Commencement of the technical assistance to the evaluation of projects and programmes of the European Union's cooperation in Africa

The European Commission has renewed its trust in Eptisa with the award of a new technical assistance contract to carry out external ROM reviews and support missions

May 11 2015

The European Commission, through the ROM (Results Oriented Monitoring) Coordination Unit, has awarded Eptisa in consortium with the companies Eco3 and Epes Mandala, the technical assistance project to carry out external ROM reviews and support missions concerning projects and programmes financed by the European Union for Africa.

Initially, the ROM project will last one year, renewable up to a total of four years. It aims to assist, with a group of experts, the Commission’s services and its Delegations in the partner countries and regions in the monitoring and reporting on the implementation of projects and programmes financed within the framework of the EU's external assistance. This assistance represents the follow-up of the former ROM system implemented since the beginning of the devolution in 2000.

The services provided include the performance of review missions of projects and programmes under implementation, as well as missions to support end-of-project reporting on results. It will also comprise consolidated analysis of the individual project reviews and results reporting support missions.

This lot covers the EU national and regional projects and programmes for the Sub-Saharan African region, including intra-ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) and pan-African programmes, financed by the European Development Fund (EDF) and the budget of the EU. It is planned over 600 monitoring missions, 350 of which correspond to the monitoring of implemented projects and programs, 35 to regional projects, 240 to end-of-project missions and 10 missions of budget support.

The purpose of the new ROM system is to enhance the European cooperation efficacy and the Commission’s accountability and management capacities with a stronger focus on results at all levels, including the EU's corporate level as a donor, through the new EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework.


 
 Commencement of the technical assistance to the evaluation of projects and programmes of the European Union's cooperation in Africa