Monitoring and Evaluation References

In the last years, Danish Management has carried out the monitoring and evaluation of over 20 projects. Some of the latest ones are mentioned below, most of which are on-going assignments or projects recently implemented.

Project Title: Final Evaluation of the Philippine Sustainable Energy Finance (PHILS SEF II)
Country: Philippines
Project Dates: 2016 – 2017
Funding Agency / Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Lead Firm: Danish Energy Management & Esbensen A/S
Project Budget: EUR 65,826
Project Description: In order to get a better overview of the performance of the Philippine Sustainable Energy Finance (Phils SEFF II), the International Finance Corporation asked for the assistance of Danish Energy Management & Esbensen. The overall objective of the final evaluation is to provide a comprehensive and systematic account of the performance of (Phils SEF II) project to determine the level of project accomplishment, to ensure the accountability of International Finance Corporation (IFC) towards donors and stakeholders, and to synthesize lessons that may help improve the selection, design, and implementation of future GEF activities. The key evaluation questions are: 1) to which extent has the project achieved the Outcome and Impact? 2) what are the lessons learnt?
Project Title: Mid-Term Evaluation of the Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Southern and East Africa Programme
Country: Multi-Country
Project Dates: 2015 – 2015
Funding Agency / Client: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 114,044
Project Description: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland awarded Danish Management with the exciting task of evaluating the Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) and Southern and East Africa programme. The evaluation aimed to provide accurate, credible, reliable, and useful data on the implementation of the second phase of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland’s EEP Southern and East Africa Programme. A more specific element of the evaluation is the goal of analyse the effectiveness and potential impact of EEP and why certain countries have received more support, and what implications it might have for the future of selection of countries.
Project Title: Review of evaluation systems in development co-operation
Country: Multi-Country
Project Dates: 2015 – 2015
Funding Agency / Client: Norad Evaluation Department funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 81,188
Project Description: Due to its expertise in evaluation and monitoring, Danish Management was picked by Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD) to carry out an extensive review of development organisations working with NORAD. The purpose of the review is to provide institutions engaged in development work with the means to improve effectiveness of their current evaluation systems, using insight from a variety of practitioners and policy makers. Thus, the review covers the design, organisation, delivery and use of evaluations themselves, as well as looking at the way in which evaluations can be utilized as an input to broader decision-making and information sharing.
Project Title: Meta-Evaluation of Project and Programme Evaluations in 2014-2015
Country: Multi-Country
Project Dates: 2015 – 2016
Funding Agency / Client: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 199,010
Project Description: The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in their wish to improve their overall evaluation capacity and quality, asked Danish Management to carry out a Meta-Evaluation with analysis and assessment of the project and programme decentralized evaluation reports. The main purpose of the meta-evaluation is twofold. First, it aims to improve the quality of evaluations by providing an overall picture of the current evaluation portfolio, which in turn, will help the MFA to identify possible evaluative gaps. Second, it aims to bring forward issues and lessons learned from earlier evaluation reports, as well as provide recommendations which will help the MFA to improve the development cooperation. The sectors covered in the meta-evaluation are many and range from areas such as environment, trade policy regulation, education, and peace and security.
Project Title: Evaluation of EU Delegation to Ukraine’s communication on EU-Ukraine cooperation issues
Country: Ukraine
Project Dates: 2014 – 2014
Funding Agency / Client: European Commission funded by EuropeAid (EC External Cooperation Programmes)
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 49,226
Project Description: For this project, the European Commission hand-picked Danish Management to carry out evaluations of the communication of the EU Ukraine delegation. The global objective of this project was to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of communications activities of the EU Delegation related to EU-Ukraine cooperation for the period 2011-2013 and to contribute to the design and implementation of the EU Delegation’s communication policy by helping Delegation’s services to make the best choices when developing communication strategies and products.
Project Title: Thematic studies related to forthcoming evaluations
Country: Multi-Country
Project Dates: 2014 – 2015
Funding Agency / Client: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 150,263
Project Description: Due to its well-established reputation in evaluation analysis and review, Danish Management was picked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to carry out thematic studies related to forthcoming evaluations. The purpose of the thematic study was to provide concise information on Finnish development policies in particular and international development policies in general. This was done by reviewing and analysing the relevant documented international and Finnish experiences, key issues, questions, approaches, and methodologies.  The resulting review and analysis will be used in the planning and preparation of future further evaluations. The early work completed in this review will enable a quick, focused, and efficient start of the future evaluations.
Project Title: Framework Agreement on the performance of meta-evaluations, syntheses, reviews, pre-reviews, and peer reviews of evaluations
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zambia
Project Dates: 2013 – 2017
Funding Agency / Client: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 1,200,000
Project Description: The Development Evaluation (EVA-11) of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has asked Danish Management to sign a framework agreement for the following tasks: Meta-evaluations and syntheses of decentralized and centralized evaluation reports which may constitute of appraisals (ex-ante evaluations), mid-term evaluations, end of activity evaluations and ex-post evaluations; Peer reviews of evaluation reports commissioned by EVA-11; and Pre-reviews.The topics of the assignments cover the full range of Finland’s development policy and cooperation, all instruments of the multilateral and bilateral aid, and the dimension of the European Union.The development cooperation of FinAid extends to more than 100 countries and the current number of principal cooperating countries is seven, namely Nepal, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia
Project Title: Review of PwC consultant services to the GGGI, Indonesia Program
Country: Indonesia
Project Dates: 2013 – 2013
Funding Agency / Client: Global Green Growth Institute
Lead Firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 16,508
Project Description: Danish Energy Management was contracted to review and assess the work performed by PwC for the GGGI’s Indonesia Program. The review and assessment included all aspects of research, reporting, organisational structures, organisation and partnership behaviours with the aim to provide recommendations to improve the project results and management. Further, the review assessed project performance and the implementation of planned project activities and outputs against actual results as well as project management.
Project Title: EUEI PDF Mid-Term Review of Phase II
Country: Germany
Project Dates: 2013 – 2014
Funding Agency / Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Lead Firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 20,035
Project Description: Danish Energy Management was carefully chosen by Deutsche Gesselschaft für Internationale Zuzammenarbeit (GIZ) to carry this mid-term review .The mid-term review covered the activities of the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) during the period of April 2012 to September 2013 (1.5 years). The review had 5 main objectives. First, to assess the performance of the second phase of the EUEI PDF, in particular outputs and outcomes of the projects it has supported under Service Line 1: Policy and Strategy Development. Second, to assess the performance of EUEI PDP in its secretarial role for the AEEP under Service Line 2: Support to the AEEP. Third, Review its role against the purpose and objectives agreed with its governing board. Finally, recommend any changes considered necessary to improve EUEI PDF’s performance in the future.
Project Title: Development and Implementation of Management Information System
Country: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Project Dates: 2012 – 2017
Funding Agency / Client: Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA)
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 338,598
Project Description: When the important decision had to be made about who to hire for the implementation of an integrative management system, Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) looked to Danish Management.  TMEA is a multi-donor funder organization investing in initiatives aiming to increase integration and trade competitiveness in East Africa. The specific objective of this project is to improve the efficiency of business processes by developing and implementing a Management Information System (MIS) to support programme planning, implementation and reporting. The MIS allows TMEA to increase the efficiency of business processes related to planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects. Thus, the challenge of the project is to set up a simple user-friendly MIS system, as well as training people in the use of the MIS.
Project Title: Technical assistance for the monitoring of the Energy Facility’s projects financed under the 10th EDF
Country: All ACP Countries
Project Dates: 2011 – 2019
Funding Agency / Client: EuropeAid (EC External Cooperation Programmes)
Lead Firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 2,262,000
Project Description: This assignment is successfully implemented through the combined expertise that Danish Management Group possesses within Energy, Monitoring, and ICT. The European Commission has asked Danish Energy Management to support the EU Delegations and ACP Secretariat in the monitoring of the more than 100 projects financed under the 10th EDF Energy Facility’s call for proposals. Danish Energy Management monitors the projects throughout the implementation process until the end of the execution of the projects. Our monitoring support also includes: Support to ensure projects establish an adequate monitoring plan; Revision of logical frameworks to assure that projects’ impact can be monitored; Development of a guide for monitoring of energy projects by Delegations; Site visits to projects which are less performing, to support their implementation, and ad-hoc missions to support Delegations or implementers.Danish Energy Management also ensures a Helpdesk for Delegations and the Energy Facility (EF) Unit on monitoring of Energy Facility projects. In addition, Danish Energy Management has also been asked to deliver regional seminars, capitalisation and best practices, and dissemination of the results of the Energy Facility.
Project Title: Technical Assistance to the EC’s Delegations for the monitoring of the Energy Facility’s projects
Country: Multi-Country
Project Dates: 2009 – 2014
Funding Agency / Client: EuropeAid Cooperation Office funded by EuropeAid (EC External Cooperation Programmes)
Lead Firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 900,159
Project Description: Danish Energy Management was chosen to by the European Aid Cooperation Office to carry out this more than 5-year long task.  The objective of the assignment was to establish a comprehensive monitoring system of the projects implemented under the EDF sponsored Energy Facility. This increased the global coherence, the efficiency and the visibility of the Energy Facility’s projects.The project: 1) Improved the information, advice and support to the EC’s Delegations in charge of the management of the Energy Facility’s contracts. This also benefited the project implementing bodies. 2) Facilitated a speedy and effective reporting to the hierarchy as well as to the external partners of the European Commission, from the task managers of the Energy Facility. 3) Fostered contacts and exchanges of experience between project implementing bodies. 4) Contributed to the quality improvement of interventions in the energy sector through the dissemination of results, success stories and lessons learned from the Energy Facility’s projects.

Under the contract more than 72 energy projects spread all over the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP)  region were succesfully monitored by Danish Energy Management.

Project Title: Consultancy to conduct a Monitoring Systems Assessment in two sectors- National Integrated M&E Strategy
Country: Uganda
Project Dates: 2009 – 2009
Funding Agency / Client: Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda funded by World Bank
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 62,890
Project Description: In this exiting task funded by the World Bank, Danish Management was assigned to assess two Ugandan sectors. The assignment consisted of developing a useful methodology for conducting an assessment of the two Ugandan sectors: the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) and the Public Management Sector (PMS). The assessment updated and built on two earlier studies, which both used the OED ‘Diagnostic Guide and Action Framework for Evaluation of Capacity Development’ as an analytical reference source for assessment. Activities in the assessment included the following six: 1) Assessment of existing utilization of monitoring information 2) Assessment of the actual and latent demand for monitoring information 3) Assessment of the practice: Institutional analysis mapping, result framework 4) Assessment of existing capacity for monitoring 5) Development of a strategy for addressing gaps in the monitoring systems 6) Reporting
Project Title: Monitoring of Emission Reductions from the following two CDM projects: Sima 3, Sima 4 
Country: Thailand
Project Dates: 2009 – 2013
Funding Agency / Client: The Danish Energy Agency funded by Government
Lead Firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 127,107
Project Description: The Danish Energy Agency, in their wish to obtain important information, asked Danish Energy Management to handle the monitoring of two projects. More specifically, the task aimed to monitor the emission reductions of two Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, Sima 3 and Sima 4. The end goal of the assignment was to ensure that that the emission reductions as well as the sustainable development aspects of the two projects were monitored and that the verification of the emission reductions of the projects were sufficiently supported in order to have CDM-credits generated, verified, issued and delivered to the Danish State on a yearly basis. The activities included in the assignment to reach the goal are twofold. First, a general monitoring process of the projects regarding overall monitoring/measuring procedures and routines, compilation of project data, CSR, occupational health and work safety issues. Second, annual verification which includes preparation of monitoring reports to the designated operational entity (DOE), accompanying the DOE on site visits, as well as assisting the DOE with any request they might have.
Project Title: Consultancy Services to carry out a mid term evaluation of NICI 2010
Country: Rwanda
Project Dates: 2008 – 2009
Funding Agency / Client: Rwanda Information Technology Authority (RITA) funded by World Bank
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 64,940,76
Project Description: This project, funded by the World Bank, aimed to evaluate the National Information Communcation Infrastructure II plan (NICI II) from the Rwanda Information Technology Authority (RITA). Danish Management had three goals with the evaluation. First, to determine the extent to which the objectives had been achieved as of the date of the evaluation, and further to assess the likelihood of achieving them upon project completion. Second, to identify RITA’s institutional strengths and weaknesses as the implementing agency of the NICI plan.  Third, provide recommendations to improve the execution and thus likelihood of achieving its objectives.
Project Title: Result-oriented monitoring (ROM) of operations financed by the European Community
Country:   Africa, Indian Ocean and South Africa
Project Dates: 2008 – 2011
Funding Agency / Client: EuropeAid (EC External Cooperation Programmes)
Lead firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 10,500,000
Project Description: In 2008 the European Commission asked Danish Management to lead the consortium for monitoring projects and programmes from all sectors in Africa, Indian Ocean and South Africa. The project’s objective was to gather result-oriented information on projects and programmes in order to maintain and improve the quality of programmes and projects in external cooperation activities through reports on technical and managerial aspects of project implementation. Danish Management ensured the projects were regularly visited by external monitors (consultants). On-site field visits to projects included interviews with final beneficiaries, project experts and management, local counterparts, NAO, EU Delegation, Task Managers in Brussels and briefings and debriefings. The monitors produced short, semi-standard reports and gave ratings and comments following standard criteria, estimating the efficiency, effectiveness, impact, relevance and likely sustainability of projects and programmes. The quality of all reports was ensured by a quality assurance team before submitting to the EU Delegations and Commission.Danish Management implemented a qualified and suitable web-based management information system and established project data files including summary, logframe and implementation plan; and In-depth M&E report on each project concerned.
Project Title: Energy for Rural Transformation Project: Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Energy for Rural Transformation Program, Uganda
Country:   Uganda
Project Dates: 2007 – 2009
Funding Agency / Client: Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development funded by World Bank
Lead firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 530,401
Project Description: The World Bank carefully selected Danish Energy Management to assist the Ugandan Energy for Rural Transformation program. The objective of this consultancy was to implement a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) program for the Energy for Rural Transformation Project (ERT) program in Uganda. The monitoring and evaluation program provided baseline information on the status of some communities before the implementation of the energy programs, and monitored the full impact of the program as it developed. As a result the M&E program was designed to encompass three different components. 1) Baseline component providing the basis of comparison for a longitudinal study of the effects of ERT on the economies of the host communities and their energy consumption patterns. 2) Broad-based component to provide a set of indicators relating to the direct impact of ERT on those connecting to the new electricity supplies. 3) In-depth component providing feedback on the effectiveness of the ERT approach to rural transformation through electrification. In other words, establishing to what extent ERT projects reduced poverty.
Project Title: EAC Statistics Database
Country:   Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Project Dates: 2007 – 2009
Funding Agency / Client: EAC Secretariat (with EDF) funded by EuropeAid (EC External Cooperation Programmes)
Lead firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 553,841
Project Description: For this important project with the client East African Community (EAC), Danish Management aimed to develop a useful statistical tool for the executive organ of the EAC (Secretariat). The statistical tool helped to facilitate the process of harmonizing definitions, concepts, and methodologies. In addition, the tool drastically improved the Secretariat’s ability to monitor the progress in the implementation of council decisions. More specifically, the statistical tool allowed both for the improvement of the production of statistical data as well as the enhancement of the quality, coverage, timelines, and comparability of statistics in the EAC areas of cooperation.
Project Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Services in Support of the IFC/GEF Commercializing Energy Efficiency Finance (CEEF) and Hungary Energy Efficiency Co-Financing Programs (HEECP)
Country:   Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia
Project Dates: 2004 – 2009
Funding Agency / Client: IFC – International Finance Corporation funded by World Bank
Lead firm: Danish Energy Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 254,314
Project Description: Due to its outstanding expertise in energy monitoring and evaluation, Danish Energy Management was chosen by the International Finance Corporation to carry out this task. The assignment concerned two energy programs in Eastern Europe, namely, Commercializing Energy Efficiency Finance (CEEF) and Hungary Energy Efficiency Co-Financing Programs (HEECP). The objective of the assignment was to develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) function to support effective program management and to respond to requirements, from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to assess the performance and impact of CEEF and HEECP. In short, the M&E plan identified appropriate indicators to assess the two programs financial/business, energy, and environmental outputs and outcomes.
Project Title: Monitoring, Collection and Dissemination of Results of the EUMEDIS Pilot Projects
Country: EU and MED countries
Project Dates: 2003 – 2007
Funding Agency / Client: European Commission
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 1,000,000
Project Description: The European Commission requested Danish Management to implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure effective, complete and impartial monitoring process for the actions funded through EUMEDIS, the Euro-Mediterranean Information Society Initiative. Moreover, we have provided a continuous overview of the status of the Pilot Projects ensuring that the results are collected and disseminated amongst all the Mediterranean Partners.In addition, Danish Management has been directly responsible for the entire organisation of two large-scale EUMEDIS events: A high-level conference in Jordan, and a similar high-level conference in Egypt. All in all, Danish Management is effectively contributing to the realisation and attainment of the overall results expected from EUMEDIS.
Project Title: e-Europe + 2003 (Monitoring and Benchmarking)
Country: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czech Rep, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia and Slovakia
Project Dates: 2003-2004
Funding Agency / Client: European Commission
Lead Firm: Danish Management A/S
Project Budget: EUR 3,200,000
Project Description:The eEurope+ 2003 Data collection, Benchmarking and Monitoring project has been contracted toDanish Management. The project included 10 Eastern European EU Candidate countries and approximately 300 stakeholders. The main objective of the project was to collect, process and asses ICT related data within 10 Eastern European countries.On the basis of this data collection, Danish Management monitored and benchmarked the impact of ICT on households, enterprises, education and health sectors in all Eastern European candidate-countries to become members of the European Union from 2004. In addition, several benchmarks, policy recommendations and progress reports on the status and progress of several specified ICT indicators, corresponding with the eEurope Action Plan, were developed.

Danish Management was in charge of the main project management of this project. Furthermore, Danish Management was in charge of all the information dissemination activities, which included the organization and execution of several large-scale international workshops. The final project results were series of benchmarking and progress reports accompanied with several best practises and policy recommendations on how the EU Candidate Countries can move forward in their efforts to leverage their readiness to become a part of the Information Society. The information containing the analysis document, reports and best practises were shared though an advanced knowledge sharing portal connected to the eEurope+ program, which enabled all stakeholders full access to updated information and recommendations.