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Addressing inequality through EU Development Cooperation – response to the 2030 Agenda

June 28, 2017Company News

In collaboration with IRD-DIAL of France, Fiscus were commissioned by EU Devco to undertake a study to reinforce DEVCO's effort to address economic and social inequalities, by providing guidance on how to refine DEVCO strategies and programmes so as to increase their 'equality-sensitiveness'. This included a) The definition of a conceptual and measurement framework; b) The assessment of how the inequality dimension is integrated...

Fiscus to evaluate African Development Bank’s Programme-based Lending

June 26, 2017Company News

In collaboration with the German consultancy and evaluation firm, Particip, Fiscus have been selected by the African Development Bank to undertake an evaluation of their Programme Based Operations. These are loans made by the AfDB to African member countries to support the implementation of agreed policy and institutional reforms, through transfers of budget support loans, technical assistance and a structured...

Fiscus evaluate TA support to the Fight against Drugs in Peru

May 30, 2017Company News

Fiscus have been contracted by the EU to assess the contribution of a Euro 6 million TA programme to the strengthening of drug enforcement processes in Peru. This institutional development project supports the Judiciary, Police and Security forces by strengthening their surveillance, investigation and prosecution capabilities, drawing upon lessons from the European drug enforcement experience over last decade. It is...

Mid-Term Evaluation of IMF Regional Technical Assistance Centre in Central America (CAPTAC-DR)

May 30, 2017Company News

Fiscus have been contracted by the International Monetary Fund to undertake the mid-term evaluation of the capacity development support provided by the Regional Technical Assistance Centre for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (CAPTAC-DR). CAPTAC-DR was established in June 2009 in Guatemala City to support regional integration and to help strengthen the capacity for effective macroeconomic management of its...

Peru – Evaluation of Budget Support… field work completed

April 12, 2017Company News

The Fiscus team have now completed field work for the evaluation of Budget Support in Peru and a draft report has been presented to the Management Group. Fiscus in collaboration with consortium partners Particip have been commissioned by the Government of Peru, the European Union (DEVCO) and the Belgian Technical Cooperation to evaluate 4 sector budget support programmes, financed by...

Tanzania: PEFA assessment of the national PFM system…..

April 11, 2017Company News

Fiscus have been commissioned by the Government of Tanzania and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to undertake an assessment of the PFM system of mainland Tanzania, applying the PEFA methodology. The team, led by Andrew Lawson and comprising Gonzalo Contreras, Finn Hedvall of SIPU and Cecilie Thue Hansen of the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) commenced work in January with...

Kosovo: introducing universal Early Childhood Education…

April 11, 2017Company News

Fiscus were commissioned by UNICEF Kosovo to undertake a study to estimate the cost of a universal early childhood development education system, and to outline a feasible strategy for its introduction. The President of the Assembly, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, members of the Assembly and UNICEF met in November 2016 to validate the findings of the study....

Study on Costing of Early Childhood Education in Kosovo: Final results presentation in Kosovo

November 23, 2016Company News

Our Director Andrew Lawson will be arriving in Pristina today for the presentation of the final results of this study to the government of Kosovo and the representatives of Unicef in...

Doing Development Differently (DDD)

November 23, 2016Company News

Andrew participated in the Doing Development Differently conference at ODI. Two years on from the Harvard event of November 2015, the conference aimed to take stock of how much had changed. How far had those working in development learned to do things differently? To focus on real problems, to adapt context and to learn rather than imposing external solutions....

The 2016 PEFA Framework: Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water

May 6, 2016Company News

Authors: Andrew Lawson and Isabel Bucknall ODI’s recent paper raises important issues about the misuse of the PEFA Framework, which rightly deserve attention from governments, development agencies and consultants. Fiscus’ Andrew Lawson and Isabel Bucknall evaluate the strength of some of ODI's arguments, and call for a more fair assessment of the PEFA’s benefits for governments and donors...