CountryTitle_LanguageDescription_LanguageNumberBeneficiaryStartDateIdDocumentoTieneCaseStudyEndDateColumn1Column2Country1

Bangladesh (2016 - 2018)Ref: 12216

Title: EU

Description: In the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals and principally the SGD 14 "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development". The Global Objective of this action is to contribute the formulation of a national vision and governance framework in the field of blue economy, and to its implementation in a broader partnership including government, private sector, academia, and other stakeholders.

Client: Government of Bangladesh

China (2016 - 2018)Ref: 00221

Title: EU Gateway to China Lot 2

Description: The overall objective of the EU Gateway programme is to strengthen the presence of EU companies - specifically SMEs - in key markets and thus contribute to economic growth and job creation in the European Union. The purpose of this programme is as follows: • Promote trade, investment and business cooperation with key markets, i.e. China, South Korea and South East Asia • Create business links for SMEs to key markets using the Gateway methodology for market entry and business services; • Complement efforts at regulatory dialogue level to remove remaining regulatory obstacles and facilitate FTA negotiations where appropriate; • Facilitate market access of EU companies to key markets, focussing on specific strategic sectors.

Client: EU Delegation to China

Multicountry (2015 - 2017)Ref: 07006

Title: Framework agreement for a Real-Time Evaluation of the Government of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative

Description: The purpose of the real-time evaluation is to provide accountability to the decision makers, the public and the recipients, as well as to facilitate learning so that future investments can become more effective in reducing carbon emissions and delivering on the overall objectives of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). A real-time evaluation here means an evaluation that follows the program over a long period, consisting of several separate, but closely connected evaluations, each specified and contracted through specific call-offs under the same framework agreement. The approach enables a wide range of evaluation activities, each of specific thematic or geographic areas, carried out at different points in time. Each evaluation is a stand-alone product, but they are designed to enable aggregation of findings from several specific evaluations to more general lessons and to identify change over time by carrying out data collection and studies at regular intervals. The evaluation programme will be developed underway so that later evaluations may respond to issues and knowledge gaps identified in the earlier ones.

Client: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

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)

Kazakhstan (2014 - 2016)Ref: 00203

Title: Consulting Services for harmonization of Standards for Food safety indexes including MRLs of Nitrates

Description: The Objective of this assignment is the technical and methodological assistance to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan in harmonization of standards of Food Safety indexes including MRL of nitrates, radionuclides, antibiotics and veterinary drugs in food stipulated by technical regulations of Customs Union to meet international requirements. ACE will provide technical and methodological support to the Ministry of Health in the harmonization of standards of Food Safety indexes.

Client: Ministry of Health

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

Cambodia (2014 - 2015)Ref: 11278

Title: Formulation of European Union (EU) Support to Public Finance Management (PFM)

Description: The objective of the assignment, which will take the shape of a joint donor mission, is to formulate a support programme to public finance management, building on previous and ongoing programmes and update PFM priorities in the country.

Client: Government of Cambodia

Cambodia (2014 - 2015)Ref: 11256

Title: Public Finance Management Review 2013 and 2014

Description: The primary objective of the assignment is to assess progress made in the implementation of the national Public Finance Management (PFM) reform program with the view to assess the PFM eligibility condition for the release of funds, under the Sector Policy Support Programme Education.

Client: Government of Cambodia

Pakistan (2013 - 2015)Ref: 12076

Title: Request for Services to improve Visibility for EU Support to the Technical Vocational Education Training Sector in Pakistan

Description: The overall objective is to promote positive awareness and recognition of the EU in general and its development cooperation activities in Pakistan in particular.It aims to specifically support the beneficiaries and EU Delegation in Pakistan to improve their visability regarding the EU´s support of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector in Pakistan through a coordinated and coherent approach.

Client: EC Delegation Pakistan

Cambodia, Timor Leste and Vietnam (2013 - 2014)Ref: 5005

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)