WYG wins Mine Action Evaluation work through GEFA Framework

PRESS RELEASE
8 APRIL 2013

WYG wins Mine Action Evaluation work through GEFA Framework

Following a drive to diversify into new donor-funded markets, WYG has been successful with the Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA) having now secured its first commission.

This final phase of a 30-month long mine action evaluation project covers Cambodia, Mozambique, South Sudan and Sri Lanka. The key objectives are:

  • To examine whether the Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department (CHASE) mine action programme has delivered development benefits to mine affected communities
  • To evaluate whether the centrally delivered CHASE programme is the most effective and sustainable mode of delivery to enable national mine action agencies to prioritise and deliver mine action programmes in their own countries 
  • To assess whether the programme delivered value for money on behalf of the UK taxpayer

The CHASE mine action programme is a £30m, 8 country programme focused on clearing land mines and other explosive remnants of war. A key feature of the mine action strategy is a new emphasis on the linkage between de-mining and development. The evaluation will also review the objectives, outputs and outcomes, modalities of delivery and synergy with other DFID mine action programmes.

WYG International Managing Director, Keith Cook (pictured), said: “The evaluation is expected to draw lessons for the evolution of the Government’s mine action strategy, recommend changes and improvements to the delivery mechanisms including sustainability, accountability, value for money and the delivery of results, and inform next steps in programming.

Keith continues: “The larger global mine action community will be interested in the findings, particularly as they will address the links between development and mine action and, therefore, will be disseminated widely across the sector.”

DFID is a ministerial department which leads the UK government’s fight against world poverty, with a focus on health, education, economic growth and the private sector, governance and conflict, war and sanitation.

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Louise Gardner, PR and Communications Executive

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Notes to Editors

One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,400 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support that is helping shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.

We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.

By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:

•  Defence & Justice
• Energy & Waste
• Environment (including Waste & Waste Water)
• Transport
• Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration
• Mining & Metals
• Social Development & Infrastructure

WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.

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