Monday, December 16, 2019

Danish evaluation of Nepal portfolio

A priority country for Danish aid over the past 25 years, Nepal is now one of a number of recipients of Danish aid being phased out by Denmark due to the reduction in aid and the decision to focus on fewer countries.  

The Embassy in Kathmandu will be closed at the end of 2017 and the aid programmes funded by Danida will all have been concluded by the end of 2018. In this context, the Danish Foreign Ministry is commissioning an evaluation of the major development cooperation programmes carried out between 1991 and 2016.

In the mid-1990s, Danish funding went to the education, environment and natural resource management sectors, as well as community forestry and support to civil society organisations. After the end of the armed conflict, Danish aid was re-organised and there was a decision to focus on fewer sectors. A country policy paper was eventually finalised in 2013, giving guidance on funding through to 2018.

The main purpose of the evaluation is to provide a record of the longer-term changes and concrete results achieved through the Danish-Nepalese partnership. 

The evaluation will document the changes and results achieved during the years from 1991 to 2016. It will assess the specific value added of the Danish approach to supporting sustainable, rights-based development, including the ability to adapt assistance to changing contexts and the effectiveness of the partnership.

The review should also provide lessons learned that are relevant with respect to promoting sustainable, rights-based development.

The maximum budget for the assignment is DKK 1.4 million. It is expected to start in March of next year.

The deadline for submissions of tenders is November 8, 2016.