|Office:||Conakry – GUINEA|
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00063738 – Support to the PRS and NSDS
|Overview:Despite its immense natural potential, Guinea, with a population estimated at more than 10 million inhabitants, remains among the least developed countries and is among the fragile states. According to the UNDP’s Global Human Development Report 2018, Guinea ranks 175th / 188 against 179th / 187 in 2013. Although the country has made significant progress in the area of access to education and no MDGs have been achieved by 2015. This is attributable to the governance system that has led to numerous crises that have weakened public institutions and limited the country’s capacity to mobilize investment and knowledge. necessary for its economic and social transformation.|
It is with this assessment that Guinea, like the other nations of the world, has aligned itself with the new 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as with the 2063 Agenda of the African Union ( AU).
The 2030 Agenda is based on a universal agenda articulated around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the 2015-2030 period. This program aims to: (i) eradicate hunger and extreme poverty, (ii) reduce inequalities within and between states, (iii) achieve equality between men and women, (iv) improve the management of water and energy and (v) act quickly against climate change. According to analysts, achieving these goals would cost between $ 3.3 trillion and $ 4.5 trillion (between $ 3 trillion and $ 4.1 trillion) a year.
To be at the rendezvous of this important agenda for 2030, after the end of the Ebola virus epidemic, which has had devastating economic and social consequences, the country, with the support of the TFP, particularly UNDP in partnership with the AfDB, has adopted an Emerging Guinea Vision for the 2040 horizon. On this basis, the Government has drawn up a national plan for economic and social development (PNDES 2016- 2020) as an instrument for the five-year operationalization of the vision. The PNDES, formally adopted by the National Assembly, is now the only document of reference for all the interventions of the Government and the Technical and Financial Partners (TFP) in the matter of development during the next five years. It is aligned with the SDGs and has set a global goal ofto promote strong and quality growth to improve the well-being of Guineans, to effect the structural transformation of the economy, while putting the country on the path of sustainable development“.
To ensure the effective implementation of the PNDES, the Government plans to conduct a regionalization process for the PNDES in the short and medium term, with all development actors at grassroots level and in a participatory manner. In fact, the implementation of the PNDES at the level of the administrative regions of the country makes it possible to take into account the specificities of each one of them and to accelerate in a convergent way the achievement of the objectives of the PNDES. Guinea’s four natural regions (Lower Guinea, Middle Guinea, Upper Guinea, and Guinée Forestière) each have different natural characteristics and economic potentialities, rich and varied.
The N’Zérékoré Administrative Region has been chosen as a pilot area of the PNDES regionalization process for several reasons, among others: (i) the paradox of development of the region in relation to its enormous economic potential, (ii) the maintenance of a regional economic development forum for the region in 2014 and the (iii) willing and motivated willingness of local authorities to make this region, the economic heart of the country after the special zone of Conakry.
By doing so, following a participatory and inclusive process, the N’Zérékoré administrative region, with the support of UNDP, has set up a Priority Program for Supporting Sustainable Development (PPADD) for the period 2018 -2020. The objective of the PPADD is to improve the well-being of the populations of the region with a focus on eliminating constraints to rural development with a view to promoting value chains around the primary sector. Specifically, the PPADD aims to contribute to: (i) reducing the incidence of income poverty from 66.9 percent in 2012 to 57 percent in 2020; (ii) increase the multidimensional poverty index from 38% in 2014 to 30% in 2020; (iii) reduce by at least half the prevalence of food insecurity in the region by 2020.
This program demonstrates the willingness of local authorities to reverse the trend of impoverishment and food insecurity in the Nzérékoré administrative region and make it the economic heartland of Guinea.
An M & E system at the regional and prefectural levels is set up. However, in order to accelerate the implementation of the program, the regional authorities are planning, with the support of UNDP, to organize a donor round table to mobilize the resources needed to finance the program.
To support the organization of the Round Table, UNDP plans to recruit a national consultant whose mission is as follows.
SEE TDR ATTACHED
The submission file must be, under pain of rejection, composed of:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their proposal by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “National Consultant Recruitment / PPADD Round Table”
Each shipment must not exceed 5 MB;
Submission in closed folded physical version is not accepted.
The deadline for electronic submission of proposals is Wednesday,March 27, 2019.