Six SADC Member States (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland), of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part signed the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in 2016, which entered into force on 10/10/2016. Angola has an option to join the Agreement in future.
The overall objective of this assignment is to propose a monitoring system for the SADC EPA Member States to monitor the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement. The proposed monitoring system must, inter alia, take into account the existing or planned monitoring mechanisms, including the SADC Trade Related Facility (TRF); the Monitoring of SADC Protocols, especially the Protocol on Trade; the SADC Policy for Strategy Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; and other monitoring instruments and mechanisms at regional or national level.
While monitoring consists of three dimensions – compliance, use and impact – the proposed monitoring system should focus predominantly on the latter two. The aim is to design an effective and user-friendly tool that facilitates the sustainable generation of monitoring reports at the national and regional levels. It is to be based upon internationally accepted principles about sound monitoring and evaluation.
The Final Report will provide indications of the costs associated with monitoring at the national and regional levels within SADC EPA. The proposed monitoring system has to take into consideration the scarce human and financial resources of member countries and incorporate low cost yet reliable monitoring and evaluation tools where available. The existing capacity for monitoring at the national and regional levels has to be considered and factored into the design in a realistic manner. Any system proposed should be harmonised in terms of data collection, analysis and reporting processes in order to avoid duplication of efforts and to allow for the most effective decision-making.
Submission Details and Deadline
Proposals should be submitted by the 23rd of October 2017 At 1600HRS to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, GIZ Office Gaborone, 1st Floor, South Wing, Morula House, Plot 54358, New CBD, Gaborone, Botswana
More details on the assignment can be found on the attached documents: