November 25, 2016

Ghana: Evidence Note on Evaluating the Impact of BE Reforms –Lessons from BEEP

The objectives for this evidence and learning project are:

To document early lessons learnt on a) which aspects of the intervention worked, b) how effectively and efficiently they worked and c) the implications of the (provisional or expected) results when applying the Ghana BEEP Measurement and Evaluation Framework CCM methodology to defined reform agenda areas, as guidance for other COs who are doing or have an interest in undertaking specific reform programmes.

September 27, 2016

Ghana: Baseline Data Collection and M&E Support for BEEP

To provide long term advisory support to DFID Ghana to implement the approach to baseline programme level data collection recommended in the M&E for BEEP Final Report (BERF assignment, July 2016), namely:

  1. Assist the BEEP team in forming the specified roster of consultative user groups, as set out in Section 6.3.1 of the M&E for BEEP Final Report. The specialist will also help design content for focus groups when relevant regulations or regulatory reforms are introduced by the programme or the government.
  2. Quality assure the content and sampling frame for business surveys and staff surveys. Business surveys will be developed by BEEP Component Leads and will cover both compliance cost and business confidence. Staff surveys will be developed by Government of Ghana (GoG) M&E staff and will cover the cost of administration and enforcement.
  3. Draft Terms of Reference for a data collection firm for the scope of work to establish a baseline for the BEEP programme, as outlined in Section 5.3.2 of the M&E for BEEP Final Report.
  4. If DFID decides that the data collection assignment needs to go to tender, assist in the tendering or contracting process, including review of proposals received and selection of data collection firm. The BEEP programme staff will manage the overall procurement process.
  5. Manage the BEEP baseline data collection process, and quality assure the proposed methods, protocols, and results.
  6. Calculate the total estimated baseline cost of compliance at the beginning of the programme, mid-point and end point, using the compliance cost methodology outlined in the M&E for BEEP Final Report, and primary and available secondary data. This data will be used to populate Outcomes 2 and 3 of the programme logframe and to track programme progress and results achieved.
  7. MDA capacity building and supporting monitoring and embedded technical advisers to enhance data collection at the MDA level including providing some oversight and advise that helps ensure data provided is robust.
  8. Develop Terms of Reference and proposed methodologies for bespoke research areas, including research into the viability of taxing the informal sector, and other regulatory reforms that may come to be included in BEEP.


March 17, 2016

Ghana: Business Enabling Environment Programme (BEEP) – Design of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

The objectives for this technical support project are:

  1. Agreed compliance cost methodology for BEEP and how this will be calculated for all the reform areas;
  2. M&E Diagnostic Review Reports on all the targeted AgenciesBaseline data collection plans;
  3. M&E capacity development Plans, Theory of change and monitoring and evaluation workshop;
  4. M&E framework and plan Diagnostic Review Reports on all the targeted Agencies;
  5. Baseline data collection plans;
  6. M&E capacity development Plans; and
  7. Theory of change and monitoring and evaluation workshop.
  8. M&E framework and plan