Ref N° 334

ACP Science and Technology Programme (call for proposal assessment)

ACP regional
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 169 608
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
November 2008
End date
December 2009
Number of staff provided
9 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The overall objective of the ACP Science and Technology Programme is to support ACP countries in formulating and implementing science and technology policies that can lead to sustainable development and to poverty reduction through economic growth and progressive integration in the world economy.

The purpose of the Programme is to strengthen the internal science and technology capacity of ACP countries at three levels:

  • Institutional, administrative and policy making levels;
  • Academic research and technology;
  • Business and civil society.

Projects selected for funding under the ACP Science and Technology Programme are identified through an open Call for Proposal and primary focus on:

  • Quality health care;
  • Environmental research activities;
  • Energy;
  • Transport;
  • Agriculture and agro-industry: addressing food productivity and security, adding value to agro-products and encouraging a stronger participation by farmers in production and post-harvest management;
  • Sustainable trade.

The global objective of the assessors’ assignment is to assist the ACP Secretariat in the assessment, evaluation and final selection of the received proposals in accordance with the standards and procedures described in detail in the Guidelines for applicants responding to the open Call for Proposals.

Type of services provided

1 Team leader and 8 assessors were provided for this assignment.

The requested services were the following:

  • To submit to the Evaluation Committee a full evaluation of each Concept Note of the proposals that have been considered administratively compliant by the Evaluation Committee;
  • To submit to the Evaluation Committee a full evaluation of each pre-selected proposal;
  • To provide a second independent full evaluation of concept notes and of pre-selected proposals, if requested;
  • To answer to any requests for clarification on the evaluation as requested by the Evaluation Committee;
  • To set up an effective quality control (QC) system to check that the grids produced are fully coherent and the scoring is clearly justified with a qualitative and quantitative judgement.

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