Belynda Petrie provided local South African expert input towards formulation of Phase 2 of this bilateral cooperation programme in South Africa. The DEA Energy Partnership Programme supports emerging economies (China, South Africa, Vietnam and Mexico) in their low carbon transition. This phase of the programme aims to work with the Dept. of Energy and the local power utility to address energy planning and integration of renewables, for which Ms Petrie provided an institutional analysis, conducted wide stakeholder interviews and developed the programme risk assessment.
The scope of work of the project also included the development of a results monitoring framework, following the requirements of DANIDA’s Aid Management Guidelines, and aligned as far as possible to the plans and priorities of the partners. It also involved the evaluation of the partner’s ability to monitor and learn from experience with similar programmes and develop a set of recommendations for improving this.
The formulation of Partnership-country Partner Documents under this project included the development of a Theory of Change, programme results framework with baseline data, M&E framework, management and financial management set-up, and a Risk Management Matrix, underpinned by objectives and outcomes which are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound.