|The overall objective of this contract is to improve the effectiveness of EU interventions having direct or indirect effects on environment and climate issues, or being affected by environment and climate issues, through EU thematic and geographic programmes, ultimately contributing to poverty eradication, sustainable development and green growth.
The purpose of the technical support services to be provided under this contract is to ensure that environment and climate issues are adequately mainstreamed in the EU’s geographical programmes throughout the whole programme cycle (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) and that efforts and investments in the areas of ECCB are adequately tracked and reported on.
Support will be provided to Commission services, both in headquarters and in Delegations, and to partner countries.
In order to achieve this purpose, the services to be provided will be following three categories of objectives:
1. reinforcing the capacities of EC staff and partner countries stakeholders to perform effective mainstreaming in their operations;
2. enhancing DEVCO’s capacity to respond to specific queries emanating from staff throughout the organogram, providing advisory services and ad hoc support on specific queries;
3. increasing DEVCO Headquarters’ capacity to ensure adequate quality of mainstreaming throughout the global portfolio of operations and to adequately report on it; improving and/or preparing tools (studies, guidelines, etc.), rules and procedures, including for the tracking and reporting on relevant ECCB-related activities and spending.
Results to be achieved :
Result 1: there is an increased awareness and understanding among EC staff and partner countries of the importance of improving the integration of ECCB in policies and development interventions;
Result 2: technical capacities of all stakeholders and in particular of EU staff enforced through sharing of knowledge and know-how;
Result 3: targeted audience actually request and receive support services at the various stages of the cycle of operations;
Result 4: all operations with significance to ECCB are screened during the Quality Support process for the quality of their adequate integration of ECCB;
Result 5: the quality of the financial tracking of ECCB in operations is enhanced and the contribution of EU development operations to ECCB-related objectives is adequately reported on;
Result 6: adequate procedures, tools and products (studies, guidelines) are developed, improved, made available and implemented.