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New contract for the Mid-Term Evaluation of UNCDFs support to the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)

The United Nations' Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has awarded this consultancy to Mancala for the evaluation of its component of the overall Government of Uganda DINU programme, funded by the European Union.

The assessment of the relevance and effectiveness of DINUs approach and instruments in consolidating stability in Northern Uganda is critical to this evaluation. Particularly, the exercise will focus on the areas of Public Financial Management, the Improvement of access to finance for SMEs engaged in agricultural value addition, as well as the improvement of stock and quality of district road assets. This Mid-Term evaluation will also serve as a guide to inform the remaining years of implementation of the project as well as to inform the updating of UNCDF global strategies within the outline of its 2018-2021 strategic framework and beyond. In addition, the evaluation will also assess the impact of Covid-19 on the implementation of the framework.

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New Consultancy for the development of a Training Plan on PPP projects for Municipal Urban Infrastructure in Costa Rica

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has awarded a consultancy to the consortium integrated by Mancala for the design and development of an online training plan on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) projects for a group of officials from the Municipality of San José and the Ministry of Finance of Costa Rica. From April to June 2021 Mancala will participate in this project, as part of the consortium led by PIAPPEM.

In this project we will work on the development of a didactic methodology to ensure meaningful understanding of the application and adaptation of PPP frameworks for technical teams and decision makers. We will also participate in the co-creation of theoretical and practical material that conveys the full cycle of PPP management and the design and implementation of training and evaluation exercises to measure the level of understanding.

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New EU contract on Support for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Colombia.

Mancala has been awarded with the contract for services "Complementary measures - Support for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Colombia", financed by the European Union. This program is part of the Annual Indicative Programming –MIP- 2018-2020 and the technical assistance that the EU provides to the Government of Colombia.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a better coordinated and more effective implementation of EU cooperation, improving the impact of interventions on the eradication of extreme poverty in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In particular, the actions will seek to support national public policies in strategic areas of intervention in matters of Public Finance Management, Decentralization and subnational governments; Competitiveness and Improvement of the business climate; Gender policies; Digitization and digital gaps, in order to strengthen capacities and increase social cohesion for a sustainable development in the country.

Mancala is the main technical partner of the consortium led by B&S Europe that will manage this contract of three years' duration, starting in January 2021.

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