Pre-Final Evaluation for Energy Efficiency Project

Country: Egypt
Language: EN
Number: 843336
Publication date: 21-03-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
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Pre-Final Evaluation for Energy Efficiency Project
Procurement Process : Other
Office : UNDP Country Office - EGYPT
Deadline : 04-Apr-17
Posted on : 21-Mar-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 36500
Link to Atlas Project :
00060162 - ImprovingEnergyEfficiency ofLighting&Building Appliances
Documents :
Overview :

UNDP/GEF Improving the Energy Efficiency of Lighting and other Building Appliances Project

Pre-final Evaluation


The UNDP-GEF project, ‘Improving the Energy Efficiency of Lighting and other Building Appliances’, is a GEF-funded project executed by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company. The project started in 2011 and should be closed end of 2017.

The objective of the project is to facilitate a comprehensive transformation of the Egyptian market towards the use of more energy efficient lighting systems and electrical appliances at a level where cost-efficiency is proven. This is envisaged to be achieved through the combination of regulatory tools such as minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and information labels, enhanced public awareness, capacity building and attractive financing mechanisms. The project is working to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework, develop monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, and provide training to public authorities and other relevant stakeholders. It will explore and test different financial incentives complemented by extensive public outreach campaigns



As the project is approaching its end, the project is preparing for the final evaluation. In order to facilitate this as well as to offer for the project management an opportunity to complete any pending tasks and to address any eventual shortcomings before the finalization of the project, the project is looking for consultancy services to conduct a pre-final evaluation of the project activities and its stated outcomes and outputs.


Scope of the Requested Service

The consultant is expected to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Review of the status of the project activities and the outcomes related to that vs. the objectives of each of the three main components of the project (as reviewed last time as a part of the mid term review) and the best international practices and lessons learnt;
  • Review of the effectiveness of the project implementation (Implementation Progress and Development Objectives) and the use of its financial resources, including adaptive management applied for the revision of the project implementation mechanisms and other actions to overcome the obstacles identified during the implementation of the project, taking into account, among others, the recommendations of the mid-term review; and , recommend the possibility of reallocation of resources according to priorities.
  • Review the current monitoring procedures and methodologies in place, including the ones used to measure the actual energy savings and GHG reduction that can be attributed to the project activities and provide advise for their further development and implementation for each project component to meet the final evaluation needs in terms of assessing the achieved energy savings and GHG emission reduction;
  • On basis of the above, review the suggested activities for the potential final project extension and provide recommendations on any changes needed, including the finalization of a concrete action plan to address the eventual pending needs or possible corrective action; and
  • Identify and provide recommendations on any follow-up activities, for which support could be requested after the end of the project.
  • Recommend on how to develop an attractive financial mechanism and how to make full use of the available financial mechanism through the loan guarantee or any other financial scheme.
  • Identify opportunities for sustainability beyond the project end through a follow up project.

Methodology of Work


The work is expected to be carried by one international consultant, The methodology of work will consist of desk review of relevant project documentation (the key documents to be selected by PMU and evaluators from the long list provided by the PMU) and direct consultations with the project management and other key local stakeholders during a 5 day visit (including travel days) in Cairo in late April or early May 2017, allowing at least 4 full working days for the required meetings with the PMU and other key local stakeholders.

The overall duration of the tasks covered by this ToR have been estimated at 15 days including a mission to Cairo and related desk-work to pre-review the required key project documentation and to finalize the reporting.

Expected Outputs

An evaluation report covering; an associated power point presentation (the latter to be delivered and discussed with the project management in the end of the mission) summarizing the findings of the evaluation and the proposed follow-up actions; and finalization of the joint report.

The content of the final report is expected to follow the structure below:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction, including description of the work conducted
  • Findings and conclusions
  • Recommendations, including, as applicable, a revised work plan for 2007 to address the pending tasks and eventual corrective action as well as an improved system for measuring the impact of the project in terms of achieved energy savings and GHG emission reduction
  • An annex providing a brief summary of the key documents reviewed and persons interviewed with the description of the key content / conclusions drawn.
  • A two page summary describing the story of market transformation to efficient lighting in Egypt

The draft final report should be submitted not later than two weeks after the end of the on-site mission and the final report within one week from receiving the comments of the PMU and UNDP on the draft report.

Requested Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in an energy related discipline
  • More than 10 years of working experience in the area of energy efficiency with a good knowledge of the state of the art approaches and international best practices;
  • Prior evaluation experience of similar projects in GEF and UNDP programme countries and familiarity with the specific GEF monitoring and evaluation requirements;
  • Previous work experience in the Middle East is an asset
  • Fluency in English.