Eptisa will carry out the evaluation of the 9th and 10th ACP-EU Water Facility in different African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries

The main objective is to to assess the Facility both regarding its design and quality of implementation

June 09 2014

The European Commission, through EuropeAid-DEVCO C, has awarded Eptisa, in consortium with Safeges, a new project to carry out the evaluation of the 9th and 10th ACP-EU Water Facility in all African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries eligible in the framework of the Cotonou Agreement.

At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, the EU Member States and the European Commission launched the EU Water Initiative to help mobilise towards an integrated approach to water resources management and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for drinking water and sanitation. As a response, the ACP-EU Water Facility was set up in 2004 with the main objective of providing water and basic sanitation to disadvantaged, and of improving water management and governance in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

The two specific objectives of the 9th EDF ACP-EU Water Facility are focused on improved governance in water and sanitation and management of water resources at regional/trans-boundary, national and local levels; and increased access to safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation services for the rural and urban disadvantaged, through the provision of catalytic funding for infrastructure and services.

And the specific objectives of the 10th EDF ACP-EU Water Facility remain to help achieve the water and sanitation MDGs which are to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, vital in themselves but also key prerequisites for reducing child and maternal mortality (MDGs 4 & 5) and combating diseases (MDG 6). And to contribute to improving water governance and management of water resources and to the sustainable development and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Following the overall objective of this contract, Eptisa will evaluate the Facility using the standard five DAC (Development Assistance Committee) evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact. In addition, the evaluation will assess the EU value-added of the Facility, both regarding its design and quality of implementation, and the complementarity of the facility with Member States’, other donors' interventions and with other EC interventions.

The focus of evaluations is on the outcomes and impact of interventions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy withan increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches. Evaluations should serve policy-decision making, learning and management purposes.

It will also be carried out the evaluation process through five phases: an inception phase for structuring of the evaluation; a desk phase, to undertake data collection and analysis; a field phase to carry out data collection, analysis and verification of assumptions; a synthesis phase, to prepare analysis and judgments and finalisation of the report; and finally a dissemination phase, with the publication of the report and dissemination of findings.


 
 Eptisa will carry out the evaluation of the 9th and 10th ACP-EU Water Facility in different African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries