The semi-autonomous Government of Zanzibar approved the Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty II 2010-2015 (MKUZA II), which recognises and prioritises support to engagement of Non-state Actors (NSAs) in all aspects of development.
NSA involvement is specifically required in the various MKUZA II Working Groups, in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system & in raising public awareness. MKUZA II also contains targets for reducing gender inequalities. However, compared to the Tanzanian mainland, Zanzibar NSAs are less able to identify, obtain and successfully utilise donor and foreign private funds in pursuit of their goals. Most do not meet the minimum internal governance and financial management requirements to be eligible to donor funding. Zanzibar has few large NSAs and networks that can support engagement in governance issues, transparency, and the promotion of civic and political rights.
Zanzibar’s NGO Policy (2009) commits the Government to creating an enabling environment for NSAs. In light of the increased scope for NSAs engagement in policy processes, the EU Delegation and national authorities of Zanzibar jointly formulated the “10th EDF Zanzibar Non State Actors Support Programme” (ZANSASP). The ZANSASP programme seeks complementarity with other Development Partner initiatives, and supports Zanzibar-based NSA’s capacity development and access to funding and partnership opportunities. It will also provide an opportunity to assess the possibilities of mainstreaming CSOs in all the EU funded projects in Zanzibar.
The purpose of this contract is to effectively implement and manage the ZANSASP programme and specifically:
- To ensure technical assistance for implementation and coordination of the whole ZANSASP programme;
- To provide capacity-building activities targeting Zanzibari CSOs;
- To ensure the management of a Grant Facility in support of Zanzibari CSOs through the implementation of two programme estimates (private indirect decentralised operations);
- To provide technical assistance to National Authorities responsible for NSAs;
- To ensure the follow up of the EU Roadmap on civil society in Zanzibar.
Itad is the monitoring and evaluation specialist organisation in the consortium led by WYG. We are responsible for developing the project’s M&E system, including the logframe and monitoring tools, and working with project management to use the M&E data to inform project implementation.
Our approach draws on EC monitoring and evaluation guidance, as well as wider good practice in project monitoring and evaluation. It also supports the alignment of ZANSASP with the EU Country Roadmap for engagement with civil society in Tanzania 2014-2017.
The M&E system is based on the Log Frame Approach, which normally has two main stages: analysis and planning. To this, we have added a third important stage, that of implementation. The analysis and planning stages focus on reviewing, refining and validating the draft logframe with partners, ensuring it enables effective project management and accountability.
The implementation stage focuses on the execution of the M&E plan. This includes the design and use of M&E tools, analysis of M&E data to inform the evolution of programme implementation, use of M&E data in reporting to the European Commission and sharing of M&E data with project partners using the online knowledge management system.
Image © Stone Town, Zanzibar. Photo Credit: Roman Boed