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Evaluation of the Belgian fragility approach

The Special Evaluation Office launches an open call for tender for the evaluation of the Belgian fragility approach.
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The main objective of the evaluation is to draw lessons from the application of the Belgian fragility approach. The extent to which the results achieved in fragile situations can be linked to the application of the policy principles and instruments of the Belgian fragility approach will be examined.

Belgium concentrates a significant proportion of its Official Development Assistance (ODA) in fragile contexts. Eleven out of 14 government cooperation partner countries are considered fragile, according to the latest States of Fragility report (2022). Of those 11 countries, Burundi and the DRC are considered extremely fragile. This significant focus on fragile partner countries consequently fuels the need for an evaluation of the fragility approach of the Belgian Development Cooperation.

A study and mapping phase will provide a view the elaborated policy framework, on the mix of channels and tools that are being used in the fragile partner countries, and visualise evolutions/ trends.

The first findings from the study and mapping phase will be analysed more in depth in country studies of 6 governmental development cooperation partner countries, including three field visits. For the Sahel, these are Niger (field) and Mali (desk), for Central Africa DR Congo (field) and Burundi (desk), and for West Africa Guinea (field) and Burkina Faso (desk).

You can find all the info in the documentation:  Diensten - 668436-2022 - TED Tenders Electronic Daily ( (in French or Dutch)

Interested? An information session will take place on 20 December at 11 am via Teams.

The deadline for submission of tenders is Wednesday, 18 January at 11 am.

The complete tender specifications are only available in Dutch and French. Please consult these documents if you are interested to submit an offer!