Sida Framework Agreements
NCG is currently leading, or part of, three consortia managing Sida’s framework agreements on results-based management, human rights and democracy, and evaluation.
We invite experienced consultants, interested in working with NCG on any of these framework agreements, to submit their CVs, following the email links below.
Results-Based Management (RBM), 2016-2020
NCG Group, led by NCG Sweden and in consortium with INTRAC, was in May 2016 awarded a framework agreement regarding consultancy services for results-based management (RBM), which will extend for a period of up to four years.
The primary objective of this framework agreement is to strengthen the capacity of Sida’s partners in their application of RBM. Focus is on performance and the achievement of results, not only activities and outputs, but outcomes and impacts in particular. Sida’s application of RBM implies planning, monitoring and evaluation of the development interventions that Sida supports, as well as the organisational systems, culture and structures of Sida’s cooperation partners.
Examples of assignments delivered under this framework agreement, in assistance to Sida’s partners, include:
- Formulating vision and mission and clarifying core competences and value added
- Organisational capacity analysis
- Formulating a results framework, including linking programme/project objectives to strategic objectives
- Defining a theory of change, including identification of key assumptions and risks
- Design and use of monitoring and evaluation systems, including identification of indicators and baselines, data collection and analysis, results communication and reporting
- Integrating organisational learning into performance monitoring
In addition, facilitation of dialogue between Sida and their partners may be included as well.
The two following agreements shall be in force for 24 months with the possibility for extension up to four years:Framework on Democracy and Human Rights, 2019 - 2021
NCG was awarded the Sida Framework Agreement for Democracy and Human Rights in consortium with NCG Sweden, Tana Copenhagen and Trodomundos. The Consortium has established cooperation with the recognized research institutes: The Quality of Government (QoG) Institute at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg and researchers in the Network of Development Studies, who are staff of the Department of Government and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at University of Uppsala. The Framework includes the following thematic sub-areas:
- Local Democracy and Decentralization
- Political Institutions, Political Participation and Pluralist Civil Society
- Public Financial Management
- State building, Public Institutions and Public Administration
- Human Rights Systems, Human Rights Defenders and Rule of Law
- Equal Rights and Non-Discrimination
- Freedom of Expression and Access to Information Online and Offline
- Human Rights Based Approach
Framework Agreement on Evaluation Services, 2019 - 2021
NCG Denmark as a Consortium lead has been awarded the Sida’s Evaluation Framework Agreement together with NCG Sweden, Triple Line UK and Oxford Policy Management UK. The Consortium has now established a fully operational setup to support Sida in the implementation of evaluation mandates for both Sweden’s embassies worldwide and Sida’s headquarter departments.
The Framework commissions two types of evaluations. First, centralized strategic evaluations that focus on thematic areas, approaches, policy implementations etc., of value to the entire organization. Second, decentralized evaluations which are often closely linked to the implementation of interventions under the country strategies. Evaluations under this framework agreements include all types of evaluations:
- Respect to purpose (summative, formative; for accountability, for learning etc.)
- Evaluation object (project, programme, strategy, policy, method etc.)
- Part of the “result chain” considered (process, output, outcome or impact)
- Timing (mid-term, end-term, ex-post etc.)
- Approach (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods etc.)
- Other evaluation related services may include, but are not limited to evaluation pre-studies; evaluability studies; evaluation approach and methodology studies; synthesis and summary reports etc.