Category Archives: Middle East

Formulation of Thematic Pillar: Economic Development

Palestine, 2016

Client: Danish Representative Office, Ramallah, Palestine

Project features: The assignment’s objective was to assist the process of approval of the Country Programme by Danida’s Grant Committee through the review of programme documents of the Thematic Pillar: Promoting Economic Development.

Service provided: HN Consultants provided a short term adviser to finalise the underlying documentation to the Thematic Pillar, including formulation of the so-called Development Engagement Documents for: i) the FAO-managed programme on “Enhancing sustainable growth through agricultural value chain development” to be funded jointly with EU, Switzerland and the Netherlands and ii) the Oxfam-managed “Integrated Market Development Programme” to be jointly funded with Switzerland and Sweden.

Appraisal of the Palestinian Country Programme 2016-2020

Palestine, 2016

Client: Danish Ministry of the Foreign Affairs (sub-contracted by Jens Bjerre Consult)

Project features: The assignment’s objective was to provide strategic and technical quality assurance of the proposed Country Programme. The appraisal followed the Danida Aid Management Guidelines including the principles for a human rights-based approach.

Service provided: HN Consultants provided an Economic Growth and Job Creation Expert who provided input to the overall debriefing note and the appraisal report.

Mid-term Review of Support to the Local Government Policy in Palestine

Children at playground in PalestinePalestine, 2012

Royal Danish Embassy, Ramallah

Main project features:
Policy development for decentralisation and local development.




Service provided:
HN Consultants provided the consultant for this review, which assessed progress based on a desk study and on a field visit to Palestine. A number of consultations were carried out with the Palestine authorities, the donors, key informants and civil society organisations. A workshop was held to discuss findings and recommendations for future support.