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Please find selected references of assignments undertaken by Development ApS. The references can be reviewed either according to category/area of expertise or by partner name.

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Institutional reform/development and political economy

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Private sector and business development, including trade and investment promotion, and private corporation partnerships

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SMEs and entrepreneurship development

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Feasibility and investment studies

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Value chains and sector analysis

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Rural development, livelihoods, environment and natural resource management

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Civil society strengthening

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Strategies for fragile and conflict-affected states

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Change management and related training

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Financial planning and control

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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

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Thematic Programmes or Country Programmes

 

Institutional reform/development and political economy

 

1The Political Economy of Seed Reform in Uganda
2013
World Bank

 

2Diagnostic Trade Integration Study: background paper on political-economy of maize sector
Uganda
2012
World Bank

 

3Support to Agricultural Sector Co-ordination Unit
Kenya
2004-6
Danida/ GTZ

 

4Transformation and Change Management Support to Community Development Trust Fund
Kenya
2009 - 2010
Danida

 

5Functional Analysis of Community Development Trust Fund 
Kenya
2009
Danida

 

6Core Functional Analysis and Capacity Building of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Malawi
2008 - 2009
EU

 

7Design of a Strategy based on Value Chains for the Agribusiness Development Component
Kenya
2008
Danida

 

8Improving the Capacity of the Global Competitiveness Facility
Vietnam
2007
Danida

 

9Value Chains Action Plans for Coffee, and Maize for the Agribusiness Development Component
Uganda
2007
Danida

 

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Private sector and business development, including trade and investment promotion, and private corporation partnerships

 

1Review of policy options for an improvement in the business environment in CARIFORUM
Trinidad, Guyana, Barbados
2002
EU

 

2Preparation of Investment Profiles for the Dairy Sector in Uganda
Uganda
2010
Danida

 

3Financial Assessment of Danmission
Denmark
2010
Danida

 

4Preparation of Investment Profiles for the Dairy Sector in Kenya
Kenya
2007
Danida

 

5Support to Kenya Industrialists to Improve Competitiveness through Reinforcing the Capacity of Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Kenya
2010 - 2011
EU - ProInvest

 

6Dairy Value Chain Study
Kenya
2006 - 2007
World Bank (IFC)

 

7Business Plan for Fruit Armenia, a private company under Rural Assets Creation Programme
Armenia
2011
IFAD

 

8 Market scanning of credit guarantee scheme providers
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malai, Mozambique, Zambia, and South Africa
2008
African Commission

 

9 Business delegation
United Arab Emirates and Sultanate of Oman
1998
Durban Chamber of Commerce

 

10 Business-to-Business Programme
South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania
1996-1999 and 2007-13
Danida

 

11 Danida Business Partnership Programme
Mozambique, Zimbabwe
2012-13
Danida

 

12 Strategy development for SCF under Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS III)
Tanzania
2007
Danida

 

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SMEs and entrepreneurship development

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Feasibility and investment studies

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Value chains and sector analysis

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Rural development, livelihoods, environment and natural resource management

 

1Team Leader/Economist, Environmental Support Programme, Lessons Learned Study
Indonesia
2011
Danida

 

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Civil society strengthening

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Strategies for fragile and conflict-affected states

 

1Economic Development Component for Danish Support
South Sudan
2012-14
Danida

 

2Preparation of second phase of Danida’s Agricultural Sector Support Programme
Eritrea
2001-2
Danida

 

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Change management and related training

 

1Design of a Knowledge, Information and Skills Programme for African agriculture for NEPAD/CAADP.
Africa
2012-3
World Bank

 

2Senior Adviser in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries
Uganda
2007-10
Danida

 

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Financial planning and control

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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

 

6Seed 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

 

7Review 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

 

8Task Force supporting a multi-donor Joint Technical Review of Community Forestry to develop future policies and strategies
Nepal
2000 – 2001
Danida (DFID)

 

9Kjær A.M. and Joughin J. (2012).The Reversal of Agricultural Reform in Uganda: Ownership and Values,
Policy and Society. Vol 31 (4).

 

10Kjær, Mette and Joughin, James. (2011). The Nature of Ownership and the Reversal of Agricultural Extension Reform in Uganda.
Paper to the Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference, Warwick University.

 

11Joughin J and Kjær A.M., (2010). The Politics of Agricultural Policy Reform: The Case of Uganda.
Forum for Development Studies, Vol. 37 (1). Routledge.

 

12Joughin J, (2008). Helping the Heroes: Supporting Agriculture in Uganda.
Paper to Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in Future Growth Strategies,

Danish Development Research Network, Copenhagen.

 

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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

 

16Process Consultant for the formulation of U-Growth II (2014-2018)
Uganda
2012-13
Danida

 

17Design of an intervention to support the implementation of the Programme to Support the Transformation of Agriculture
2010
Rwanda
DFID

 

18Design of Feed The Future initiative
2010
Uganda
USAID

 

19Phase II of the Zimbabwe Transitional Programme
2010
Danida

 

20Appraisal of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Programme Support
Vietnam
2006
Danida

 

21Yunnan Environmental Development Programme
China
2001-5
DFID

 

22Process Consultant, Agricultural Sector Programme Support
2002-3
Uganda
Danida

 

23Process consultancy for the preparation of the Inclusive Growth and Employment Creation Programme
Nepal
2011 - 2013
Danida

 

24Formulation of Danida support to East Africa Community Economic Integration
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda
2011
Danida

 

25Formulation of Natural Resource Management Programme
Kenya
2009
Danida

 

26Formulation of the Agribusiness Initiative under U-Growth Programme
Uganda
2008 - 2009
Danida

 

27Formulation of Private Sector Development Programme
Cambodia
2008
Danida

 

28Identification of support to the Danish Chinese Energy Cooperation Programme
China
2007
Danida

 

29Preparation of Environmental Support Programme
Indonesia
2006 - 2007
Danida

 

30Appraisal of support to National Farmers’ Association of Malawi
Malawi
2006
Norad

 

31Design of Joint Danida/Sida support to Environmental Sector Programme Support
Kenya
2006
Danida/Sida

 

32Process Consultancy for the Preparation of the Business Sector Programme Support
Kenya
2004 - 2005
Danida

 

33Design and development of the multi-donor Central Renewable Energy Fund with a budget of USD 116 million under the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme
Nepal
2012 - 2013

 

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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

 

4Participation 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

 

5Participation 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

 

6Participation 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

 

7Review of two Danish supported environmental projects, one related to environmental monitoring and reporting and the other to marine protected areas 
Vietnam
2005
Danida

 

8Team Leader, Staple Food Markets Programme Evaluation Management Unit.
East and Southern Africa
2013
DFID

 

9Evaluation of Commodities Exchange and Warehouse Receipt System
Uganda
2011
EU

 

10Evaluation of the Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Project
Uganda
2010
EU

 

11Final Review of Environmental Cooperation Programme
Malaysia
2009
Danida

 

12Joint Annual Review of the Business Sector Programme Support
Vietnam
2007
Danida

 

13Technical Review of Agribusiness Development Component
Uganda
2006
Danida 

 

14Annual Programme Review of Malaysia-Danish Environmental Cooperation Programme 
Malaysia
2005
Danida

 

15Technical Review of the Environmental Sector Programme
Egypt
2005
Danida

 

16Quarterly Progress Reports under the Business-to-Business Programme
South Africa and Zambia
2011-13
Danida

 

17Review of Business Sector Programme Support (BSPS)
Tanzania
1999
Danida

 

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Thematic Programmes or Country Programmes

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