Ref N° 190

Assessment of technical and financial quality of project proposals submitted by European NGOs under the ‘Support to Afghan refugees in Pakistan’ programme

EC Office Kabul
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 26 502
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
AEDES (Framework contract Lot 8)
Start date
January 2004
End date
January 2004
Number of staff provided
1 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Early 2003, some 1,8 million Afghan refugees are estimated to remain in Pakistan mostly in urban centres such as Peshawar, Quetta, Karachi and Rawalpindi/Islamabad and in 200 villages in the North Western Frontier Provinces (NWFP) and Baluchistan.

The European Commission has for years supported the Afghan refugees located in Pakistan and in Iran through its budget line Aid to uprooted People. Access to basic services such as health and education was the primary objective of EC action.

In October 2003 the European decided to allocate € 2.1 million to European NGOs supporting Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The European Commission Representation Office launched a call for proposals ‘Support to Afghan Refugees in Pakistan’ and has received 35 proposals which have to be evaluated.

The specific objective of the mission is to assess technical and financial quality of a maximum of 35 proposals submitted by European NGOs following a call for proposals entitled “Support to Afghan refugees in Pakistan Programme”.

According to the Terms of Reference of the call for proposals, the proposals to be evaluated and selected should focus on 2 major priorities:

  • Training of Afghan women and men in different trades preparing them to a more sustainable return to Afghan urban centres which seem to be the main poles of return;
  • Delivery of community social services for Afghan refugees with a special target on women.

Type of services provided

The assignment was undertaken by two assessors, of which one provided by PROMAN.

Services included:

  • Detailed examination of each proposal from a technical and financial perspective;
  • Written assessment of each proposal on the basis of the published evaluation grid containing the selection and award criteria;
  • Attendance to the Evaluation Committee meetings.

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