Preparation of the Comprehensive Climate Resilient Green Economy National Capacity Support Programme

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has launched a Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) initiative to pursue low carbon economic development and build resilience within the economy. The CRGE sets the goal of reaching middle-income country status by 2025, with zero net growth in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and building resilience in the economy. The CRGE Facility has been set up as the Government’s vehicle to mobilize, access and combine domestic and international, public and private sources of finance to support the institutional building and implementation of Ethiopia’s CRGE Strategy. The CRGE Facility Secretariat is the core institution to coordinate the CRGE. The Facility Secretariat is made up of the Technical Team (housed in the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF)) and the Finance Team (housed in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED).

The overall objective of the consultancy is to help to design the guiding framework to enable CRGE implementing ministries to identify existing capacity gaps and needs to implement and manage capacity development activities required to operationalise the CRGE.

The LTS team will:

  1. Define the core functions/competencies required to operationalise the CRGE based on the seven capacities of each institutions involved in the CRGE, for the Implementing and Executing Entities;
  2. Build the knowledge of the core CRGE Secretariat team to develop a comprehensive understanding of the process from design to implementation;
  3. Map the capacity efforts implemented against the core functions of CRGE implementation at the enabling, implementing and executing level, including an assessment of current and previous capacity building activities;
  4. Identify provision of tools and methods that can be used to formulate, implement and evaluate capacity building;
  5. Develop guiding framework, which will help CRGE implementing ministries to assess their capacity gaps and needs;
  6. Develop a framework guideline that will define capacity building in the CRGE process as well as clearly describing how implementing entities can apply to acquire funding from the Facility as well as the approval process needed to do so. This guiding framework should span for 5 years 2015-2020.

The LTS team is working closely with Ethiopia GGGI, the CRGE team and Government counterparts to develop competency frameworks, assessment guides, capacity development plans.

Climate Private Public Partnership Programme – Monitoring and Evaluation

The GBP 140 million Climate Public Private Partnership (CP3) – a highly innovative programme that uses an unusual model to deliver UK ODA which is jointly managed and funded by BEIS (formerly DECC) and DFID. The CP3 programme is built on the assumption that private finance is essential to delivering substantial developmental and climate benefits, including stronger and more responsive financial markets which are the backbone of productive and low-carbon economic systems where people can take the lead to escape poverty and improve their lives.

CP3 aims to increase the amount of funding in Private Equity (PE) in the climate friendly space both by directly funding two commercially run PE Funds (who in turn fund sub funds and projects which would therefore be able to conclude their investments) and thus inducing a leveraging effect, i.e. bringing on board other donors and other institutional investors (sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurance funds), as well as by making direct investments in the climate area. This will also have a “demonstration effect”, showing that PE climate investment (and climate projects in general), have good financial risk and return, thereby helping the climate friendly market to grow faster.

LTS provides rigorous M&E of CP3, for both accountability and learning, to inform on-going delivery and help mitigate some of the risks associated with this highly innovative programme. The M&E support covers a range of activities throughout the programme cycle – starting with the development of baselines, indicators and milestones; the design and management of a system for monitoring financial and development impacts; and conducting reviews and evaluations to test the theory of change and eventually overall impacts.

The LTS team will capture, through on-going monitoring, the results of the programme as set out in the log frame and test the original theory of change model and its underlying assumptions. Several impact dimensions will be assessed, including among others, success in leveraging private investments for climate mitigation and adaptation, human development impacts, as well as transformational impacts such as the creation of financial infrastructure and the development of local capital markets that can help lever additional private investment. Where appropriate, opportunities for improvement will be identified and communicated on an ongoing basis to refocus efforts where necessary and to inform similar projects.