WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS MEMBER STATES' SPECIALISED AGENCIES | 2021 - 2027
DG ECHO ASSESSMENT AND APPRAISAL PROCESS
DG ECHO ASSESSMENT
During the assessment of proposals, DG ECHO will look at the compliance of the Action with the proposed strategy (HIP) or financing decision and the operational requirements described here below.
The compliance of the Action with the operational requirements includes:
- commonly used principles such as quality of the needs assessment and of the logical framework, respect of DG ECHO policies and standards, relevance of the intervention and coverage, feasibility, applicant's implementation capacity and knowledge of the country/region;
- Quality of the proposed localisation approach, including measures taken to minimise the transfer of risks, coordination with local and national actors, contribution to developing/strengthening local capracity, and including the information on the share of overhead costs transferred to local implementing partners;
- in case of actions already being implemented on the ground, where DG ECHO is requested to fund a continuation, a visit of the ongoing actions may be conducted to determine the feasibility and quality of the Action proposed;
- depending on the characteristics of the crisis, other elements could be taken into account when assessing the proposals, such as: security, coordination, access arrangements, quality of monitoring, sustainability, humanitarian-development nexus, resilience, cost efficiency, comparative advantage of the Action or the partners.
DG ECHO APPRAISAL PROCESS
ECHO has established indicative internal deadlines for the various stages of the appraisal procedure.
As a result of ECHO appraisal process, the partner might be requested to modify some aspects of the proposal (e.g. to reduce the amount, to modify the results, to ensure better coordination with other actions, etc.). These requests might be necessary for ECHO to ensure a better coverage of the crisis and a more efficient assistance. However, they should remain reasonable and should not hamper the effective support provided by the partner to its beneficiaries.
In any case, please remember that the project belongs to the partner and that before accepting the requests of modifications it must ensure that it will still be in the position to implement the Action. In such cases, an open dialogue with ECHO is paramount.
In case of difficulties to reach an agreement (e.g. timing of appraisal, nature of negotiation, etc), the partners can contact the desk or the Partner's Helpdesk for support.
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