosanitary Standards and controls, food safety and quality, laboratory management and risk assessment

Client: Mercosur (Grupo Mercado Comun). Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos EC-ALA

Bangladesh (2008 - 2011)Ref: 00131

Title: Indefinite Delivery Agreement: IFC Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF) Institutional Capacity Building Programs.

Description: Indefinite Delivery Agreement with the IFC to provide support in the technical topics of the contract. Contracts initiated in the form of a Task Order (TO) - Improved business climate and investment attraction strategies and operations - Improved regulatory framework for private participation and environmental and social compliance practices in economic zones; - Strengthened institutional, civil service, and stakeholder capacity to promote private sector development.

Client: Government of Bangladesh,International Finance Corporation (IFC-WB)

Ukraine (2008 - 2011)Ref: 00120

Title: Implementation of Ukraine's commitments under WTO and ENP frameworks in the rural sector

Description: To achieve greater EU integration and harmonisation with closer compliance to WTO requirements supporting the application of a sector wide approach (SWAP) for agriculture and rural development within the context of WTO accession and the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan.

Client: Ministry of Agrarian Policy from Ukraine

ACP region (2010)Ref: 10058

Title: Final Evaluation of the TradeCom Facility

Description: TradeCom facility aims at helping ACP countries to develop their own trade strategies and negotiating bilateral, regional and international agreements effectively. The final evaluation of the programme will provide the decision-makers with sufficient information to make an overall independent assessment about the past performance of the programme to identify key lessons and to propose practical recommendations.

Client: ACP Secretariat

Armenia (2010)Ref: 11164

Title: SUPPORT TO EU DELEGATION IN ELABORATION OF TAPS AND POLICY MATRIX. GBS AP 2010

Description: The project aims to explain and confirm whether the General Budget Support Program is an efficient instrument to achieve poverty reduction and economic growth in Armenia, taking into account Armenia´s past experiences in FSP and sector budget support, as well as the current PFM system.

Client: ECD/Government of Armenia

Azerbaijan (2010)Ref: 11127

Title: SBSP Sector Budget Support programme) Conditionality Evaluation Mission 2 - General Conditions

Description: Support the implementation of the ERSP ( Energy Reform Support Programme) by evaluating whether its general policy conditions are met in the context of payment of the first tranche.

Client: Government of Azerbaijan

Bangladesh (2010)Ref: 11162

Title: Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund Mid Term Review

Description: The mission´s main objective is the mid-term review of the BICF Progress, which will be mainly achieved by checking the results against specific targets. A clear and structured opinion as to how the project has arrived to its current position will be provided, as well as recommendations regarding the course of actions to be undertaken for the next 4 years of the project implementation will be developed.

Client: Bangladesh GoB

Bangladesh (2010)Ref: 12006

Title: Mid-Term Evaluation of Vulnerable Group Development for Ultra-Poor (VGDUP) Programme

Description: The purpose of this assignment is to carry out the Mid-Term Evaluation of the VGDUP Programme. The consultants will assess against VGDUP Programme Overall Work Plan and Budget (OWPB 2007-2011), and Annual Work Plan and Budgets (AWPB) for 2007-08, 2009 and 2010, and VGDUP Logical Framework. The outcome of the Mid-Term Evaluation will also enable the EU, DWA, MWCA and NGOs to form an opinion on future interventions where food security and safety net actions are increasingly involving local governments and grass root level organizations.

Client: Department of Women Affairs (DWA)

Benin (2010)Ref: 10055

Title: Identification et formulation d'un projet d'appui au développement du secteur privé au Bénin

Description: The project has two (2) objectives: - Help the ECD to identify a project in the Private Sector Field - Bring assistance to the government of Benin and the European Commission Delegation (ECD) in Benin in the formulation of a project in the Private Sector field.

Client: EC Delegation in Benin

Burundi (2010)Ref: 11155

Title: Financial and Management Audit on the Industry and Trade Chamber of Burundi

Description: In an attempt to reinforce the private sector structure reform, the mission aims to audit - both financially and organizationally - the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Handicraft of Burundi (BCCI), to better understand the quality of its management, its degree of transparency, its internal organization and financial capabilities.

Client: Industry and Trade Chamber of Burundi

Cameroon (2010)Ref: 10074

Title: Evaluation of the Cameroon service companies presence in the ECCAS sub-region.

Description: The objective of the study is to make recommendations in order to establish a clear map of the presence of Cameroonian service providers in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) zone as well as to support effectively the expansion of the Cameroonian trade service companies in ECCAS.

Client: Ministry of Trade - Cameroon

CARIFORUM Countries (2010)Ref: 12008

Title: Assistance to the CARIFORUM Office of Trade Negotiations for the preparation of prospects for the negotiations of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) of professional qualifications for architects between EU and CARIFORUM

Description: The overall objective of this project is to promote sustainable development and to contribute to poverty eradication in the ACP countries through their regional integration process and their smooth and gradual integration into the world economy. The Project particularly aims at developing a Strategy for the Mutual Recognition of EU-CARIFORUM Professional Qualifications based on a review of the CARIFORUM regime for Architectural services, the current capacity of the sector and the anticipated needs of the sectors for a negotiating Strategy. The Project is then expected to facilitate increased EU market penetration for Professional Service Providers in the CARIFORUM Region.

Client: CARIFORUM

CARIFORUM countries (2010)Ref: 12007

Title: Preparation of prospects for the negotiations of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) of professional qualifications for engineers between EU and CARIFORUM

Description: The general objective of the project is to promote the sustainable development and contribute to poverty alleviation in the ACP countries through the economic regional integration and the progressive integration into global economy by facilitation of reciprocal provision of Engineering Services of CARIFORUM and European professionals and by development of a strategy for the negotiation of Mutual Recognition Agreement in the Engineering Professions for the CARIFORUM and EU States.

Client: CARIFORUM

Chad (2010)Ref: 10075

Title: Audit of the legislative et regulatory documents about trade and support to the elaboration of new legislative and regulatory documents in Chad

Description: The objective of the mission is to adapt the legislative and regulatory framework of Chad to international commitments so as to improve the business environment in the country, by developing an action plan for harmonization and compliance of legislation and institutional reform as well as the development of new legislative and regulatory documents on trade.

Client: Ministry of Trade - Chad

Chad (2010)Ref: 10064

Title: Development of a methodology for the establishment of a database on trade

Description: The project will develop a methodology for the establishment of a database on international trade and a directory on the external liabilities of Chad. This will help to strengthen the capacity of the institutions promoting trade and have a better monitoring on the evolutions of domestic and international trade.

Client: TD - Tchad Ministere du commerce

Croatia (2010)Ref: 11121

Title: Orchards and vineyards - Multi-purpose EAA surveys – TA Quality Assessments (relaunch)

Description: This project has been conceived to improve the quality of statistical indicators according to EU requirements as the main tool for planning national economic strategy development and implementation of adequate measures, with a particular focus on the Multi-Purpose Economic Accounts for Agriculture Survey and the Orchards and Vineyards Survey.

Client: Central bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Finance of Croatia

Dominican Republic (2010)Ref: 11122

Title: Drafting of a report on Public Expenditure and Accountability in Dominican Republic to measure PEFA performance

Description: The main objective is to establish the basis upon which to monitor the progress of the Public Finance Management Reform and to improve the communication flow between the Government and main stakeholders to determine the kind of general budget support most suitable for the country.

Client: DO - Dominican Republic DIGECOOM

ECOWAS (2010)Ref: 12009

Title: Assistance to the ECOWAS Secretariat in the negotiation of the EPA with the EC

Description: The general objective of the project is to promote the sustainable development and contribute to poverty alleviation in the ACP countries through their regional integration and their progressive integration into the global economy. The consultants will evaluate the service sector of West Africa, giving priority to 5 sub-sectors - business, tourism and transportation, communications, financial and construction -, as well as conduct a review and analysis of laws, regulations and provisions concerning the 5 service sector listed above and provide general guidelines for the possible development of new sectoral laws if they are absent, inadequate or obsolete.

Client: ECOWAS

Egypt (2010)Ref: 10057

Title: Mid term evaluation of the research, development and innovation (RDI) Programme

Description: The mid-term evaluation mission shall contribute to the improvement of the Research, Development and Innovation programme (RDI), particularly the Project Implementation Office performance in terms of the effective achievement of its objectives and the programme goals.

Client: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Georgia (2010)Ref: 12003

Title: Assessment of the situation of the Social-Related policies in Georgia, needs analysis and recommendations for future assistance including a potential sector policy support programme (SPSP)

Description: The objective of this project is to support the process of planning and implementing reforms in the Social Sector in Georgia. It is designed to assess future lines of EU assistance to Georgia in the field of Social Protection, including an analysis of the relevance, scope and main working lines of a potential new SPSP focused on social issues in Georgia.

Client: Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs

Georgia (2010)Ref: 11143

Title: Support to the Ministry of Finances on Internal Audit, Second Phase

Description: The mission aims to help the Ministry of Finance and the Harmonization Centre to implement the recently approved Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) action plan evaluating the financial system and preparing a draft law for the improvement of the public finance management control system.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF)

Guyana (2010)Ref: 10069

Title: Technical Assistance for programming for the European Union funded the programme on Economic Integration and Trade of OECS – 10th EDF

Description: The purpose of this assignment is to assist the OECS in the preparation of high quality documents related to the programming of the 10th EDF support programme to ensure the well justified use of 10th European Development Regional Funds to contribute to the establishment of the OECS economic union.

Client: RCA - Caribbean Region OECS

Guyana (2010)Ref: 11144

Title: Technical Assistance to prepare Performance Indicators for the 10th EDF General Budget Support Programme to Guyana

Description: Contribute to the finalisation of the Action Fiche for the general budgetary support programme to Guyana under the 10th EDF by providing the relevant information for the various sections. Prepare Performance Indicators for the 10th EDF General Budget Support Programme.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Indonesia (2010)Ref: 10061

Title: Support to Indonesia's Civil Society

Description: The project aims at supporting the formulation of the grant component of the EC-Indonesian Cooperation Facility. The experts will prepare a mapping of relevant Civil Society Organisations (CSO)/ business associations in Indonesia, including an analysis of the constraints and opportunities for Indonesia's civil society as a driver of the reform efforts to achieve sustainable economic development.

Client: Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

Lebanon (2010)Ref: 11146

Title: PEFA Lebanon - Public Expenditure Framework Assessment

Description: The project aims to draft a comprehensive “Public Financial Management – Performance Report” (PFM-PR), prepared according to the PEFA methodology, so as to provide an analysis of the overall performance of the PFM systems of Lebanon and to establish a baseline that permits measuring changes in performance in the future

Client: Ministry of Finance of Lebanon

Mauritius (2010)Ref: 12004

Title: Final Evaluation of the Decentralised Cooperation Programme in Mauritius

Description: The objective of this mission is to carry out an end of term Evaluation of the Decentralised Cooperation Programme in order to assess the effectiveness of the programme with regard to meeting its targeted objectives and make recommendations for best implementation modalities for future projects focusing on poverty alleviation. The mission will: assess the effectiveness of the programme, assess the organisational and administrative management of the programme, assess the effectiveness of the Non State Actors Capacity Building Programme (NSACBP) at empowering NGOs in designing actions that address poverty issues and assess the macro impact of the DCP with regard to the overall national policy towards poverty alleviation.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Morocco (2010)Ref: 10068

Title: Final evaluation of the program to Support Professional Associations in Morocco (PAAP II)

Description: The PAAP II (Program of Support to Professional Associations) aims at consolidating the PAAP I by targeting areas not affected by the first project and building the capacity of the Moroccan Professional Associations (AP). The mission will achieve the final evaluation of the program (PAAP II) and make recommendations to institutional officials and to the European Commission

Client: MA - Maroc CGEM / Ministry of Industry

Nicaragua (2010)Ref: 11138

Title: Mid-term Evaluation of the CONSUAC Programme

Description: The midterm evaluation will provide the decision-makers in the SICA (Central American Economic Integration Secretariat) and the services of external cooperation in the European Commission, an overall assessment about the performance of the program and will also give practical recommendations to improve the program.

Client: ECD Delegation

Saint Kitts and Nevis (2010)Ref: 11166

Title: Technical Assistance to St. Kitts and Nevis in Debt Management

Description: This assignment is directed at ensuring the effective functioning of the Debt Management Unit (DMU ) within the Ministry of Finance with the aim of strengthening debt management capacity in line with the recommendations of recent assessments by the WB and IMF, as well as to improve the overall management of public sector debt.

Client: KN - Saints Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Finance

Somalia (2010)Ref: 11126

Title: Support to the administrative and financial management of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) – Nairobi

Description: The main objective of the mission is to assist the African Union in its monitoring operations and detect possible financial/administrative deficiencies. This will be achieved providing real-time financial monitoring of the African Peace Facility (APF) operation in Nairobi.

Client: ACPTPS - Intra ACP Allocations African Unions

South Africa (2010)Ref: 11157

Title: Final Evaluation of the Finacial Management Improvement Programme II

Description: A Final Evaluation mission which aims at providing the relevant stakeholders with a complex assessment of the Programme actions and results against the expected outcomes. The evaluation will be done in line with the EC Guidelines on PCM, Institutional Assessment and Capacity Development, and will apply the OECD (DAC) criteria - relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact. An additional outcome of the mission will be the provision of clear key recommendations and guidelines on future activities in the sector of PFM improvement and reform that would benefit from donor support.

Client: National Treasury

South Africa (2010)Ref: 11160

Title: Support Services for the Identification of a Poverty Reduction Programme for South Africa

Description: The project intends to provide to the EC and South African Government decision makers and authorities with sufficient information and thourough analysis to allow the formulation of an Identification Fiche related to the new EC Support programme to the local Government that would aim at poverty reduction through sustainable growth and service delivery improvements.

Client: DCI-AFS - Developement - South Africa

Spain (2010)Ref: 00139

Title: Renova Alava

Description: Incorporation of design strategy to the traditional commercial businesses of the city of Álava. The project aims at improving the positioning and generate added value through better product presentation and design.

Client: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Álava

Tunisia (2010)Ref: 10062

Title: Assistance for the formulation of the National Development Plan of the Craft Industry

Description: The technical assistance will contribute to Tunisia’s efforts aiming to modernize and develop the craft industry. The objective of the mission is the formulation of the National Development Plan of the Craft Industry (PNDA) which will be used as the reference document for the implementation of the development strategy of the sector for 2016.

Client: Tunisia National Office of Craft Industry

Turkey (2010)Ref: 11123

Title: Road map for the establishment of the FCD within RCP-CIC.

Description: The mission aims to support the Regional Competitiveness Programme Coordination and Implementation Center (RCP-CIC) in the creation of a Finance and Contracts Department.

Client: CFCU Turkey

Ukraine (2010)Ref: 10060

Title: Development of the fiche for a Twinning project in the area of Accreditation

Description: To produce a Twinning Fiche and the budget for launching an institutional Twinning for the Accreditation of conformity assessment bodies for products falling under the EU New Approach Directives; Accreditation of calibration laboratories; and support to achieve international recognition. The project aims at aligning the Ukrainian infrastructure for quality (and specifically its accreditation part) with the international and EU regulatory and administrative practices.

Client: National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine

Uruguay (2010)Ref: 10066

Title: PACPYMES Project- Final report preparation assignment

Description: The PACPYMES program (Support Programme for Competitiveness and Export Promotion of SMEs of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay October 2005 - December 2009) aims at boosting the competitiveness of Uruguayan economy. The specific objective of this contract is to develop a final evaluation report of the program to verify and evaluate the work developed by the EC and the Uruguayan Government.

Client: Ministry of Industry (MIEM)

Uzbekistan (2010)Ref: 12002

Title: Annual Action Programme 2010 for Uzbekistan

Description: The main purpose of this mission is to facilitate a project formulation process based on the Logical Framework Approach (LFA), for the Central Asia Action Programme 2010 (AP2010) for Uzbekistan. There will be a total of 3 projects formulated, all under the common umbrella of Education – "Management Training Capacity Building for SME managers"; "Inclusive Education for children with disabilities"; "Centre for European Studies, capacity building and policy".

Client: Government of Uzbekistan

Yemen (2010)Ref: 10-0088

Title: Support to Yemen’s Accession to the World Trade Organization

Description: The global objective of this mission is to assist the Ministry of Industry and Trade in acceding to the World Trade Organization by strengthening the capacities of the Yemen Standards, Metrology and Quality Control Organization (YMSO)

Client: Yemen Ministry of industry and trade

Zimbabwe (2010)Ref: 11165

Title: Evaluation and re-orientation of the support to the NAO in Zimbabwe

Description: The present assignment foresees provision of recommended strategies for future support to the NAO, taking into account the changing environment and the role of the NAO in aid coordinating, management, programming, budgeting, and sectorial analysis while improving the standard in financial management. Assessment of the past and current situation will produce recommendations also for the NAO component of Human Resources Management that provide guidance for the local project staff employed under PMUs.

Client: ZW - Zimbabwe NAO, Ministry of Finance, Zimbabwe

Afghanistan (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11181

Title: Technical Assistance to Map out Afghanistan Public Financial Management Reforms And Appraise The Existing Trust Fund And Potential Budget Support Related Aid Delivery Modalities for EC Assistance

Description: The project´s main goal is to prepare a review with inputs from all relevant sources of information to map out Afghanistan Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms and appraise the existing Trust Funds and potential budget support related aid delivery modalities for EC assistance.

Client: European Commission in Afghanistan

Algeria (2009 - 2010)Ref: 00134

Title: Development and implementation of a training program and organization of study visits for the staff of the Ministry of Commerce and associated organizations

Description: The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the operational capacities of the three major Departments of the Ministry of Commerce and its associated bodies through delivery of training and the organization of study tours. This project will provide support through training and targeted transfer of know-how services to the Ministry of Commerce, specialized agencies and other relevant institutions such as Chambers of Commerce and Industry and consumer organizations. Objectives -To upgrade the skills of the officers of three Directorates General of the MdC and their associated bodies. -To create the Department of Commerce, in close collaboration with the Directorate General for Market Regulation, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and the Directorate General of Economic Control and Anti-Piracy.

Client: Ministry of Commerce - European Commission

Angola (2009 - 2010)Ref: 10053

Title: Technical Assistance to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat – Angola

Description: To consolidate methodological and scientific results related to regional integration of Angola in the SADC area, by supporting the National Secretariat of SADC in the preparation and justification of their activities and national positions on issues related to policies, strategies, programs and projects. By training technicians in the field of macroeconomics and trade liberalization, regional integration, international trade, international trading, Policies of European Union cooperation and financing of development in general. Recognizing the stages and processes of regional economic integration, identifying their advantages and disadvantages in each of the steps, through the development of Strategies for Integration Economic effect of Angola in SADC ang giving support to the identification, implementation and monitoring programs, national projects of regional interest in the negotiation of protocols and other legal authorities. Institutional Support and technical assistance to National Secretariat of SADC.

Client: Ministry of Planning SADC Secretariat EDF European Commission

Armenia (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11125

Title: Feasibility of introduction of General Budget Support (GBS) in Armenia

Description: The Overall objective of the proposed project is to assess up to what extent, and under what circumstances, General Budget Support (GBS) is relevant, efficient and effective for achieving sustainable impacts on poverty reduction and economic growth in Armenia and become an instrument for implementation of ENP.

Client: Government of Armenia

Armenia (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11124

Title: Support to the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia to develop a Twinning fiche

Description: The overall objective of the proposed Twinning project is to strengthen the capacity of the National Statistical Service to harmonize the national statistical system with EU requirements and to approximate the Armenian legislation with the EU legislation.

Client: National statistical service of Armenia

Azerbaijan (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11115

Title: Support to the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan to draft a Twinning Project Fiche in the field of Computer Assisted Audit System

Description: The main objective of the twinning project is to support the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan in developing a modern tax system, in compliance with general EU and international practice within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

Client: Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Bangladesh (2009 - 2010)Ref: 00125

Title: Establishing an Economic Zone ( EZ) Coordinating Cell In the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BOI).

Description: Provide support to the Economic Zones (EZ) Coordinating Cell of the Bangladesh Board of Investment to design and establish an office in Dhaka from which to manage Cell operations.

Client: Government of Bangladesh IFC

Central African Republic (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11132

Title: Accounting assessment at the General Directorate of the Service Corps of the Army under the National Program Support for measures to mitigate the social effects of restructuring the armed forces in the Central African Republic

Description: The overall objective of the program in which that mission is included, is to mitigate the social effects in the restructuring process of the armed forces in the Central African Republic, contributing to set retirement beneficiaries from 2007. This will help as well the Central African Republic to become stable and make peace last in the country by supporting the ongoing process of reform of the Security Sector.

Client: Ministry of Defence

Dominican Republic (2009 - 2010)Ref: 00130

Title: Validation of IADB´s methodology for the evaluation of Intermediary Organization and Productive Development Programmes.

Description: To validate a methodology with a view to assess and evaluate the performance of intermediary organisations (Chambers of commerce, trade associations, etc.) and Productive Development Programmes. The objective is to establish benchmarks for project comparison and IADB’s monitoring efforts.

Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Egypt (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11087

Title: Education Public Expenditure Tracking Survey

Description: The global objective is to enhance impact and equity of public expenditure in Education and improve accountability in public finance management. The PETS (Public Expenditure Tracking Survey) is intended to improve efficiency of expenditure by providing a complete picture of resource flows in order to locate the sources of leakages and bottlenecks that impede funds to reach the classroom. The Survey promotes a better understanding on how existing spending can be made more efficient and where additional spending would improve learning.

Client: M. of Education M. of Finance EU – Neighbourhood Instrument

Grenada (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11134

Title: Assessment of Public Financial Management in Grenada using the PEFA-PFM performance framework

Description: Assist the EC (and other donors) in assessing the eligibility of a country for budget support programmes, or to verify whether general or specific Public Financial Management conditions of an ongoing budget support programme are met.

Client: Ministry of Finance, Grenada

Kosovo (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11180

Title: Further Support to the Budget Development Management System (BDMS)

Description: Assist the MFE in making further improvement to Budget Development Management System (BDMS) in addition to the “quick wins”and provide recommendations and guidance to Ministry of Finance and Economy (MFE) to ensure the system’s performance and sustainability.

Client: Ministry of Economy and Finance Kosovo

MERCOSUR (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11129

Title: STATISTIC II-MERCOSUR project.Mission to the strengthening of social statistics in the MERCOSUR

Description: Support MERCOSUR National Statistics Institutions in the implementation of harmonized statistics systems in the field of Social Statistics

Client: MERCOSUR

Mercosur (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11112

Title: STATISTICS Project II - MERCOSUR Development of a proposal for a Communitarian statistical plan for Mercosur

Description: This project is aimed at contributing to the overall statistical harmonization and regional institutional convergence of the statistical aspects in Mercosur.

Client: Mercosur

Moldova (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11116

Title: Support to Moldova PFM Reforms

Description: This project has been conceived to support the Moldovan Ministry of Finance in fostering PFM reforms process, by enhancing and strengthening Moldovan authorities´ capacities to manage efficiently public finances under crisis circumstances, with a particular focus on fiscal and macroeconomic policies.

Client: Ministry of Finance, Moldova

Morocco (2009 - 2010)Ref: 10054

Title: Final Evaluation of PAGAIM (Support Programme of Marocaine Garantee Institutions)

Description: The PAIGAM program aims to strenghten the competitiveness of Moroccan private enterprises by setting up a guarantee scheme to support the operational capacity of two bank guarantee institutions( Caisse Centrale de Garantie and DAR AD Damane Morocco) and to facilitate the access of credit bank for Moroccan SMEs.

Client: Caisse Centrale de Garantie (GCC)- Institut of Garanties 2. Dâr Ad-Dâmane (DAD)

Papua New Guinea (2009 - 2010)Ref: 10059

Title: Customs procedures specialist under the 9th EDF project 'Trade Related Assistance to PNG'

Description: The project focuses on Institutional capacity building for customs services and delivering of training about customs procedures, rules of origin legislation and intellectual property rights.The project will enable PNG to benefit better from international trade agreements, including the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).

Client: Government of PNG-Trade Division

Sao Tome et Principe (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11131

Title: Assessment of public finances following the methodology PEFA (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability) Sao Tome and Principe

Description: The framework for measuring the performance of public financial management will enable the Government and donors concerned to have an analysis on the overall performance System of Financial Administration of STP and a baseline for measurement in the time evolution of this performance.

Client: Ministry of Planning and Finance Sao Tome and Principe

South Africa (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11133

Title: Capacity Building for budget support programmes

Description: To build the capacity of sectors to implement secrtor budget support programmes in South Africa founded by the EC

Client: National treasury and other government departments

South Africa (2009 - 2010)Ref: 10049

Title: Training Team for the Programme of Support to Local Economic Development (LED) in the Eastern Cape, Republic of South Africa.

Description: Capacity building and strengthening of District Support Teams and Local Action Teams which facilitate, support and sustain Local Economic Development (LED) in the Eastern Cape Province

Client: Eastern Cape Province Government;european union EDF

Uruguay (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11136

Title: Cooperation project between the European Community and MERCOSUR in the field of Statistics.

Description: Contribution to the process of Global Statistical Harmonization and Regional Institutional Support National Statistical Offices of MERCOSUR by defining a Statistical Community Plan, based on the identification of MERCOSUR Statistical needs for its Integration Process.

Client: National Statistics and Censuses Institute (NSCI), MERCOSUR

Venezuela (2009 - 2010)Ref: 11130

Title: Project Implementation Supporting Mission CARCAVEN/ALA/2006/018-628

Description: Ensuring the smooth administrative operation of the Management body to enable it to function autonomously in full compliance to the national and the European Comission rules and regulations .

Client: Geographic Institute from Venenzuela Simón Bolívar

Chad (2008 - 2010)Ref: 11145

Title: IT Technical assistance to the relaunching program of ASYCUDA (Automated System for Customs Data) Customs Phase 1 - 2008 to 2009

Description: The overall objective of this support is to strengthen the capacity of Customs Administration to develop an Action Plan and achieve its objectives.

Client: Budgets and Finaces Ministry of Tchad

Guatemala (2008 - 2010)Ref: 00116

Title: Foguami - Strengthening of Guatemalan position in International Markets

Description: Promote investment and trade through two principal pillars: (i) Contribute to the increase of the exports and imports and the opening of the economy and the integration of Guatemala in the SICA (Sistema de Integración Centroamericana); and (ii) Make the necessary diagnosis and recommendations to ensure the increase of the level of competitiveness and foreign investment.

Client: Ministry of Economy-EU

Spain (2008 - 2010)Ref: 00119

Title: Outsourcing of ICEX´S Contact centre

Description: The Contact Centre mission is to solve and provide advice on foreign trade and competitiveness related queries issued by Spanish SMEs. The project includes daily management of the centre according to established quality standards (ISO 9001). Selection recruitment, training and supervision of staff (phone operators and foreign trade consultants).

Client: ICEX-(Instituto de comercio Exterior Español)

Nicaragua (2007 - 2010)Ref: 00108

Title: PAICEPAN – support to the export of food products to the EU

Description: Technical assistance to increase exports of beef, shrimp, cocoa and coffee to the EU. SPS regulations in the EU, quality & standards, normalisation, institutional building of ministries; identify market opportunities.

Client: EU-ALA Nicaragua- Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade

Asean countries (2006 - 2010)Ref: 00110

Title: APRIS - Technical assistance for Asean programme for regional Integration – phase II

Description: Strengthen regional integration of ASEAN countries. Provide technical assistance in (i) standards and SPS, (ii) customs, (iii) Foreign investment, (iv) legal approximation.

Client: EU-ALA

Azerbaijan (2011 - 2009)Ref: 12010

Title: Support to the State Committee for Land and Mapping of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Development of the Twinning Project Fiche related to the Improvement of the Land Registration System in Azerbaijan Especially in the Field of Land Evaluation.

Description: This project aims to support the development and implementation of a secure, unitary, integrated and cost efficient system of cadastre and real property rights registration including land evaluation and harmonization with EU standards. A new evaluation of lands in Azerbaijan in the field of achieving substantial objectives of land reforms, land market and land tax policy adjustment is one of the important governmental issues.

Client: State Committee for Land and Mapping of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Egypt (2010 - 2009)Ref: 11140

Title: Support to Public Finance Management Reform in Egypt

Description: The Ministry of Finance of Egypt has asked for help in order to implement the Public Finance Management reforms. Thus, the mission consists of enhancing the Public Finance Management (PFM) and accountability systems helping to create a stronger finance estructure.

Client: EC Delegation Egypt

ACP (2009)Ref: 10044

Title: Pro€invest – Technical assistance for the definition of Integrated Projects in the ACP region.

Description: Assist 9 institutions in Africa and the Caribbean to reformulate institutional building projects to be financed by Pro€invest in the following areas: (i) policy dialogue and policy reform advocacy, (ii) strengthening linkages with EU institutions; (iii) capacity building of beneficiary institutions to improve quality of their services

Client: EU-EDF

Aruba (2009)Ref: 10045

Title: Formulation of a management and business plan and technical assistance to the National Parks Management

Description: Technical assistance and drafting a management and business plan to ensure that the Park is prepared to protect the natural, historical and cultural resources, while allowing for visitors education and enjoyment, and assuring revenue generation to sustain operations.

Client: Arikok National Park Foundation EU-EDF

Bangladesh (2009)Ref: 00132

Title: Financial analysis of Bangladesh Economic Zones and Translation of Investment Promotion Materials for Board of Investments (BOI).

Description: Provide support to the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority in the promotion of economic zones. Improve the visibility of the Bangladesh Board of Investment

Client: Government of Bangladesh IFC WB Group

Benin (2009)Ref: 10052

Title: Technical assistance for the final evaluation of a private sector support project (Project d´Appui au Secteur Privé PASP) in Benin.

Description: General objective of the evaluation mission is to make a full assessment of the project to support the private sector aiming to examine the dynamics set off by the project that may be capitalized but also the constraints and possible failures. The evaluation of the project will focus in the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and viability of the project. In addition, the evaluation will have to decide on the organization of the Project Management Unit, internal performance, reliability of the reimbursable contract’s management, relationships with key beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the private sector, quality and capacity of members of the management unit, quality of the short and long term experts, their recruitment procedures, etc. The mission will make recommendations following the findings by focusing on the potential mistakes to be avoided in an expected new Private Sector Development Project ( PASP) in Benin

Client: Ordinateur National du FED EU Fondo de desarrollo Europeo (EDF)

Burkina Fasso (2009)Ref: 11152

Title: Technical Assistance to support the Triennial Sectoral Action Plan of the strengthening strategy of Public Finances under the 10th EDF

Description: The global objective is to support on the formulation of Institutional Support Plans to the Ministry of Economy and Finance for the implementation of a reform strategy in the field of Public Finance

Client: Ministry of Economy and Finance of Burkina Faso

Caribbean (2009)Ref: 00118

Title: Aid for trade Mapping in the Caribbean region

Description: Study to provide IADB managerial staff with an overall view of Aid for Trade programmes (past, present and future) in the Caribbean region by donors, recipient countries and regional organisations

Client: InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB)

Comoros (2009)Ref: 11103

Title: Analysis of the internal arrears of Comoros

Description: This project is aimed at supporting the government of Comoros in the macro-economic reform of the country by improving Public Funds Management, identifying internal arrears and by coming up with a strategy to solve those arrears.

Client: Government of Comoros

Ethiopia (2009)Ref: 11117

Title: Review of the System of Performance Monitoring and Client Consultation Related to Ethiopia’s RSDP (Ethiopia’s Road Sector Development Programme)

Description: The project is aimed at obtaining an independent view as to whether the existing system of performance monitoring and client consultation is in line with the requirements of the Financing Agreement to provide a financial contribution to Ethiopia’s Road Sector Development Programme signed with the European Commission.

Client: Government of Ethiopia

Guyana (2009)Ref: 11104

Title: Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the 9th EDF Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP)

Description: The Mid-Term-Evaluation will provide the decision-makers in the CARICOM Secretariat, the relevant external co-operation services of the European Commission and the wider public with sufficient information to make an overall independent assessment about the past performance of the 9th EDF-CISP (Caribbean Integration Support Programme).

Client: CARIFORUM

Kosovo (2009)Ref: 10046

Title: Support for Regional Economic Development Agencies.

Description: To develop an enabling environment for private sector development and job creation for all communities in Kosovo. Conduct a feasibility study/research on the initiation of Regional Economic Development in Kosovo, including definition of number of regions and final selection of locations. Support the registered pilot regional development agencies with setting up their offices (drafting business plans, proposing organisation structures, drafting job descriptions etc). Taking account of best practice and experience of other countries in the region, support the design of the institutional framework for development in the regions, that is, the institutional framework for the establishment of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs).

Client: Kosovo Association of Municipalities EU DG Enlargement

MERCOSUR (2009)Ref: 11150

Title: "Macroeconomic Support Monitoring" project from MERCOSUR- Short term mission to support the preparation of the second Annual Operating Plan

Description: The objective of the mission is to support the "Macroeconomic Support Monitoring" project in the structure and preparation of the Annual Operating Plan in accordance with the established guidelines by the European Commission project cycle management.

Client: MERCOSUR

MERCOSUR (2009)Ref: 11114

Title: Short-term mission for conducting workshops on the Overall Quality of the Statistics in MERCOSUR

Description: The main goal is to strengthen the quality management system of National Statistics Institutions of the member States of MERCOSUR by conducting several workshops in the different countries.

Client: National Statistics and Census Institute, Mercosur

MERCOSUR (2009)Ref: 11113

Title: STATISTICS II – Mercosur -Short-term mission for conducting a workshop in the area of International Trade in Services.

Description: The main goal of this project is to support the process of harmonization and development of Economic Statistics of Mercosur and conducting a workshop based on previous European experiences in the implementation of the Handbook on Statistics of International Trade in Services.

Client: National Statistics and Census Institute (NSCI)

Mozambique (2009)Ref: 11108

Title: Foreign Exchange Facility Multiannual Food Security Programme (MFSP) 2003-2005. Final Evaluation and Financial Review

Description: This project is aimed at providing information to the Government and the EC on the accomplishment of the Protocol Agreements (PAs) held within the Multiannual Food Security Programme, while also assess the performance of the programme and its impact in the reform plans of the beneficiary institutions.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Mozambique

Papua Nueva Guinea (2009)Ref: 10048

Title: TA to the trade related assistance to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Description: To support PNG in benefiting more from international trade with a view to increased growth and through that to contribute to poverty reduction in the country. Improved mainstreaming of trade matters in development and sector strategies, more effective participation in regional and multinational trade agreements and increased international trade business. Preparation of overall work plan and program estimates, logical framework, financial implementation agreements

Client: European Commission (EC-EDF)

South Africa (2009)Ref: 11153

Title: Assessment of Financial Management Capability Maturity in KZN, Eastern, Western & Northern Cape

Description: The purpose of the assignment is to assess the financial maturity of financial management, risk management and internal audit (including audit committees) capability for provincial government departments with a view of strengthening public financial management of those departments in the four (4) provinces i.e. Kwa-Zulu Natal, eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape .

Client: National Treasury of South Africa

South Africa (2009)Ref: 11109

Title: Assessment of Financial Management Capability Maturity: Umpopo, Mpumalanga and North West.

Description: The purpose of the assignment is to assess the financial maturity of financial management, risk management and internal audit (including audit committees) capability for provincial government departments with a view of strengthening public financial management of the departments in the three provinces i.e. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West.

Client: The National Treasury: Office of the Accountant-General

St Vincent & Grenadines (2009)Ref: 10047

Title: Feasibility study for the Establishment of a Hospitality Training Institute (with a marine section)

Description: Carry out a study to assess the feasibility of creating a training institute for Hospitality and Tourism, including infrastructure needs, business plan, timetable, curriculum design. Write financing plan and terms of reference.

Client: EU-EDF Government of St. Vincent & Grenadines

St. Kitts an Nevis (2009)Ref: 11151

Title: Assessment of Public Financial Management in St Kitts and Nevis using the PEFA-PFM performance framework

Description: The project aims to draft a comprehensive “Public Financial Management – Performance Report” (PFM-PR), prepared according to the PEFA methodology, so as to provide an analysis of the overall performance of the PFM systems of St. Kitts and Nevis and to establish a baseline that permits measuring changes in performance in the future

Client: Ministry of Finance of St Kitts and Nevis

Suriname (2009)Ref: 10050

Title: Mid Term Evaluation of the Suriname Sustainable Tourism Capacity Building Programme (SSTCBP). 09 ACP SUR 013.

Description: The mid term evaluation objective is to make an overall independent assessment about the past performance of the project, paying particularly attention to the impact of the project actions against its objectives /results and to identify key lessons and to propose practical recommendations for follow-up actions.

Client: Suriname Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation (PLOS)-EU European Development Fund (EDF)

Trinidad & Tobago (2009)Ref: 12072

Title: Support to the Commonwealth Business Forum – Caribbean Investment Planning Event.

Description: The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) is a significant public private dialogue around economic issues to open up new opportunities for investment and for doing business. The proposed intervention will form the major preparatory step in planning this by bringing together Caricom government and business leaders to review investment climate issues and develop the working agenda for the Forum, define specific business and investment opportunities to use the CBF 2009 to attract more investment into the Caricom region. Organise a conference (involving 50 sponsored selected business people and government officials) to develop Caricom business leadership and effective participation in the CBF. The final objective is strengthening business environment reforms in the Caribbean.

Client: - National Secretariat of Trinidad, Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce - National Coordinator of the Fifth Summit of the Americas and Special Envoy to the Americas

Vanuatu (2009)Ref: 10051

Title: Mid- Term Review of the Vanuatu Tourism and Economic Growth (VTEG)

Description: The assignment objective is to undertake a mid-term review of the project "Vanuatu Tourism and Economic Growth (VTEG)", assess progress achieved with regards to the objectives and results stated in the Terms of Reference, identify any problems or shortcomings, propose mitigating / correcting measures if deemed necessary, according to EC Guidelines on project evaluation: relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. The purpose of the Vanuatu Tourism and Economic Growth Project ( VTEG) is two fold: (1)- To strengthen capacity and provincial delivery within the Vanuatu School of Hospitality and Tourism (2)- To facilitate the planning and development of sustainable tourism in the provinces of Vanuatu.

Client: Vanuatu NAO Ministry of Education Vanuatu Institute of Technology for the Tourism School (HTLTC) EU - European Development Fund (EDF)

Azerbaijan (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11089

Title: Support to the National Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan to prepare it for a Twinning Project to Strengthen Banking Supervision

Description: Enhancement of prudential regulatory framework for financial services and supervision, equivalent to that existing in the EU by an in-depth understanding of Basel II framework through a Twinning Initiative. Consulting activities included the drafting of a Twinning Fiche, capacity building and Twinning Contract drafting

Client: European Commission

Belize (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11047

Title: Belize Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment

Description: The objective of the assessment mission is to draft of a comprehensive “Public Financial Management – Performance Report” (PFM-PR) prepared according to the PEFA methodology, so as to provide an analysis of the overall performance of the PFM systems of Belize as well as a baseline situation that permits the measuring over time of changes in performance.

Client: Government of Belize; EU-EDF

Botswana (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11028

Title: Tax Payer Survey and Review of Financing Arrangements of the Botswana Unified Reserve Service (BURS).

Description: Improve the efficiency of BURS’s operations by informing decision-making in the areas of financial procedures and taxpayer education and service. Recommend the most appropriate financing arrangements and procedures to optimise BURS’s ability to deliver on its mandate. To conduct a taxpayer satisfaction and needs survey to establish baseline information on taxpayer satisfaction and taxpayer education and recommend future service enhancement and educational programmes.

Client: Botswana Unified Reserve Service

Brazil (2008 - 2009)Ref: 00118

Title: Supporting the preparation of Competitiveness Improvement Projects of the APLs (clusters) of the State of Paraná

Description: The goal of the project is to contribute to the development of Paraná increasing the competitiveness of the SMEs organized around APLs (clusters), in the following sectors: Software, Furniture and Textile. Identify cluster potential, define strategic segments, analyse enterprise positioning and competitive advantages, identify competitiveness drivers, draft action and Competitiveness Reinforcement plan.

Client: Paraná State Planning Department and Coordination Interamerican Development Bank

Caribbean Region (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11022

Title: Organizational Audit of Caribbean Disaster, Emergency and Response Agency (CDERA).

Description: • Undertake an Organization Audit to identify the key functional requirements. • Make recommendations for specific institutional arrangements necessary to accelerate CDERA’s primary role as a disaster management agency, with an associated budget. • Assess the level of implementation of the funded recommendations from the Organizational Audit. • Identify projects that can be funded by the EU.

Client: European Development Fund (EDF) CDERA

Central African Republic (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11147

Title: Short-term technical assistance to the transitional support

Description: Provide an expert to transitional support to the National Authorising officer (NAO) by supporting the implementation of the EDF actions and help the National Authorising Officer from the European Development Found in the management of the assigned tasks under the Lomé IV Convention or the Cotonou Agreement, in particular in the financial control.

Client: European Development Found Officer

Ghana (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11027

Title: On-site support training programme for Internal Audit Units.

Description: Training programme to the Internal Audit Units of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to assist them to translate the knowledge and techniques taught at the training sessions into practice. It is also aimed at sharpening the skills of the Internal Audit Staff in the performance of their duties. This will contribute to better financial management towards fully transparent, efficient and effective public spending.

Client: Ghana Government,EU-EDF

Guinea Bissau (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11095

Title: Public Finance Evaluation in Guinea-Bissau according to the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) methodology.

Description: Evaluate and prepare a "Performance report of the Management of Public Finances" according to PEFA methodology to provide Government and partners with an analysis on the overall performance of the Financial Administration System and a baseline for measuring the evolution of this performance.

Client: Ministry of Finances, Guinea Bissau

Honduras (2008 - 2009)Ref: 12019

Title: Framework Agreement for the development of a Reference Framework for Performance Measurement in Management of Public Finances-PEFA

Description: The objective of the mission is to conduct an analysis of the Public Finance management system of Honduras as well as to spread the knowledge of the PEFA methodology in Honduras.

Client: European Comission

Jamaica (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11093

Title: Ex-post Evaluation of Hurricane Dean Budget Support Jamaica

Description: The purpose of the budget support is to assist Jamaica to deal with the budgetary impact of Hurricane Dean. The expected results of the budget support are a smooth reconstruction and rehabilitation period that will minimise the effect of the hurricane on the ongoing work of the Government of Jamaica to reduce the fiscal deficit and public debt while maintaining adequate levels of social expenditure.

Client: Government of Jamaica

Kyrgyzstan (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11096

Title: Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Finance to form medium-term vision on Public Finance Management reforms

Description: Kyrgyz reforms in the area of Public Finance Management needs to be assessed in terms of the overall strategy perspective and of Government Management capacity. Through a series of workshops, the Ministry of Finance will receive assistance to build a comprehensive medium term vision on PFM reforms.

Client: Ministry of Finance

Macedonia (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11092

Title: Support to the Competent Accrediting Officer and National Authorizing Officer (NAO) Compliance-assessment phase for National Accreditation of the Process for Decentralized Management of the EU Pre-accession Assistance

Description: Assessment whether NAO/NF and the NIPAC services have an administrative system of accounting, including payments, management, reporting, audit/control, monitoring and evaluation arrangements to ensure that all EC funds are used efficiently and correctly in full accordance with EC legislation, the principles of sound financial management and control and provisions.

Client: EC (CARDS PROGRAMME 2006)

Mozambique (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11110

Title: Analysis of the Technical Capacities of Public Finance Manegement, Strategic Planning and Monitoring of the Ministry of Agriculture of Mozambique

Description: The objectives are to provide the MINAG (Ministry of Agriculture) a review of the internal and external factors that have had an impact on the efficiency of the services and effectiveness of options to alleviate the weaknesses found on the budgetary outcomes in order to ensure the implementation of the Second Pro-Agricultural-National Program.

Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique

Northern Cyprus (2008 - 2009)Ref: 12001

Title: Short term technical assistance project in Company Law sector, northern part of Cyprus

Description: The overall objective of this project is to assist the Turkish Cypriot community to "prepare legal texts aligned with the acquis communautaire for the purpose of these being immediately applicable upon the entry into force of a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem" (Council Regulation - No 389/2006 of 27/02/2006), within the context of the PFAA.

Client: Turkish Cypriot community

Peru (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11106

Title: Formulation of Annual Action Program 2009 - Peru

Description: The objective of this assignment is to provide all the necessary elements to the formulation of the Annual Action Program 2009 (AAP 2009) to implement a program of sector support. The goal is also to provide all the elements needed to draft the Action Fiche.

Client: Government of Peru-APCI

Sao Tome and Principe (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11111

Title: Feasibility Study Programme for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Sao Tome and Principe

Description: The project is intended to contribute to the formulation and implementation of economic strategies for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Sao Tome and Principe, particularly in the field of regional integration through advisory services, support and monitoring by means of a feasibility study which will provide the National Authorising Officer of the FED and the EC with enough information to enable them to justify approval, modification or rejection of the project.

Client: Ministry of Commerce, EU-EDF

Somalia (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11076

Title: Monitoring the Peace Support Operation of the AU (African Union) in Somalia

Description: The mission is to provide support to the Transitional Federal Institutions in their efforts towards the stabilization of the situation in the country and the promotion of dialogue and reconciliation; to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance, and to create conducive conditions for long-term stabilization, reconstruction and development in Somalia.

Client: African Union Countries; EC

Turkey (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11097

Title: Technical Assistance for National Fund in (NF) the preparation for IPARD (IPARD: Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance - Rural Development)

Description: The project is aimed at supporting the NAO and the national Fund to implement all the activities required to ensure its compliance with the accreditation criteria of the NAO in the context of IPARD and to support the Internal Audit Department of the Treasury in developing and improving its audit procedures in relation to IPARD.

Client: Turkish National Fund

Ukraine (2008 - 2009)Ref: 11141

Title: Gap analysis of the Ukrainian Legislation versus EU directives on Cpitel Markets (excl MIFID)

Description: To contribute to a closer integration of the Ukrainian legislation to the EU capital market directives through the implementation of a gap analysis and presentation of an action plan.

Client: Ukrainian Legislative and Regulatory Authorities

13 Mediterranean & 9 Former Soviet Union (2007 - 2009)Ref:

Title: Framework Contract for Provision of technical assistance, training and organisation of conferences, seminars & workshops about the neighbourhood policy in 20 sectors:

Description: (1) Good governance, democracy and rule of law, (2) Respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, , (3) Fight against terrorism, (4) Conflict resolution, (5) Cross-border cooperation, (6) Political dialogue, (7) Aspects of internal market policies, (8) Energy, (9) Transport road, rail, sea and air, (10) Information society, (11) Environment (12) Research and innovation, (13) Social policy, (14) Standards, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, environment and non tariff barriers, (15) Intellectual Property Rights, Investment, Competition and Transparency in Government Procurement, (16)Trade Facilitation and Customs, (17) Policy development: market access, labour standards and regional trade agreements, (18) Regulatory, legislative and institutional, including negotiation capacity building, (19) Dispute Settlement, Anti Dumping, Countervailing Measures and Safeguards, (20) Commodity-related issues (modernisation; vertical and horizontal diversification).

Client: EU Tacis & Meda; Beneficiary Countries

Cape Verde (2007 - 2009)Ref: 11017

Title: Technical Assistance on Policy and Strategic Planning

Description: Enhance the capacity of the Government and Sr public servants through advisory services and training in: (A) policy analysis, formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of projects; and (B) National and sector strategy. The specific areas to provide high level advise are: licensing, international trade negotiations, competition and partnerships, economic and Trade Policy review and formulation; entry of Cape Verde into the WTO, increasing market access/opportunities for Cape Verde, and reforms to reduce the cost and ease of doing business of Cape Verde.

Client: M. of Economy EU-EDF

Kosovo (2006 - 2009)Ref: 00101

Title: Support to Ministry of Trade and Industry to implement initiatives for Small Enterprises

Description: Development of the private sector in Kosovo through the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Kosovo. The support will be structured through 3 components: (a) Institution building in the MTI. (b) Regional development, SME advisory services and management development; and (c) Investment promotion.

Client: Ministry Trade & Industry EU UNMIK

Mexico (2005 - 2009)Ref: 00096

Title: Technical Assistance to Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the EU.

Description: The purpose is raising trade and investment flows. Sector studies and analyses; technical assistance; institutional strengthening; technology and know-how transfer; exchange of information on “best practice”; training and awareness to the Ministry of Economy, Business Organisations, Customs, Intellectual Property, Competition and Standards and Certification institutions.

Client: European Commission (PVD – ALA) Ministry of Economy

Worldwide (2005 - 2009)Ref:

Title: Multiple framework contract to recruit technical assistance for short-term expertise for exclusive benefit of third countries benefiting from European Commission external aid. Lot N 11: Macro Economy, Public Finances and Regulatory Aspects

Description: The objective of the Framework Contract is to provide, via individual assignments through Specific Contracts, short-term technical assistance which can be mobilised at very short notice. An assignment may cover any of the following technical sub-sectors: A. Macro economy, Public finance and Central Banking: Macroeconomic / monetary analysis, Statistics, National accounts, Public expenditure review, Fiscal accounts and analysis, Taxation, Treasury, Budget and Debt management, Public procurement, Central banking, Financial sector regulation and Corporate governance issues, B. Regulatory environment for business: Financial instruments for SME development, Insurance sector, Customs legislation and procedures, External trade policy, Competition policy, Privatisation and industrial policy, including Public-Private Partnership, Intellectual property, Commercial policy , Sector policies and SMEs development policy and support The contractual amount is fixed at the level of each individual assignment and this amount, including any addendum, not exceed 200,000 euros Activities covering all aspects of the PCM: identification, design, implementation and evaluation of projects.

Client: Third countries benefiting from the Commission’s External aid programmes

Barbados & St. Kitts and Nevis (2008)Ref: 11090

Title: Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol Countries

Description: Regulatory analysis and evaluation of the Financial Management System applied to the Management of Public Finance of the beneficiary countries of the AMSP in order to check whether their entities are able to be entrusted with the management of public funds conforming to the rules of Good Financial Management practice.

Client: EDF

Bosnia (2008)Ref: 11024

Title: Feasibility Study for the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Description: To ensure that the ITA can manage the indirect taxation of BiH and that all elements of such taxes (notably Customs, Excise and Value Added Tax) operate efficiently and to international standards (EU Blueprints, GATT valuation principles, WCO/ WTO standards, etc...). Design future EU assistance towards the overall improvement and capacity building of the ITA in areas such as: •Organizational changes where necessary within the ITA; •Legislative changes if necessary in the area of Customs, VAT and Excise; •Better trained Indirect Taxation staff; •Sophisticated equipment; A more efficient and transparent ITA service.

Client: Bosnia and Herzegovina Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) EU-Cards

Botswana (2008)Ref: 11107

Title: Revision of Version 1 of the Regional Model Syllabus and Training pack for a Certificate Course in Statistics for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

Description: This contract entails mainly the revision of the Training Pack for the intended Certificate Course for national statistical systems in SADC member states, in the context of the Regional Statistical Training 2010 (RST2010) in order to contribute to the social and economic integration of SADC countries, to economic growth and to reduce poverty in the SADC region.

Client: Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Burkina Faso (2008)Ref: 11094

Title: Evaluation of the technical assistance and of the institutional support to the Informatic Services Directorate (DSI) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)

Description: Evaluation of the EC project of institutional support to the DSI for the execution of the “Schéma Directeur Informatique” (SDI). Based on the results of the evaluation, the mission should identify, if considered pertinent, a complementary support from the EC within the framework “Strategy for the enhancement of Public Finance” and its action plan.

Client: Ministry of Economy and Finance of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (2008)Ref: 12014

Title: Organization of ICT Best Practices Forum 2008 in Burkina Faso

Description: Organise the effective participation in the ICT Best Practice Conference of 85 people (private sector representatives, NGOs and government officials). Ensure visibility of the conference, production of material (brochure, video, proceedings, press releases and report), and dissemination of information and follow-up activities in agreement with BizClim.

Client: Biz-clim PMU EU EDF

Burundi (2008)Ref: 11091

Title: 2nd Financial Audit and Institutional Use of Funds from the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) Initiative.

Description: Verification of the proper use of HIPC resources; formulation of a professional opinion on their management and verification if related projects and programs were effectively implemented. Opinion on how the HIPC funds were spent regarding the conditions set with the IMF and the World Bank.

Client: European Development Fund (FED)

Cameroon (2008)Ref: 11100

Title: Technical assistance for the completion of the Strategy for the Justice Subsector

Description: The purpose of this technical assistance is to produce a complete strategic document on the Justice sub-sector in compliance with the orientations of the Ministry of Economy and Planning, which has to be consensually validated by all the stakeholders involved, in a context of enhancement of the judiciary governance.

Client: Ministry of Justice of Cameroon

Cameroon (2008)Ref: 11101

Title: Technical Assistance for the Evaluation of the National Planning System

Description: The main aim of the project is to establish an innovative and efficient programming and planning system adapted to a liberalised economy, which enables Cameroon to foster its economic and social development, in the context of the Programme to improve Public Expenditure (PAPDEP)

Client: Ministry of Economy, Planning and Land Settlement of Cameroon

Cameroon (2008)Ref: 11102

Title: Technical Assistance for the revision of the development strategy of the animal breeding sector, fisheries and animal industries

Description: The main aim of the project is to prepare a strategy document for the subsector of animal breeding, fisheries and animal industries, which will be the framework for the planning, promotion and monitoring of the development policy of this subsector. This document will be prepared in compliance with the DSDSR 2005 “Strategy for the development of the rural sector “.

Client: Ministry of Breeding, Fisheries and Animal Industry

Dominican Republic (2008)Ref: 00114

Title: Design of the 2008-2012 Strategy for the National Competitiveness Council (CNC).

Description: Design of the strategy of the CNC through the analysis of: Benchmark of similar institutions in Latin America; Assessment of past experience and actions of CNC; Identification of strategic targets and short, medium and long term Plans and assessment methods. Definition of a Strategy Planification process; Proposal for a flexible organizational structure; To reinforce institutional identity, defining mission, vision and values; write a guide to implement the strategy.

Client: National Competitive Council IADB

Ecowas (2008)Ref: 11023

Title: Drafting of an Investment Policy Framework (IPF) and Community Investment Code (CIC) for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Region

Description: •Desk research and consultations about the harmonization and simplification of the ECOWAS member states' policies and legal; •To gather feed-back from the main regional stakeholders - investment authorities and private sector, local experts - about the final aspects that will be incorporated into the IPF and the CIC drafted to be adopted. •To provide the ECOWAS Community with the necessary framework to attract sustainable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

Client: EU-EDF Ecowas Secretariat

Gabon (2008)Ref: 11025

Title: Development of a Commercial Code (Trade Law) for Gabon

Description: In consultation with private sector and civil society, the consultants have: •Diagnostic review of the commerce activities’ guidelines, currently in force and Inventory of all legislation concerning trade and business in Gabon (specific codes, laws, rules, etc…). Inventory of discretionary administrative practices and the difficulties to law enforcement. •Comparative study of Commerce Codes valid in other similar countries. •Identify operational deficiencies and gaps law (laws for which the legislation has not been published; identification of non useful and/or obsolete texts). •Elaboration of a seminar presenting the new code to the private sector (1 day, approximately 100 people).

Client: Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development EU EDF

Kosovo (2008)Ref: 10040

Title: Support for Regional Economic Development Agencies.

Description: To develop an enabling environment for private sector development and job creation for all communities in Kosovo. Conduct a feasibility study/research on the initiation of Regional Economic Development in Kosovo, including definition of number of regions and final selection of locations. Support the registered pilot regional development agencies with setting up their offices (drafting business plans, proposing organisation structures, drafting job descriptions etc). Taking account of best practice and experience of other countries in the region, support the design of the institutional framework for development in the regions, that is, the institutional framework for the establishment of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs).

Client: United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) EC-Cards

Niger (2008)Ref: 10041

Title: Mid-term evaluation of the Program for Strengthening and Diversification of the Mining Sector in Niger (PRDSM)

Description: Assess the programme's contribution to the objectives and expected results and its progress in relation to the planned timetable. This assessment should identify potential problems and their causes both in terms of organising the programme, the methodology of the work of the approach.

Client: Niger Ministry of Mines and Energy EU-EDF

Paraguay (2008)Ref: 10038

Title: Mid term Evaluation of the Project “Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Paraguayan Export Sector”

Description: Project objective is to enhancing trade exchanges in Paraguay, through: a) the strengthening of public institutions responsible for the national system of quality, b) improving the institutional capacities of government agencies responsible for Paraguay’s health certification and safety products c) the strengthening of public private partnership for the articulation of competitiveness policies; d) improving the quality and competitiveness of small and medium-sized exporting companies and potentially exporting by strengthening existing clusters and delivering services for business development.

Client: Government of Paraguay, EU

South Africa (2008)Ref: 11048

Title: Manuals and Programmes on Focus Areas for Performance Auditing

Description: The aim of this project is to introduce international best practices to the performance auditing processes of the Auditor-General (AG) of South Africa developing guidelines and procedures for the identification and prioritisation of performance auditing focus areas.

Client: Auditor’s General’s Office of South Africa (AGO), EU-EDF

Spain (2008)Ref: 00129

Title: Multilateral Donors Practical Business Guide

Description: Support Murcia Export Development Agency and Murcia Region SMEs in their internationalisation effort with the International Aid Development Institutions through the Drafting of the Business Guide according the secondary available information, including: Introduction to the Multilateral Donors, Project Cycle Management, Strategy definitions, Project identification and information Sources, services contracts (techniques, processes and advices) and tender preparation process

Client: INFO Murcia (Murcia’s Regional Government)

Sri Lanka (2008)Ref: 11026

Title: Final Evaluation of EC-Sri Lanka Trade Development Project

Description: The purpose of the project is to strengthen integration of Sri Lanka into the global trading system (specially WTO) and increase export opportunities (specially garments & gems).

Client: Sri Lanka Government EU-ALA

St. Vincent and Grenadines (2008)Ref: 10042

Title: Training Needs Assessment for the Tourism Sector in St. Vincent and Grenadines

Description: The purpose of this project is to support the SVG Government in the development of tourism through a thorough and professional assessment of the qualitative and quantitative needs for training and education in the tourism sector, allowing for the implementation of target oriented human resources development in different areas and at required skills levels.

Client: Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG); EC

Syria (2008)Ref: 10039

Title: Mid-term Review and Evaluation of the SME Support Programme.

Description: Mid-Term Review and Evaluation of the SSP Programme to provide decision-makers in the Government of Syria and EC with sufficient information to make an informed judgement about the performance of the SSP (its efficiency and effectiveness), and decisions about any required changes to project scope (such as objectives, duration, financing, management arrangements,etc.)

Client: European Commission

Togo (2008)Ref: 11148

Title: Recruitment of an expert in the field of public finances in order to updated PEMFAR (Public Expenditure Management and Financial Review Accountabiity) in Togo

Description: The overall objective of the mission is to obtain an updated analysis of the public finance system in Togo through the review of the public sector expenditure; the assessment of the public finance management and the analysis of the public procurement system.

Client: Government of Togo

Tunisia (2008)Ref: 11190

Title: Technical assistance for the formulation and mobilization of Institutional Support actions for the Competitiveness Support Programme

Description: The mission is a part of the technical assistance for the institutional support to the Competitiveness Support Programme (CSP). The objective is to ensure the optimal use of additional aid and to encourage the achievement of the CSP, a program aimed to strengthen the competitiveness of the Tunisian economy through two main objectives: (1) Improving the Administration performance and (2) Restructuring and revitalization of the Public Sector

Client: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation of Tunisia

Turks and Caicos (2008)Ref: 11029

Title: Assessment of Achievement of Targets - 9th EDF Budgetary Support Programme - TCI

Description: To provide the EC Delegation and the Territorial Authorizing Officer (TAO) with an independent evaluation of the level of achievement of targets as agreed between the Government of Turks and Caicos and the European Commission under the 9th EDF Budgetary Support Programme for disbursement of the third tranche.

Client: PTU - British Countries and Territories Turks and Caicos Government

Uruguay (2008)Ref: 11156

Title: Final Evaluation Report on the Modernization of Cooperation of the General Tax Institution Project

Description: A Final Evaluation mission which aims to evaluate the overall activities of the Cooperation project for the modernization of the General Tax Institution as part of the EC development cooperation activities in Uruguay. The project will specifically target the verification of effectiveness and efficiency of management and implementation entities - General Tax Institution, Social Security Bank and the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Uruguay. It is also foreseen to assess the relevance of the actions promoted within the project development, as well as the overall project sustainability.

Client: General Revenue Department of Uruguay

Vietnam (2008)Ref: 11086

Title: Public Finance Management diagnostic in preparation for the formulation of Vietnam Health SPSP.

Description: The purpose of the PFM Diagnostic Mission in preparation for the formulation of Vietnam Health Sector Capacity Support Project (SCSP), is to assess whether there is adequate institutional framework for the Europe Aid/European Commission (EA/EC) to undertake capacity building in public finance management in the health sector of three selected provinces.

Client: Government of Vietnam, Ministry of Health, EC

Zambia (2008)Ref: 10043

Title: Mid Term Review-Capacity Building for Private Sector Development, Zambia

Description: Assist targeted segments of the private sector to make use of improved services and an improved investment climate. This will in turn lead to an increase in production and employment in the targeted segments of the private sector.

Client: Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry Ministry of Finance and National Planning EU-EDF

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11021

Title: Write Goblal & Annual Operative Plans for the Mercosur Macroeconomy monitoring Project

Description: Define and drafting of the Global Operating Plan (GOP) and the Annual Operating Plan for the first year of operation (POA-1) of the Macroeconomic Monitoring Support Project, according to the guidelines established by the EC Manuals on Project Cycle Management

Client: M. of Economy (EU-ALA)

Bangladesh (2007 - 2008)Ref: 00124

Title: Specialised Short Term Technical Assistance to Bangladesh Trade Support Programme, Bangladesh

Description: To provide TA and management support to the Programme Task Force for the Bangladesh Trade Support Programme, to assist Bangladesh in pursuing a trade and economic reform agenda in line with WTO agreements and build an enable economic environment; and to strengthen human resources and institutional capacity of the Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute.

Client: Government of Bangladesh – Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute EC ALA

Bangladesh (2007 - 2008)Ref: 00107

Title: Technical Assistance to Bangladesh Trade Support Programme

Description: Build capacity and provide policy advice to the Bangladesh Tariff Commission in order to better represent and defend the interest of the Bangladesh Government to WTO. Review trade remedial measures. Provide training in anti dumping, countervailing, and safeguard procedures and in trade negotiation skills.

Client: EU -ALA Government of Bangladesh

Burkina Faso (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11081

Title: Auditing of Burkina Faso's Securities portfolio

Description: Analyze the current situation of Burkina Faso's Government Securities portfolio and the FBDES (Burkina’s Economic and social development Fund). Analyse and assess the profitability and effectiveness of the strategic role of the State´s portfolio in order to recommend a new and improved monitoring system.

Client: Ministry of Finance Public Accounts, Treasury Department EC

Burundi (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11084

Title: Final evaluation and review of the Corrective Measures Program

Description: The main aim of the mission is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for its participation to the finalisation of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Eastern and South Africa (ESA) countries and the EU.

Client: Ministry of Commerce and Industry EC

CEMAC (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11098

Title: Improvement of the comparison studies of the GDP of CEMAC member states

Description: The global aim of the present study is to reinforce the economic regional integration and the multilateral supervision of the 6 countries which form the CEMAC, by making more comparable the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) produced nowadays in the member states according to the SCN93 (System of National Accounts 1993).

Client: Executive Secretary of the CEMAC

Chad (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11020

Title: Technical Assistance to the “Plan de Modernisation des Finances Publiques”

Description: Capacity building of the Taxation General Directorate (DGI) to •Promote the implementation of PAMFIP DGI financed by the European Commission. •Support the DGI (Taxation General Directorate) in monitoring the taxation of “indirect” oil revenues (especially corporate taxes).

Client: M. of Finance, EDF

Egypt (2007 - 2008)Ref: 10025

Title: Technical assistance for Identification and formulation of a sector strategy for cotton sector in Egypt.

Description: Assist Egypt in the design of a sector strategy for the cotton spinning and weaving sector (budget support program € 80 mill). This technical assistance forms part of this sector support programme and will be focusing on improving the regulatory framework, quality and exports of the cotton sector.

Client: M. of Agriculture; EU- Meda

Guyana (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11010

Title: Support to the CARIFORUM in the Implementation of Commitments undertaken under the Public Procurement Chapter of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Description: Conduct an assessment of the needs of CARIFORUM in order to implement effectively the relevant commitments provided for under the EPA while taking into account the cooperation priorities set out in the draft EPA Public Procurement Chapter; (b) Survey existing support activities in this area (self-financed or financed by the EU, its MS or donors); (c) Set out a coherent overall programme for cooperation and support activities in the Public Procurement area as well as design and quantify the individual programmes and projects that would facilitate the proper implementation of the Chapter and deal with CARIFORUM needs that are not already being addressed.

Client: EU/ CARIFORUM

Guyana (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11014

Title: T.A. to the Ministry of Finance to Enhance Governments Capacity to implement the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

Description: (i) Completion of the country’s compendium of donors; (ii) Prepare a document on Guyana’s Aid Strategy to align donor programmes with national plans; (iii) Provide training and institutional strengthening to develop an acceptable monitoring and evaluation system at the national level; and (iv) Develop a methodology to plan, implement and monitor the outcomes of the Paris Declaration agreement.

Client: M. of Finance; EU EDF

Guyana (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11012

Title: Technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance on medium term fiscal projections.

Description: Developing the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTFP) as a component of a Medium Term Fiscal Projection, involves two parallel tracks which come together at their end to produce a single comprehensive medium-term fiscal framework: (a) the Macro Economic Framework or MTFP (top down approach); (b) a sectoral review (bottom up approach) where objectives and programmes of spending agencies are documented.

Client: Government of Guyana EU EDF

Jordan (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11075

Title: Support to the Reform of Public Finance and Public Administration Programme in Jordan

Description: Consolidate Jordan's economic growth while taking special care of the impact on the poor of the planned reforms. Design of a € 49 million budget support program to modernise public finance and public administration.

Client: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation EC

Kosovo (2007 - 2008)Ref: 10028

Title: Development and Elaboration of a Private Sector Development Strategy for Kosovo

Description: Update the 2 year old private sector development strategy to assist in creating competitive and self-sufficient private sector, providing opportunities for poverty alleviation disadvantaged groups, women in employment and youth.

Client: Ministry of Trade & Industry; European Reconstruction Agengy (EAR)

Kosovo (2007 - 2008)Ref: 10027

Title: Marketing of a Business Park at Drenas

Description: Assist the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the international marketing of the Business Park, by the creation of a “Master Plan” and prospectus, as well as other marketing materials and implementing said strategy.

Client: Ministry of Trade & Industry ; EAR

Lesotho (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11077

Title: Consultancy To Assist Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to determine institutional requirements to support the planning and budgeting processes.

Description: Directing national resources toward policy objectives in an efficient and effective manner, determining and implementing structures to meaningfully integrate departmental outputs to ensure optimal targeting of public resources.

Client: Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and Planning Units in Line Ministries. Government of Lesotho EC

Malawi (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11011

Title: Final Evaluation of Technical Cooperation Facility

Description: Assess how far the purpose and expected results of the project are achieved, as expressed in the financing agreement. The evaluation will draw lessons from the overall implementation of the process.

Client: EU/ Ministry of Finances of Malawi

Mauritania (2007 - 2008)Ref: 10037

Title: Technical Assistance to support the National Committee (CNN) of Mauritania for the negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations between the UE and the West Africa Region

Description: Technical assistance to 1) guide the CNN in reinforcing its position during the negotiations Mauritania-CEDEAO and UE-West Africa and 2) identify the needs of the country in 10th EDF framework.

Client: EU, National Committee for the APE UE/AO Negotiations

Mauritius (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11078

Title: PEFA (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability) Study

Description: Evaluate the performance of the public finances management system by using PEFA tool.

Client: Union of the Comoros - EC

Mozambique (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11085

Title: Introducing Competition Policy and Law in Mozambique.

Description: Contribution to the development of the private sector in Mozambique through the establishment of sound regulatory framework. Prepare a Competition Law; Identify ways of promoting good practice in competition, mainly by developing advocacy actions and the dissemination of good practice; Gather opinions from key stakeholders - public and private sectors, donors and non-governmental communities.

Client: Government of Mozambique, Public and Private Sector, Ministry of Industry and Trade EC

Panama (2007 - 2008)Ref: 10026

Title: Mid-term evaluation of a project to support the International Science Park of Panama in the City of Knowledge

Description: Using OECD-DAC 5 criteria (Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact, and Sustainability) and 2 EU specific criteria (coherence, and EU added value).

Client: European Commission

Spain (2007 - 2008)Ref: 00111

Title: Study on Public-Private Partnership aimed at innovating, internationalisation and export development: Spanish Case

Description: Study on Public and Private Partnerships in Spain aimed at promoting innovation, export promotion and internationalisation of the Spanish Companies. The study covers both Central Government and Regional government (i.e. Andalusia) policy, instruments and institutions. The study is part of a wide study covering Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Finland. It will be presented in various LA countries.

Client: CEPAL(UN Economic Commission for Latin America)

Syria (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11018

Title: Identification of the Public Finance Reform Programme in Syria.

Description: Make necessary recommendations on a possible EU support program in the area of public finance reform for Syria. The areas to be covered in order to elaborate the overall recommendations are the following: - Budget sustainability, Administration efficiency, transparency and accountability; - Revision of the legal framework, in accordance with modern principles of public finance; - System of social compensation; - Management of public debt and liquidity. - Coordination with other donors (IMF, WB) proposals.

Client: M. of Finance EU Meda

Tajikistan (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11068

Title: Publicity campaign for Strategic Plan for Privatization of Medium and Large Enterprises

Description: Assist the State Property Committee to design and to implement its communications strategy to disseminate financial and other information about privatization offers and auctions in a timely manner to potential investors through mass and selective communications channels in a way that enhances transparency about entities being offered for sale and demonstrates a favourable and fair investment climate that results in higher participation in auction and tenders, and also builds public support for the program.

Client: Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan State Property Committee and EC

Turkey (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11079

Title: Support to the National Authorising Officer and National Fund in Turkey in the Management of IPA.

Description: Support the National Authorising Officer (NAO) in fulfilling effectively and efficiently their obligations and responsibilities in relation to EU funded programmes.

Client: Turkish National Fund Treasury fund

Uzbekistan (2007 - 2008)Ref: 11015

Title: IT & Legal advise for the procurement of the Government Financial Management Information System (GFMIS) for Uzbekistan

Description: Technical assistance to acquire MIS to (i) improve overall fiscal discipline and strategic resource allocation of the State budget; (ii) Ensure effective budget execution and control by streamlining payment authorization arrangement and budget reporting; (iii) Improve the efficiency through the centralisation of cash balances and improved financial planning and cash management; and (iv) Increase the transparency of budget reporting by strengthening financial control, including internal audit, improving accounting and reporting.

Client: M. of Finance, National Coordinating Unit, Europeaid

Algeria (2006 - 2008)Ref: 00115

Title: Support to the Ministry of Trade

Description: Provision of technical assistance to (i) Computerising the market control structures, (ii) Training to the Ministry of Commerce: Trainers’ training, Trade Negotiations, Market control, and (iii) Export Promotion: Customs, International Trade Agreements.

Client: EC Meda. Ministry of Trade

Chad (2006 - 2008)Ref: 11058

Title: Technical assistance to the Public Finance Modernization Plan (PAMFIP) for the capacity building of the Tax Administration National Agency

Description: The objective of this project is to support the Public Finance Modernization Plan of the National Tax Administration Agency of Chad (Direction Générale des Impôts) in the implementation of the 2006 Action Plan and in the formulation of the 2007 Action Plan.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Chad; EU-EDF

Jordan (2006 - 2008)Ref: 10011

Title: TA to the Centre for Excellence for Industrial Design

Description: The overall aims of this project are to expose Jordanian manufacturing companies in 3 sectors (bottled water, furniture and aluminium products) and designers to international design ‘know how’ and familiarise them with the design procedure.

Client: Centre of Excellence for Industrial Design; EU-MEDA

Kazakhstan (2006 - 2008)Ref: 11035

Title: Support to the Ministry of Environment of Kazakhstan in introduction of international environmental standards.

Description: Facilitate further integration of Kazakhstan into the international economy, while improving environment protection. - Technical Regulation for environmental safety; develop recommendations on the ways (legal, regulatory, institutional and technical aspects) for further development of the technical regulation system of Kazakhstan. - Strategy for Introduction of ISO 14000 and development of environmental management in enterprises based on ISO 14 000. - Conducting seminars for specialists of the Ministry regarding technical regulation and introduction of ISO 14 000/ development of environmental management based on ISO 14000 in enterprises.

Client: Kazakhstan Ministry of Environment protection of Kazakhstan EC

Kyrgyzstan (2006 - 2008)Ref: 11005

Title: Support to the definition of a Food Security Programme

Description: The objective is to contribute to the successful implementation of the food security budget support programme 2006 by the Government of Kyrgyzstan by improving the policy reform matrix detailing the conditions, indicators, benchmarks and milestones that will be accepted and fully endorsed by the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the European Commission

Client: EU- Tacis; M.Finance

Moldova (2006 - 2008)Ref: 11065

Title: Mid-term, final and closing reviews of the food security program

Description: Evaluate the implementation of the Budget Support for Food Security Programmes in Moldova through mid-term and final reviews.

Client: Government of Moldova EU

Moldova (2006 - 2008)Ref: 00106

Title: Support to MEPO/MIDA

Description: Formulate and implement a MEPO Development Plan covering the following aspects: (i) Institutional strengthening of MEPO and enhancement of its sustainability level; (ii) Development of a range of training and consulting programmes for companies; (iii) Establishment of an Euro-Info Correspondence Centre; (iv) Export Promotion Programme; (v) Investment Attraction Programme and improvement of investment climate.

Client: Ministry of Economy MEPO EU (Tacis)

ACP region (2005 - 2008)Ref: 00092

Title: Macroeconomic & budget support

Description: Framework contract to provide technical assistance for the identification, preparation, implementation and follow up of budget support programmes; all ACP countries. Provision of relevant expertise to assess Poverty Reduction Strategies and sector policies, identification/interpretation of performance indicators and strengthening of PRSP (Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers), monitoring.

Client: EU – ACP

All Latinamerican countries (2004 - 2008)Ref: 00082

Title: Al-Diagnos

Description: Facilitate integration of economies in LA in the rest of the world, while enhancing the environment for SME. Make studies about different issues that will be asked for the European Commission, EU Delegations en los países beneficiarios & y el Programa Al-invest. All studies are short term and would require different types of expertise (economic studies, diagnosis & assesments, private sector development)

Client: EU PVD-ALA

Bolivia (2004 - 2008)Ref: 00085

Title: Procoin-Program for Trade and Investment Promotion

Description: Technical assistance, training, economic studies, advise, … to (i) Strengthening of Ceprobol’s activities of export and investment promotion, (ii) Business support institutions, (iii) institutions that provide quality and certification to SME; and (iv) international trade negotiations for bilateral, regional and global trade agreements.

Client: EC (PVD-ALA) Ministry of Foreign Relations

Argentina (2007)Ref:

Title: Write Goblal & Annual Operative Plans for the Mercosur Macroeconomy monitoring Project

Description: Write Goblal & Annual Operative Plans for the Mercosur Macroeconomy monitoring Project

Client: Ministry of Economy EU (PVD-ALA)

Bangladesh (2007)Ref: 11009

Title: Feasibility study of Bilateral FTA (Free Trade Agreement) within the (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) SAARC Region.

Description: To analyse the usefulness of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) within the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC region. To conduct an in-depth cost benefit analysis on planned bilateral Free Trade Agreements of Bangladesh and its impact within SAARC countries. To analyse advantages, opportunities and risks of bilateral FTAs with India and Pakistan, and identification of beneficial and critical sectors. To analyse sectors for Bangladesh within selected FTAs in which Bangladesh will have opportunities and to spell out the interventions necessary to diversify and execute exports to the selected countries and to determine sectors which will face serious problems from imports.

Client: M. of Commerce EU - ALA

Botswana (2007)Ref: 11016

Title: Final Evaluation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Statistical Training Project (RSTP).

Description: The evaluation: 1. Systematically review the project and how it has been implemented and managed. 2. Assess the relevance, programme design, effectiveness, efficiency impact and sustainability in relation to the programme design and logical framework. 3. Make recommendations and outline the design of a successor Project, if justified, making specific reference to: • Lessons learnt from the implementation of RSTP to-date; • Which components of the current programme are a) valid and should be continued, b) are valid but their implementation needs to be altered, and c) are not valid and should be discontinued; • Institutional setting and implementation modalities of a successor Project needs to be carefully explored and considered, specifically making reference to the capacity of the current Project Management Unit (PMU) and the Statistics Unit at the SADC Secretariat.

Client: SADC Statistics Bureau; EU-EDF

Cameroon (2007)Ref: 11069

Title: Comparative study of taxation applied to the banana sector.

Description: Sustainable improvement of the competitiveness of the banana industry in Cameroon, as part of the national development strategy of this sector and as part of the EU Sector Support programme. Make a detailed comparative study of taxation (taxes, customs duties etc) applied to the industry (electricity, raw materials, fertilizers, wages, marketing, export, …) in the Cameroun and in other banana-producing countries to assess its impact on costs and, especially, to their competitiveness.

Client: Cameroun government EU-EDF

Cameroon (2007)Ref: 11099

Title: TA for elaboration of a development strategy of the Industry and Services sector

Description: The goals of this technical assistance are helping the government in preparing the PAPDEP programme ( programme to improve public expenditure programming) , analyse the Industry and the Services Sector and create a strategy to develop the sector.

Client: Republic of Cameroon

Caribbean Region (2007)Ref: 10023

Title: Rural Credit Assistance mission in Dominica, Grenada, and St.Lucia

Description: The objective is to assist the governments of the three countries to proceed in time and within the existing constraints with implementation of the remaining rural credit funds.

Client: EU/NAOs of Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia

Central African Republic (2007)Ref: 11070

Title: Technical assistance to the transitional directory to support the EDF National Authorising Office

Description: The objective of the mission is to facilitate the implementation of EDF interventions and to support the EDF National Authorizing Officer in the implementation on their assigned tasks as per the revised IV Convention or Cotonou Agreement, and more in particular in the financial control, procurement and launching and implementation of aid development projects.

Client: EDF National Authorising Office of the Central African Republic; EU-Fed

China (2007)Ref: 11074

Title: Final evaluation to the UE-China Financial Service Cooperation Project

Description: The aim of the Project is to help develop and support the reforms of the banking, insurance and securities market components of China’s financial services industry. Improve the design and the impact of the European Commission’s managed external assistance programmes, by strengthening the Commission’s ability to draw on lessons learnt from past and ongoing interventions for future planning, programming and project identification.

Client: PR China EC

Dominican Republic (2007)Ref: 10036

Title: Identification Study to confirm the suitability of a EC support to the sector the policies in the sector “Economic Governability/Competitiveness”.

Description: Identification Study to confirm the suitability of a EC support to the sector the policies in the sector “Economic Governability/Competitiveness”. Analyse and assess the PAPS’s (Supporting Program to the Sector Policies). Focus on the next seven areas of evaluation: -Analysis of the macroeconomic frame -Evaluation of the Sector Policy -Evaluation of the frame of the multiannual perspective of financing of the sector -Evaluation of the Public Finances -Status of the coordination between the government and the co-operators in the sector -Evaluation of the monitoring system -Evaluation of the Institutional Capacity of the Government authorities in this sector

Client: EU-EDF

Guatemala (2007)Ref:

Title: Advise to the Foreign trade & Investment Cluster

Description: Advise to the management of FOMIN in charge of all foreign trade & investment projects (23 projects) to identify best practices, lessons learned and to disseminate these information among beneficiaries, implementing agencies and the bank itself.

Client: Inter-American Development Bank - FOMIN

Guyana (2007)Ref: 11088

Title: Technical assistance for the design of performance indicators in the context of accompanying measures for sugar 2007-2010.

Description: Develop a set of outcome-oriented performance indicators to trigger disbursements and subsequent monitoring of the variable tranche(s) of planned sector budget support resources to be made available by the EC for economic adjustment and adaptation for the years 2007-2010 and an outline of indicators for the years 2011-2013.

Client: EU EDF Government of Guyana

Guyana (2007)Ref: 11013

Title: Technical Assistance to prepare Revised Performance Indicators and Targets for the EC General Budget Support Programme to Guyana

Description: Review the present indicators for PFM, in health sector and in housing sector; assist in the negotiation between the Government of Guyana and the EU to introduce proposed new indicators; and assess whether new agreed indicators are used, data used and their effectiveness.

Client: Government of Guyana, EU-EDF

India (2007)Ref: 00113

Title: Business Guide to India

Description: Writing of a practical guide on how to do business with India (export, foreign investment, …) for Madrid SMEs with limited knowledge about internationalisation.

Client: PromoMadrid Business Association of Madrid (CEIM)

Ivory Coast (2007)Ref: 11080

Title: Final Evaluation and Financial Review of the supporting Program for the implementation of Corrective Measures (PCM).

Description: Final Evaluation and Financial Review of the supporting program for the implementation of corrective measures, improving the public finances management, the safety and the effectiveness of macroeconomic assistance.

Client: Public Procurement Directorate (DMP) Audit Chamber of the Supreme Court (CDC) Budgetary Control Directorate (DCB)Justice Agency of Treasury (IJT) General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) Public Expenditure Review Department (CRDP) Financial Control Department (DCF)EC

Latin America & Caribbean (2007)Ref: 00135

Title: Advise to FOMIN-MIF Foreign trade & Investment Cluster

Description: The general objective is to provide technical advise to the Foreign trade & Investment Cluster of Fomin to identify best practices and lessons learnt in projects funded by Fomin-MIF. - Define a methodology to identify best practices and lessons learned - Analyse projects already concluded and in execution - Propose a system to exchange information between implementing institutions.

Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) FOMIN MIF

Malawi (2007)Ref: 10035

Title: Final Evaluation of the EC Support to the Export Strategy Project

Description: Evaluate how far the purpose and the expected results of the “Export Strategy Development Activities” project, as expressed in the Programme Estimate (PE), have been achieved. Special focus will be on effectiveness, impact and sustainability while the expert will also be required to provide an opinion on the relevance and the efficiency of the initiative.

Client: Ministry of Trade EU

Malawi (2007)Ref: 11083

Title: Mid Term Evaluation Capacity Building for NAO Support Unit in Ministry of Finance.

Description: Mid-term evaluation of the Capacity building for National Authorising Officer (NAO) Support Unit programme with regards the national ownership of Country Studies Program (CSP) and National Indicative Programme (NIP) and the capacity of NAO Support Unit in taking a lead role to support the effective project identification and implementation of the EC programme

Client: Malawian Ministry of Finances National Authorising Officer (NAO) EC

South Africa (2007)Ref: 11072

Title: Financial Management Improvement Programme Phase II (FMIP II): Diagnostic study

Description: The global objective of this assignment is to enable the National Treasury to provide appropriate support interventions to the three spheres of government (economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of public finances) at central, regional and local government level.

Client: National Treasury & EC-EDF

South Africa (2007)Ref: 10022

Title: Mid term Review of the program of support to local economic development in the Eastern Cape

Description: Review programme performance to date, the implementation mechanisms, the opportunity and options for a further phase.

Client: Provincial Treasury of Eastern Cape, EC

South Africa (2007)Ref: 11073

Title: Scan of restructuring zones: Support programme for Social Housing (SPSH)

Description: Support the establishment of a viable, sustainable social housing sector in South Africa and to provide the basis for its future expansion. Support the stabilization and rescue efforts of the existing social housing institutions.

Client: National Department of Housing and EC-EDF

Spain (2007)Ref: 00133

Title: Business Development with the International Aid Development Institutions

Description: Support Navarra Chamber and Navarra Region SMEs in their internationalisation effort with the International Aid Development Institutions through the Drafting of the Business Guide including: Introduction to the Multilateral Donors, Project Cycle Management, Strategy definitions, Project identification and information Sources, services contracts (techniques, processes and advices) and tender preparation process

Client: Navarra Chamber of Commerce (Spain)

Spain. Poland (2007)Ref: 00128

Title: Design of a Twining Project Between Lower Silesia Region (Poland) and Castilla & Leon (Spain)for Infrastructure Projects

Description: Design and Start-up of a twining Plan in Lower Silesia to assist the Region to use European Structural Funds in infrastructure projects with the assistance of Castilla y León know-how in these type of projects and to promote economic relations between companies in both regions

Client: ADE Castilla y León – FORCAL Consortium

Turkey (2007)Ref: 10024

Title: Supporting Project Management Capacity of the Union of Municipalities in Turkey (UMT), the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and the Confederation of Turkish Trades and Craftsmen (TESK).

Description: Deliver training on didactical and pedagogical techniques, Grant Scheme Managemetn and Project Management to the trainers from the UMT, the TOBB and the TESK who were trained under the 2003 project “Development of project preparation capacity of the UMT,the TOBB and the TESK”.

Client: EU/ Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT), Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB); Confederation of Turkish Trades and Craftsmen (TESK)

Turkey (2007)Ref: 11019

Title: Technical Assistance for preparing Operating Manual and Support to the National IPA Coordinator Office in the Preparations of the IPA (Instrument of Pre-Accession).

Description: Conduct an organizational review of the whole EUSG as an organization to assess qualitatively and quantitatively whether the present organizational set-up is appropriate for the functions, tasks and responsibilities under IPA. Prepare an operating manual describing the internal procedures implemented by the Secretariat General for EU Affairs - EUSG (acting as secretariat of NIPAC) in order to effectively coordinate, programme and monitor the IPA assistance.

Client: Secretariat General for European Union Affairs (EUSG), Europeaid

Bangladesh (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11067

Title: Study on movement of natural persons

Description: To ensure further liberalisation of trade in services (Mode 4 of GATS- General Agreement on Trade and Services ) and to retain and/or enhance as far as possible the movement of Bangladesh workers in the world economy by informing the Ministry of Commerce of the up to date situation regarding the movement of Natural Persons under the latest WTO regulations, with a view to increase inflow of workers remittances. Advise Government of Bangladesh on international negotiations on trade in services.

Client: Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh, EC

Belgium (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10021

Title: Study on the future of PRO€INVEST

Description: The objective of the study is to build on the findings of the pertinent evaluations (particularly main Pro€Invest studies, and orientation or reflexion documents produced by PRIMS) and consultation with stakeholders in order to make proposals with a view to redesign the programme to maximize its effectiveness and impact outreach, ownership and ease of access by beneficiaries.

Client: EU-ACP countries

Benin (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11054

Title: Comprehensive study of the budget in term of external aid flows

Description: The overall objective of the mission is that all budgeted and realised public expenditures appear in both the National Budget of Benin and the Public Finance Management Integrated System (SIGFIP).

Client: National Authorizing Officer of Benin

Croatia (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10019

Title: Technical assistance for implementation of Business Zones in Vukovar

Description: To transform the current perspective and operations from a Land Sales Model to a more strategic and sustainable Estate Management Model through the incremental introduction of best practice strategic approaches and effective and efficient managerial procedures and operations.

Client: EU / Vukovar-Srijem (Croatia)

Croatia (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11004

Title: Technical Assistance for the effective implementation of Croatia’s National Strategy and Action Plan for Regional Development.

Description: The objective of this contract is to strengthen the management capacity of the Ministry of Sea, Tourist, Transport and Development of Croatia (MSTTD) and establish the legal base for regional policy to implement effectively the National Strategy for Regional Development (NSRD)

Client: EU – Cards; M. of Development, Sea, Tourism

Guatemala (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11059

Title: Formulation Mission for a Support Programme to the Tax System

Description: The main objective of the mission is to support the Delegation of the European Union in the preparation of the Financing Proposal for a support programme for the modernisation of the tax system in Guatemala.

Client: Government of Guatemala EC-ALA

Ivory Coast (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10032

Title: Audit of the Program to Support Regional Integration (PARI)_II

Description: Audit of the Programme PARI II and of the Programme Estimate of the COS ( operational Centre for Security) The auditor will issue an opinion on the use of the funds granted by the EC and the fulfilment of the terms of the contract

Client: National EU Authorising Officer; European Union

Jordan (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11063

Title: Monitoring of the implementation of the Sector Reform Facility (SRF) programme

Description: The objective of this project is to assist the European Commission in its monitoring of the implementation of the Sector Reform Facility (SRF) programme. The SRF is a budget support programme focused on the Private Sector Development and on the Improvement of the Business Environment.

Client: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation EC-MEDA

Kazakhstan (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11062

Title: Trading Companies short-term statistics

Description: The objective of the project is to support the adoption by the Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan of a new data collection methodology in the field of trading-companies, developping new methodological approach, according to EU standards, and “trade” indicators in line with International practice and standards.

Client: Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan; EC-Tacis

Liberia (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10020

Title: Mineral commodity markets specialist to support to the contracts and concessions review process

Description: Provide technical input to and strengthen the review of contracts and concessions engaged under the life of the NTGL in order to evaluate mineral commodity markets trends analysis.

Client: UE / NAO Liberia

Liberia (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11066

Title: Short Term Technical Assistance to LISGIS Liberian Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Systems

Description: The overall objective of this assignment is to provide technical assistance to LISGIS Liberian Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Systems, in order to optimise the quality of the national statistical system and database: inflation, housing and population statistics. Determine training needs and implement trainings. Strenthen capacity of LISGIS to medium term planning.

Client: Liberian Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Systems (LISGIS) EC-EDF

Malawi (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11042

Title: Public Expenditure Financial Accountability Framework (PEFA) Assessment

Description: Assessment of the progress made in the Public Finance Management (PFM) reform process by the Government of Malawi by providing an updated assessment of the PEFA indicators.

Client: Ministry of Financial; Government of Malawi; EC-EDF

Malawi (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10018

Title: Short term study on the establishment of the COMESA Common Investment Area and the implications of implementation for Malawi.

Description: The consultancy is aimed at preparing Malawi to strategically position itself in a manner that will facilitate the undertaking of interventions that will guarantee positive benefits from the implementation of COMESA Common Investment Area (CCIA). The output will enhance the understanding of Malawi´s competitive advantages and hence strengthen its negotiating position as well as facilitate the implementation of the necessary reforms in order to position Malawi as an attractive investment location in the COMESA region.

Client: EU Government of malawi

Mali (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11052

Title: Identification mission of a project supporting the Public Procurement General Directorate

Description: The objective of the mission is to identify two actions support to the General Directorate of Public Procurement of Mali: (i) Implementation and regular publication of a bulletin of legal notices; (ii) Implementation of an archiving system for contracts and tenders.

Client: Public Procurement General Directorate (DGMP); EC-EDF

Mauritius (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10010

Title: Preparation of an action plan for promotion of clustering.

Description: Assist Government in policy definition to promote production of of higher-value goods and services at internationally competitive prices in the non-sugar export industry through the creation of knowledge-intensive environments conducive to clustering/networking of enterprises, both nationally and regionally. A particular emphasis will be laid on SMEs

Client: EU – ACP Government of Mauritius

Mozambique (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11039

Title: Study on the VAT refund situation in Public Works contracts in Mozambique

Description: Assistance to the Government of Mozambique, the Development Partner Group (DPG) and the group of 17 direct budget support providers (G17) in collecting relevant information, analyzing the situation of the VAT refunds in Mozambique for an efficient implementation of public works contracts in Mozambique.

Client: Government of Mozambique; EC

Palestine (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10007

Title: Advisory assistance to the Palestinian government for the enhancement of the EC-Palestinian-Israeli trilateral process on trade and related priority policy matters

Description: The project will provide the Palestinian Authority with needed advice and support in trade policy matters of pressing concern, thereby efficiently fostering its trade and private sector development policies in the framework of the EC-PLO Interim Association Agreement, the ENP’s Action Plan, the WTO System and its international trade relations. The mission will also enhance specific negotiation capacity and capacity building through ad hoc assistance to the Ministry of National Economy in the context of disengagement and Palestinian-Israeli economic relations.

Client: PA Ministry of National Economy

Peru (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10004

Title: Evaluation “CAN- GRANADUA” - Strengthening customs union in countries of Andean Community

Description: The objective of this mission is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the GRANADUA programme, a project aimed to support the General Secretary of the Andean Community (SG-CAN) and the Country Members in the adaptation of their customs systems so they can set up a Regional Customs Union as the basis for the consolidation of the Andean Common Market.

Client: Secretariat of Andean Community

Romania (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11064

Title: TA for the elaboration of Technical Specifications and Terms of Reference for the following PHARE 2005 projects

Description: Development and implementation of new IT applications related to the optimization of the business environment and tax payers, assistance; Increasing the integration level of the new IT and communication systems. Enhancement of the IT interoperability between MoFP and National Custom Authority; Increasing the integration of the new communication systems.

Client: Ministry of Public Finance, Customs Administration - EU

Rusia (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11001

Title: Support the Russian accession to the green card system

Description: The objective of the project is to support Russia's accession to the Green card system by developing an optimal model of infrastructure for the Russian Green card Bureau, and ensuring the optimal organization of the Bureau and its compliance with the system of Bureaux.

Client: RAMI-Russian Association of Motor Insurers

Serbia (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11060

Title: Verification of the Audit procedures for the European Agency of Reconstruction on the Grants under the Regional Social Economic Development fund and the Exchange Programme

Description: The global objective of the assignment is to ensure that all the required conditions were observed in the audit procedures of the projects and grants funded by the Regional Social Economic Development Fund and the Exchange Program, both supported the European Agency of Reconstruction (EAR).

Client: European Agency for Reconstruction; EC

Sierra Leone (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11043

Title: TA for the Review of the Poverty Reduction Budget Support Indicators

Description: The global objective of this mission is to facilitate and assist in the conduct of the Multi Donor Budget Support Joint Review Mission providing an assessment of the Public Finance Management indicators and the Poverty Reduction Budget Support indicators.

Client: Government of Sierra Leone; ECD to Sierra Leone

Spain (2006 - 2007)Ref: 00109

Title: Mini-multinationals

Description: Design of program to support medium companies to grow into small multinational companies: instruments (finance, consulting, R&D, subsidies, training …), programme management manuals, methodology to identify and select target companies. Start up of pilot phase with 10 companies.

Client: ADE (Regional Development Agency of Castilla y León)

Syria (2006 - 2007)Ref: 10030

Title: Preparation of a Policy Framework for the Development of a Competitive and Diversified Engineering/ Industrial Sector in Syria

Description: Develop a policy framework and a proposal for an action plan to promote the development of private sector engineering sub-sectors, including foreign direct investment.

Client: Syrian Enterprise Business Center; M. of Economy; EU - Meda

Tajikistan (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11046

Title: Assistance on mortgage regulations and administration

Description: To improve the legal framework of the land management, land tenure and land use rights in Tajikistan and to assist in the creation of conditions that are conducive to the introduction of rural credit.

Client: State Land Committee; EC-TACIS

Turkey (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11040

Title: Improvement of hospital and health expenditure statistics

Description: To find and establish the best method for compiling health expenditure statistics in compliance with OECD and EU Health Accounts System by applying a pilot study and establish a new methodology for hospital statistics for providing periodical data and improving the quality of data to respond all national and international requirements by applying a new form/forms in selected hospitals.

Client: Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSAT), Ministry of Health

Uganda (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11071

Title: Assessment of technical assistance requirements for support to the National Authorising Officer in Uganda.

Description: The specific objectives are: •Review the current tasks and mandate of Aid Liaison Department (ALD) •Assess how these tasks are being performed and by whom; •Advise on options for the redistribution of tasks where appropriate; •Anticipate upcoming needs/tasks in the medium term; •Identify any gaps that will exist taking into account the departure of the TA to ALD; •Advise on the need for future Technical Assistance to the NAO and ALD and its form, ie. whether short or long-term or a mix of the two.

Client: Uganda National Authorising Officer EC EDF

Uruguay (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11057

Title: Cooperation Project for the Modernisation of the National Tax Administration (Dirección General Impositiva) of the Republic of Uruguay

Description: Empowering the institutional capacity of the country and modernising its institutions through increasing the efficiency and the effectiveness of its National Tax Administration (the DGI) in order to improve the financial reliability of the Republic of Uruguay.

Client: Ministry of Finance of Uruguay; EU - ALA

Vietnam (2006 - 2007)Ref: 11030

Title: Training Banking Supervision Inspectors - New Banking Products and Associated Risks.

Description: The overall objective of the contract is to assist Vietnam to improve and put in place conditions for sustained and stable economic growth through a banking system that is better supervised and thus stronger and better able to extend credit throughout the economy. As objectives: I. To develop a clear understanding of new banking products and their associated risks in up to 75 bank inspectors. II. To develop in these inspectors a full understanding of the implications of these new banking products for on- and off-site supervision of banks in Vietnam.

Client: State Bank of Vietnam and the EC - ALA

Kosovo (2005 - 2007)Ref: 11034

Title: Support to the Assembly of Kosovo

Description: Improvement of quality, outcome and accountability of the Agency’s support to the Assembly of Kosovo and similar programmes in the future. - Assess the preparations and needs assessments for the design of the EU support to the Assembly of Kosovo by using the Logframes as one of the evaluation tools. - Analyse the impact on the Stabilisation and Accession process of the support and to what extent the support was based on “best practices”. - To assess to what extent stakeholders were involved in the project cycle and to what extent ownership has been obtained. - Cross-cutting issues, i.e. gender, minority, are to be included in the evaluation.

Client: UN administered Kosovo; EC-Cards

Serbia & Montenegro (2005 - 2007)Ref: 11031

Title: Support to the Commission for Competition Protection

Description: Assist the Republic of Serbia in meeting the requirements of a Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA). Contribute to the functioning of internal market creating a business environment in the Republic of Serbia. Contribute to general awareness campaign on informing economic entities and general public on competition issues with provisions of the new Law. Support the MMTS in the establishment of the Commission for Competition Protection in accordance with the new Law and good practice in the EU countries.

Client: Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Services; European Commission - Cards

Egypt (2004 - 2007)Ref: 00084

Title: Trade Enhancement Program(TEP-A)

Description: Technical assistance to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Doha Round international trade negotiations of the WTO and in the implementation and optimisation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Egypt: strategy design, communication and public relations, economic studies, training, technical assistance, advise, …

Client: European Commission (Meda)Ministry of Industry and Trade of Egypt

Algeria (2006)Ref: 10031

Title: Identification of a programme to support trade facilitation in Alegria

Description: Provision of technical assistance to (i) Computerising the market control structures, (ii) Training to the Ministry of Commerce: Trainers’ training, Trade Negotiations, Market control, and (iii) Export Promotion: Customs, International Trade Agreements.

Client: EC Meda, Ministry of Trade

ASEAN (2006)Ref: 10002

Title: ASEAN Secretariat - Skills Training Programme

Description: To improve the capacity of Secretariat staff to fulfil their role in the support of ASEAN regional integration. To enhance the skills set of Secretariat staff in specific areas (notably staff management, project cycle management, written and oral communication and research).

Client: EU – ALA

Bulgaria (2006)Ref: 11038

Title: Technical assistance for finalization of Terms of Reference for extension of Bulgarian Integrated Customs Information System (BICIS) functionality , finalization of TS for the supply of equipment for modernisation of the infrastructure supporting BIC

Description: Preparation and completion of the tender procedures “Extension of BICIS functionality” and “Supply of equipment for modernization of the infrastructure supporting BICIS”, including detailed indicative budget breakdown for provision of services, provision of independent expertise in the prequalification procedure and tender evaluation.

Client: Bulgarian Customs Agency, EC

Bulgaria (2006)Ref: 10013

Title: Technical assistance for the preparation of the sectoral operational programme transport” 2007-2013

Description: Assist the Ministry of Transport to achieve sound and efficient management of the Structural and Cohesion Fund in the period of 2007-2013.

Client: EU-Phare; M. Transport & Communication

Bulgary (2006)Ref: 11053

Title: Ex-ante evaluation of the National Operational Programme for regional development within the Bulgarian national development plan 2007-2013

Description: Evaluation of the National Operational Programme for regional development and formulation of recommendations for adjustments in order to ensure effective programme performance and optimisation of the impact of future Structural Funds interventions

Client: Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works; EU

Central America (2006)Ref: 10033

Title: Design of Project to reinforce the Central American Customs Union

Description: Analyse and propose interventions in the Central American Unified System of Information (SIAUCA), the integrated and electronic tax system, the Central American Customs School, the reinforcement of the peripheral customs and the support to the necessary institutional changes. Propose actions to lower the negative socioeconomic impact in border population Assess efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of proposed actions.

Client: Central American Secretariat for Economic integration (SIECA); EU

Equatorial Guinea (2006)Ref: 11056

Title: Preparatory study for the 10th EDF planning

Description: Preparation of a document of analysis and recommendations in order to define the cooperation strategy between the European Commission and the Equatorial Guinea within the 10th European Development Fund (FED) for the 2008-2012 period.

Client: Republic of Equatorial Guinea; EU-EDF

Jamaica (2006)Ref: 10017

Title: Mid term evaluation of the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Description: A Mid term evaluation covering the whole programme will review the PSDP to date and evaluate the results achieved so far.

Client: EU / Government of Jamaica

Kazakhstan (2006)Ref: 11003

Title: Development of the database on grants provided by the donors to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Description: The objective of this mission is to strengthen the coordination capacity of the government of Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to all donor assistance provided to the country by providing the Investment Policy and Planning Department (IPPD) with database software for effective donor aid’s coordination.

Client: EU – Tacis; M. of Economy

Kosovo (2006)Ref: 10012

Title: Provide technical assistance to the KTA for enhancing international investment in the privatisation process in Kosovo.

Description: Assess major obstacles for international investors in Kosovo; provide suggestions for improving international participation by investors in the Kosovo privatisation process, make comparison between the privatisation process in Kosovo and in similar environments; design and carry out survey among potential investors.

Client: EU – Cards

Kosovo (2006)Ref: 10016

Title: Study of Kosovo's Financial Sector.

Description: The overall objective of the project of is to assist the KSDP (Kosovo Development and Strategy Plan) in preparing a strategy for the future development of the financial sector in Kosovo and to assess actions needed to improve Kosovo’s access to international financial markets and institutions.

Client: EU-Cards; UN administered Kosovo

Laos (2006)Ref: 11007

Title: Study of the Tax and Tax administration burden on small and medium Enterprises in Laos

Description: The purpose of this mission is to study and report on the tax and tax administration burden on small and medium enterprises in Laos. The expert will study how do LAO PDR (Popular Democracy Republic) tax rates for business and tax revenue collection compare to similar low income countries in the region.

Client: EU ALA

Lebanon (2006)Ref: 10003

Title: Upgrading of the metrology unit at the Industrial Research Institute.

Description: Several training courses on various technical issues.

Client: EU - Meda

Liberia (2006)Ref: 11008

Title: Financial Audit of Forestry Development Authority (FDA).

Description: The audit will attempt to ascertain whether the FDA was able to maintain accurate and correct financial records and to identify areas where gaps, inconsistencies and improper documentation exist; Certify that any funds provided by the Ministry of Finance during the above mentioned period were utilised for their intended purposes (e.g. staff payroll, operational costs) and that any funds generated by the FDA during the above mentioned period were properly registered, collected and accounted.

Client: EU – ACP Forestry Development Authority of Liberia

Mali (2006)Ref: 11055

Title: Support to the EDF National Authorising Officer for the preparation of a EDF support programme for the “Cotton sector”

Description: The objective of this mission is to provide Technical Assistance to the National Authorizing Officer (NAO) of the European Development Fund (EDF) in the preparation of financial proposal (€ 15 million) to support the reform of the cotton sector in Mali.

Client: Mali Ministry of Foreign Affairs; National Authorizing Officer of Mali

MEDA (2006)Ref: 10029

Title: Identification of a Regional Programme for Investment Promotion 2007

Description: Identification of a regional programme for investment promotion based on the MEDA regional planning 2007-2009. The regional program will support a Euro-Mediterranean network of actors involved in investment promotion.

Client: EuropeAid Cooperation Office EU - MEDA

Mercosur (2006)Ref: 11006

Title: Support Mission for the elaboration of OWP y AWP for the project Biotech CE–MERCOSUR.

Description: The objective of the mission is to write the Overall Work Plan (OWP) and the Annual Work Plan (AWP) for the implementation of the EU-Mercosur biotech cooperation project. This project aims at promoting the development of the biotechnologies in MERCOSUR by implementing a regional coordination platform of the biotechnologies areas

Client: EU – ALA

Morocco (2006)Ref: 11037

Title: Reinforcement of audit competences of the higher body of General Inspection of Moroccan Finances (IGF)

Description: Upgrade of the Moroccan General Inspection of Finances (IGF) to European and International standards through the improvement of its capacities, standards and procedures of audit procedures.

Client: Morocco General Inspection of Finances; Ministry of Finances and the Privatization of Morocco; EC-MEDA

Morocco (2006)Ref: 11050

Title: Support to the formulation of an institutional twinning project proposal for the benefit of the General Inspection of the Territorial Administration (IGAT)

Description: The objective of this project is to develop a project proposal of institutional Twinning between the General Inspectorate for Territorial Administration (IGAT) and an equivalent administration of a Member State of the Union in order to contribute to strengthen the Constitutional state and to support the good governance strategy.

Client: Ministry of Internal Affairs; General Inspection of the Territorial Administration (IGAT); EC - MEDA

Morocco (2006)Ref: 11051

Title: Support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco to assess the situation of Morocco in comparison with the European Union’s Internal Market

Description: This project aims to provide a reliable evaluation of global market situation in Morocco in comparison with the Association Agreement with the European Union and to formulate a monitoring system to measure future gaps and to support decisions making process.

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; EU - MEDA

Niger (2006)Ref: 11049

Title: Final Evaluation of the General Census of Population and Housing

Description: The aim of the mission is to evaluate the result of Third General Census of Population and Housing in Niger, focusing on quality of the demographical and statistical data presented to the Nigerian services and authorities.

Client: EDF National Authorising Officer; EU - EDF

Pakistan (2006)Ref: 10015

Title: Mid-term Evaluation for Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA).

Description: Assess the results of the programme as a whole and its impact against selected indicators; Review the overall programme organisation and management in terms of its efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. Measure the level of programme appreciation by 1) by the beneficiaries, and 2) by the European Commission (including the EC- Pak Delegation). Identify gaps, build upon lessons learned and suggest possible improvements. Study possible limits/advantages in replicating this instrument (or a similar one) in other geographic areas. Recommendations for future interventions in trade sector of Pakistan.

Client: EU – ALA; Government of Pakistan

Pakistan (2006)Ref: 10008

Title: Strengthening Pakistan's Gems and Jewellery Sectors- Training in Product Designing, Manufacturing and Marketing

Description: Capacity building of the gems and jewelry sectors with a view to prepare the entrepreneurs for changing customer demands in local and international markets. Improve the existing gaps in training and in skill levels in design, technology and market research that have kept the sector from creating new business opportunities.

Client: Government of Pakistan EU - ALA

Peru (2006)Ref: 00104

Title: Final Evaluation of a programme aimed at boosting competitiveness of Peruvian SMEs through improving quality and safety standards

Description: Final Evaluation of a programme aimed at boosting competitiveness of Peruvian SMEs through improving quality and safety standards

Client: IABD – MIF Indecopi

SADC (2006)Ref: 11044

Title: Formulation of a Project Intervention to support implementation of the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol

Description: To develop a Financing Proposal to support implementation of the Finance and Investment Protocol (FIP) for the SADC (Southern African Development Community) and to formulate a programme of activities for EC financial assistance to support the implementation of the FIP and its domestic regulatory adjustments.

Client: Southern African Development Community; EU-EDF

Spain (2006)Ref: 00105

Title: Internationalisation plan of SMEs with multilateral funding agencies

Description: Advise and technical assistance to implement plan to promote export of goods and services of Castilla SMEs to multilateral development institutions (Wold Bank, UE, IADB, …)

Client: EXCAL (Regional Government of Castilla-Leon)

Sudan (2006)Ref: 10014

Title: Short Term Consultancy for the Ministry of Foreign Trade, National Development for the finalisation of a capacity building Project Proposal

Description: To achieve, in close co-operation with the MinFTNDTP and the EC Delegation, the formulation of the final project proposal and the related Implementation Protocol (IP) and fine-tune the scope, objectives, activities and budget of a trade policy related project in EDF format. Capacity build Ministry personnel.

Client: EU – ACP M. of Development and Ttrade

Syria (2006)Ref: 10006

Title: Identification of potential export markets

Description: The objective of this assignment is to transfer export skills and know-how to the beneficiaries which are the private sector companies; exporters as well as potential new exporters.The expert will deliver trainings and provide direct assistance to companies.

Client: EU - Meda

Tajikistan (2006)Ref: 11033

Title: Support to the reform and Restructure of the Antimonopoly State Agency

Description: Support the reform of Tajik anti-monopoly legislation and restructuring of the Antimonopoly State Agency Antimonopoly, in line with European and international standards. Review the institutional arrangements for developing, monitoring and enforcing adequate to the anti-monopoly laws and regulations.

Client: Tajikistan State Agency for Antimonopoly EC-TACIS

Turkey (2006)Ref: 11041

Title: Assessment of seven main data providers of the Turkish Statistical System

Description: To assess the situation of the main data providers in the Turkish Statistical System (TSS) and to determine their needs in the harmonization process of the Turkish Statistical System with EU standards.

Client: Government of Turkey; EC

Turkey (2006)Ref: 11061

Title: Evaluation of the Tender for “Supply of Equipment for Supporting Turkey in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights with a Focus on Fight Against Piracy”

Description: The general objective of this project is to support the Turkish government in its efforts towards strengthening the capacity in legal, institutional, technical and investment matters related to intellectual rights protection in line with relevant EU Acquis, with specific focus on fight against piracy.

Client: Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Turkey; Directorate General Copyright and Cinema of Turkey

Ukraine (2006)Ref: 11045

Title: Preparing Twinning Fiche for the State Control and Revision Office of Ukraine (KRU)

Description: Support to the State Control and revision Office of Ukraine (KRU) and the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine in the drafting of a Twinning Fiche aimed to support Ukraine in the process of improvement of the management of public funds and public enterprises.

Client: State Control and Revision Office (KRU); EC-TACIS

Jamaica (2005 - 2006)Ref: 10001

Title: PSDP. Feasibility study for the creation of a mutual guarantee company (MGC).

Description: The purpose of this consultancy is to assess the viability of establishing one or more Mutual Guarantee Companies (MGCs) within the context of the PSDP.

Client: EU - ACP

Laos (2005 - 2006)Ref:

Title: Complete review of Public Financial Management and Accountability of LAO PDR and Financial Accountability Study.

Description: Conduct a review and structured analysis of the country Public Financial Management (PFM) and Financial Accountability arrangements on budget: planning and allocation; execution / Budget Accounting and reporting, monitoring and oversight; Capacity enhancement and Information Technology

Client: Laos M. of Finance EU ALA

Laos (2005 - 2006)Ref: 11002

Title: Diagnosis of the Public Financial Management (PFM) of Laos

Description: The experts will review the Ministry of Finance so as to make recommendations to the government of LAO PDR for improving the management of public resources through the Public Expenditure Management Strengthening Program (PEMSP) and to the European commission on the suitability of LAO PDR as a recipient of budgetary aid.

Client: Ministry of finance of Laos

Lebanon (2005 - 2006)Ref: 10005

Title: SME Integrated Support Programme

Description: This project is aimed at preparing activities in the field of private sector development based on an analysis of strategic priorities to serve as a basis for the proposal for a private sector Financing Plan funded by the European Commission.

Client: EC Delegation to Lebanon

Ukraine (2005 - 2006)Ref: 11036

Title: Public Administration capacity Assessment

Description: Assessment of the public administration capacity of Ukraine (legal framework, structure, institutional capacity) in order to form an opinion on the readiness of Ukrainian authorities to assume new roles in a donors coordination within the Sector Wide Approach.

Client: Ukraine National Coordination Unit (NCU); EC-TACIS

Russia (2004 - 2006)Ref: 00080

Title: Baltic SME Development

Description: The objectives are to support development and increase commercial cross-border activity involving SME’s from Leningrad and Kaliningrad oblasts, with a view to promoting regional economic integration through (i) developing an effective regional export development policy and institutional infrastructure (ii) increasing the export capacity of SME’s in the Leningrad and Kaliningrad oblasts and (iii) enhancing the capacity of local business service providers to deliver export-oriented business services on commercial basis.

Client: EU-TACIS

Spain (2003 - 2006)Ref: 00073

Title: Design a plan of internationalisation of the know-how and technology of the region of Andalucía (Spain)

Description: With a view to providing a framework for the future development of the region. It implies an in-depth study of the current economic and political situation, selecting the sectors better endowed to succeed abroad, applying programs from the European Commission, and the International Financial Institutions (World Bank, EBRD, EIB, etc),etc

Client: EXTENDA- Regional Government of Andalucía

United Kingdom (2003 - 2006)Ref: 00074

Title: Trade and Development Framework Agreement

Description: The overall objective of the framework is to provide expert advisory and capacity building services to support DFID´s commitment to facilitate developing countries to capture gains from trade. The purpose is to extend and enhance DFID´s existing trade-related technical assistance services supporting its interventions in an efficient and time-effective way.

Client: Department for International Development (DFID) UK

ACP Region (2002 - 2006)Ref: 00062

Title: Capacity Building in Support of the Preparation of Economic Partnership Agreements

Description: Start of EPA negotiations with a number of ACP regional groupings and ACP states that are ready in terms of their mandates and capacities. Contributing to this result are the following: develop a comprehensive and appropriate negotiation among ACP states prioritising their objectives in view of the negotiation process, improve ACP countries technical capacity in the field of negotiating techniques and achieve further progress in consolidating regional economic integration initiatives in progress.

Client: Secretariat General of the ACP Group of States - EDF

Belize (2005)Ref: 00100

Title: Technical assistance on Trade Negotiations

Description: Advise on the negotiations of a “partial scope” trade agreement between Belize and Guatemala to assess the “poverty alleviation” issues, such as identification and characterisation of potential winner and losers, impact evaluation.

Client: DFID

China (2005)Ref: 00093

Title: Study on Chinese challenges Threats and Opportunities for the regional economy of Castille-Leon

Description: Design of a plan to promote exports & investments between China and the Region.

Client: EXCAL (Regional Government of Castille – Spain)

Nicaragua (2005)Ref: 00099

Title: Final Evaluation – Program to enhance competitiveness of enterprises through quality and safety food rules

Description: The evaluation, in line with international standard rules ISO and HACCP, assessed the beneficiary efficiency as implementing agency and the success of the components of the programme: awareness raising, training and capacity building and ISO systems implementation

Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) - Fomin

Russia (2005)Ref: 11032

Title: Office of the Ombudsman for Public Administration.

Description: Support the implementation of the comprehensive legal and court reform in the Russian Federation, and to contribute to the creation of an administration of justice in the country. The major focus of the assignment is to conduct an examination of the comparative advantages of different forms of administrative ombudsman systems and develop a set of recommendations for the establishment of an analogous system that is appropriate for the Russian Federation. Deliver a set of recommendations connected with the establishment of an ombudsman for public administration in Russia.

Client: State Duma of the Russian Federation an the European Commission- Tacis

Spain (2005)Ref: 00094

Title: Export Promotion Plan for Purchasing Agencies of Multilateral Institutions

Description: Design of a Plan to promote exports of goods & services of Castille SME to said institutions (e.g. NATO, UN, EU …)

Client: EXCAL (Regional Government of Castille – Spain)

Spain (2005)Ref: 00095

Title: FASHION PROMOTION

Description: Design of a plan to create a cluster of clothing fashion through (i) promoting young fashion designers (ii) converting existing SME into international companies, and (iii) supporting and improving the competitiveness of suppliers and providers of goods and services for the sector.

Client: EXCAL (Regional Government of Castille – Spain)

Spain (2005)Ref: 00091

Title: World Bank

Description: Study on the opportunities that project funded by the World Bank could have for SMEs in the Castille region; drafting and publishing a guide of how to do business with the World Bank Group.

Client: Excal – Regional Government of Castilla-Leon

United States of America (2005)Ref: 00087

Title: Export promotion plan for meat products

Description: Design of a plan to promote exports of meat products to the US market: análisis of supply, market study, design of plan for SME.

Client: Excal – Regional Government of Castilla-Leon

Worldwide (2005)Ref: 00088

Title: Design of MIGA strategy for 2005-2010

Description: Analysis of 85 Investment Promotion Institutions in developing countries to identify needs areas of activity, perception and valuation of Miga’s products and services …

Client: Miga – World Bank Group

China (2004 - 2005)Ref: 00090

Title: Study on Transport Infrastructure Needs

Description: Assess needs of Tianjin Municipality in the area of Transport. Study existing transport infrastructure (train, air, maritime, road,…). Identify main gaps & needs. Train Chinese officials in transport and evaluate investment & businnes opportunities.

Client: Tianjin (China) Planning Commision . Ministry of Economy of Spain (FEV)

Macedonia (2004 - 2005)Ref: 00083

Title: Training of Government Officials in Trade Regulations

Description: To support Macedonia’s integration into the global economy through the enhancement of Government officials’ knowledge and expertise of trade policy matters, the multilateral trading system, international and EU trade law and the functioning of the WTO.

Client: Ministry of Economy and other Ministries and Public Agencies/ European Agency for Reconstruction

Several African & Pacific countries (2004 - 2005)Ref: 00089

Title: Pro-Invest

Description: Organisation of 7 workshops in various African & Pacific countries to promote the Pro-invest program.

Client: Pro-Invest

Spain (2004 - 2005)Ref: 00086

Title: ERE

Description: Design of internationalisation plan to promote learning of Spanish in the region: analysis of the supply, creation of a quality control system, business plan for the creation of a non-profit institution

Client: Excal – Regional Government of Castilla-Leon

SADC Region (2002 - 2005)Ref: 00063

Title: Investment Promotion (ESIP) Programme

Description: Increase investment-domestic and foreign-in the SADC Region and the integration of the Region’s economy into the world economy. The Programme’s success will contribute to economic growth and employment creation. Improve the investment climate through the enhanced performance of the intermediary organisations providing investment promotion services, increase the number and quality of SADC projects identified and promoted and the number of investment and co-operation agreements between companies in the targeted sectors.

Client: Southern African Development Community Secretary (SADC)-EDF

ACP Region EU ( 25 member states) (2004)Ref: 00078

Title: Pro€invest Tourism & ICT EU Information Meeting

Description: Promote joint ventures between EU and ACP companies in Tourism &ICT. Create a database of potential EU companies & business associations in tourism & ITC. Organise logistics for a 1 day information seminar (invitations, venue rental,…). Prepare & deliver technical presentations.

Client: EU- ACP & PRIMS

Dominican Republic (2004)Ref: 00077

Title: Analysis of the Free Trade Area negotiations between United States and Dominican Republic

Description: The objetive of this project is to analyse the impact of free trade area between the US and Dominican Republic in 4 sectors: (i) textile outside free zone, (ii) shoe outside free zone, (iii) furniture and (iv) pharmaceutical. The purpose is to assist the government in the design and implementation of a negotiation strategy with the USA for the Free Trade Agreement.

Client: IADB

Panama, Jamaica, Paraguay (2004)Ref: 00103

Title: Impact evaluation studies for internacional trade negotiations

Description: Advise & train government officials in international trade negotiations, assist to identify sensitive & priority products. Pilto studies on impact evaluation, negotiation strategy, domestic support policies. Training.

Client: IADB

Spain (2004)Ref: 00079

Title: Export Promotion Strategy Design for Fashion Goods & Publishing

Description: Design a Strategy to promote exports of 2 sectors, Publishing Goods and Clothing & Fashion.

Client: Regional Goverment of Asturias IDEPA

UK & MEDA (2004)Ref: 00081

Title: Winning Aid-funded Business: MEDA Guide.

Description: To research and write a business guide for the “Winning Aid-funded business” series of the Development Business Team: The MEDA guide (EU External Aid Programme with the MEDA region – Maghreb and Mashrek countries)

Client: UK Trade & Investment (Department of Trade & Industry)

Venezuela (2004)Ref: 00076

Title: Coninpyme- Final Evaluation

Description: Final evaluation of SME support project carried out by Conindustria (a business association) in Venezuela. Conimpyme is a technical assistance project to co-finance consultancy for SMEs

Client: IADB CONINDUSTRIA

Caribbean & Pacific (2003 - 2004)Ref: 00066

Title: Pro-invest

Description: Study of economic sectors in 16 Caribbean & 8 Pacific countries with potential for foreign investment, specially European SME. Organisation of presentations & workshops in all countries to inform about results of study and to explain the EU Pro-invest program to support FDI.

Client: EU-ACP & PRIMS

Dominican Republic (2003 - 2004)Ref: 00070

Title: T.A to Design a Programme to promote SMEs exports (PROEXPYME)

Description: Design a national programme to promote SMEs exports, to be executed within the National Competitiveness Strategy through the establishment of a mechanism of matching grants. The specific objective is to assist SMES in the analysis of their current situation and the competitive position helping the company to focus on key issues and activities to assess the export capacity. In a second Phase, it is foreseen to assist SMES in the steps to build up and implement an internationalisation strategy.

Client: Dominican Republic, (Secretary of State of Industry & Trade)-BID

Guatemala (2003 - 2004)Ref: 00069

Title: Design and implementation a plan to strengthen Human Resource capacity on foreign trade

Description: The aim of this project is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Trade and other government institutions officials in trade policy and international trade negotiations. Identification of priorities of the Guatemalan trade policy Impact evaluation Studies.

Client: Ministry of Foreign Trade - IADB

Guatemala (2003 - 2004)Ref: 00068

Title: T A. for the review and implementation of the Trade Promotion Strategy

Description: Design and implementation of a trade promotion strategy for the Deputy Ministry of Foreign Trade in Guatemala (VMCE) in order to accomplish a sustainable increase and diversification of exports. Definition and introduction of a commercial strategy plan in Guatemala. Qualification in the matter of trade promotion, identification and accomplishment of studies on high-priority sectors, markets penetrations, support to non-traditional exports and investment profiles

Client: Ministry of Foreign Trade- IADB

ACP Region (2003)Ref:

Title: Proinvest - Regional Strategic and Identification Study, Promotion and Access Support

Description: Promotion of investment and technology flows to enterprises in the ACP countries. To provide the decision-makers of Pro€Invest with strategic information on the major sector potential and capacity building needs that will enable to mobilise investment and partnership opportunities on a regional and sub-regional basis. To brief potential beneficiaries in selected countries on how to access Pro€Invest facilities and promote the programme in each target ACP regions.

Client: Centre for the Development of Enterprise – Pro€Invest Management Unit

China, Ghana, Dominican Republic (2003)Ref: 00067

Title: Ex Post Evaluation of Spanish Aid Development Fund (FAD) Projects

Description: Conduct an ex post evaluation of 6 projects financed under the FAD scheme. These evaluations have an homogeneous methodology in order to get general conclusions on the usefulness of the instrument and make recommendations on the FAD contribution to development and to the Spanish firms internationalisation.

Client: Ministry of Economy, Spanish Official Credit Institute (ICO)

Dominican Republic (2003)Ref: 00075

Title: International Negotiations and Competitiveness Week

Description: Design & implementation of communication actions with civil society on the challenges of trade negotiations for the DR and the competitiveness policies design to overcome them. Workshops (Congress, Senate, businessmen), articles in media, interviews (radio, TV).

Client: Secretary of State of Industry & Trade

Nicaragua (2003)Ref: 00071

Title: International Trade Negotiations

Description: Advise and train government officials in international trade negotiations, identifying priority & sensible products for international trade negotiations. Pilot studies on sensible & priority products: impact evaluation, negotiation strategy, domestic policies. Training seminar.

Client: IADB

Nicaragua (2003)Ref: 00065

Title: Mid-term evaluation consultancy – Program to improve the competitiveness of the SMEs by quality management standard rules and food security rules

Description: Program aimed at fostering and promoting a culture of quality and environmental protection as important success factors in international markets. The evaluation, in line with international standard rules like ISO, assess CADIN’s efficiency as implementing agency and the success of several components of the programme: awareness raising, training and capacity building, ISO systems implementation. Strategic advice to the IADB’s on the program.

Client: National Industry Chamber of Nicaragua (CADIN); IDB-FOMIN

Peru (2003)Ref: 00072

Title: Mid-term evaluation of a programme aimed at improving the competitiveness of national SMEs

Description: Mid-term evaluation of a programme aimed at improving the competitiveness of national SMEs by means of fostering and promoting a culture of quality as important success factors in international markets. The evaluation will provide recommendations for possible corrective actions leading to minimalisation of shortfalls in implementation and maximizing the projects’ impact. Furthermore the evaluation is used as a mean to deliver transfer of know-how in terms of monitoring and evaluation to the implementing Agency .The evaluation is envisaged as an strategic tool to assess INDECOPI and CDI efficiency as implementing agency and the success of several components of the programme: awareness raising, training and capacity building, ISO systems implementation.

Client: INDECOPI- CDI; BID-FOMIN

Poland (2002 - 2003)Ref: 00064

Title: T.A. National Export Development

Description: Upgrading of the export related policy and institutional framework in preparation for the competitive participation in the Common Market by creating conditions for the further development and internationalisation of the Polish economy. The immediate objectives include creation of national and regional institutional conditions for streamlining Polish foreign trade development, introduction of export driven mechanisms and instruments in a co-ordinated manner at the national and regional level and growth of participation of the SME sector in exports.

Client: Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

Spain, China, Tunisia, Panama (2002)Ref: 00058

Title: Ex Post Evaluation of Spanish Aid Development Fund (FAD) Projects

Description: Conduct an ex post evaluation of 4 projects financed under the FAD scheme. These evaluations have a homogeneous methodology in order to get general conclusions on the usefulness of the instrument and make recommendations on the FAD contribution to development and to the Spanish firm’s internationalisation.

Client: Ministry of Economy. Spanish Official Credit Institute (ICO)

Venezuela (2002)Ref: 00059

Title: Design of an Integral Development Director Plan for the State of Miranda

Description: The basic aim of this Director Plan is to foster and support the economic growth in the State of Miranda in the medium term, to turn itself into the state with the highest quality of life of the country. This will be traduced in an implementation of the GDP per capita, funding of national and foreign investment, employment-rate growth, and quality in services among others.

Client: State of Miranda

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Caricom, Perú, Dominican Republic (2001 - 2002)Ref: 00061

Title: International Trade Negotiations

Description: Advice and train government officials in international trade negotiations, identifying priority & sensible products for international trade negotiations. Pilot studies on sensible & priority products: impact evaluation, negotiation strategy, domestic policies. Training seminar.

Client: IADB (Interamerican Development Bank)

Slovenia (2001 - 2002)Ref: 00037

Title: Establishment of Regional Development Networking Structure in the Slovenian Italian Border Region

Description: The overall objective is to increase inter-municipal co-operation in the Slovenian border region and achieve tangible results from this, supporting the establishment of a new, higher level institutional structure in the border region, based upon the network of Development Agencies and existing agreements between border region institutions.

Client: National Agency for Regional Development, Ministry of Economic Relations and Development (EU-PHARE)

Venezuela (2001 - 2002)Ref: 00057

Title: Strengthening of the Competitiveness of Industrial SMEs Programme (Coninpyme)

Description: To carry out an external evaluation of the Programme implementation and the achievement of its objectives. The evaluation should be designed and used as a Strategic Management tool, inside the programme, for the systematic monitoring of each of its internal and external activities, and will be the basis for the final evaluation of the Programme once it is completed.

Client: Conindustria

Poland (2000 - 2002)Ref: 00060

Title: Support to the Government and Related Institutions: Training for Judges – Assistance to the Legal System

Description: The objective is to prepare a sufficient number of judges and representatives related profession (prosecutors) for the future application of the EC law by furnishing the judiciary with the: 1 Knowledge of the Community law and the consequences of the adaptation of the Polish legal system to the legislative standards of the EU (general training, advance seminars); 2 studies on specific problems related to courts practice with especial reference to the European Court of the Justice jurisprudence (specialised training)

Client: Ministry of Justice