18 November 2013
WYG has been successfully appointed to provide support on a new Europe Aid-funded project in Egypt: ‘Building the capacities of the Ministry of International Cooperation in the field of planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating official development assistance (ODA) to Egypt.'
The focus of the project is to help improve to the social-economic welfare of people across Egypt through the provision of better aid management. Appointed by the Ministry of International Cooperation in Egypt, WYG will begin working on this €1.150.100, two year project next month (December).
Official development assistance (ODA) is the grouping together of grants and loans and given by one country to promote economic and welfare development in a partner country. As an instrument of foreign policy, ODA is aligned with the strategic objectives and interests of both the giving and recipient partner countries.
For the past 30 years, Egypt has received, and continues to receive much international development assistance from many partner countries. The effectiveness of the use of these aid monies, on the other hand, is in question.
As part of an international consortium of experts, WYG will work together to help enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating official development assistance given to Egypt. By ensuring the effective handling of ODA, the project will positively contribute to improving the socio-economic welfare of the country and will develop a fully-fledged planning, monitoring and evaluation system for ODA provided to Egypt at both the policy and programme levels.
The international consortium appointed to work on this project comprises four partners: Linpico Srl (FR) (leader), CPM Consulting (LV), WYG Türkiye (TR) and WYG International (UK).
Specifically, WYG will be working directly with Ministry of International Cooperation in Cairo, providing full support in the area of contract management and implementation; project backstopping from our offices in Turkey and ensuring quality control; providing support in identifying a pool of short-term experts who are available to work on the project; provide a technical resource panel who will support the Ministry’s team by sharing their experiences from other projects and assisting in the quality assurance of major technical outputs.
Levent Erkan, Regional Managing Director for Turkey, Middle East and North Africa said: ‘This win is a successful reflection of our ability to couple our experience of working in fragile and conflict affected states with our knowledge of the donor funded market. We are pleased to be a part of this exciting project and to help deliver positive change to the people of Egypt.’
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