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  • Honduras
    • Technical Assistance on the Project "Autonomous Generation and Rational Use of Electricity (GAUREE 2)" > European Commission Technical assistance on the project "Autonomous Generation and Rational Use of Electricity (GAUREE 2)" - Honduras. The aim of the project is to promote renewable energy use (solar, mini-hydro power stations), and the implementation of an energy efficiency programme together with electricity demand-side management actions in the country.

    • Formulation of Support Central America Security Strategy programme - social prevention of violence from Local Governments > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Central America is facing serious problems with regard to Citizen Security. The EU wants to enhance the capacities of the Local Actors in order to decrease social violence.   The team of experts was in charge of the formulation of a project of social prevention of violence from Local Governments in the framework of the Central America Security Strategy Programme .  

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • St Lucia
    • Technical Assistance for Implementation of the Energy Component of the SFA EU Banana Support Programme 2006 in Saint Lucia > Ministry of Economic Affairs, Economic Planning and National Developement Saint Lucia is currently totally dependent on imported fossil fuels for its energy needs. However, there is potential for geothermal, wind, solar and - to a very limited extent - hydro energy. The Government of Saint Lucia was therefore seeking to exploit these renewable energy sources in order to diversify the national energy portfolio, reduce reliance on imported fuels and achieve environmental benefits. In this context, the project aimed to support the Government of Saint Lucia to develop an overall strategic plan for the implementation of policy initiatives in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy interventions and transformation towards a Green economy in the Windward Islands > Delegation of the European Union The EU delegation chose AETS to assess the impact of the past EU funded interventions having an impact on the competitiveness of the Windward islands, and the potential and possible gaps in promoting Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) and the transformation towards a green economy. The 2-expert team provided decision-makers in the Governments of the respective countries, the Region and the European Union sufficient information to: - Make an overall assessment regarding the past performance of the many interventions, particularly their actual impact against the original objectives, and their sustainability (operationalisation and maintenance); - Identify key lessons and practical recommendations for the programming, design and formulation of initiatives in the Energy Sector in general and specifically to the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency; and - support the transformation to a green economy.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Colombia
    • Technology Transfer Related to River Basin Management Tools: Technical Assistance to Planning and Management of the Ubate River Basin and the Suarez River in Colombia > Independent regional authority of cundinamarca (CAR) The objective of the project was to participate in the elaboration process of the Integrated Water Management Plan of the Ubaté - Suarez Bassin. It included technical, methodological and institutional recommendations based upon France's 40 year experience in the domain of integrated river basin management.

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Peru
    • Training Workshop and Technical Assistance on the EU Rapid Alert System For Food and feed (RASFF) and the Trade Control and Expert System (Traces) > European Commission, DG Health and Consumers Training Workshops And Technical Assistance On The EU Rapid Alert System For Food and Feed (RASFF) and the Trade Control and Expert System (Traces)

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Nicaragua
    • Formulation of a Support Programme to the Education Sector in Nicaragua: Technical and Vocational Education > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Project identification and formulation of the programme "Support to the National Education Strategy with focus on Vocational Education and Training.

    • Formulation of Support Central America Security Strategy programme - social prevention of violence from Local Governments > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Central America is facing serious problems with regard to Citizen Security. The EU wants to enhance the capacities of the Local Actors in order to decrease social violence.   The team of experts was in charge of the formulation of a project of social prevention of violence from Local Governments in the framework of the Central America Security Strategy Programme .  

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • 2013 Training Programme on "effective design of Trade and Private Sector Development support" > European Commission The overall aim of the assignment was to assist DEVCO.C4 in the organisation and delivery of the training programme on Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) for EU staff, both at Headquarters and in Delegations in third countries with a view to enabling the Commission to improve the quality and effectiveness of its external assistance in the field of TRA and PSD. Assignment was implemented by AETS Lot 1 COM consortium partner: TAC

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Costa Rica
    • Formulation of Support Central America Security Strategy programme - social prevention of violence from Local Governments > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Central America is facing serious problems with regard to Citizen Security. The EU wants to enhance the capacities of the Local Actors in order to decrease social violence.   The team of experts was in charge of the formulation of a project of social prevention of violence from Local Governments in the framework of the Central America Security Strategy Programme .  

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • El Salvador
    • Formulation of Support Central America Security Strategy programme - social prevention of violence from Local Governments > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Central America is facing serious problems with regard to Citizen Security. The EU wants to enhance the capacities of the Local Actors in order to decrease social violence.   The team of experts was in charge of the formulation of a project of social prevention of violence from Local Governments in the framework of the Central America Security Strategy Programme .  

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Guatemala
    • Formulation of Support Central America Security Strategy programme - social prevention of violence from Local Governments > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Central America is facing serious problems with regard to Citizen Security. The EU wants to enhance the capacities of the Local Actors in order to decrease social violence.   The team of experts was in charge of the formulation of a project of social prevention of violence from Local Governments in the framework of the Central America Security Strategy Programme .  

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Panama
    • Formulation of Support Central America Security Strategy programme - social prevention of violence from Local Governments > Delegation of the European Union to Nicaragua Central America is facing serious problems with regard to Citizen Security. The EU wants to enhance the capacities of the Local Actors in order to decrease social violence.   The team of experts was in charge of the formulation of a project of social prevention of violence from Local Governments in the framework of the Central America Security Strategy Programme .  

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • Panama SE4ALL Rapid Assessment Gap Analysis report (RAGA) > Secretaria Nacional de Energia de Panamá Development of a SE4ALL Rapid Assessment Gap Analysis for Panama. The study is meant to serve as an overview of the projects, programs, policies, and other important publically available information to gain an understanding of the current situation of the country’s energy sector. It will also serve as the beginning of a larger dialogue about the current barriers in the country as well as potential priority areas to advance the goals of the initiative.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Haiti
    • Haitian Civil Protection Crisis Room > Delegation of the European Commission To be more efficient and take the right decision in disaster situation as hurricane, flooding, fire and earthquake, special tools must be used. The Field Reporting Tool and associated software were being installed in the COUN (Centre Operation d’Urgence Nationale)and AETS team provided technical assistance to JRC (Joint Research Centre) experts. The object of this activity was to supervise the arrival of the material, perform installation, and verify the system performance and to assist Haitian Civil Protection personnel to get proficient with the installed hardware and software. This included assistance to the training activities to be performed.

    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • Civil society in Haiti from the 10th to the 11th European Development Fund > EUD Haïti This project aims to consolidate the best practices of EU interventions with organized civil society in Haiti to assist in the identification and development of a framework that be the reference for the coordination of EU interventions and EM towards civil society in Haiti for the period covered by the 11th FED1 PIN and formulation of a program of support to civil society for the first time 11 FED.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Anguilla
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Improving the Regulatory and Business Environment for Business Support Organisatios (BSOs) in Support of SMEs in the Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean Region > Deputy Regional Authorising Officer The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories' private sectors are mostly made up of SMEs. In this framework, the Europeand Union decided to support the small and medium enterprises throught the COSME programme (Strengthening the Development of SMEs in the Carribean OCTs). Our consortium has been contracted to carry out two of the specific objectives of the COSME programme consisting in: 1) Improving the policy, legislative and administrative framework for SMEs 2) Improving capacity of business support organisations 3) Improving competitiveness of SMEs. AETS with the Key Expert 3 is in charge of achieving the result 3.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Argentina
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Aruba
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Improving the Regulatory and Business Environment for Business Support Organisatios (BSOs) in Support of SMEs in the Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean Region > Deputy Regional Authorising Officer The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories' private sectors are mostly made up of SMEs. In this framework, the Europeand Union decided to support the small and medium enterprises throught the COSME programme (Strengthening the Development of SMEs in the Carribean OCTs). Our consortium has been contracted to carry out two of the specific objectives of the COSME programme consisting in: 1) Improving the policy, legislative and administrative framework for SMEs 2) Improving capacity of business support organisations 3) Improving competitiveness of SMEs. AETS with the Key Expert 3 is in charge of achieving the result 3.

  • Bahamas
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Barbados
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy interventions and transformation towards a Green economy in the Windward Islands > Delegation of the European Union The EU delegation chose AETS to assess the impact of the past EU funded interventions having an impact on the competitiveness of the Windward islands, and the potential and possible gaps in promoting Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) and the transformation towards a green economy. The 2-expert team provided decision-makers in the Governments of the respective countries, the Region and the European Union sufficient information to: - Make an overall assessment regarding the past performance of the many interventions, particularly their actual impact against the original objectives, and their sustainability (operationalisation and maintenance); - Identify key lessons and practical recommendations for the programming, design and formulation of initiatives in the Energy Sector in general and specifically to the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency; and - support the transformation to a green economy.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Belize
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Bermuda
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Bolivia
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Brazil
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Cayman Islands
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Improving the Regulatory and Business Environment for Business Support Organisatios (BSOs) in Support of SMEs in the Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean Region > Deputy Regional Authorising Officer The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories' private sectors are mostly made up of SMEs. In this framework, the Europeand Union decided to support the small and medium enterprises throught the COSME programme (Strengthening the Development of SMEs in the Carribean OCTs). Our consortium has been contracted to carry out two of the specific objectives of the COSME programme consisting in: 1) Improving the policy, legislative and administrative framework for SMEs 2) Improving capacity of business support organisations 3) Improving competitiveness of SMEs. AETS with the Key Expert 3 is in charge of achieving the result 3.

  • Chile
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Cuba
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Dominica
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy interventions and transformation towards a Green economy in the Windward Islands > Delegation of the European Union The EU delegation chose AETS to assess the impact of the past EU funded interventions having an impact on the competitiveness of the Windward islands, and the potential and possible gaps in promoting Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) and the transformation towards a green economy. The 2-expert team provided decision-makers in the Governments of the respective countries, the Region and the European Union sufficient information to: - Make an overall assessment regarding the past performance of the many interventions, particularly their actual impact against the original objectives, and their sustainability (operationalisation and maintenance); - Identify key lessons and practical recommendations for the programming, design and formulation of initiatives in the Energy Sector in general and specifically to the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency; and - support the transformation to a green economy.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Dominican Republic
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Final Evaluation of the PIP Quality and Conformity Fruits and Vegetables Programme (Phase 2 - PIP 2) > European Commission Through the framework contract Lot 1 BENEF, AETS was selected to realize the Final Evaluation of the PIP Quality and Conformity Fruits and Vegetables Programme (Phase 2 – PIP 2); an evaluation that had been foreseen in the Technical and Administrative Provisions of the programme’s Financing Agreement. It provided sufficient information to make an overall assessment about the performance of the programme, the impact of its actions and sustainability of the results, as well as to identify key lessons learnt and propose recommendations for potential future interventions in the field.

  • Ecuador
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Grenada
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy interventions and transformation towards a Green economy in the Windward Islands > Delegation of the European Union The EU delegation chose AETS to assess the impact of the past EU funded interventions having an impact on the competitiveness of the Windward islands, and the potential and possible gaps in promoting Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) and the transformation towards a green economy. The 2-expert team provided decision-makers in the Governments of the respective countries, the Region and the European Union sufficient information to: - Make an overall assessment regarding the past performance of the many interventions, particularly their actual impact against the original objectives, and their sustainability (operationalisation and maintenance); - Identify key lessons and practical recommendations for the programming, design and formulation of initiatives in the Energy Sector in general and specifically to the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency; and - support the transformation to a green economy.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Guyana
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Jamaica
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • Animal Health prevention and controls of Aquaculture Animals > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers This project was part of the Better Training for Safer Food Programme. In the framework of this programme, AETS has been awarded the management of the "Aquaculture Animals Health” project, to organise training activities (3-days sessions) for officers from competent authorities of EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA and EFTA countries. The aim of the training was: • To provide a detailed overview and explanation of EU legislation on animal health prevention and control of aquaculture animals; • To harmonize the implementation of the EU legislation in all EU MS and Candidate Countries.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Mexico
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Montserrat
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Improving the Regulatory and Business Environment for Business Support Organisatios (BSOs) in Support of SMEs in the Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean Region > Deputy Regional Authorising Officer The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories' private sectors are mostly made up of SMEs. In this framework, the Europeand Union decided to support the small and medium enterprises throught the COSME programme (Strengthening the Development of SMEs in the Carribean OCTs). Our consortium has been contracted to carry out two of the specific objectives of the COSME programme consisting in: 1) Improving the policy, legislative and administrative framework for SMEs 2) Improving capacity of business support organisations 3) Improving competitiveness of SMEs. AETS with the Key Expert 3 is in charge of achieving the result 3.

  • Paraguay
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Puerto Rico
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • Update of National Energy Policy and St. Christopher (Energy Supply) Act 2011 and other related legislative frameworks to Adopt Alternative Energy and Include Measures for Feed-in Tariffs and Net Metering > Government of St. Kitts and Nevis The specific objective of the consultancy is to update the National Energy Policy and the St. Christopher (Energy Supply) Act 2011and other related legislative frameworks for the adoption of alternative energy to build a more competitive private sector and improve energy security for households. This will include provisions for the utilisation of feed-in tariffs, net metering and other policy alternatives and complements such as renewable portfolio standards, energy certificates and renewable energy certificate systems that can support the uptake of renewable energy technologies and enhance the exploitation of alternative energies such as solar, wind, and geothermal to advance the development of the energy sector in St. Kitts and Nevis.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy interventions and transformation towards a Green economy in the Windward Islands > Delegation of the European Union The EU delegation chose AETS to assess the impact of the past EU funded interventions having an impact on the competitiveness of the Windward islands, and the potential and possible gaps in promoting Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) and the transformation towards a green economy. The 2-expert team provided decision-makers in the Governments of the respective countries, the Region and the European Union sufficient information to: - Make an overall assessment regarding the past performance of the many interventions, particularly their actual impact against the original objectives, and their sustainability (operationalisation and maintenance); - Identify key lessons and practical recommendations for the programming, design and formulation of initiatives in the Energy Sector in general and specifically to the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency; and - support the transformation to a green economy.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Suriname
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Trinidad and Tob
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Training programme on international standards for the Printing, Plastics and Packaging industry in Trinidad and Tobago > ACP-EU TBT programme (Contracting Authority) University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) The specific objective consists in implementing training programmes targeted towards existing and new employees or students to meet international standards and to meet the needs of the Printing, Plastics, and Packaging Industry in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. This action aims to create a more competitive sector in the long term by having technically competent personnel that leads to greater efficiencies resulting in increased exports. These activities will be led in collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago considering its mandate as entrepreneurial university designed to discover and develop entrepreneurs and training programmes. The activities to carry out are as follows: • Activity 1 – Needs assessment on training of the Printing, Plastics and Packaging sector and drafting of training courses outline and training material • Activity 2 – Selection of trainers and training of trainers in: 1. Operation and Maintenance for Printing, Plastics and Packaging Machinery for International standards; 2.Printing Plastics and Packaging (including new and innovation packaging). • Activity 3 – Selection of participants, logistics organisation and training of personnel of Printing and Packaging companies • Activity 4 – Selection and technical assistance of industrial companies to participate to the piloting phase.

  • Turks and Caicos Island
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Assistance for the design of the institutional set-up and technical program for the Caribbean Centre on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) > UNIDO The Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) is planning to establish a Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The centre will promote sustainable energy development in the Caribbean by improving access to modern services, improving energy security and mitigation of energy related negative environmental externalities. This is expected to be achieved by creating an enabling a renewable energy and energy efficiency regional market and by mitigating various barriers for the dissemination of sustainable energy technologies and services.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Uruguay
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Al-Invest IV Final Evaluation > European Commission AETS has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake the final evaluation of the AL-Invest IV programme. AL-Invest was designed to facilitate the internationalisation of Latin American SMEs through the development of a network of European business organisations providing business services and technical assistance. The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of OECD-DAC criteria and will also consider EU added value with respect to the design and quality of implementation.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Venezuela
    • Identification and Formulation of the Project Water Resources and Climate Change in Latin America and Caribbean > European Commission DEVCO G2 The specific objective of the project was to assist the European Commission to draft the Project Identification Fiche (PIF) as well as the Action Fiche (AF)and related annexes of the WATERCLIMA-LAC project (sectors : water management, climate change).

    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • Identificación y Formulación de un Proyecto de Agua y Cambió Climático en Latino América y el Caribe > Comisión Europea DEVCO G2 el objetivo específico del proyecto era ayudar a la Comisión Europea a redactar la Ficha de Identificación del Proyecto (PIF), así como la Ficha de Acción (FA) y los anexos pertinentes del proyecto WATERCLIMA-LAC (sectores: gestión del agua, cambio climático).

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Canada
    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Evaluation of Project Proposals received under the Call for Proposals of the Regional Project "Watershed and Coastal Management in the context of Climate Change in Latin America and the Carribean (WATERCLIMA LAC) > European Commission DG EuropeAid Cooperation Office The overall purpose of this assignment was to support the EC in a fair and transparent identification of projects to be pre-selected at the Concept Note Stage and afterwards selected at the Full Application Stage Under the WATERCLIMA LAC Call for Proposals (sectors : climate change, water and coastal management, agriculture).

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Netherlands Antilles
    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Technical Assistance to the Government of St. Eustatius for the programming of the 11th EDF > European Commission AETS provide the technical assistance required by St. Eustatius Government throughout the programming exercise of the OCTs 11th EDF territorial allocation until the signature of the Financing Agreement and conduct consultations with relevant stakeholders (electricity company, TAO office, etc.) in order to prepare the required documents.

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • Technical assistance to the Government of Curaçao for the programming of the 11th EDF > Delegation of the EU to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories. The main objective of this assignment is to provide Technical Assistance in the renewable energy field to the Curaçao Government in the programming and implementation of the OCTs 11th EDF territorial allocation in Curaçao’s favour

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • United States of America
    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

  • Virgin Islands (British)
    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Technical Assistance to Overseas Countries and Territories Association > OCTA Secretariat The overall objective of the projects is to support the OCT sustainable development strategy towards the EU. Correspondingly, the overall purpose is to provide technical assistance that will support OCTA in order to: - Facilitate policy dialogue and cooperation between the EU and OCTs and foster a more coherence and informed approach to the issues of development within the OCTs; - Increase administrative and technical capacity in the OCTs to manage EU funds; - Enhance coordination/communication among OCTs to increase information sharing and facilitate cooperation

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Improving the Regulatory and Business Environment for Business Support Organisatios (BSOs) in Support of SMEs in the Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean Region > Deputy Regional Authorising Officer The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories' private sectors are mostly made up of SMEs. In this framework, the Europeand Union decided to support the small and medium enterprises throught the COSME programme (Strengthening the Development of SMEs in the Carribean OCTs). Our consortium has been contracted to carry out two of the specific objectives of the COSME programme consisting in: 1) Improving the policy, legislative and administrative framework for SMEs 2) Improving capacity of business support organisations 3) Improving competitiveness of SMEs. AETS with the Key Expert 3 is in charge of achieving the result 3.

  • Virgin Islands (USA)
    • Atelier de Capitalisation des expériences des projets soutenus par le FFEM en ALC > Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le BrésilAm Le FFEM prévoit d’accroître sa visibilité par la capitalisation et la communication de ses expériences. Il a été convenu entre le FFEM et la Délégation Régionale de Coopération pour le Cône Sud et le Brésil Régionale de réaliser un atelier de capitalisation des expériences des 38 projets soutenus par le FFEM en Amérique Latine et Caraïbes depuis 1995. Le travail d’analyse est problématisé sur le thème de l’articulation entre la gestion des aires protégées et les dynamiques de développement territorial. Le travail de capitalisation s’appuie sur les étapes méthodologiques suivantes : • Dégager les éléments de constats et « d’évaluation formative » des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Promouvoir une dynamique participative, en impliquant les équipes des projets soutenus par le FFEM, • Conduire une réelle analyse des expériences des projets, • Réaliser un atelier d’échanges et de validation des analyses (prévu à Montevideo, Uruguay à l'automne 2013), • Capitaliser et publier les éléments issus des projets et de la démarche de capitalisation.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • SE4ALL Information Gathering Management and Analysis > Inter-American Development Bank -

    • Information Collection for Regional Forecast of Universal Access to Electricity Investment Needs > IADB The IADB is preparing the foundation for assisting its beneficiary countries to develop specific detailed plans for Universal Access to Modern Energy including detailed economic analysis based on geo-referenced data, current resources, grid and generation optimization plans, among other important points in creating a holistic plan. Since a barrier to reaching universal access is the available resources for developing these plans, the bank wishes to quantify and demonstrate some potential advantages of planning for universal access. The objective of this assignment consists in assisting the Energy Division of the IADB to perform a regional analysis of the current access situation and provide a forecast of the investment needed to reach universal access in the Americas region. The project will also provide detailed 2012 information about each IDAB member country related to the SE4ALL pillar of Access to Modern Energy.

    • South-South Cooperation Study > European Commission South-south cooperation represents both an important political approach in the context of the dialogue with these countries and an implementation mode capable of maximising results. Since 2013, the debate within the Commission itself has focused on the need to decide which type of cooperation should be developed with the so-called “graduate countries”, i.e. those that no longer receive bilateral cooperation. Within this context AETS carried out a stocktaking exercise on existing South-South cooperation operation within EU development cooperation, and proposed priorities areas for future South-South Cooperation activities.

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean :

  • Benin
    • Capacity building for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Project > Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Benin This project essentially aimed to contribute to the integration of electricity markets and industries of the West Africa Power Pool. Specifically, the project aimed to strengthen WAPP staff skills through technical exchange workshops and the transfer of knowledge and expertise in three main areas: planning, project management and the environmental impact of projects; the study and support legal and institutional capacities and the strengthening of the WAPP Information and Coordination Centre.

    • Cultural Heritage and Socio-Economic Development Workshop > EUROPEAN COMMISSION The focus was the contribution of cultural heritage to the socio-economic development of local communities and on national level. The workshop combined general modules on cultural heritage in a development cooperation contaxt with an evidence-based approach.

    • TRAINING OF WAPP MEMBER UTILITIES IN POWER SECTOR GOVERNANCE > West African Power Pool The WAPP Secretariat aimed to develop the human resource capacity necessary to integrate the respective electricity systems of ECOWAS Member States and identified the need to pay much attention to governance of the electricity sub-sector as a key component.   AETS were chosen to prepare modules related to power sector governance: (1) Policy and Planning, (2) The regulatory process, (3) The legislative process, (4) Codes, (5) Standards and Best Practices, (6) The role of the civil society and Governments.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Strategy of Electrification in Benin in the regional perspective of the West Africa > European Commission Development of an operational strategy for densification of the electricity supply in Benin (generation / transmission / distribution) on the basis of regional and national projects in the electricity sector.

    • Evaluation of 5 Energy Facility projects named West African Power Pool (WAPP) cross border supply of electricity to Rural Communities > European Union Delegation to Benin Republic Evaluation of 5 energy facility projects managed by the WAPP aiming at establish cross border supply of electricity to Rural Communities between Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Benin

    • Improvement of the communication and remote control (SCADA) system for the OMVS interconnection / Felou project > SOGEM – Société de Gestion de l’Energie de Manantali false 2012-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 2014-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 PHASE I and II • 4 field visits: Manantali Kodialani, Nouakchott and Tobène • Determine hardware and software requirements in order to achieve inter-connections and power costs (telemetry, remote alarms, signalling); • Propose solutions and the necessary equipment in order to standardise the use of the fibre optic; • Analyse the existing system acquisition and management of data and determine the exhaustive list of data and tele-information exchange, • Analyse the existing system and propose updates to the SCADA / Manantali EMS in terms of technological developments and an acceptable quality / price ratio; • Analyse the options chosen for the future WAPP Centre of Information and Coordination (CIC) in terms of equipment, functions and acquisition / exchange of information; and identify priority facilities to implement at the Manantali dispatching stage to allow its short-term integration into the ECOWAS regional network; • Prepare tender documents and the relevant technical specifications. Phase III • Advise SOGEM with regards to evaluating bids from bidders and selecting one of the bidders; • Monitoring the implementation of the work Dakar, Bamako SOGEM – Société de Gestion de l’Energie de Manantali SOGEM ACI 2000 Parcelle n° 2501 – BP E 4015, Bamako, Mali World Bank - IDA 50.00 13 10.00 6 4 22.00 AETS true 581560.00

    • Improvement of the communication and remote control (SCADA) system for the OMVS interconnection / Felou project > SOGEM – Société de Gestion de l’Energie de Manantali false 2012-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 2014-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 PHASE I and II • 4 field visits: Manantali Kodialani, Nouakchott and Tobène • Determine hardware and software requirements in order to achieve inter-connections and power costs (telemetry, remote alarms, signalling); • Propose solutions and the necessary equipment in order to standardise the use of the fibre optic; • Analyse the existing system acquisition and management of data and determine the exhaustive list of data and tele-information exchange, • Analyse the existing system and propose updates to the SCADA / Manantali EMS in terms of technological developments and an acceptable quality / price ratio; • Analyse the options chosen for the future WAPP Centre of Information and Coordination (CIC) in terms of equipment, functions and acquisition / exchange of information; and identify priority facilities to implement at the Manantali dispatching stage to allow its short-term integration into the ECOWAS regional network; • Prepare tender documents and the relevant technical specifications. Phase III • Advise SOGEM with regards to evaluating bids from bidders and selecting one of the bidders; • Monitoring the implementation of the work Dakar, Bamako SOGEM – Société de Gestion de l’Energie de Manantali SOGEM ACI 2000 Parcelle n° 2501 – BP E 4015, Bamako, Mali World Bank - IDA 50.00 13 10.00 6 4 22.00 AETS true 581560.00

    • Preparation of the tender dossier and supervision services for the construction and Equipment of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Information and Coordination Centre in Calavi, Benin (Phase 1) > West African Power Pool (WAPP) The overall objective of the project is to improve access and reliability of electricity in the West African area by adopting a regional approach for electricity and create a regional dispatching

    • Component 3 of WAPP ICC Project : Support to ERERA > European Commission Technical Assistance to ERERA (ECOWAS regional regulator. Provide institutional and technical support to ERERA and to help ERERA in fulfilling its mandate: assist ERERA in the Implementation of its updated Programme of Activities (in particular procedures for dispute resolution and sanctions and creation and implementation of a tariff methodology between the different regional market players°.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Development of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) For Air-Conditioners and Refrigerators in the ECOWAS Region > ECREEE The objective of this project is to develop two minimum energy performance standards for air-conditioners and refrigerators for ECOWAS region.

    • Analyse the vulnerability of the city of Cotonou et three secondary towns (Sèmè-Kpodji, Comé et Bohicon) to climate change impacts > Agence Française pour le Développement (AFD) The project aims to evaluate the vulnerability of the city of Cotonou as well as the zone situated adjacent to the Cotonou Canal and three neighbouring towns to the effects of climate change, and identify the channels most suitable for investments to effectively address these climate change issues.

    • Assessment of drinking water supply system strenthening project in Cotonou and its towns / phase 2 > European Commission (beneficiary SONEB) The mission aims to conduct the assessment of drinking water supply strengthening project in peri-urban areas of Cotonou including the area of Abomey-Calavi commissioned end of 2014.

  • Burkina Faso
    • Capacity building for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Project > Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Benin This project essentially aimed to contribute to the integration of electricity markets and industries of the West Africa Power Pool. Specifically, the project aimed to strengthen WAPP staff skills through technical exchange workshops and the transfer of knowledge and expertise in three main areas: planning, project management and the environmental impact of projects; the study and support legal and institutional capacities and the strengthening of the WAPP Information and Coordination Centre.

    • Evaluation of the Support to Farmers Organisations in Africa Programme (SFOAP) > European Commission The objective of this project is to undertake the evaluation of the of the Support to Farmers Organisations in Africa Programme (SFOAP) and identify recommendations for follow-up actions.

    • Connection Project - Photovoltaic plant of 20 MWp, Zagtouli in Burkina Faso > Scatec Solar Connection Project of a photovoltaic plant (20 MWp, Zagtouli Burkina Faso) (Load flow study; Transient stability study; Calculation of maximum short-circuit; Calculation of harmonics)

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Assistance to SONABEL in view of the implementation of the PV solar power plant of Zagtouli (33 MW) > Délégation de l’Union Européenne au Burkina Faso The EU delegation to Burkina Faso chose AETS to assist SONABEL in the preparation of the PV solar power plant of Zagtouli. Initialy foreseen at 22 MW, it was finally acted that the installed capacity was 33 MW following the review of the fist feasibility study previously done (Tecnical and econimic study, integration to the network). Once finalised, AETS assisted SONABEL and IFIs (UE, AFD, BEI) in the tendering process.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Preaparation of bidding documents for the additional works of the ZAGTOULI solar plant > SONABEL Preparation of Bidding Documents for additional works of Zagtouli' solar power plant.

    • Evaluation of 5 Energy Facility projects named West African Power Pool (WAPP) cross border supply of electricity to Rural Communities > European Union Delegation to Benin Republic Evaluation of 5 energy facility projects managed by the WAPP aiming at establish cross border supply of electricity to Rural Communities between Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Benin

    • Technical Assistance to SONABEL for the analysis of two tenders and for the elaboration of the programme estimate within the project of Zagtouli > SONABEL - Burkina Faso The project consists to providing technical assistance SONABEL for the analysis of two tenders and for writing Programme-Estimate within the project of Zagtouli.

    • Support programme to EE and RE investments in West AFrica - Verification Consultant > Agence Française de Développement In the framework of its programme dedicated to support the investment in the EE and RE sectors in West Africa, the AFD selected the Artelia-AETS consortium as verification consultant to verify the proper use of the 30 million EUR credit line established by the AFD to fund EE and RE projects.

    • Preparation of the tender dossier and supervision services for the construction and Equipment of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Information and Coordination Centre in Calavi, Benin (Phase 1) > West African Power Pool (WAPP) The overall objective of the project is to improve access and reliability of electricity in the West African area by adopting a regional approach for electricity and create a regional dispatching

    • Component 3 of WAPP ICC Project : Support to ERERA > European Commission Technical Assistance to ERERA (ECOWAS regional regulator. Provide institutional and technical support to ERERA and to help ERERA in fulfilling its mandate: assist ERERA in the Implementation of its updated Programme of Activities (in particular procedures for dispute resolution and sanctions and creation and implementation of a tariff methodology between the different regional market players°.

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Final Evaluation of the BizClim Programme > European Commission The financing agreement signed between the EC and the ACP secretariat on the 13/0/2010 earmarks EUR 10Million for the financing of the BizClim programme, a facility aiming at enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty in ACP countries through the setting up of an enabling environment. The programme’s overall objective is contributing to enhancing economic growth in ACP countries by means of fostering an enabling environment for private sector development in ACP countries and regions with the ultimate objective of poverty reduction. AETS is performing the final evaluation of the programme, by doing: - Overall independent assessment about the performance of the programme; - Overall assessment of the relevance of the supported activities; - Overall assessment of the quality of the proposals as well as the monitoring systems applied; - Identification & discussion of the problems encountered and the solutions adopted, formulation of concrete proposals on how the ACP/EU could improve its efforts for a more conducive business enabling environment in the next financing phase (11th EDF).

    • Review (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5 > European Commission AETS together with ICC-NTUA Consortium has been selected by the EC to carry out external reviews (results-oriented monitoring - ROM) of implementation of projects and programmes financed by the EU within the framework of its external assistance Lot 5.

    • Final Evaluation of the PIP Quality and Conformity Fruits and Vegetables Programme (Phase 2 - PIP 2) > European Commission Through the framework contract Lot 1 BENEF, AETS was selected to realize the Final Evaluation of the PIP Quality and Conformity Fruits and Vegetables Programme (Phase 2 – PIP 2); an evaluation that had been foreseen in the Technical and Administrative Provisions of the programme’s Financing Agreement. It provided sufficient information to make an overall assessment about the performance of the programme, the impact of its actions and sustainability of the results, as well as to identify key lessons learnt and propose recommendations for potential future interventions in the field.

  • Ivory Coast
    • Capacity building for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) Project > Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Benin This project essentially aimed to contribute to the integration of electricity markets and industries of the West Africa Power Pool. Specifically, the project aimed to strengthen WAPP staff skills through technical exchange workshops and the transfer of knowledge and expertise in three main areas: planning, project management and the environmental impact of projects; the study and support legal and institutional capacities and the strengthening of the WAPP Information and Coordination Centre.

    • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) > European Commission on behalf of AFUR The general objective of the capacity building programme in support of the AFUR is to contribute to the development of effective power sector regulation in Africa through facilitating the harmonisation of regulatory policies, as well as an exchange of information and experiences amongst regulators. The project consists of providing technical assistance and capacity building to the AFUR Secretariat and to its members, through two studies and several training sessions and workshops. The subjects will include power market structures and models, electricity pricing and tariffs, regulation economics, public-private partnerships and regulatory aspects concerning quality of service.

    • Preparation of bidding documents for the Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Interconnection Project > WAPP (West African Power Pool) Preparation of bidding documents for the Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Interconnection Project

    • TRAINING OF WAPP MEMBER UTILITIES IN POWER SECTOR GOVERNANCE > West African Power Pool The WAPP Secretariat aimed to develop the human resource capacity necessary to integrate the respective electricity systems of ECOWAS Member States and identified the need to pay much attention to governance of the electricity sub-sector as a key component.   AETS were chosen to prepare modules related to power sector governance: (1) Policy and Planning, (2) The regulatory process, (3) The legislative process, (4) Codes, (5) Standards and Best Practices, (6) The role of the civil society and Governments.

    • Technical Assistance in support to the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) > European Commission The African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR) has been established as a voluntary forum with the aim to promote effective utility regulation in support of the development of African infrastructures. AFUR was initiated by more than 30 founding African utility regulators in November 2002 in Pretoria, South Africa. AETS is a consortium leader of new TA for AFUR. The purposes of this new project are as follows: ? To strengthen the capacity of AFUR Secretariat to foster collaboration with sub-regional, African and international fora on energy sector regulation and with African Infrastructure Development Steering Committees; ? To strengthen the capacity of AFUR Energy Sub-Committee in facilitating the exchange of information and experiences amongst African electricity regulators and in establishing common guidelines; ? To strengthen the capacity of AFUR members Thus demonstrating the added value provided by AFUR to its members.

    • EU Food Rules and Food Import Requirements > Executive Agency for Health and Consumers The project aimed to build the capacities of non-EU Countries and Candidate Countries’ staff involved in official controls on EU food legislation. Throughout this project, the AETS consortium trained more than 1,600 food safety inspectors and veterinarians worldwide and organised 16 regional workshops and 250 working days of Sustained Training and Technical Assistance Missions The project addressed EU food standards on meat, fishery and aquaculture products, fruit and vegetables, honey, residues and contaminants control and monitoring, traceability and animal identification, animal welfare, food irradiation and food crisis management.

    • Technical Assistance to support partner countries and EC staff in addressing food security through implementation of social transfers programmes > European Commission The objectives of this project are to improve and update knowledge on social transfers and to provide support to the EUDs in the adoption of social transfers as part of their activity planning and implementation.

    • Support to the assessment of proposals received within the framework of two calls for proposals launched under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) > European Commission The two calls for proposals 134288 and 134379 launched under the EIDHR aim at supporting and reinforcing the capacities of human rights defenders and civil society organisations where they are most at risk. AETS has provided technical assistance to the EC services to assess the applications submitted in the framework of the two calls for proposals granting a transparent and fair selection process.

    • Technical Assistance to the assessmentof options for supporting local action on adaptation to climate change: scaling up of best practices and access to finance > European Commission AETS contributes to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of EU action in support to adaptation to climate change in developing countries, in particular the most vulnerable to climate change.

    • Technical audit of the electrification project - 16 rural districts in Côte d'Ivoire > EU Delegation to Côte d'Ivoire Technical audit of an electrification project for 23 rural communities in Ivory Coast with funding from the European Union.

    • Evaluation of 5 Energy Facility projects named West African Power Pool (WAPP) cross border supply of electricity to Rural Communities > European Union Delegation to Benin Republic