LOT 5: Budget Support Description

The lot is expected to support and advise Commission services (Headquarters and EU Delegations) and/or Partner Countries/Organisations by providing technical inputs and by assisting in carrying out analysis, studies and giving opinions and advice along the entire cycle of operations (from design to implementation and evaluation of EU interventions), such as the following:

Programme / project identification and preparation / formulation
Assistance implementation
Preparation of Terms of Reference (services, works, supplies, ...) and evaluation of offers
Evaluations (ex-ante, interim, ex-post etc.), monitoring
Project Cycle Management (PCM)
The lot should incorporate expertise related to a number of horizontal aspects/tasks, such as:
Analytical studies
Policy-related analysis (e.g. gender analysis, do- no-harm and conflict-sensitivity analysis, religious dynamics assessments) and design. This will also include mainstreaming of crosscutting issues.
Technical inputs (e.g. technical annexes for works and supplies)
Evaluation of offers; assessment of grant proposals
Evaluations (e.g. mid-term, final and ex-post, impact evaluations, including of budget support programmes)
Public financial management and domestic revenue mobilisation, including at sector level and at subnational government level
Investment financing
Capacity development and institutional strengthening
Training and research
Awareness-raising (incl. information and communication)
As well as a number of specific sectors: 1 PUBLIC POLICIES
1.1 Formulation, assessment, monitoring of development/economic/sector policies
1.2 Public expenditure reviews, tracking surveys or equivalent
1.3 Growth inclusiveness and fight against inequalities
1.4 Economic empowerment of disadvantaged groups, including women and youth
1.5 Communication and awareness-raising around public policies and reforms
1.6 Growth sustainability and economic resilience

2.1 Analysis (e.g. growth, fiscal balance, balance of payment, monetary survey)
2.2 Reforms and capacity building
2.3 Macroeconomic management and fiscal rules
2.4 Debt sustainability, contingent liabilities and arrears clearance
2.5 Economic vulnerability and external shocks
2.6 Oversight and restructuring/recapitalisation of the financial sector

3.1 Assessment & diagnostic tools (e.g. Public Expenditure & Financial Accountability)
3.2 Reforms and capacity building, including in relation to public administration reforms
3.3 Public expenditure and cash management (e.g. budgeting, execution and reporting)
3.4 Public procurement
3.5 Debt management
3.6 Public sector accounting
3.7 Internal and external control/audit
3.8 Public investment/asset management
3.9 Supervision and management of state-owned enterprises or agencies
3.10 Public finance management in specific sectors and at subnational level
3.11 Budget transparency, oversight and accountability (e.g. parliament or civil society)
3.12 Anticorruption measures

4.1 Assessment & diagnostic tools (e.g. Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool)
4.2 Reforms and capacity building
4.3 Tax policy and tax administration (efficiency, effectiveness, fairness and transparency)
4.4 Extractive industries revenues
4.5 International tax governance
4.6 Transfer-pricing, anti-money laundering, illicit financial flows
4.7 Customs, fiscal impact of trade policies or regional integration, export/import controls

5.1 Assessment of data collection, processing, quality control, analysis and dissemination
5.2 Production of economic indicators (e.g. gross domestic product, inequality or poverty)
5.3 Production of sector-specific indicators, at national or regional/local levels
5.4 Reforms of statistical systems and capacity building
5.5 Performance measurement (e.g. indicators and targets, data verification, impact)