Project Cycle Management

Project Cycle Management

We direct experience of governance processes by working within a nested system of central, regional and municipal governance.

Experience includes the identification of bankable environmental projects in candidate countries, particularly related to EU accession (e.g. within the context of Pre-Accession and Structural Funds) scoping and costing of feasibility studies, incorporation of alleviation of poverty issues, mainstreaming gender equality, considering minority groups such as the Roma communities and indigenous peoples.

Projects conducted mostly in support of the transitional economies of the Former Soviet Union and of central and eastern Europe, notably in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, and Serbia & Montenegro. This involved assessing state-run enterprises for potential privatisation, advising on external market forces (particularly related to consumer preferences), and providing training on environmental/sustainability issues.

Have been involved in all stages of EC and other donor Project Cycle Management including, project fiche development, log frames, drafting of ToRs, project formulation, financing proposals, development of detailed technical specifications for monitoring (preparation of detailed estimated budget breakdowns, market analysis, indicative prices…) monitoring and mid-term and post-project evaluation, Country Environmental Profiles with climate change mainstreaming, Country Strategy Papers, and Regional Environmental Profiles, and including specific experience of EU 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDF and various funding modalities and delivery methods (project and budget support and their variations) and quality control for donor projects

Projects undertaken by FutureStates in this category

LocationAgency/SectorAssignmentProject Description
Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, TanzaniaEU (CYE)Programming ExpertFormulation: Preparation of all the necessary elements for a draft Action Document to implement a programme on ocean governance, sustainable blue economy and conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean.
GlobalEU (COWI)Team LeaderFinal Evaluation: Technical Assistance for the mainstreaming of environmental sustainability, including biodiversity, climate change and disaster risk reduction. The specific purpose of the evaluation is to assess the Mainstreaming Facility’s work using the six standard DAC evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact. In addition, evaluation will assess the EU added value.
GeorgiaEU (EuroPus)Technical WriterMid-Term, Final, and ex post Evaluations: European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development Programme (ENPARD) 2013-2020 Final Evaluation: ENPARD II final evaluation, ENPARD III mid-term evaluation (both budget support) and ex post evaluation of the Support to the National Food Agency. Role was to re-draft the Final Report and Executive Summary into standard English and complete remaining gaps.
NigeriaEC (ARS Progetti)Team LeaderMid-Term Review: Of the Support Programme to the Niger Delta (five states Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers) to evaluate the water and sanitation project component for appropriateness and feasibility, and potential mid-term corrections. Recommendations concerning whether or not the donor should continue supporting the sector, how should this support be designed and implemented. All this within a traditional focus on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
GhanaEC (AGEG)Country Environmental ProfilePreparation of CEP to: Identify and assess environmental and climate change issues for consideration during programming process for 11th EDF (2014-2020) and identification/design of future 11th EDF support activities; Provide decision-makers in Ghana, and in EU, with clear information on: key environmental challenges (including those resulting from increasing climate variability and climate change); current policy, legislative and institutional framework; and strategies and programmes (including those of the EC and other donors) designed to address them; Establish key linkages between environment, including climate change, and poverty reduction; Contribute to focusing political dialogue and co-operation with Government.
Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, PalauEC (Cardno)Renewable EnergyA mid-term review undertaken to: Assess efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, impact and sustainability of the North-Renewable Energy Project in meeting its overall objective of improving quality of life on outer islands of the Marshall Islands (Majuro), Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae) and Palau; Assess extent to which expected benefits are being /will be achieved; Assess extent to which results could be sustainably maintained; and to, Identify required changes in project design including the performance indicators, or curtailment of activities because of significant problems, or need for an extension to the Project.
PakistanEC (AGEG)Climate ChangeScoping Mission to explore and identify interventions to support the Government and build its capacity to address climate change with a reasonable expectation of sustainability in the long run and potential complementarity with the EU's upcoming and ongoing projects in the area of rural development, natural resources management and sustainable development in the country and region, as well as the programmes of other donors active in the field of climate change and sustainable development.
Belize, GlobalEC (MWH)Climate ChangeKey Expert advising the Global Climate Change Alliance which provides a platform for dialogue and exchange among the EU and target countries and provides support in five priority areas: Adaptation to climate change; Reducing emissions from deforestation; Enhancing participation in the Clean Development Mechanism ; Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction; and, Integrating climate change into poverty reduction efforts. Specified and organised identification and formulation missions to Benin, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Samoa, Laos and Bhutan and facilitated regional climate change conference for Caribbean.
UgandaECClimate ChangeUpdate the Country Environment Profile and identify ways and means to strengthen EC support to address climate change in Uganda.
Global, Papua New Guinea, PhilippinesECClimate Change, Risk ScreeningEstimation of the part of the EC's aid portfolio that is potentially at risk due to climate change. Specifically this includes developing and testing a process to screen EC interventions for their likely vulnerability to climate change impacts and their potential direct and indirect consequences on the capacity to adapt to climate change or climate change mitigation potential of a sector/country. The analysis also provides recommendations to effectively respond to climate change challenges in development co-operation.
NamibiaECEvaluation of water and sanitation sectorAssignment called for an assessment of the environmental governance issues in the urban and rural, water and sanitation sectors in Namibia, supporting the preparation and processing of key strategic documents for the future development of the sector, and assisting the stakeholders coordination process, identifying potential interventions to improve water and sanitation governance and increase access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation to be funded under the 10th EDF.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaECIntegrated Pollution Prevention ControlDevelopment of Terms of Reference to implement the EC Directive on IPPC in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, UzbekistanEC TACIS, ADBEnvironmental advice and due diligence support to energy sectorSupport to an EC/ADB Rapid-Response Expert Facility in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for energy sector (developing gas supplies and interstate transportation, electricity generation and transmission, energy efficiency and renewable energy) in Central Asia. Provision of technical assistance to support regional energy investment projects.
Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, SwitzerlandEC AIDCOPreparation of support programme for the implementation of multi-lateral environmental agreements Working with the ACP Secretariat and regional partners (in Ethiopia, Kenya, Germany and Switzerland) a programme was prepared to assist ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) countries to negotiate, manage and implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements and mainstream the related environmental issues; Desertification Convention (UNCCD), Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol), and the Chemicals & Wastes Conventions (Rotterdam, Stockholm, Basel). Various financing options were discussed and a draft Project Identification Fiche/Financing Proposal was elaborated (9th EDF-compliant).
United States of AmericaUNDPMid-Term ReviewGuidance was provided on the Terms of Reference for, and selection process of, a Mid-Term Reviewer of the IW : LEARN programme, based in the US.
Trinidad & TobagoECDisaster Preparedness AssessmentCurrent arrangements in Trinidad & Tobago were assessed for all aspects of disaster preparedness leading to financing for improved disaster management capability; regional, national and at community level.
AsiaECRegional Environmental ProfileThe Asia-wide Regional Environmental Profile was required for the preparation of the Regional Strategy Paper and Regional Indicative Programme. It covered: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The purpose of the strategy was to provide a framework for programming EC multi-country development assistance for Asia-wide programmes; included reviews of all CEPs and relevant activities on MEAs.
UgandaEUCountry Environmental ProfileSupport was provided for the preparation of a Country Strategy Paper for Uganda, to directly influence EC cooperation activities, and ensure cooperation strategies integrate environmental considerations into the selection of priority focal areas.
BangladeshEUDisaster Preparedness AssessmentLed Appraisal Mission to Bangladesh to design three-year programme; Earthquake preparedness and mitigation; Community awareness programme for all aspects of disaster preparedness leading to a study /design of a pilot implementation of a permanent disaster management capability; and, Extension of the disaster management information centre with ability to inform in real time to community level.
GuyanaEUCountry Environmental ProfileSupport was provided for the preparation of a Country Strategy Paper for Guyana, to directly influence EC cooperation activities, and ensure cooperation strategies integrate environmental considerations into the selection of priority focal areas.
BelgiumEU AidCoEvaluation of grant applicationsEvaluation of grant applications submitted in response to call for proposals relating to environment and forests - for the following developing countries - Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe: capacity-building, cleaner production, multilateral environmental agreements, biodiversity, and sustainable use of natural and marine/coastal resources.
JamaicaEU AidCoProject Evaluation ~ marine protected area and ecotourismProject evaluation was undertaken in Jamaica - The Self-Sustainability of the Negril Marine Park, Project ENV/B7-6200/98-22 to determine lessons learned over the period of EC project funding (1999 2002). EC wished to be appraised of why most of the activities were delayed and to evaluate the outputs of the project in terms of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
LibyaNGO, Internat. Energy FoundationCapacity-building ~ HSE - MSImplementation of a Health, Safety and Environment management system within the oil and gas sector in Libya, based on the industry model. Topics included; Leadership & Commitment, Policy & Strategic Objectives, Organisation, Resources & Documentation, Evaluation & Risk Management, Planning, Implementation & Monitoring, and Review & Audit.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaEC PHAREInstitutional Strengthening ~ sustainable management Transfer environmental and sustainable management competence to local partners (ministries, universities, companies and individuals) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Activities: cost-benefit of environment policies, options of environmental policy instruments, a single economic/legal resource centre, drafting of legal documents, clarification of the roles and responsibilities at State/Entity/Cantonal/Municipal level and the application of PCM; included reviews of relevant activities on MEAs.
Russian FederationEC-TACISOil Spill Contingency PlanToR developed for EC-TACIS 2002 Baltic Sea Region Action Programme to elaborate a global Baltic oil spill safety system based in the Russian Federation. Experience and results of other TACIS projects in the area, current/planned activities of other donors and of the Russian Government in this field were assessed and considered. Liaison with key project partners (Ministries of Natural Resources, of Transport and of Emergencies), EC Delegation in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg Office), HELCOM and relevant donors. Based in St Petersburg, Moscow and Kaliningrad.
Russian FederationEBRDDevelopment of an environmental action plan and identification of improvements in environmental and safety management practicesDevelopment of an environmental action plan and identification of improvements in environmental and safety management practices in; oil spill response management, occupational health and safety, and environmental management systems in Russian Federation. Consisted of three-phase programme of preparation, development and implementation with subsequent follow-up over a period of approximately two years. Another specific task was to identify and develop communications linkages within company, its organisational HSE management system and the communities.
TurkmenistanEC-TACISDrafting of a regulation for EIAAssignment involved provision of policy advice and assistance to the Ministry of Nature Use and Environmental Protection in Turkmenistan regarding the application of EIA to projects in the oil and gas sector. Work entailed preparation of a normative (legal) procedure for the EIA of proposed oil and gas facilities, involved extensive inter-ministry discussions, visits to existing oil and gas facilities.
Russian FederationEC TACISTraining ~ ISO 14001A series of 4-day workshops was undertaken in the Russian Federation (in Moscow and Ulan Ude [SE Siberia]) to train businesses on environmental management and the international standard, ISO 14001. Workshops supported with delegate's manual, copy of Standard (in Russian) and local case studies.
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