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Policy and Research Studies

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Design, formulation, and appraisals of Programmes or Projects

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Review, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Projects, Thematic Programmes or Country Programmes

 

Policy and Research Studies

 

1Research contract on Green Growth in Practice analysing lessons from support to eco-enterprises in Central America and the applicability of the lessons in Africa
Honduras and Guatemala
2011 – 2012
Danida

 

2Seed Industry Policy Study designed to assist the Government with clarifying its policies and strategies for the seed sector, including the role, status and ownership of the State-Owned Enterprises
Vietnam
2001
Danida

 

3Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy process as a part of a global review of the World Bank / IMF initiated PRSPs under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC). The review included an analysis of the poverty reduction impact of the budgetary allocations and the participation of civil society organisations and the role of politically elected bodies.
Tanzania
2001
Danida/World Bank

 

4Task Force supporting a multi-donor Joint Technical Review of Community Forestry to develop future policies and strategies
Nepal
2000 – 2001
Danida (DFID)

 

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Design, formulation, and appraisals of Programmes or Projects

 

1Formulation of Danida Support for the Agribusiness Initiative Trust (aBi Trust) and the Agricultural Loan Company (ALGC)
Uganda
2012
Danida

 

2Appraisal of Danida support for agricultural research and advisory services under the World Bank financed Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) 
Uganda
2010
Danida

 

3Identification and feasibility studies for establishment of the African Guarantee Fund (AGF)
Africa
2008 – 2011
African Development Bank and Danida

 

4Identification of Danish support private sector development (micro/rural finance, BDS, agricultural value chains) and municipal transport infrastructure 
Nicaragua
2009
Danida

 

5Process consultancy for formulation of the second phase of the Danish Business Sector Programme Support 
Ghana
2008 – 2009
Danida

 

6Process consultancy for formulation of the third phase of the Danish Business Sector Programme Support 
Tanzania
2007
Danida

 

7Appraisal of second phase of the Danish Agricultural Sector Programme Support 
Mozambique
2005
Danida

 

8Assessment of scope and proposal on modalities and organisational setup of a Global Danish Guarantee Fund for Microfinance 
Global
2005
Danida

 

9Identification and formulation of Danish support for the private sector development and employment generation, primarily through support for microfinance institutions 
Kosovo
2004
Danida

 

10Formulation of Danish budget support for Vietnam, linked to Government’s Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy and the World Bank’s PRSCs. 
Vietnam
2004

 

11Danida Appraisal of Danish Environmental Programme Support 
Mozambique
2004
Danida

 

12Identification and formulation of the second phase of Danida’s Natural Resource Management Sector Assistance Programme (NARMSAP II) supporting Community Forestry and Watershed Management and Soil Conservation. 
Nepal
2003
Danida

 

13Design and formulation of the second phase of the Danish Agricultural Sector Programme Support Tanzania
2002
Danida

 

14Identification and formulation of the second phase of the Danish Agricultural Sector Programme Support Nicaragua
2002 – 2003
Danida

 

15Design and formulation of the Danish Agricultural Sector Programme Support for Vietnam (Seed, IPM, Post Harvest, Livestock, Credit) 
Vietnam
1999-2000
Danida

 

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Review, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Projects, Thematic Programmes or Country Programmes

 

1Strategic Review of the PASS Trust, which provides loan guarantees and business development services for development of commercial farming and agribusiness. The Review informed the formulation of the Business Plan and the future Danish support
Tanzania
2012

 

2Identification of options for the future ownership of credit funds under the Danish Agricultural Sector Programme Support (PASA)
Nicaragua
2011
Danida

 

3Review of two Danish supported environmental projects, one related to environmental monitoring and reporting and the other to marine protected areas 
Vietnam
2005
Danida

 

4Review of two Danish supported environmental projects, one related to environmental monitoring and reporting and the other to marine protected areas 
Vietnam
2005
Danida

 

5Participation in IFAD Country Programme Evaluations
Tanzania     2001- 2002
Ethiopia     2007 - 2008
Mozambique     2008 - 2009
Rwanda     2010 – 2011
Uganda     2011 – 2012
Nepal     2012 – 2013
Moldova     2013     
China     2013 – 2014

 

6Participation in IFAD project evaluations
Completion Evaluation, 2005-2006, Niassa Agricultural Development Project, Mozambique
Interim Evaluation, 2010, Rural Financial Services Programme and Agricultural Marketing Systems Development Programme, Tanzania

 

7Participation in IFAD corporate/thematic evaluations
Evaluation of IFAD’s field presence pilot programme, 2006- 2007
Evaluation of IFAD’s Regional Strategy for Asia and the Pacific, 2005 - 2006
Design of a methodology for evaluating the impact of Danish supported sector programmes on the public sector’s capacity to formulate and implement pro-poor polices.
Global
2002 – 2003
Danida

 

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