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Description of the assignment: The MEDPA-TA is being implemented by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply, Government of Nepal in technical and financial assistance of UNDP and DFAT under the National Implementation Modality (NIM). The total budget of the project period is 2,062,821 USD, out of which UNDP TRAC funds 955,010 USD, DFAT funds 767,340 USD and Government of Nepal funds 340,471 USD. As of 13 September 2020, the total USD 1,242,286 has been spent. The project was started from October 2018. Now, the project period is extended till March 2021.
As the project is going to end on 31st March 2021, UNDP has planned to commission an evaluation to identify and document the achievements of project interventions, challenges, lessons learned and best practices. The findings of the evaluation will provide guidance for the way forward for future course of action. Thus, the evaluation report is expected to include specific recommendations for future programming/interventions.
The overall objective of the final evaluation is to assess the results and approaches of the MEDPA-TA implementation in collaborating with and supporting the Federal, Provincial and Local governments and its institutionalization. The evaluation should assess results against output targets and project’s contribution in effective implementation of the MEDPA, assess the relevance, appropriateness of the implementation strategies and challenges encountered as well as identify the key lessons learnt and make specific recommendations for future course of actions. In addition, the evaluation should indicate if the produced results are in the right direction towards contributing to employment generation.
The evaluation is intended to be forward looking which will capture lessons learnt and provide information on the relevancy, effectiveness, coherence, efficiency and sustainability of the MEDPA-TA. The evaluation will also highlight on the usefulness, further need of the MEDPA-TA support to the sub-national level governments- the Provincial and Local for MED institutionalization and MEDPA implementation at the Local Government levels. The emphasis on learning lessons articulate to the issue of understanding what has worked, what has not worked and what are the effective ways of supporting different levels of the government as a guide for future planning.
The specific objectives of the final evaluation are the following:
• to assess the implementation approaches, progress made, challenges encountered, identify and document the lessons learnt and make recommendations to develop similar technical assistance projects in the future.
• to assess the progress against its objectives, expected result, outputs and indicators.
• to assess the approaches and interventions adopted by the project towards achieving the outputs.
• to identify and document main project achievements and results and their impact, and lessons learned.
• to ascertain the relevance, effectiveness, coherence, efficiency and sustainability of the project interventions.
Project name: Technical Assistance for Micro Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation at the Sub-national level (MEDPA-TA)
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 25 days
Proposal should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 1730 hours (Nepal Standard Time) of 15 October 2020 mentioning reference No. UNDP/PN/38/2020 – Team Leader – MEDPA-TA.