Cancellation of contract for performance review
In 2015 a Consultant was procured to conduct an independent evaluation and performance review of the GET FiT Programme. The first deliverable under the Terms of Reference was the First Performance Review and Baseline Report, due in 2016. An advisory group was assigned to review the technical quality of the evaluation and to ensure that the design and implementation were robust and credible and would stand up to external scrutiny. The advisory group comprised of representatives from KFW, the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Included in this group were evaluation specialists, economists and programme managers.
The advisory group provided feedback to the contracted evaluation team on their deliverables (October 2015 – August 2016), including specifically on the ‘Evaluation and Performance Review of the GET FiT Uganda Program, Inception Report’ and ‘First Performance Review and Baseline Report for GET FiT Uganda’. Overall, the advisory group concluded that the report did not meet the minimum quality standards as outlined in the terms of reference. Although the report was published for transparency reasons, the contract with the engaged Consultant was cancelled. The full report is available on the GET FiT website
. Thus, the issue of further evaluation of the Programme and how and when this would be undertaken, remains subject to discussion.