- Sector: Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
- Status: Forecast Stage
- Contracting Officer: Dina El Motei, USAID Egypt
- Contracting Mechanism: Task Order under the Public Financial Management PFM II IDIQ
- Award/Action Type: Task Order/Delivery Order
- Project Duration: 5 years
- Total Estimated Cost/Amount Range: $25M - $49.99M
- Anticipated RFP Release Date: 30 June, 2019
- Anticipated Award Data: 31 October 2019
This activity will increase prosperity in Egypt by supporting greater inclusion in and transparency of Egypt’s economic governance systems. Coordinated in partnership with the Government of Egypt, this activity will support local domestic reforms in Egypt to increase accountability and efficiency of public institutions, as well as improve the Government of Egypt’s ability to efficiently provide services at reduced costs to international and domestic investors and average citizens.
Specifically, the activity will support efforts to improve channels of communication between economic actors and policy makers in Egypt, as well as expand the participation of women in Egypt’s economy.
Additionally, this activity will support institutional reforms that enhance the capacity of Egypt’s civil service and upgrade public e-Governance systems, thereby ultimately improving performance and reducing administrative costs.
The purpose of the resultant Contract it to provide support for the public sector in the field of public financial management. It will allow USAID to address various factors which are keys to USAID’s goal of achieving broad-based equitable economic growth including: (1) increasing and expanding human capacity; (2) improving the policy environment to promote efficiency and economic opportunity for all members of society; (3) sound management of institutions; and (4) good governance.
ANTICIPATED PROJECT DELIVERY APPROACHES
- Gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion
- Science, technology, innovation, and partnerships. The activity will include the modernization of the financial management and tax administration system through improved information technology. The activity will strengthen existing financial management systems to achieve greater automation of processes and gain efficiency through reductions in administration costs
- Local Solutions. The activity will map existing local systems, strengthen and partner with local actors aligned with the activity’s objectives. This is in an effort to build required local capacity and ensure sustainability of selected interventions.
- Selectivity, focus, and division of labor. The activity is focused on the government’s high priority lines of action, is within USAID’s areas of comparative advantage.
- Monitoring, evaluation, and learning. A robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan, including context and performance indicators, data sources, and methods and frequency of data collection is required on submission and will be further refined during program implementation.
- Sustainability: Stakeholders such as ministries, governorates and civil society organizations (CSO’s) are key stakeholders to sustain results and maintain a robust training program and high-level commitment to adequate resource planning and implementation. The project aims to build the capacity of government’s staff through the establishment of a long-term training strategy
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