List of References
2018 · Kyrgyzstan
National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan
OIKOLOGICA assisted the Ministry of Finance and Department of Water to formulate a national strategy for NWRM.
2017 · Caribbean Region
OIKOLOGICA was selected by the Inter-American Development Bank to be part of the ECOMICRO Program, a microfinance program with the objective of facilitating microfinance services to smallholders and MSMES. After its success in Latin America, IADB has launched the second phase of the program, which will be carried out in the Caribbean with national financial institutions.
2017 · Ghana
Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility Project
Client: Local UNDP
Technical Assistance to increasing local governments’ access to climate finance: 1. Climate adaptation is mainstreamed into local government’s planning and budgeting systems; 2. Increased support to local government in climate adaptation; 3) Increased finance available to local governments for climate adaptation.
2017 · Jamaica
Support to the design of the 11th EDF programme for Environment and Climate Change
The objective of the assignment is to support the formulation of the Environment and Climate Change Programme, by assisting the Planning Institute of Jamaica and the EU Delegation in coordination with the main stakeholders, in identifying and prioritizing the relevant interventions for Jamaica to be funded under the Programme in relation to Jamaica’s natural resources management; encompassing sustainable environmental management; climate adaptation and mitigation and early warning and disaster preparedness.
2017 · Timor Leste
International Consultancy Firm to conduct Vulnerability Assessments and Community Action Plans
The goal of this assignment is to conduct a vulnerability assessment and to develop community action plans for the communities living in the Dili-Ainaro Road Development Corridor (DARDC). In this assignment, we are (i) undertaking participatory vulnerability assessments for the target communities, (ii) identifying mechanisms for integrations of the findings from the vulnerability assessments into municipal planning, (iii) developing climate risk responsive community action plans and mechanisms to mainstream climate risk and (iv) building capacity of the key national and sub-national government stakeholders engaged in the vulnerability assessment process.
2017 · Saint Lucia
Consultancy for Preparation of Ecosystem Services Valuation within the North East Coast Iyanola Region (NEC-IR)
Client: Gov. of Saint Lucia
The overall objective of this consultancy is to deliver an Ecosystems Services Valuation (ESV) of the natural resources within the NEC-IR. This ESV will establish biodiversity and ecosystem services information on the economic value of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. These should include mechanisms for assessing and valuing ecosystem performance, as well as documenting results to build on work at the national level. The Consultancy will also identify mechanisms and measures to integrate the values of biodiversity into relevant national and local policies, programmes, planning processes and reporting systems, in a manner suited to national circumstances.
2017 · Kingdom of Lesotho
Improving living conditions and position of the Lesotho smallholder
Client: Denmark Lesotho Network (DLN)
Evaluation to assess the effectiveness, relevance, performance and overall potential sustainability of the Project. The evaluation will identify success in all key areas, including lobbying, advocacy and capacity building to smallholder farmers for their engagement with government on climate policy and priorities in support of improved productivity and market linkages.
2017 · Africa, Caribbean and pacific Countries (ACP)
Formulation of the Climate Services Programme
Client: European Union / Particip
Formulation of the Intra-ACP Climate Services Programme (11th EDF). Programme to strengthen production, availability, delivery and application of science-based climate prediction and services. The specific objective of the ACP-EU programme is to strengthen the climate services value chain by boosting Adaptation and Resilience to climate change in the ACP countries and regions.
2017 · Costa Rica
Introducing Climate Change Adaptation in Land Use Plans
The project consists in providing technical assistance to Costa Rica’s SETENA, building capacity both in SETENA and in selected municipalities, in order to introduce climate change adaptation into land use planning through a participative process with institutions, the academic community and other relevant stakeholders, with the goal producing a Technical Guideline and a GIS software decision making tool.
2017-2016 · Honduras, Colombia, Bolivia, Guatemala
Evaluation of South-South Cooperation Fund
Evaluated the coherence and the adequacy of the instrument to the needs and conditions of the countries receiving aid from the Triangular Cooperation & Evaluate the efficiency of the instrument regarding the enhancement of the objective of the Regional Fund.
2016 · Kingdom of Lesotho
Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility Project (LoCAL)
Client: UNDP Climate Development Fund
Provided Technical Assistance to contribute to increasing local governments’ access to climate finance and building resilience to climate change: 1. Climate change adaptation is mainstreamed into local government’s planning and budgeting systems; 2. Increased awareness and support for the role of local government in climate change adaptation; 3) Increased amount of finance available to local governments and local economy for climate change adaptation and resilience.
2016 · Kingdom of Lesotho
Support to the Public Finance Management Reform
Provided Technical Assistance to Ministry of Development Planning to strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation System of the National Strategic Development Plan.
2015-2016 · Latin America
Center of Environmental Technology
Improved the results of the Peruvian Center for Environmental Technology by increasing the efficiency of management and by including more technical demand-based offers, so that the Center can fulfill the need for technological transfer with reliable laboratory services and highly qualified technical personnel.
2015-2016 · Myanmar
Public Finance Management Reform
Formulated support to the Public Financial Management National Reform strategy for Strengthening democratization and governance. Assessed the PFM and on-going economic policies, macroeconomic stability, fiscal policies, accountability and governance of PFM and the PFM reform strategy, the macroeconomic framework and transparency and oversight.
2015-2016 · Kingdom of Bhutan
Local Governance Support
Formulated the National Renewable Natural Resources Sector Program and integrated with the Global Climate Change Support Program. Conducted dialogue with Green Sector government agencies and development partners to formulate the action plan for the national Renewable & Natural Resources policy and strategies and to measure its performance and impact.
2015 · Cambodia
National Strategic Development Plan
Supported the EU in the Mid-Term Review of “Promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth in the Agricultural Sector: Fisheries and Livestock” to improve productivity and diversification of agriculture; promote market access of agricultural production; strengthen institutions, legal framework & human resources development.
2015 · Africa, Pacific, Caribbean
2nd Phase of Global Climate Change GCCA+/ACP Programme
Client: EU + GCCA (Global Climate Change Alliance)
Conducted the identification and formulation of the 11th EDF Intra ACP Global Climate Change Alliance GCCA+ Programme. Conducted climate risk vulnerability, climate needs assessment, reviewed green regional and sectoral strategies and priorities, analyzed institutional and technical and organizational aspects of the new Programme. Conducted a detailed study and all necessary consultations with key stakeholders in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific and Europe and recommended allocation of financial support based on risk assessment and capabilities.
2014 · Marshall Islands
National Renewable Energy Strategy
Conducted an eligibility and vulnerability assessment by formulating a Support Program (8 mill Euros) for the Energy Sector. Reviewing the macroeconomic expenditure, analyzed public financial management scenarios, conducted a thorough assessment of the Climate Change Mitigation—Energy Sector (SRC), and recommended concrete support for the Renewable Energy Sector in the outer islands of RMI.
2014 · Republic of Mauritius
National Climate Change Strategy
Prepared the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to the National Sustainable Development Strategy.
2013-2014 · Republic of the Seychelles
National Climate Change Strategy
Formulated the National Program for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Seychelles for the Global Climate Change Alliance. Drafted the strategy and prepared the logical framework for five GCCA priority areas: sustainable agriculture and integrated watershed management, REDD, participation in the Clean Development Mechanism, disaster risk reduction, and mainstreaming climate change.
2013 · East Kalimantan Indonesia
Biomass Mapping Assessment
Conducted a biomass energy use diagnosis and strategy in Indonesia to create a regional center of excellence in renewable (particularly biomass-based) energy technologies in East Kalimantan. Conducted a comprehensive study of agricultural and forestry residues, reviewed soil classification, compost, biochar, bioenergy, etc.
2013 · Latin America
Client: GIZ-ECLAC UNDP
Conducted the ex-post Evaluation of GIZ-CEPAL/ECLAC (UNDP) Cooperation Program to analyze governments’ capacity to formulate, implement and assess integrated and coordinated climate change adaptation and mitigation sector policies in Latin America, covering sustainable development, integrated natural resource management, carbon markets, renewable energy.
2013 · Panama
Strengthening Program Fiscal Management
Conducted the ex-post Evaluation of GIZ-CEPAL/ECLAC (UNDP) Supported the Ministry of Economy and Finance in the preparation of the five-year Indicative Investment Plan 2014–2019 and the five-year sectorial investment plans. Gave input to the formulation of the Strategic Plan of Government 2014–2019.
2013 · Panama
Support for the Public Security Sector
Contributed to the formulation of a joint EU-Panamanian sector support programme in the field of citizens’ security, in close coordination with the relevant national institutions, particularly with the Ministry of Public Security. Assisted to produce a complete set of project formulation documents, in line with the relevant EU policies and strategies.
2013 · Namibia
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, including Energy
Client: EU Delegation in Namibia
De¬signed a project to allow non-state actors, lo¬cal authorities and parastatals to address issues of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Mapped agricultural and forestry residues for biomass utilization. Produced a soil map of possible interventions. Determined deficiencies in the enabling environment for renewable energy pro¬motion.
2012 · Bhutan
Impact Evaluation of Local Governance Support
Client: BaA / EU
Delegation New Delhi Conducted the Financial Assessment and Impact Evaluation of Funds for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). Supported decentralization and local governance through Local Governance Support Program (LGSP) in Bhutan and ongoing Joint Support Program (JSP) on capacity development for mainstreaming Environment, Climate Change and Poverty (ECP).
2012 · Lesotho
National Climate Change Support Program
Client: MWH – GCCA – EU
Formulated the Food Security and climate change National Program. Designed and formulated the program for greater consistency between natural resources sectors (agriculture, forestry, livestock, and food security) and climate change. Diagnosed and mapped resilience, adaptive capacity and mitigation potential of the agricultural and natural resources system production system.
2012 · St. Vincent and the Grenadines
National Poverty Reduction Strategy
Client: Caribbean Development Bank
Formulated an appropriate, coherent and comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, with climate change adaptation measures in coastal areas. Formulated a Disaster Preparedness Strategy including costing and a time-bound action plan for reducing poverty in St. Vincent and the Grenadines over the next five years.
2012 · Vietnam
Technical Assistance to Formulate National Poverty Reduction
Evaluated the National Poverty Reduction Strategies to formulate support of Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Vietnam; analyzed and evaluated the multi-donor poverty reduction program and evaluated the contribution of ODA funds to poverty reduction in rural areas among indigenous communities in Vietnam; reviewed assessments of key areas: social sector policies, agricultural policy, monitoring framework, mapping.
2011 · Bhutan
Public Finance Management (PFM) Reform Program
Supported the EU in assessing Bhutan’s eligibility for sector budget support regarding the PFM system, including establishing the baseline. Conducted an assessment of the eligibility criteria with regard to the macroeconomic situation. Supported the EU in reaching a mutually agreed PFM grid to monitor and assess PFM reform progress.
2011 · Bhutan
Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
GCCA / EU
Formulated the Budget Support Program to the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. Assessed the risk and vulnerability of the sector to climate change. Proposed to enhance sustainable rural livelihoods through improved agricultural and livestock diversification, adaptation, productivity and commercialization, sustainable forestry & water.
2011 · Cape Verde
PEMFAR of Water and Sanitation Sector
Client: World Bank
Conducted a Public Expenditure Financial Accountability Review (PEMFAR) of the water and sanitation sector which allowed combining the assessment of Public Expenditure Review PER with an assessment of public expenditure management and financial accountability (CFAA). Reviewed the budget for sustainable and preventive water policies which cover flood control prevention, disaster preparedness and early warning systems.
2010 · Guatemala
National Food Nutrition Security Plan
Contributed to the actualization of the Strategic Plan of Food and Nutritional Security (PESAN) 2009-2012. Analyzed and revised the food security monitoring system of SESAN. Developed the methodological and statistical basis for performance indicators.
2010 · Ecuador
Technical Assistance for the PASES Programme
Supported SENPLADES and other government institutions of Ecuador to implement the National Sustainable Development Programme. Good Living National Plan (GLNP). Provided technical assistance to SENPLADES to support the implementation of activities in the framework of the GLNP. Contributed to the Support Programme for an Economic, Solidary and Sustainable System (PASES).
2010 · Honduras
Poverty Reduction & Local Development Strategy II
Reduced the conditions for poverty in the country through decentralization and municipal development in three action areas: Institutional Framework and Policies to optimize the decentralization of the public sector, Strengthening Municipal Governments by the provision of an integral training and technical assistance and a pilot program of financial support for municipalities.
2010 · Guyana
Poverty Reduction Budget Support Program
Contributed to the finalization of the Action Fiche for the general budgetary support program to Guyana under the 10th EDF by providing the relevant information for the various sections. Prepared performance indicators for the 10th EDF General Budget Support Program using the guidelines.
2010 · Guatemala
Result Based Management for Ministry of Health
Provided training to government officials of Ministries of Finance and Health to improve results based management of public expenditures.
2009-2010 · Trinidad y Tobago
Socio-Economic Baseline in National Adaption Strategy
Client: EU Delegation in T&T & Guyana
Assessed the quality of data collection at the Central Statistical Office to monitor the implementation of the National Sugar Adaptation Strategy for Trinidad and Tobago (T&T NAS). Formulated socio-economic baseline conditions in the areas affected by the strategy. Helped improve data collection and curation by relevant government agencies.
2009 · Lesotho
Local Governance and Non-State Actor Support Programme
Client: EU Delegation in Maseru
Provided technical assistance to conduct a community and district profiling exercise in three mountain districts in Lesotho. Conducted agro-ecological and socio-economic assessment. Provided workshops with indigenous communities for poverty profiling. Conducted collection and collation of up-to-date, relevant, accessible and accurate information. Designed a planning tool at community and district level.
2009 · Saint Lucia
National Strategic Action Plan for Ministry of Agriculture
Client: EU Delegation in Barbados
Formulated a National Strategic Action Plan for the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries. Assisted the decision makers in St Lucia to assess agricultural resources (biomass, fisheries, forestry, agriculture). Assist in the formulation and implementation of a national agricultural policy and strategy, to improve competitiveness in the banana sector and to achieve agricultural diversification.
2009 · Guatemala
National Food Security and Nutrition Program
Formulated the National Food and Extreme Malnutrition Support Program in the framework of the National Strategy in Guatemala (PESAN 2007- 2016). Analyzed the efficiency and effectiveness of poverty reduction and food security programs. Analyzed public revenues and expenditures. Designed the implementation modalities and a financing plan for implementation of the Food Security Sector Programme.
2008 · Guyana
Ocean and River Defenses Sector Policy Framework
Formulated the National Sea and River Defenses Policy Framework to reduce the potential impact of climate change in coastal areas, reduce the risk of floods, improve living conditions in the coastal zone and to reduce poverty. Designed a Policy Framework for the Sea and River Defense Sector.
2008 · Macedonia
Capacity Building for Aid Coordination
Client: Government of Macedonia
Conducted an Impact Evaluation of the Capacity Building for Aid coordination Project. Analyzed national aid effectiveness. Assessed the donor coordination institutional context, changed the donor community strategy and trained government officials in an alternative approach to the provision of foreign aid. Strengthened and streamlined the operational features of the National System for Coordination of Foreign Assistance (NSCFA).
2007-2008 · Latin America, Africa, Asia
Impact Evaluation of Socio-Economic Microfinance Trust Fund
Client: AECID · DGPOLDE
Carried out an instrumental, intermediate, and formative evaluation of the MTF. The MTF fights against poverty in developing countries through enhancement of microfinance services. The MTF tries to meet the needs of economic and social sectors that do not have access to the traditional financial system, or it does not satisfy their needs properly.
2007-2008 · Morocco
Evaluation and Impact Assessment
Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain
Evaluated social development programs to implement key policy actions for rural livelihood for the reduction of extreme poverty. Evaluated cost benefit, relevance and level of attainment of the objectives and assessed progress in relation to relevance, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and economical and social impact of food security operations.
2007-2008 · Egypt
Agriculture-Trade Enhancement Program (TEP-A)
Provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture & Trade to conduct the negotiations on agriculture exports within the EU-Egypt Association Agreement (EEAA) on tariff reductions and increased quotas on selected agricultural products: fruit and vegetables, rice, cotton, sugar confectionary, dairy products, and frozen food.
2007 · Guyana
National Program for Poverty Reduction
Formulated a national support program for poverty reduction in Guyana: a) identified and proposed to the Government of Guyana and the EC Delegation a revised set of indicators for the additional variable tranche along existing indicators within the PFM, social housing and health sectors and to facilitate the negotiations on the same.
2007 · Venezuela
Impact Assessment Evaluation and Country Diagnosis
Conducted a workshop and prepared a cluster development strategy for the renewable energy sector of PETRO. Provided solutions to access sustainable sources of clean, reliable and affordable energy: rural electrification, rural roads infrastructure (rural electricity grids in highlands), affordable energy, reliability and commercial viability of solar and wind power, biomass, cooking stoves, small-scale hydropower dams.
2007 · Dominican Republic
National Economic Governance Programme
Formulated the national Economic Governance Programme to enhance Government Public Service Delivery of Research, Innovation and Technology Services to improve Competitiveness. Assessed government institutions in the sector. Reviewed public expenditure. Analyzed the Technology Development Policy. Proposed policy reforms and regulatory framework for innovation.
2007 · Bolivia
PROCOIN · Workshop for Export Partnership Training
Client: Republic of Bolivia
Facilitated workshops to enable a supply chain approach for the agricultural cluster as well as for export partnership training with a dynamic approach. Created alliances to ensure business agricultural export. Identified potential partnership groups in the agricultural sector in Bolivia. Prepared guidelines for training in creation, management, and follow-up of Export Partnerships, adapted to the Bolivian context and to the concerns of companies.
2007 · Bolivia
PROCOIN · Strategic Plan for Supply Chain Training
Client: Republic of Bolivia
Identified and selected potential consortia partnerships to integrate groups of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) into export production chains. Selected sectors with a high potential to form consortia partnerships and high commercial growing opportunities between Bolivia and the EU. Analyzed the viability of business association among SMEs.
2005-2006 · Bolivia
AL-DIAGNOS · Diagnosis and Analysis for Regional Integration
Addressed information gaps identified during the AL-Invest Programme. Provided targeted information on national and regional macro-economic and market conditions for trade and investment. Provided identification of activities for the development in other areas of intervention for EC economic and trade cooperation, e.g. through feedback from AL-Invest beneficiaries on EU-LA trade and investment co-operation.
2005 · Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Strategy of the Brunca Region
Formulated the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Brunca Region in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Assessed agricultural land use, household vulnerability, potential climate change adaptation strategies and livelihoods. Developed a geo-referenced information systems (GIS) with alternative natural resource use scenarios. Developed an Indicative Land Management Functional Plan for baselines and to guide the strategic guidelines.
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