Friday, January 24, 2020

Reviewing 20 years of Danish aid to Bolivia

The Foreign Ministry in Copenhagen announces a tender for the evaluation of Danish assistance to Bolivia over the past two decades, 1997-2016. 

Bolivia was selected as a priority country for Danish development aid in 1994 and an embassy was opened in La Paz in 1995. The first strategy for development cooperation was approved in 1997. In 2010, then Development Minister Søren Pind dropped Bolivia from the Danish aid portfolio, but this decision was reversed two years later when Christian Friis Bach became minister.

In connection with the recent large cuts in the aid budget, Danish-Bolivian development cooperation is now coming to an end. The Danish embassy in La Paz will be closed in mid-2017 and programmes funded by Danida will conclude in 2018.

The objectives of the evaluation are to document the changes and results achieved, to assess the specific value added of the Danish approach to supporting sustainable, rights-based development and to provide lessons learned.

The focus will be mainly on the period since 2002.

The deadline for the submission of tenders is September 27, 2016.