Announcement: Assessment of the program LEDNA

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the Pan African organization of local governments and the regional section for Africa of the World Organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). UCLG Africa is recognized as a key partner in the process of rebuilding and reshaping of governance in Africa.

UCLG Africa’s mission is to promote decentralization and strengthen local governments and their associations, in order to improve local governance and the delivery of public services through policies that are sustainable, appropriate and consistent with national and regional policies.

To achieve these objectives, UCLG Africa adopted a strategic long-term perspective called GADDEPA (Governance, Advocacy and Decentralized-Development Program for Africa) that defines the roadmap of the organization for the period 2007-2018, and from which is drawn up the organization’s action plan adopted at the Africities Summits. The action plan sets the organization’s priorities for action for a three-year period punctuated by the Africities Summits. The programme Local Economic Development Network of Africa (LEDNA) is prioritized UCLG Africa’s action plan for the period 2009-2012. This programme aims to support local governments and countries wishing to acquire the knowledge, the training of human resources, the development and implementation of programs / projects related to Local Economic Development (LED).

At the end of the first phase of implementation of the program (2009-2013), UCLG Africa undertakes a retrospective and prospective assessment that aims to estimate the extent to which expected outcomes have been reached, to identify any adjustments needed and to identify areas for future program interventions.

Individual consultants and offices interested in participating in the assessments studies are requested to send their resume and / or references before June 14, 2013 at 12:00 GMT at the following address: