Call for Applications: DFID's Invest Africa Programme

The Invest Africa programme aims to generate £1.2 billion of additional FDI by 2025, 13,750 direct jobs and 90,000 direct and indirect jobs. To support the programme, DFID seeks a Service Provider who will be responsible to design and undertake rigorous monitoring and evaluation activities. The Monitoring activities will require monitoring results across the whole Invest Africa programme to enable its cumulative progress to be tracked and reported, to assess the main contractor’s performance, to support learning by assessing the overall approach, its effectiveness and to use this analysis to provide strategic advice to the governance bodies and DFID to support the oversight and direction of the programme.
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The Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking applications for its Invest Africa programme that aims to generate £1.2 billion of additional FDI by 2025, 13,750 direct jobs and 90,000 direct and indirect jobs.

To support the programme, DFID seeks a Service Provider who will be responsible to design and undertake rigorous monitoring and evaluation activities.  The Monitoring activities will require monitoring results across the whole Invest Africa programme to enable its cumulative progress to be tracked and reported, to assess the main contractor’s performance, to support learning by assessing the overall approach, its effectiveness and to use this analysis to provide strategic advice to the governance bodies and DFID to support the oversight and direction of the programme.

The main purpose of the evaluation activities will be to enrich the global knowledge on the effectiveness of manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment in creating formal employment and boosting productivity.

The activities will also assess the performance, delivered results, value for money and serve to share lessons and best practice. The supplier will be responsible for the delivery of Monitoring and Evaluation activities while retaining independence and impartiality in their approach in a way which maximises confidence in the objectivity of the evaluation.

Budget Information

  • The budget for services to be provided under this contract will be up to £7.5 million (up to £4 million for monitoring activities, up to £3.5 million for evaluation activities).
  • The contract is expected to run for 7 years and will consist of two Phases
    • Inception and
    • Implementation
Submission Deadline: 21 March 2019
 
Source: DFID

Illustration Photo: The Kigali Special Economic Zone where small and large-scale industrial development are provided with designated, serviced land, reliable infrastructure, fiscal and non-fiscal regulations and streamlined administration procedures. (credits: Sarah Farhat / World Bank / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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