GCF/IEU – Request for proposals (RFP)

Greetings from the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund.

Call for applications from qualified teams: The IEU/GCF is seeking to contract a qualified, reputable and experienced Firm / Organization to undertake the independent evaluation of GCF’s Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP).

The evaluation has the following objectives:

a)       Assess the effectiveness of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme and assess the extent to which RPSP processes are fulfilling the intended objectives of the RPSP;

b)      Review trends in the implementation of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme with a view to recommend gains in effectiveness, efficiency, country ownership and sustained impact.

Tthe Board of the GCF set up the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) to ensure that the GCF is accountable and effective. The IEU provides strategic guidance to the GCF Board and undertakes evaluations of the GCF’s results, effectiveness and efficiency at different levels.

Full details of the RPSP and the consultancy services required are contained here “Request for proposals (RFP 2017/C/ 020)”.

Background: GCF’s RPSP aims to enhance country ownership and access to the Fund. The Programme provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of National Designated Authorities (NDA) or Focal Points and direct access entities to efficiently engage with the Fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance. All developing countries can access the GCF Readiness Programme, and the Fund aims for a floor of 50 percent of the readiness support allocation to particularly vulnerable countries, including least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS), and African States.

The Readiness Programme provides:

  • Up to USD 1 million per country per year. Of this amount, NDAs or Focal Points may request up to USD 300,000 per year to help establish or strengthen a NDA or focal point to deliver on the Fund’s requirements.
  • Up to USD 3 million per country for the formulation of adaptation plans.

More information is available in the RFP.  The deadline for applications is 28th of December 2017. All applications, emails and inquiries should be sent to procurement@gcfund.org.

Sincerely,
Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU)

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