The Consultancy involved assessing how the project helped NUSAF2 beneficiaries to access income earning opportunities and basic socio-economic services. Specifically, this study sought to provide answers to the following specific objectives:

  1. To assess changes in beneficiary perceptions on process for sensitization, sub-project generation and planning for selected priorities;
  2. To assess changes in implementations processes including community contribution, procurement, financial management, training as, reporting, roles of SACs and any innovative approaches;
  3. To examine trends in outputs and intermediate outcomes of the sub-projects.

To assess mechanisms put in place to ensure that sub-projects continue to provide quality socio-economics benefits beyond the life of NUSAF2 projects.

The Consultancy involved the following: Reviewing the procurement environment to establish the independence of functions of the different procurement structures; Reviewing the adequacy of procurement record keeping and establishing whether the procedures, processes and documentation for procurement and contracting management were in accordance with the World Bank Guidelines, PPDA regulations, the Operational Manual and Community Procurement Manual; and/or NUSAF2 Project Development Financing Agreement (DFA) and that procurement carried out achieved the expected economy, efficiency and effectiveness; Conducting a high level analysis of value for money to establish whether the prices charged for the goods, works and services were reasonable and comparable with market prices; Determining the extent possible, whether identified non-compliance with the procurement regulations, inappropriate practices or questionable decisions/actions, may have been due to irregular practices.

The Consultancy involved assessing the performance of the 18 ULGAs accessing UPG funding for FY 2016/17 against the following Disbursement Linked Indicators namely:

    • Minimum Access Conditions (DLI-1) including assessment of incremental performance;
    • Performance Measures (DLI-2),
    • Physical Infrastructure Targets (DLI-3) to determine the percentage of execution rates ;
    • Staffing Situation in ULGAs (DLI-4) to determine the capacity of the ULGA in terms of personnel and structure to utilize the Urban Performance Grant.
  • Computing how much funds would flow into each ULGA basing on the APA findings.
  • Preparing an inception report, draft and final individual ULGA reports with clear recommendations as requested by the TORs.

Preparing a National synthesis report for all the 18 ULGA assessed reports.

The Consultancy involved assessing the performance of the 18 ULGAs accessing UPG funding for FY 2015/16 against the following Disbursement Linked Indicators namely:

    • Minimum Access Conditions (DLI-1) including assessment of incremental performance;
    • Performance Measures (DLI-2),
    • Physical Infrastructure Targets (DLI-3) to determine the percentage of execution rates ;
    • Staffing Situation in ULGAs (DLI-4) to determine the capacity of the ULGA in terms of personnel and structure to utilize the Urban Performance Grant.
  • Computing how much funds would flow into each ULGA basing on the APA findings.
  • Preparing an inception report, draft and final individual ULGA reports with clear recommendations as requested by the TORs.

Preparing a National synthesis report for all the 18 ULGA assessed reports.

The assignment involved assessing the performance of the 18 ULGAs accessing UPG funding for FY 2014/15 against the following Disbursement Linked Indicators namely:

  • Minimum Access Conditions (DLI-1) ;
  • Performance Measures (DLI-2),
  • Staffing Situation in ULGAs (DLI-4) to determine the capacity of the ULGA in terms of personnel and structure to utilize the Urban Performance Grant.
  • Computing how much funds would flow into each ULGA basing on the APA findings.
  • Preparing an inception report, draft and final individual ULGA reports with clear recommendations as requested by the TORs.

Preparing a National synthesis report for all the 18 ULGA assessed reports.

The Consultancy involved assessing the performance of the 18 ULGAs accessing UPG funding for FY 2013/14. The Consultant deployed a multidisciplinary team of experts to ascertain through performance assessment whether the I8 Urban Local Government Authorities had the capacity in terms of personnel and structure to utilize the Urban Performance Grant.
•    The consultancy involved assessing the performance of the 18 ULGAs against the following Disbursement Linked Indicators namely: Minimum Access Conditions (DLI-1);
•    Computing how much funds would flow into each ULGA basing on the APA findings.
•    Preparing an inception report, draft and final individual ULGA reports with clear recommendations as requested by the TORs.
•    Preparing a National synthesis report for all the 18 ULGA assessed reports.

The United Nations Development Programme on behalf of Ministry of Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carry out a comprehensive review of and critical examination of Local Governments, with regard to the existing legal, policy, institutional framework, staffing and operations to establish current performance inhibitors and propose appropriate structures for Local Governments.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry of Water contracted UPIMAC to carry out a Technical Audit of the Water Sector Development Programme (WSDP) for FY 2010/11

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carry out a Capacity Enhancement of the Assessment Teams on the conduct of the Assessment exercise of Local Government Authorities for Minimum Conditions and Performance Measures under the Local Government Development Grant System.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants, Sector Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2012/2013 Under the Local Government Development Grant System.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout an independent procurement review and value for money audit of contracts implemented by Local Government Authorities for financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 under the under the Local Government Development Grant System

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants, Sector Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2011/2012 Under the Local Government Development Grant System

The Electoral Commission contracted UPIMAC from May 2010 to February 2011 to conduct voter education on behalf of the Electoral Commission in the region of Eastern Uganda. The Assignment was to mobilize Ugandans for the update of voter registration and participate in the presidential and parliamentary elections.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants, Sector Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2010/2011 Under the Local Government Development Grant System

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants, Sector Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2010/2011 Under the Local Government Development Grant System

UPIMAC on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government were assigned to carryout Quality Assurance for the Annual assessment of local governments’ performance and minimum conditions and recommend to the ministry, local governments that should be rewarded and those to be penalized.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants, Sector Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2009/2010 Under the Local Government Development Grant System

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout an independent procurement review and value for money audit of contracts implemented by Local Government Authorities for financial years 2005/06 and 2006/07 under the under the Local Government Capital Development Grant System

UPIMAC was contracted by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda Government to undertake a Public Expenditure Tracking Study covering key Poverty Action Fund funded sectors namely; Primary health care, primary education, rural feeder roads, Agriculture Advisory Services, water and sanitation, and environment.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2007/2008 Under the Local Government Capital Development Grant System

UPIMAC on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government were assigned to carryout Quality Assurance for the Annual assessment of local governments’ performance and minimum conditions and recommend to the ministry, local governments that should be rewarded and those to be penalized.

United Republic of Tanzania through the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government contracted UPIMAC to carryout assessment of Local Government Authorities for Capital Development Grants and Capacity Building Grants for 2006/2007 Under the Local Government Capital Development Grant System

UPIMAC on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government were assigned to carryout Quality Assurance for the Annual assessment of local governments’ performance and minimum conditions and recommend to the ministry, local governments that should be rewarded and those to be penalized.

UPIMAC on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Embassy were assigned to carryout a Midterm review evaluation of the Royal Netherlands Embassy Sponsored District Local Government Support Programme phase II in the districts of West Nile.

UPIMAC on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government were assigned to carryout Quality Assurance for the Annual assessment of local governments’ performance and minimum conditions and recommend to the ministry, local governments that should be rewarded and those to be penalized.