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Scaling up of Energy and Environment Partnership with Southern and East Africa Programme

Year - 2014

Client - Department for International Development (DFID), UK

Project Brief

In July 2014, we were commissioned to carry out the second Annual Review of the Scaling up of Energy and Environment Partnership with Southern and East Africa (EEP) Programme on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID).

The EEP Programme aims to address a broad range of issues and barriers to the effective development, dissemination and uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies across Southern and Eastern Africa. EEP is a £47.6 million (DFID contribution of £27.6 million) challenge fund that supports 113 projects in 13 countries (Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia).



Our Approach

Our experts work on projects designed to strengthen the resilience of communities to the challenges of climate change. We emphasise processes that actively engage all stakeholders, including those marginalised by gender and other social factors. Drawing on our experience, our independent experts carried out desk reviews, meetings, stakeholder engagement and research to produce the Second Annual Review.

We assessed:

  1. the business case and previous annual reviews and their recommendations assumptions, new evidence from public research and evaluations;
  2. whether targets were realistic;
  3. the effectiveness of partnerships;
  4. programme relevance, whether poor performance had been identified and is being managed;
  5. evidence of learning and continuous improvement.

Our Achievements

Working with DFID, we made a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the EEP programme. These recommendations address four broad areas:

  1. strategic vision, business development support, networking and knowledge management;
  2. stakeholder engagement;
  3. staffing;
  4. poverty, development and call for proposals.