Monitoring and Evaluation of the - Prevention Program FIT FOR LIFE in Usti nad Labem for endangered young people 15+
Monitoring and Evaluation of the - Prevention Program FIT FOR LIFE in Usti nad Labem for endangered young people 15+

Monitoring and Evaluation of the - Prevention Program FIT FOR LIFE in Usti nad Labem for endangered young people 15+

The Prevention Program “Fit for Life” aims to decrease criminogenic behavior of youth in the age group 15 – 26 years by increasing their resistance to socio-pathological behavior and increasing their social integration. The project is implemented by an NGO Dobrovolnické centrum, z. s. supported by an interdisciplinary preventive team.
4G eval provides support with setting up the monitoring and evaluation system. This included baseline survey, formulation of the Theory of Change and evaluation matrix, design of monitoring tools. Mid-term evaluation will provide assessment of efficiency and of implementation progress in relation to the program’s purpose, objectives, outputs and activities. Recommendations will inform possible modifications of the Theory of Change and revision of assumptions and risks. Final evaluation will focus on the assessment of results, lessons learned, examples of good practice. Close involvement of and consultations with the implementing NGO contribute to the usefulness of monitoring tools and recommendations.
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Evaluation of the Czech Development Cooperation Program Temporary Expert Assignment
Evaluation of the Czech Development Cooperation Program Temporary Expert Assignment

Evaluation of the Czech Development Cooperation Program Temporary Expert Assignment

The aim of the program is to support the institutional capacity and development of legal framework in partner countries thru sharing transformation experience of the Czech Republic. Focus is on thematic areas consistent with the priorities of partner countries as reflected in the respective development cooperation programs.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to obtain independent, objective and consistent findings, conclusions and recommendations for decisions making by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Czech Development Agency and other actors, about the future orientation and implementation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic considering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and The Development Cooperation Strategy of the Czech Republic for the period 2018 - 2030.
The evaluation approach is compliant with Czech and international criteria and professional norms and standards. It is performed in accordance with the internationally recognized OECD/DAC criteria with emphasis on recommendations related to systems and processes, including systemic recommendations related to implementation of evaluations. Cross-cutting principles of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation (Good governance, Environment and sustainable development, Human rights and Gender equity.
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Assessment of Predefined Projects financed from the Funds of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway 2014 - 2021 – II
Assessment of Predefined Projects financed from the Funds of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway 2014 - 2021 – II

Assessment of Predefined Projects financed from the Funds of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway 2014 - 2021 – II

In the Czech Republic grants are allocated mainly to projects in the areas of research and innovation, environmental protection, cultural heritage and cultural cooperation, public health, education and cooperation in justice. Great emphasis is given on human rights, the inclusion of Roma and the development of civil society.
Tasks include: Drafting assessment form and checklist, assessing proposals and preparing experts’ reports for some 20 predefined projects, assessing and reviewing submitted additional information, processing the grant application review and participation in meetings with the Applicant and Client.
The assessments encompass: Verification whether the project under consideration fulfills and is consistent with the set parameters. Assessment of the logical framework including indicators, assumptions and risks and of the activity plan. Assessing the appropriateness of the required funding to the objectives and content of the project, implementation capacities, relevance, anticipated benefits. Assessment of publicity as per requirements of the EEA and Norway of risks and mitigation measures, consistency with regulatory framework as well as of economic, institutional and legal sustainability. Identification of possible conditions for grant allocation.
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Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness through Community Resilience Building, Education and Experience Sharing Project
Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness through Community Resilience Building, Education and Experience Sharing Project

Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness through Community Resilience Building, Education and Experience Sharing Project

The aim of the project is to increase the overall resilience and preparedness of municipalities and citizens for the events of natural disasters – floods, in four flood prone municipalities located in the river basins of the Labe and Cista rivers.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to obtain independent, objective and consistent findings about the strengths and weaknesses of the ongoing project, to formulate specific recommendations and to identify good practice examples that will help the DECCB in preparing new disaster preparedness and prevention interventions. The evaluation also addresses potential capacity gaps within the current project staffing, complementarity with and additionality to the current national crisis management system as well as the extent to which the project adheres to the humanitarian aid standards (including SPHERE).
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Global Consultative Processes on Migration (Report)
Global Consultative Processes on Migration (Report)

Global Consultative Processes on Migration (Report)

The aim of this project was to publish a comprehensive analysis of public policy processes related to human rights of migrants. With this approach, IID is working with a consortium of development partners to improve the transparency and accountability of the migration process by advocating for the implementation of evidence-based and participatory migration.
The report analyzed the historical background and elements that underlie the rapid evolution of Global Consultative Processes (GCPs), and sought to explain the main reasons for the expansion of GCPs across most regions of the world.
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Evaluation of the project Economic Empowerment, Zambia
Evaluation of the project Economic Empowerment, Zambia

Evaluation of the project Economic Empowerment, Zambia

The project, implemented between 2016-2018, was co-funded under the Czech Trilateral development cooperation instrument to complement funds provided by the Joint Country Program comprised of Norwegian Church Aid, DanChurch Aid and Christian Aid UK. The project aimed to improve the position of women in Zambian society and to contribute to their financial independence by supporting the creation of small businesses generating profits.
The evaluation assessed the project against the OECD DAC evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency impacts and sustainability). Particular attention was paid to project management and organization, targeting and impacts on intended beneficiaries.
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Organization of 4 one-week-long seminars to strengthen civil society and trust among civil society and Ukrainian security services
Organization of 4 one-week-long seminars to strengthen civil society and trust among civil society and Ukrainian security services

Organization of 4 one-week-long seminars to strengthen civil society and trust among civil society and Ukrainian security services

The main aim of this project was to support the development of the Ukrainian civil society with emphasis on trust-building with the police. The secondary aim is the encouragement of an assertive approach of citizens towards government institutions.
Engagement in this project required gender sensitization in the field. This involved: presentation on gender-based violence and crime management in 12 project locations to local civil society, police and students. Radio broadcasts about the same issue. Promoting ties between civil society and police by helping to organize common interactive learning sessions with the participation of local civil society. The Gender Equality Expert also spoke on the local radio in the Luhansk region about gender-based violence. Other activities included monitoring of the security situation in the Luhansk and Donetsk region along the war line. Participating in meetings with relevant key officials from the local and central government and security representatives. Gathering of data to inform the project reporting.
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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineering Designs (Phase I)
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineering Designs (Phase I)

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineering Designs (Phase I)

The Project aims to improve the current situation in the water supply and sanitation sector, with focus on nine districts in the Khatlon region.
Consultancy services included contributions to the Environmental and Social Analysis section of the Feasibility Study, to the Environmental and Social Management Framework and to the Resettlement Policy Framework as well as support to overall coordination and data collection at the local levels.
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Capacity Building for Itang Water Utility, Ethiopia
Capacity Building for Itang Water Utility, Ethiopia

Capacity Building for Itang Water Utility, Ethiopia

The project focuses on lasting and resilient solutions for both refugees and hosting communities; equity in terms of distribution of services, ultimately preventing conflicts for access to (water) resources; and engagement of private sector to ensure quality and efficiency in the WASH service provision. The objective of the project is to support the Regional Water Bureau to fully establish the Itang Water Utility and build the management and technical capacity of the utility to independently manage the integrated water system in Itang Special Woreda.
4G eval prepared the Service Delivery Perception Survey, contributed to management manual and business plans and training of utility staff in accountability to clients.
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Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes
Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes

Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programmes

The project aims to rehabilitate the water supply and wastewater systems and to improve financial and operational management of the Osh City Vodokanal. The Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and City Support Programs aim to support further institutional strengthening in the form of operational and financial improvements to secure sustainability of the water utilities, implement a Stakeholder Participation Programme and the City Support Programme including Social Support Programme development.
Consultancy services include development of the Social Support Programme including affordability analysis, financial models with extrapolation under 8 different scenarios to estimate budgets for income based social measures as well as recommendations for tariff based measures, capacity building in affordability analysis and methodology as well as implementation support during piloting, addressing sustainability issues and extending the support to the whole city.
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Nurek Water and Wastewater Project, Corporate Development, Social Support and Stakeholder Participation Programme
Nurek Water and Wastewater Project, Corporate Development, Social Support and Stakeholder Participation Programme

Nurek Water and Wastewater Project, Corporate Development, Social Support and Stakeholder Participation Programme

The Water Supply Company of the city of Nurek was established and started to operate as an independent business entity in 2014. The Company provides water supply and wastewater treatment services to the city as well as to parts of two adjacent districts. The project complements the rehabilitation of the water supply system and selected wastewater improvements and aims at improving billing and collection efficiency and financial and operational management, leading to the ultimate reduction in operating and maintenance costs for water supply and reducing wastage of water. It encompasses institution building assistance to the Company in the form of a Corporate Development Programme, Social Support Programme, and a Stakeholder Participation Programme.
Consultancy services focus on supporting the service provider and the city with: Establishing and mainstreaming environmental management processes and management systems compliant with relevant standards and procedures. Developing effective social protection measures for households unable to pay tariffs. Facilitating inclusive dialogue between the service provider, clients and other relevant parties. Raising awareness on issues related to water supply and sanitation and encouraging transparency. Identifying opportunities aimed at promoting equal access to employment and skills.
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Evaluation of the Project
Evaluation of the Project

Evaluation of the Project "Usage of renewable sources of energy for district heating system in the village of Nemila, Bosnia and Herzegovina"

The main activities of the project were to build a biomass heating plant (for wood chips) and the basic network of the heat distribution in the village of Nemila, located near the town of Zenica. The village of Nemila suffered during the heating seasons from significant air pollution. The pollution was caused mainly by the exhalations produced by individual housings using the traditional solid fuel. This led to health risks associated with the upper respiratory tract and other related diseases as well as to the environmental damages. Replacement of individual heat sources by central heating based on the use of cheap organic fuel contributed to a significant reduction of air pollution bringing up other positive impacts (health, environment, improvement of tourist attraction of the area etc.). Usage of renewable organic fuel serves as a long term sustainable source of energy as there is a considerable amount of wood processing factories situated in the area of village of Nemila. The project facilities were heavily damaged by 2014 floods. Within the follow-up reconstruction the heat line distributions and technologies of boiler room were repaired. Afterwards, the project was handed over to the town of Zenica. The heating plant is currently being operated by local association – public company GRIJANJE d.o.o. Zenica.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to provide recommendations for further planning of development cooperation of the Czech Republic in the sustainable energy sector or eventually, in the field of environmental protection and climate. Recommendations shall consider the needs of Bosnia and Herzegovina focused on the thematic areas relevant for the future Program of the Bilateral Development Cooperation of Czech Republic with Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 - 2023, i.e. economic growth or sustainable management of natural resources. Recommendations of the evaluation will be used in the preparation of the medium-term plan for the development cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina and also in the preparation and implementation of future projects. Evaluation will be performed in accordance with the internationally recognized OECD/DAC criteria with an emphasis on the long-term impacts and sustainability of benefits and will pilot the methodology of cross-cutting evaluation principles of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation: Good governance, Environment and sustainable development, Human rights and gender equity.
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Tajik Water II – City of Khorog - Corporate Development and City Support Programmes
Tajik Water II – City of Khorog - Corporate Development and City Support Programmes

Tajik Water II – City of Khorog - Corporate Development and City Support Programmes

The city of Khorog has a population of about 30,000 and is located in the mountainous eastern part of Tajikistan in the Pamir Mountains. Water supply and sanitation services are provided by the Khorog Water Company. The objective of this project is to assist the Company to further improve its institutional development, building on the improvements made in a previous phase. The project consists of three parts: Part I – Continued Corporate Development Programme; Part II – Stakeholder Participation Programme; and Part III – Continued City Support Programme.
Consultancy services encompass: (i) Support with the preparation and implementation of Gender and Equal Opportunities Plan: Review of equal opportunities and gender issues to be addressed within the Company as well as in service provision. Formulating Gender and Equal Opportunities Plan; support with the implementation of agreed measures. (ii) Support in environmental management: Review of the existing Environmental Action Plan (EAP) and environmental management system; identification of areas for improvement; establishing awareness of environmental responsibility; recommendations for improvements and for further development of the EAP. Implementation support of the updated EAP. (iii) Support the Company and the City in the planning and implementation of the Stakeholders’ Participation Programme aimed at enhancing public ownership by encouraging water conservation, increasing public participation in the provision of water and wastewater services (service quality, rehabilitation activities, tariffs integrating poverty and social issues) and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation and water use.
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Green Cities Action Plan, Tbilisi
Green Cities Action Plan, Tbilisi

Green Cities Action Plan, Tbilisi

Major environmental concerns for cities range from the quality of air and traffic congestion to pressure on limited green space, land and water resources. Urban activities, and how they are organized deeply affect the environment, and the overall quality of life of urban populations. For the sustainable development of green cities, it is critical to recognize the relationship between environmental aspects and economic and social issues. As a part of the Green Cities Initiative, the Bank together with the OECD and ICLEI prepared a methodology for the development of Green City Action Plan (GCAP). The Methodology is designed to guide a City through 4 main steps of the development and implementation of a GCAP – from establishing a Green City Baseline, developing a vision, preparing the GCAP, implementing the actions and reviewing progress. The objective of this project is to apply the Methodology and assist the City of Tbilisi in developing and adopting a Green City Action Plan.
Consultancy services encompass: Preparing the first full draft of GCAP based on inputs from all four steps of the Plan’s development; incorporating amendments by the Client. Preparing draft public presentation, assisting with the preparation and implementation of the presentation. Assisting the Client in preparing a presentation of the draft Council resolution on the GCAP at the Council meeting. Preparing plan for monitoring the implementation of and progress on selected key measures based on Green City Indicators. Organizing three one-day training and capacity building workshops for City officials.
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GOAL Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Evaluation
GOAL Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Evaluation

GOAL Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme Evaluation

The emphasis for GOAL Uganda’s work in WASH over the period 2012-2015 had been to create new and to sustain existing water points and to increase access of communities to sanitation and hygiene. This has been implemented both directly and through national partners. Along with partners, GOAL has also been engaging at a district level to strengthen institutional capacity. The main purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used by GOAL in the decision making on the future direction of the rural WASH sector with focus on safe water supply, operation and maintenance of water services, sanitation promotion (CLTS) and hygiene promotion.
The evaluation covered four districts in the East and North of Uganda. Methods included review of secondary data, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and observations. In addition to the OECD DAC criteria, the evaluation also included assessment of the 10 GOAL’s WASH principles using a standard methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis. Recommendations based on findings and conclusions were formulated for the sanitation and hygiene program, for the water supply program as well as for the GOAL processes and mechanism and the GOAL systems.
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Evaluation of the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies project, Kenya
Evaluation of the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies project, Kenya

Evaluation of the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies project, Kenya

The Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies has been implemented between 01 January 2013 and 31 March 2016 in one of the largest slums in Nairobi, the Mukuru slum located in the East of the capital. Among the many problems the slum dwellers are facing is the lack of proper sanitation and infrastructure causing vicious outbreaks of disease. The project was designed to address the sanitation crisis and overcome the inherent constraints in a slum community. Having drawn on lessons from other sanitation projects in Mukuru, Kibera and other slums around Nairobi, the project focuses on supporting supply of high quality sanitation facilities on commercial basis and facilitating demand for these services. The waste is collected, processed and marketed as fertilizer, thus creating a complete sanitation value chain. The project also serves as a key learning platform to identify best practices and inform various stakeholders including the government of Kenya on cost-effective strategies to deliver adequate sanitation in urban slums.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used in the decision making of GOAL on the future direction in Kenya in the urban slums sanitation sector with focus on increasing access to affordable sanitation using the Sanitation Improvements through Market Strategies (SIMS) approach. The evaluation has been conducted in line with the principles set out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD with reference to project relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. An additional objective is to assess the project against GOAL’s 10 Key WASH Principles with an objective measurement to allow cross-country meta-analysis.
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Mitigation of Risks from Dumpsite of Hazardous Waste – Cismichioi, Moldova
Mitigation of Risks from Dumpsite of Hazardous Waste – Cismichioi, Moldova

Mitigation of Risks from Dumpsite of Hazardous Waste – Cismichioi, Moldova

The dumpsite of hazardous waste in Cismichioi has been developed between 1977 – 1987. It contains between 4-16 thousand tons of pesticides and other chemical substances stored in concrete cases and underground repositories, partially isolated by plastic wraps. Their estimated volume could be up to 27,000 m3. The exact content of the storages, status of their protection or the level of potential leakages in the surrounding areas are not known. The purpose of the project is the identification and assessment of potential environmental risks and liabilities and the preparation of a detailed feasibility study outlining mitigation measures in accordance with guidelines of the Czech Ministry of Environment.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Evaluation of GOAL’s WASH Programme in India
Evaluation of GOAL’s WASH Programme in India

Evaluation of GOAL’s WASH Programme in India

The main purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used for future planning and implementation of on the future direction of GOAL in India in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector with focus on School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), Community Led Total Sanitation CLTS and social marketing.
The evaluation was conducted in line with the principles set out by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD with reference to program relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. In addition, the program was assessed against the strategic GOAL and objective for GOAL globally and against GOAL’s 10 Key WASH principles using a standardized methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis. Scope of the evaluation: CLTS, SLTS intervention in West Bengal. Period covered by this evaluation: 2012 – 2015.
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Evaluation of the Chuko Food Security Project, Ethiopia
Evaluation of the Chuko Food Security Project, Ethiopia

Evaluation of the Chuko Food Security Project, Ethiopia

The project supported some 14,600 households in improving food security by increasing and diversifying crop and livestock farming, improving access to water and sanitation and supporting income generating activities.
The evaluation assessed achievement of results, sustainability, shared responsibility and accountability, appropriateness of design and resource allocation for the individual components as well as for the project as a whole. Lessons learned will provide guidance for decisions on continuation of support as well as on processes and implementation mechanism.
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Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program
Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program

Impact Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach in Sierra Leone Country Program

The program aims at improving sanitation coverage and hygiene behavior of communities in Kenema district through the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. The expected outcomes for this approach are: (i) Decrease in the incidence of diarrhea in targeted communities in Kenema District; (ii) Increase in the adoption of safe hygiene and sanitation practices in targeted communities in Kenema District; and (iii) Increased sustainability through communities’ ownership of water and sanitation development issues in targeted communities.
The evaluation covered the period 2008 – 2015. The aim of the evaluation was to assess the impact, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the CLTS program and to recommend ways of improving and scaling up the program. Mixed methods were used to establish the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impacts and sustainability of the interventions: Quantitative survey, review of secondary data, key informant interviews, focus groups discussions and observations. The evaluation also included assessment of the 10 GOAL’s WASH principles using a standard methodology developed by 4G eval to allow cross-country meta-analysis.
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Complex Evaluation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Sector Water Supply and Sanitation in Ethiopia
Complex Evaluation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Sector Water Supply and Sanitation in Ethiopia

Complex Evaluation of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Sector Water Supply and Sanitation in Ethiopia

The evaluation was based on six projects implemented between 2010 – 2014 in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia under the Czech Development Cooperation.
The principal purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used in the decision-making of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Czech Development Agency, on the future direction of the Czech development cooperation in Ethiopia in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. Conclusions inferred from the evaluation can also be used for improving the implementation the WASH Sector Program and as the basis for the implementation of sector strategy and the synergic orientation of future projects, or for decisions concerning the implementation of similar projects in other partner countries.
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Evaluation of the National Water Management System in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories - MYWAS
Evaluation of the National Water Management System in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories - MYWAS

Evaluation of the National Water Management System in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories - MYWAS

The Multi Year Water Allocation System (MYWAS) project (2011 – 2014) has been implemented by the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) under the coordination of the Czech Development Agency (CZDA). It has built upon stage wise support from the Czech development cooperation (CZDC) to effective integrated water resource planning dating back to 2008. The intended outcome of the project was the introduction of MYWAS for optimizing planning of investments in the water and sanitation sectors using economic aspects as the main criteria.
The principal purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated and consistent conclusions that can be used in the decision-making of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in collaboration with the CZDA, on the future direction and implementation modalities of the CZDC in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories in general and in the water sanitation and hygiene sector in particular. The evaluation covered the progress in the implementation of the unfinished project, with an emphasis on the roles played by all stakeholders and their interaction.
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Strategy for Drinking Water Supply in Bela Crkva Region of Serbia (Phases I and II)
Strategy for Drinking Water Supply in Bela Crkva Region of Serbia (Phases I and II)

Strategy for Drinking Water Supply in Bela Crkva Region of Serbia (Phases I and II)

Bela Crkva, located in Vojvodina province, had no clear strategy for the management of drinking water and waste water. The volume of extracted groundwater and consumed water was not exactly known, drinking water quality fluctuated, levels of pollution due to uncontrolled waste water discharge were not regularly monitored, there was no inventory or map of the potential water sources. This has impacted on people’s health as well as on the quality of environment. The purpose of the first phase of the project was to develop medium and long – term drinking water management strategy including project documentation for the implementation of selected technical solutions to be implemented under phase II. Phase II included the realization of measures to improve the drinking water supply in the region.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Evaluation of two Projects in the Natural Resource Management Sector in Ethiopia
Evaluation of two Projects in the Natural Resource Management Sector in Ethiopia

Evaluation of two Projects in the Natural Resource Management Sector in Ethiopia

The principal purpose of this evaluation was to obtain information that will guide decision-making on upcoming interventions of Czech development cooperation in Ethiopia in the sectors Soil and Water Conservation and Water Supply and Sanitation (WASH).
The evaluation included two completed projects: Anti-erosion Measures in the Surrounds of Lake Awassa and Sustainable Management of Soil, Forest and Water Resources as a Pilot Model for Community Development in Southern Ethiopia. Both projects were implemented in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia under the Czech development cooperation. Scope included assessment against the OECD DAC evaluation criteria and cross cutting principles of the Czech development cooperation: Good governance, human rights and gender and environment.
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Water Supply from Deep Boreholes for Herdsmen in Zavkhan Region, Mongolia
Water Supply from Deep Boreholes for Herdsmen in Zavkhan Region, Mongolia

Water Supply from Deep Boreholes for Herdsmen in Zavkhan Region, Mongolia

Zavkhan, an agricultural/pastoralist region in the western part of Mongolia, faces serious problems with access to water for both, people and livestock. One of the main problems is shortage of hydrogeological knowhow. Siting and drilling is often implemented without proper hydrogeological investigation and is not well documented, the maintenance and operation of wells not adequate. The situation is further exacerbated by difficult geological and hydrogeological conditions including permafrost and depth of groundwater level which reaches up to 200 m. The project had two objectives: Improving access to water for the nomadic pastoralists by constructing drilled wells and distribution systems; and transfer of hydrogeological know how for the planning and implementation of drilling for water and constructing sustainable water supply systems under the local conditions.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Transfer of know-how on Approaches to Remediation of Environmental Burdens, Mongolia (Phases I and II)
Transfer of know-how on Approaches to Remediation of Environmental Burdens, Mongolia (Phases I and II)

Transfer of know-how on Approaches to Remediation of Environmental Burdens, Mongolia (Phases I and II)

With the transition to market economy in the nineties, the Government of Mongolia started to address environmental burdens inherited from the Soviet period and sometimes exacerbated by the transition to market economy. The major ones include storages of fuels and chemicals with uncontrolled leakages of oil substances, often dilapidated and potentially polluted military zones, or the emergence of small scale, unregulated mining with the possible consequences of contamination by mercury, cyanide and other heavy metals.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Evaluation of two Projects in the Surface Water Monitoring and Flood Protection Sector, Moldova
Evaluation of two Projects in the Surface Water Monitoring and Flood Protection Sector, Moldova

Evaluation of two Projects in the Surface Water Monitoring and Flood Protection Sector, Moldova

The evaluation included two projects: Monitoring surface water and flood protection in the Reut River Basin (2006 - 2008) and Rehabilitation of Network of Monitoring Stations in Watershed of the River Prut – Modernization of Information System and Flood Protection (2010-2012). Both projects aimed at improving standards of information required for the preparation of flood protection measures in Moldova by developing a system that would provide speedy and accurate information on the status of surface water levels and their prognosis for the watershed of the rivers Prut and Reut. The purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively substantiated information to be used for decision making on the overall perspective and future involvement of the Czech development cooperation in the environmental sector, sub-sector hydrometeorology and Climatology.
Evaluation focussed on the assessment of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and long-term impacts. Cross cutting issues included: Good governance, human rights and gender, viability of technical solution and consideration of environment and climatic changes. Formulated recommendations pertaining to the projects as well as to the continuation, processes and mechanism of Czech development cooperation in the environmental protection sector in Moldova.
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Remediation of Environmental Burdens caused by Petroleum Substances in Lunga and Marculesti, Moldova (Phases III and IV)
Remediation of Environmental Burdens caused by Petroleum Substances in Lunga and Marculesti, Moldova (Phases III and IV)

Remediation of Environmental Burdens caused by Petroleum Substances in Lunga and Marculesti, Moldova (Phases III and IV)

The project aims to improve the environment and health of population by the mitigation of negative environmental impacts caused by pollution from petroleum substances deposited at a former military airport in Mărculeşti. Extensive leakages from improperly secured fuels cause pollution of groundwater that the majority of population in the area uses as source of drinking water. Rehabilitation of the area started with the assessment of risks followed by a feasibility study. A hydraulic pump and treat technology has been selected as the best option for groundwater treatment. The decontamination process is systematically monitored and data series used for prognosis of pollution migrations and for updating risk analysis.
Consultancy services encompass support with project planning, budgeting and formulation, technical aspects of tender documentation, as well as with the evaluation of proposals. The consultant also provides implementation support and technical backstopping and assists the CZDA with monitoring of project progress and results.
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Evaluation of two completed projects in the social sector, Mongolia
Evaluation of two completed projects in the social sector, Mongolia

Evaluation of two completed projects in the social sector, Mongolia

The evaluation covered two projects: Socioeconomic Stabilization of Geographically and Socially Excluded Communities, Mongolia (2008 – 2010) and Preparation and Launch of Study Programme Social Work, Ulánbátar (2006 – 2010). Both projects were funded under the Czech development cooperation and implemented by Caritas CZ. The project Socioeconomic Stabilisation of Geographically and Socially Excluded Communities aimed at contributing to socio-economic stabilization of rural, isolated communities of Bulgan aimak and at decreasing the incidence of social pathological behavior resulting from inadequate contact of small children with their families by providing mobile education to drop outs, pre-school and handicapped children and training to social workers. The Study Programme Social Work aimed at improving the quality of education of social workers and of the social services.
The principal purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objective information to be used by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA CZ) in cooperation with the Czech Development Agency (CZDA) for decision-making on the perspective and future focus of Czech development cooperation in the social and related sectors in Mongolia. Particular attention was paid to sustainability and replicability of results.
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Evaluation of Small and Medium Sources of Energy and Related Distribution Networks in Selected Areas of Palestine
Evaluation of Small and Medium Sources of Energy and Related Distribution Networks in Selected Areas of Palestine

Evaluation of Small and Medium Sources of Energy and Related Distribution Networks in Selected Areas of Palestine

The project implemented between 2006 – 2011 aimed to contribute to the improvement of economic and social situation of local population and to the economic development in Tubas and Jenin governorates by modernizing and extending electricity supply in the respective areas. The evaluation covered the OECD DAC criteria with focus on sustainability of positive outcomes.
The main purpose of the evaluation was to obtain objectively, well-founded information that can be used for decision making by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MFA CZ) in cooperation with the Czech Development Agency (CZDA) about the overall perspective and future direction CZ DC in Palestine with respect to production and supply of energy and related sectors.
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Evaluation of 3 Projects of Czech Development Cooperation in Serbia in the Environmental Sector
Evaluation of 3 Projects of Czech Development Cooperation in Serbia in the Environmental Sector

Evaluation of 3 Projects of Czech Development Cooperation in Serbia in the Environmental Sector

The evaluation included three projects: Increasing the Capacity of Drinking Water Supply in the Region of Boričevac Town (2008 – 2010); Site Investigation and Rehabilitation of Ada Huja Area (2008 – 2010) and Introducing Environmentally Sound Disposal of Petroleum Substances and Hazardous Wastes (2006 – 2010). The project “Increasing the Capacity of Drinking Water Supply in the Region of Boricevac Town” aimed at increase the capacity of potable water supply to citizens of the Valjevo city and its district of Boricevac by creating technical conditions enabling the connection of over 7,000 citizens to water supply network. The project “Site investigation and remediation of the region of Ada Huja” aimed at the improvement of environment and health in the Serbian capital of Belgrade by means of creating conditions for the rehabilitation of the Ada Huja peninsula region. The project "Introducing Environmentally Sound Disposal of Petroleum Substances and Hazardous Wastes " combined complex technical, chemical and logistical know – how which included solutions to the broad spectrum of problems with environmental burdens, created by the operation of the Panchevo refinery.
The main purpose of this evaluation was to obtain lessons learned and information to be used in decision-making as regards future interventions of Czech development cooperation (CZDC) in Serbia in the environment sector. The evaluation covered the OECD/DAC criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and long-term impacts as well as cross cutting issues of the CZDC: Good governance, environment, human rights and gender.
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Assessment of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in the SNNPR Region, Ethiopia
Assessment of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in the SNNPR Region, Ethiopia

Assessment of the Development Cooperation of the Czech Republic in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in the SNNPR Region, Ethiopia

The purpose of this assessment was to advise on focus for the 2011- 2017 water and sanitation sector program and guide decision-making of the Czech development cooperation in Ethiopia. Conclusions of the assessment have been used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MFA CZ) and Czech Development Agency for planning, identification and formulation of project activities. Scope: rural areas of Sidama zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. This involved assessment of the current state, formulating sustainable options for technical solutions, assessing ground water resource management, prioritizing areas on the basis of hydrological and hydrogeological considerations, assessing social, economic and environmental impacts of proposed options, assessing the feasibility of technical and “soft” solutions, and formulating recommendations for future interventions in the sector in the area.
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Mitigation of Environmental Burdens Caused by Pesticides, Moldova (Phases I and II)
Mitigation of Environmental Burdens Caused by Pesticides, Moldova (Phases I and II)

Mitigation of Environmental Burdens Caused by Pesticides, Moldova (Phases I and II)

In Moldova, blanket use of pesticides in agriculture has been discontinued in the nineties. The remaining supplies have been stored in regional central storages without detailed evidence of their chemical composition. Solid pesticides in plastic bags were stored in closed plastic barrels, liquid in metal barrels. A number of donors launched projects aiming at their removal including, since 2011, the Czech Republic. The project focused on Singerei, Oniscani, Pelivan and Papauti localities with the aim to remove and dispose of the toxic waste, and to assess the environmental and health impacts of the residual pollution.
The consultancy included identification of warehouses with obsolete pesticides in the project area, the assessment of their condition and potential risks and the prioritization of interventions. On the basis of this assessment, the consultant assisted with drafting project and tender documentation including budget and with providing implementation support and monitoring services including recommendations for the Czech Development Agency on future direction of the similar interventions in the project area.
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