Our clients in this field include governments, donors and major institutions implementing large-scale projects across different countries and industries, as well as private sector companies which need to implement complex programmes. The scale and complexity of projects and programmes is continuously increasing, often requiring significant expertise and resources not only for management, but also for successful implementation.
Implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources
We have managed implementation of Greece’s energy policy on behalf of the Greek government in specific sub-sectors, particularly energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (RES). More specifically, we designed and implemented a programme to support public and private investment in energy efficiency and RES. We also provided advice on establishment of the relevant institutional framework and undertook overall project management along with policy, technical, financial, administrative and implementation support during the five-year implementation period.
Monitoring programme for projects in Africa Caribbean Pacific region, South Africa and Cuba
We undertook comprehensive monitoring of European Commission-funded projects in the Africa Caribbean Pacific region, specifically in South Africa and Cuba. The objective was to improve the quality of EC-funded programmes and projects by providing timely, independent and well-targeted information on project implementation. The work also included design, development and implementation of a monitoring database to be linked to the European Commission’s Information System.
Support for implementation of a budget support programme in Ukraine
On behalf of the European Union and the Ukrainian government, we supported the management and implementation of an €80 million energy sector budget support programme; the first of its kind in the energy sector in Europe.
Monitoring implementation of projects and external co-operation activities in Asia
The main objective of this assignment was to carry out result-oriented project monitoring. High-quality reports on technical and managerial aspects of project implementation were then produced and centralised in a project database so as to maintain and, where possible, improve the quality of external cooperation activities. Countries covered included Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, China, Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Programmes monitored focused on areas such as security, sustainable development, macroeconomics, social issues, institutional capacity, good governance and trade and development.
EUMEDIS Pilot Projects Results Dissemination Mediterranean countries (EUMEDIS-MDP)
For the European Commission, we worked on the EUMEDIS-MDP project alongside the EUMEDIS project; a regional MEDA programme for development of Euro-Mediterranean Information Society. The aim was to connect Euro-Mediterranean research communities via the Internet. This was supported by 21 pilot projects in five priority sectors. EUMEDIS MDP played an observatory role; providing and monitoring evaluation and dissemination services. This included project monitoring, website development and management, technical reviews of projects, conference organisation and mid-term and final reviews.
Ex-ante Evaluation and Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Hungary-Slovakia, Hungary-Romania, Hungary-Croatia and Hungary-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Programmes 2007-2013
We provided services to ensure that the Hungary-Slovakia, Hungary-Romania, Hungary-Croatia and Hungary-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Programmes met the criteria laid down in the general provisions for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohension Fund (CF) Article 46. The project entailed preparation of strategic environmental assessments and ex-ante evaluations of the four cross-border programmes. The ex-ante evaluations were an independent assessment of the logic and coherence of the programme planning, together with definition of needs, assets, objectives and impacts. The strategic environmental assessment focused on identification of existing environmental problems with special focus on the environmental impacts of the cross-border programmes.
Preparation of a Cross Border Cooperation Programme for the European Commission - Balkans Regional
We provided the Department for International Development with terms of reference for preparation of a Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) Programme between Kosovo and its bordering regions. The project had two main objectives: development of the institutional capacity of national and regional/local administrations for future co-ordination of CARDS (Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development and Stabilisation) and IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) assistance; and to assist the European Agency for Reconstruction and the EC Liaison Office in preparing a CBC Programme for CARDS 2005 and 2006, including terms of reference and draft working documents.