Mid term review of Sida´s regional core support (2014-2019) to the Eastern African Grain Council (EAGC) promoting grain trade in the East African region “Strenghtening Regional Grain Markets II”
The East African Grain Council (EAGC) was established in 2006 as a membership organization of the grain value chain stakeholders in Eastern Africa. The core members include farmers, traders and processors. The Institution spans ten countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi, Zambia and DRC. EAGC’s vision is to be the leading Voice of the grain value chain stakeholders in Africa. Its mission is to facilitate and advocate for a structured grain trading system for the benefit of the Industry players.
The objective of this assignment is to conduct a mid-term evaluation of Sida´s regional core support (2014-2019) to the EAGC promoting grain trade in the East African region through the “Strenghtening Regional Grain Markets II” to assess its effectiveness and potential sustainability. In particular, a key purpose of the assignment is to provide key stakeholders with the information necessary to answer the question: "going forward, what should be the strategy of the EAGC to meet the high-level goal defined in the programme proposal?" Within that context, the TOR place particular emphasis on the "poverty focus" and upon the achievement of a sustainable EAGC. That information includes:
a) An objective compilation of achievements to date, showing which interventions have been most effective in contributing towards the programme goal and which have been either unsuccessful, or successful, but incidental to the programme goal.
b) A review of the causal pathway(s) underlying the logical framework that has determined recent interventions.
c) An assessment of the environment in which that logical framework is now embedded including the on-going validity and relevance of key assumptions, as well as opportunities to leverage parallel or similar interventions in other programmes supported bilaterally by Sida.
d) Finally, it is necessary to determine the capacity of the EAGC to implement the refined strategy both now and in the future.
The MTR is being conducted during spring 2018.