Written Answers - Departmental Reports.

Wednesday, 5 May 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 584 No. 6

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  89.  Mr. Perry  Information on John Perry  Zoom on John Perry   asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   if he will detail reports that have been internally prepared or externally commissioned by his Department since 1 July 2003, indicating in all cases if they had been published; when they will be published; and if they are not intended for publication in relation to externally commissioned reports, the costs of the reports. [12803/04]

Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Cowen): Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen  I understand that the Deputy is seeking details of reports compiled by external consultants since 1 July 2003. The Department of Foreign Affairs is responsible for two Votes — Vote 28, foreign affairs, and Vote 29, international co-operation.

Vote 28: as part of preparations for Ireland’s EU Presidency, two separate internal papers, in the area of conflict prevention, were commissioned from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI, and from International Alert-Saferworld, non-governmental organisations operating in the area of conflict prevention. Publication of these papers is not foreseen. SIPRI and International Alert-Saferworld received funding from my Department to the value of €5,000 and €10,000, respectively, for their work in preparing the papers in question.

The Department engaged Indecon Consultants, at a cost of €9,090, to review a background document on Ireland’s possible future engagement with the Arab world. It is not envisaged that this report will be published.

Vote 29: at appendix A are details of consultancies commissioned by the development co-operation directorate of this Department under Vote 29, international co-operation. These [1573]consultancies deal with a broad range of topics, with particular emphasis on appraisal and evaluation of development programmes, some of which are undertaken on behalf of partner Governments and partner organisations. The [1574]ensuing reports, with the exception of those specifically listed, are not generally published but are available from the development co-operation directorate on request.

Appendix A

Consultancy Reports published by Development Co-operation Directorate — from July 2003.

Consultant Report Title
Mokoro Evaluation of the Uganda Country Programme 2000-2003 (published November 2003)
ODI Preparation of Strategy on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (published December 2003)
Cosgrave, John Public Expenditure Review — Support to Afghanistan (due for publication July-August 2004)
ECORYS-NEI Evaluation of Phase 3 of the Debt Sustainability Capacity Building Programme for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (due for publication December 2004)
Woods, Eric Desk Study for Development Co-operation Ireland of Support to the Education Sector in Zambia and Uganda 2000-2003 (due for publication August 2004)
Agulhas An Assessment of the Lesotho Country Programme 1999-2004 (due for publication August 2004)
Mokoro Evaluation of Ethiopia Country Programme Modalities 2002-2004 (due for publication August 2004)

Consultancies commissioned by Development Co-operation Directorate from July 2003 to December 2003.

Consultant
Grindle, John Tanga Coastal Zone Conservation & Development Programme, Tanzania, Nov-Dec 2003 €7,572.00
Mulkeen, Aidan Information and Communication Technologies in Education Study in Uganda, August-Sept 03 €11,760.34
O’Sullivan, Margo Teacher Development & Management Systems — Evaluation of Centre Co-ordinating Tutor (CCT) Performance, Uganda, June-Aug 03 €17,585.77
Heneveld, Ward Education Quality Review, Uganda, September -December 2003 €34,244.49
DECO — Wirak, Anders Education Joint Review Mission 2003, Ethiopia, Oct-Nov 2003 €21,625.69
Moore, Kevin Briefing for the Office of the President on promoting Private Sector Development in Timor-Leste, July-Aug 2003 €10,241.15
Uwakwe, Pamela Review and Update of Financial Policies, Guidelines and Procedures, Sept 2003-March 2004 €7,921.24 (€18,698.76 due)
Carr, Bronagh Malawi — Evaluate Emergency Response (2002-03), Oct-Nov 2003 €21,457.76
Hall, Nick Review the Financial Procedures in non-governmental organisation Partners during the 2002 to 2003 Emergency Response in Malawi, November 2003 €14,909.77
Salephera Consulting Ltd. Team Member to Evaluate the 2002 to 2003 Emergency Response in Malawi, November 2003 (€6,000.00 due)
BDO Simpson Xavier Financial Management Systems Review of GOAL under Multi-annual Programme Scheme Funding, Dublin, November 2003 €18,634.00
Mokoro Evaluation of the Uganda Country Programme 2000-2003, Aug-Sept 03 €95,339.26
Grindle, John Evaluation of Development Co-operation Ireland (Balkans and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)) Desk Top Study 2003-04, Dec 2003 to March 2004 €8,000.00 (€2,000 due)
ODI Preparation of a Strategy on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, June-Sept 03 €24,980.12
Brugha, Ruairí (LSHTM) Attendance at a Confidential Briefing on the Results of the Mema Kwa Vijana Project Meeting, July 2003 €1,573.00
Peberdy, Max Facilitator for a three day Workshop on the Technical Section’s Strategic Plan, Dublin €3,834.49
Kinsella, Jim (UCD) Attendance at Development Assistance Committee PovertyNet meeting, Florence, Oct 03 €3,568.94
O’Dwyer, Jerry Support to Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Oct-Dec 03 €12,868.02
Jennings, Mary Goal Strategy Planning/Multi-annual Programme Scheme Development €750.00
Grindle, John Evaluation of Bóthar Projects (2003-04), Nov 2003- Jan 2004 €2,100.00 (€4,900.00 due)
Honan, Annette Development Education Grants Committee Member €7,000.00
Mollaghan, Mary Production of a Guide to Teaching Resources for Development Education €9,450.00
Horgan, Geraldine The completion of a Project Funding Proposal for the implementation stage of the Primary Pre-service Teacher Education Project, July-August 2003 €1,000.00
Hayes, Mahon Constitutional Expert for the Palestinian Authority, June-July 2003 €5,876.29
Scott, Mike Ireland Aid-AMSCO (African Management Services Company) Partnership Review, June-Dec 2003 €2,987.39 (€6,160.00 due)
Carr, Bronagh Identify most appropriate funding strategies for Ethiopia (Nov-Dec 2002) €5,152.03
Smillie, Ian Background Paper on and Mission to Sierra Leone, Sept-Oct 2003 €23,882.52
Godden, Kate Independent Consultants for the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Fund — Emergency Preparedness and Post-Emergency Rehabilitation Fund (EHAF-EPPR) Funding Committee (2003) €1,210.00
CDP Review of Development Co-operation Ireland Supported District Development Programmes, Tanzania, October to November 2003 €42,624.96
Mulkeen, Aidan Information and Communication Technologies in Education Study in Uganda, Follow Up, December 2003 (€4,800.00 due)
Shine, Tara Support on Climate Change, Nov 2003-June 2004 €20,002.51 (€10,602.51 due)
Kinsella, Jim (UCD) Attendance at Development Assistance Committee PovertyNet Meeting, Paris, Dec 03 €1,416.00

Consultancies commissioned by Development Co-operation Directorate from January 2004 to 30 April 2004.

Consultant
Mokoro Preparation of Country Strategy for Palestine 2004-2007, January-April 04 €9,384.00 (€34,932 due)
Madsen, Camilla Independent Consultants for the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Fund-Emergency Preparedness and Post- Emergency Rehabilitation Fund (EHAF-EPPR) Funding Committee (2004) €813.12
Heneveld, Ward Education Quality Review Phase II, Jan-April 2004 €12,425.26 (€11,211.99 due)
HSLP Group Finalise a Strategic Framework for Uganda AIDS Commission Secretariat, Uganda (€61.002.00)
Santos Marinho, G Participation in Evaluation of Adventist Development and Relief Agency Projects, Brazil, Feb-April 04 €1,993.83 (€4,099.48 due)
Alves Maia, Maria L Participation in Evaluation of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Projects, Brazil, Feb-April 04 €1,993.83 (€4,099.48 due)
Jennings, Mary Participation in Evaluation of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Projects, Brazil, Feb-April 04 (€10,000.00 due)
Cosgrave, J Public Expenditure Review — Support to Afghanistan, Jan-May 2004 €8,739.24 (€6,500 due)
O’Dwyer, Jerry Support to Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Jan -Dec 04 €7,935.82 (€15,400 due)
Annesley Resource Partnership Real-Time Evaluation of Institute of Public Administration Training Programme for Russian Private Sector Managers, January-February 2004 €3,267.00 (€5,733.00 due)
Deloitte & Touche Completion of Risk Management Rollout in Development Co-operation Ireland, Dublin, January to March 2004 €3,847.00 (€8,978.00 due)
McClean, Diarmuid Development of a Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS for 2004-2006, Tanzania, February 2004 €15,672.56
William O’Brien The Private Sector and Agriculture Study, Dublin, February 2004 (€6,000.00 due)
Jeremy Ockelford Evaluation of Northern Province Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme 2000-2002, Zambia, March to April 2004 €9.199.93 (€13,000 due)
Johnny O’Regan Provision of Audit Management Support to the Evaluation and Audit Unit, February to May 2004 €8,000.00 (€8,000.00 due)
James F. Phelan Task Force No. 3 on Agricultural Services Agricultural Sector Development Programme, Preparation Mission, Tanzania, February 2004 (€13,000.00 due)
Gaynor, Cathy Strengthening Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the Development Co-operation Ireland Programme, Mozambique, January to March 2004 (€9,100.00 due)
Jennings, Mary Strengthening Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the Development Co-operation Ireland Programme, Mozambique, January to March 2004 (€9,100.00 due)
Scott, Mike Private Sector Resource Specialist, April to December 2004 (€20,250.00 due)
Conroy, Anne Monitoring of Development Co-operation Ireland Recovery Programme, Malawi, March to December 2004 (€10,648.00 due)
Fell, Arthur Participation in the Projects Appraisal and Evaluation Group Meetings, May 2004 to December 2005 (€17,968.50 due)
Grindle, John External Evaluator for Development Co-operation Ireland Project Proposals for the Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), January to December 2004 (€12,500.00 due)
Grindle, John Preparation for and Attendance at a Forum on Global Bio-technology, Chile, December 2003 to May 2004 (€7,500.00 due)
Hockley, Tom Relief to Development in Ethiopia, March-April 2004 (€14,520 due)
Kinsella, Jim Technical Support for follow up of Poverty Net Working Group on Agriculture, March to December 2004 (€6,000.00 due)
Leen, Maura Participation in the Projects Appraisal and Evaluation Group meetings, May 2004 to December 2005 (€13,500.00 due)
McKeown, Mary Participation in the Projects Appraisal and Evaluation Group meetings, May 2004 to December 2005 (€13,500.00 due)
Meenan, Nahor Attendance at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) International Policy Dialogue in Konigswinter, Germany, 25-26 February 2004 (€1,950.00 due)
Ngunyi, Mutahi Monitoring of Development Co-operation Ireland Recovery Programme, Kenya, March to December 2004 (€10,648.00 due)
ECORYS-NEI Evaluation of Phase 3 of the Debt Sustainability Capacity Building Programme for Highly Indebted Poor Countries, March to November 2004 (€241,637.00 due)
Enterplan Limited Review of Projects Supported by the African Management Services Company — Stichting, April-July 2004 (€30,957.85 due)
ETC East Africa An Independent Evaluation of the Kilosa District Programme and a Community Level Evaluation of the Kilosa District Programme, Tanzania, May to June 2004 (€58,110.25 due)
Farrell, Deirdre Member of the Development Education Grants Committee, March to September 2004 (€5,000.00 due)
Jackson, John Attendance at and Participation in the Ten Year Review of the International Conference on Population and Development, New York, March 2004 (€5,000.00 due)
Woods, Eric Desk Study for Development Co-operation Ireland of Support to the Education Sector in Zambia and Uganda 2000-2003, April to June 2004 (€16,637.5 due)
Agulhas An Assessment of the Lesotho Country Programme 1999-2004, April-June 2004 (€57,523.40 due)
Brugha, Ruairí Attendance at Combating Diseases associated with Poverty: Financing Strategies for Product Development and the Potential Role of Public-Private Partnerships, London, 15 to 16 April 2004 (€3,932.50 due)
Grindle, John Preparation for and Attendance at Crime Commission and IDB meetings on the Rule of Law and Development, Vienna, 10 to 27 May (€7,500.00 due)
McClean, Diarmuid Participation in Consultative Meeting on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS in Montreux, Switzerland, 3-4 May 2004 (€2,500.00 due)
Mokoro Evaluation of Ethiopia Country Programme Modalities 2002-2004 (April-June 2004) (€61,692 due)

[1577]Question No. 90 answered with Question
No. 88.


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