With a budget of €46.79 million, the Balochistan Rural Development and Community Empowerment (BRACE) Programme seeks to support the Government of Balochistan in reducing the negative impact of economic deprivation, poverty and social inequality, environmental degradation and climate change, and to turn this into opportunities to build and empower resilient communities participating actively in identifying and implementing socio-economic development activities on a sustainable basis in partnership with local authorities.
The Programme has two specific objectives: 1) To empower citizens and communities and provide them with means enabling them to implement community-driven socio-economic development interventions, an increased voice and capability to influence public policy decision making through active engagement with local authorities for quality, inclusive, and equitable service delivery, and civic-oversight; and 2) to foster an enabling environment for strengthening the capacities of local authorities to manage and involve communities in the statutory processes of the local public sector planning, financing and implementation process.
The global objective of this M&E project is to assist the EU Delegation to Pakistan to secure proper monitoring of the implementation of BRACE programme for the grant and technical assistance contract components.
The specific objectives of the assignment include:
- independent monitoring of the programme, to assess whether targets are being met, for decision-making, course-correction and learning;
- assessment of programme performance (progress on implementation of activities, delivery of outputs, activities, achievement of results and impacts and use of resources);
- assessment of the quality and capacity of existing monitoring arrangements by the Programme Implementing Partners.
This project is financed by the EU and it will run for thirty-five (35) months, until May of 2022. The project is implemented by ANCE, PINTO Luvent, Action Against Hunger and KMOP.