Thematic Areas covered by the Economic Growth Team

  • Economic Development Studies
  • Employment and Job Creation
  • Conducting Sector Review and Developmental Projects Implementation Status
  • Conducting Comprehensive Evaluation on Different Developmental Programs
  • Making Major Policy Recommendations

  • Effectiveness of Financial Transparency and Accountability (FTA) Initiatives and Impact Assessment on Budget Literacy Training (BLT) under Promotion of Basic Service (PBS) Program

    Client: Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC)

    Contract Value: $150,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: February 2016 – August 2016

    Description of Project:

    Frontieri has undertaken an assessment which is to evaluate the effectiveness of FTA initiative, FTA tools and information dissemination mechanisms and its usefulness at all level as well as the study evaluates the Impact of Budget Literacy Training (BLT ) on budgeting process and quality service providing process considering the gender differences in Budget and Service delivery processes.

    The main purpose of this consultancy work was to provide an independent, systematic, and objective assessment of the performance of the FTA initiative of the PBS based on quantitative and qualitative data and information. This includes analyses of the effectiveness of the FTA initiative, the FTA tools, the means of information dissemination, the BLT and their impact on both men’s and women’s engagement in the budget and service delivery process. In addition, it is also required to indicate the assessment result of FTA.

    In our finding we conclude that the project moved on the right direction to the stated objectives measured by indicators stated under the Project Development Objective and result level. The evaluation uncovered that, the proportion of citizens who are informed about Woreda budget (transparency) increased from 19 % (2011 baseline) to 91 % (end-line) in 2016. The performance was above the set target (25%) by 2016. Similarly, the proportion of citizens who reported that Woreda officials have actively sought the views of people (accountability) increased from 48% to 54.8% from the base year (2011).

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Migration to Sending, Transit, and Host Economies in Ethiopia

    Client: GIZ

    Contract Value: $58,481.87

    Duration of the assignment: May 2019 – October 2019

    Description of Project:

    Overall, the main objective of this consultancy assignment is to undertake analysis of the various costs and benefits (human, social and economic) of migration, particularly of irregular migration, in connection with sending, transit, and receiving community’s economies in the North Gondar Zone of Ethiopia, specifically in and around the towns of Debark, Dabat, Gondar, Genda Wuha and Metema. The needs and expectations of sending, transit, and host communities will be assessed using both qualitative and quantitative measures.

  • Mid-Term Evaluation for Basic Services Project (BASES) Under Peace and Development Program (PDP)

    Client: Save the Children Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $40,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: September 2015 – November 2015

    Description of Project:

    The overall objective of the support to the delivery of Basic Services project (BASES) under the Peace and Development Program is ‘to contribute to a more stable and inclusive basic service deliver in Somali Region.’ Though the Peace and development Program have four major areas of emphasis; the major area of emphasis of this particular project focus is on the support to the delivery of Basic Services Project (BASES) which has been implemented by a conglomerate including different organizations such as: Save the Children International (SCI)- the leading agency, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Islamic Relief (IR) and Ogaden Welfare and Development Association (OWDA).

  • Qualitative Research on Employment of Rural Migrants in Urban Areas in Ethiopia

    Client: World Bank

    Contract Value: $ 43,656.00

    Duration of the assignment: March 2017 – June 2017

    Description of Project:

    This assignment is a qualitative study to be conducted in the five regions of the country, namely Addis Ababa, Amhara, Tigray, Oromia and Southern Nations Nationalities People Region (SNNPR). Data will be collected through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with young rural-urban migrants.

    The study team will also develop a precise discussion guide that will be used by the field team. Moreover, in order to create a clear and common understanding among the field team, the lead researchers will provide intensive training on the objective of the study and the concepts behind the discussion points.

  • Revenue Generation Strategies for Developing Regional States (DRS) in Ethiopia,

    Client: DRS-UN-JP Coordination Secretariat

    Contract Value: $100,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: December 2013 – February 2014

    Description of Project:

    The objective of this consultancy is to develop strategies for strengthening local revenue systems, generation and management capacities of DRS (Developing Regional States) to mobilize revenue to finance development programs.

  • Financial Management and Control

    Client: Pro Development Network (PDN)

    Contract Value: $4,500

    Duration of the assignment: October 3, 2011 – October 7, 2011

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of the training program was to equip the senior staff members of NGOs with a sound understanding of financial management so as to enable them make informed financial decisions. More specifically, at the end of the training, participants should be able to: Identify the guiding principles and tools of financial management, the concepts of financial accounting, management accounting and financial planning and control, develop relevant systems for safeguarding their organization’s assets, appreciate the role of auditing and how it contributes to management information systems, control and decision making, apply the skill required to prepare and interpret different types of financial reports

  • Impact Study for Rural Financial Intermediation Program II (RUFIP II)

    Client: Development Bank of Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $93,800.69

    Duration of the assignment: March, 2019 – October, 2019

    Description of Project:

    The purpose of the consultancy service is to carry out an independent impact study of RUFIP II consisting of an overall assessment of the results achieved, intended or unintended, its effectiveness in achieving those results, and their potential sustainability.

    Moreover, the impact study is expected to assess the extent to which project activities are implemented and contributed to the achievement of project goals and objectives. The impact study is expected to provide DBE with sufficient inputs and feedback that will be used for preparing the upcoming program completion report (PCR) of RUFIP II.

    The impact study will also have value for focusing discussion among a range of stakeholders in Ethiopia for future investment support for rural financial inclusion.

  • Qualitative Research Study on Rural Youth Employment in Ethiopia

    Client: The World Bank Group

    Contract Value: $58,870.00

    Duration of the assignment: March, 2017 – June, 2017

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of the study is to find out answers to the following questions: (1) what are the aspiration of the rural youth with respect to their professional trajectory, (2) what are the opportunities available to the rural youth, both locally and elsewhere through migration, (3) are the opportunities available commensurate with the aspiration, (4) what obstacles and barriers prevent the rural youth from achieving their objectives, and (5) how can existing obstacles be alleviated, to facilitate the mobilization of the rural youth?

    The scope of the work is expected to cover at least 64 focus group discussions and 64 semi-structured interviews of the rural youth in the four major regions of the country (Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and SNNPR). Within each region four woredas will be selected and within each woreda two Kebeles will be chosen. During sampling of Kebeles it is expected to consider both remote and well-connected Kebeles. Participants in the focus group discussion and semi-structured interviews will be selected based on their literacy level, ownership of land, family background and their access to information. This will enable one to obtain a balanced view of the factors that may affect employment pathway of the rural youth.

  • 9. Financial Management and Control.

    Pro Development Network (PDN). The main objective of the training program was to equip the senior staff members of NGOs with a sound understanding of financial management so as to enable them make informed financial decisions. More specifically, at the end of the training, participants should be able to: Identify the guiding principles and tools of financial management, the concepts of financial accounting, management accounting and financial planning and control, develop relevant systems for safeguarding their organization’s assets, appreciate the role of auditing and how it contributes to management information systems, control, and decision making, apply the skill required to prepare and interpret different types of financial reports

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