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Contract notice: 2019/S 127-310596: Restricted procedure: Evaluation of Danish Strategic Sector Cooperation

05.07.2019  12:26
Deadline for applications: 8 August 2019, at 14:00, local time

Description of procurement:
The Evaluation Department (EVAL) under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will commission an evaluation of the strategic sector cooperation initiative in all its dimensions and assess whether, how, and why the Initiative has succeeded in delivering concrete results and in co-creating value in accordance with its 3 overall objectives mentioned earlier. The objective of the evaluation is also to assess the current governance and management arrangements in the light of the diversity and continued expansion of the initiative. There will be a focus on learning, building on the outcomes carried out since the launching of the programme in 2014 and to the degree possible assess the results obtained in the period. It will be an outcome of the evaluation to recommend adjustments and course corrections.

The Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) Initiative (Myndighedssamarbejdet) was launched by the Government of Denmark in January 2015 following extensive consultations with particularly the Danish sector authorities and Danish Trade Associations. It is a multi-stakeholder, multi-purpose and multi-concept initiative, which promotes Danish solutions abroad by mobilizing the competencies of Danish public authorities directly in long-term strategic cooperation with counterpart authorities in developing and growth economies. Through this cooperation, the Danish authorities support national partners addressing their own legislative, regulative and policy challenges and needs through promotion of Danish societal solutions that have been developed i.a. through partnerships between the public and private sector.

At the country level, individual SSC-projects under the Initiative are often implemented under a Memorandum of Understanding which also covers other strategic sector elements, such as policy dialogue, other technical assistance projects, trade, research and scholarships.
The SSC Initiative has 3 mutually supportive objectives:
1) To contribute to inclusive, sustainable growth and development in partner countries by supporting conducive framework conditions for the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
2) To strengthen and expand relations between Denmark and partner countries;
3) To engage the Danish private sector in delivering solutions to the SDG challenges in partner countries. Private sector engagement is motivated through improved framework conditions, local network, knowledge and exposure to resource efficient, high-quality solutions.

The SSC initiative is implemented within the framework of the Danish Strategy for Development Aid and Humanitarian Assistance, ‘The World 2030’ (2017), as well as the Danish Government’s Strategy for Economic Diplomacy (2018). Both strategies, give priority to Strategic Sector Cooperation as an initiative that promotes sustainable growth and development by improving framework conditions in development- and growth economies while simultaneously creating a platform for an increased commercial presence of Danish business.

Since 2016 when the SDGs were incorporated into the Act on International Development Cooperation, the SDGs have provided the overall frame for the SSC initiative.
The evaluation of the strategic sector cooperation initiative will assess whether, how, and why the initiative has succeeded in delivering concrete results and in co-creating value in accordance with its 3 overall objectives. The objective of the evaluation is also to assess the current governance and management arrangements in the light of the diversity and continued expansion of the initiative. There will be a focus on learning, building on the outcomes carried out since the launching of the programme in 2014 and to the degree possible assess the results obtained in the period. It will be an outcome of the evaluation to recommend adjustments and course corrections.

Deadline for applications: 8 August 2019, at 14:00, local time

Contract Notice:
https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:310596-2019:TEXT:EN:HTML

Tender material, communication and electronic tendering system:
https://www.ethics.dk/ethics/eo#/c16b7926-afbd-4204-ba03-9efc80fabba9/publicMaterial