Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (116)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

116. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of external consultant reports commissioned by his Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of same; the company involved; and the title and publication date by report in tabular form. [32249/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for two votes - Vote 28 (Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Vote 27 (International Cooperation).

The Department commissions external expertise where highly specialised skills are not available internally and in particular where ongoing independent evaluation of programmes and projects is required. During the course of their engagement, these consultants and experts may prepare reports and other documentation for the Department.

In-depth analysis of issues by external experts has informed, and continues to inform, the Department’s policies, allowing for a more targeted use of resources and greater accountability in the allocation of budgets.

These services are procured by open competitive tendering processes in accordance with EU and national rules and comply with the overall value for money objectives.

A small number of consultancies are engaged directly by our Missions abroad from time to time and in some instances they prepare technical reports relating to Ireland’s overseas development aid programme.

The following reports were commissioned by my Department from 2011 to date in 2019:

Year

Experts/Consultants

Report/Subject

Cost

Date of publication

2011

Kevin Moore

Support to the Governments of Zambia and South Africa to develop Special Economic Zones for the promotion of inward investment and employment

€17,861

Not Applicable – see footnote*

2011

Paul Sheane

Support to the Governments of Zambia and South Africa to develop Special Economic Zones for the promotion of inward investment and employment

€9,965

*

2011

Stefanie Meredith

Review of Irish Aid Support for Product Development Partnerships in developing countries

€10,100

*

2011

Samia Saad

Review of Irish Aid Support for Product Development Partnerships in developing countries

€9,198

*

2011

Paud Murphy

Development Education Reviews - to examine the current funding support and engagement in each of the priority areas identified in the Development Education strategy (primary, post primary, third level, adult, community and youth work)

€9,064

*

2011

80:20

Development Education Reviews - to examine the current funding support and engagement in each of the priority areas identified in the Development Education strategy (primary, post primary, third level, adult, community and youth work)

€9,870

*

2011

Eilis Murray

Development Education Reviews - to examine the current funding support and engagement in each of the priority areas identified in the Development Education strategy (primary, post primary, third level, adult, community and youth work)

€6,068

*

2011

ISOS

Development Education Reviews - to examine the current funding support and engagement in each of the priority areas identified in the Development Education strategy (primary, post primary, third level, adult, community and youth work)

€42,247

*

2011

Bernard McLoughlin

Review of the Irish Aid Centre, Dublin

€6,143

*

2011

Cathal Higgins

Preparation of a report on the programme of education sector budget support towards school infrastructural development in Karamoja region and skills development in the oil sector (Uganda)

€5,000

*

2011

Mike Williams

Review of Humanitarian Programme Plan for Irish Aid

€18,742

*

2011

Humanitarian Policy Ltd

Review of Security Policy & Practice among Irish Aid Humanitarian Partners

€33,930

*

2012

Mike Williams

Evaluation of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

€12,247

July 2013

2012

PA Consulting Group

Evaluating the value of the economic relationship between the United Kingdom and Ireland

€73,083

July 2013

2012

Cathy Roche

Review of the Our World Awards 2005-2011

€6,300

*

2012

Everywhere Consulting

Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Humanitarian Hub at Shannon Airport

€74,982

December 2012

2012

Fintan Farrelly

Review of the Irish Aid Strategic Environmental Partnership Programme

€6,000

*

2012

Mike Williams

Review of Misean Cara

€15,099

*

2012

Pham Quang Hoa

Local consultancy contract 'Review of P135 infrastructure projects funded by Irish Aid'

€5,453

*

2012

IOD Parc

South Africa Country Strategy Programme 2008-2012 Final Report

€73,256

January 2013

2012

Itad

Evaluation of the Irish Aid Ethiopia Country Strategy Programme 2008-2012

€143,886

May 2013

2013

Peter McEvoy

Evaluation of a number of Organisations funded by the Emigrant Support Programme(ESP)

€13,075

July 2013

2013

Wright Consultancy Ltd

Gender Equality Audit

€14,000

December 2013

2013

Mary Jennings

Review of HRD (Human Rights and Democratisation) Scheme Irish Aid Palestine

€15,500

*

2013

Bronagh Hinds & Karen McMinn Consultants

Report on the implementation of Ireland's National Action Plan on UNSCR (United Nations Security Council Resolution) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

€20,811

June 2013

2013

Gareth Williams

Review of Financial and Programme of the Camara Education Programme

€20,000

*

2013

John Geraghty

Review of University College Cork’s Programme of Technical Support Internships for Food Security

€7,568

*

2013

Natural Research Institute

Review of Irish Aid Support to Fair and Ethical Trade Initiatives

€19,292

*

2013

Pham Quang Hoa

Review Programme 135 (for Ethnic Minorities) of Irish Aid funded infrastructure projects

€5,588

*

2013

Gareth Singleton

Review of Irish Forum for Global Health

€8,395

*

2013

IOD Parc

Evaluation of Irish Aid's Sierra Leone Strategy Paper, 2011-2013

€77,907

August 2014

2013

Mokoro

Evaluation of Ireland's Support to Timor Leste, 2001-2014

€85,203

August 2014

2014

Gareth Singleton

Review of Royal College of Surgeons

€25,756

*

2014

Tierney & Associates, Risk & Governance Consultants

Audit of grants awarded under Emigrant Support Programme

€19,934

*

2014

Hogan Lovells, Washington

Review of tax, social insurance and health obligations and other conditions of service in respect of locally-recruited staff members at our missions in the United States

€57,756

*

2014

Gallup Korea (Korea Gallup Poll Co. Ltd.)

Working Holiday Agreement Report

€7,217

March 2015

2014

Andy Pollak

Review of Irish Aid support for Initial Teacher Education

€11,564

*

2014

ADETEF

OECD DAC EVALNET Study on Collaborative Partner- Donor Evaluation Work

€25,000

*

2014

Tran Thi Ngoc Diep

Local input into Review of Irish Aid scholarship programmes

€1,502

*

2014

Tom Collins

Feasibility Study - Celebrating and Sustaining Ireland’s relationship with Africa

€5,000

*

2014

ITAD Limited

Mid Term Review of the Civil Society Support Programme

€68,135

*

2014

David Goodman Payne

Review of Irish Aid Civil Society Facility in Vietnam

€8,549

*

2014

Cathy Gaynor/Niamh O’Grady/Gill Roe

Evaluability Assessment of the Programme of Strategic Cooperation

€43,200

*

2014

Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Limited

Consultancy for insurance policy report and tender documentation for the Rapid Response Corps

€6,150

*

2014

Mekong Dev Research Institute

Impact assessment of Irish Aid funded infrastructure projects under P135 in 2011 & 2012

€43,912

*

2014

Karen McMinn

Report and final review on the implementation of Ireland's National Action Plan on UNSCR (United Nations Security Council Resolution) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

€9,750

2015

2014

Mokoro

Evaluation of Irish Aid’s Uganda Country Strategy Paper 2010-2014

€113,739

2016

2014

ASM (B) Ltd

Payroll System Audit

€11,636

*

2014

Ground Work Consultancy

Review of Nutrition Options for Irish Aid in Mozambique

€5,000

*

2014

Ground Work Consultancy

Review of performance and lessons learned for Irish Aid funded OFSP projects

€3,500

*

2014

Ground Work Consultancy

Review of Irish Aid Nutrition programming in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos PDR

€13,829

*

2015

ASM

Audit of grants awarded under Emigrant Support Programme

€24,500

*

2015

Coffey International Development Ltd

Review of the Irish Aid Programme Grant Mechanism

€23,588

*

2015

Tran Thi Ngoc Diep

Local input into scoping study to explore Ireland’s cooperation in the agriculture & agribusiness sector under the IDEAS programme

€4,442

*

2015

Johnny O ‘Regan

Organisational Assessment of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

€4,400

*

2015

Mazars

ICT Audit

€29,520

(paid between 2015 & 2016)

*

2015

Crowleys DFK

Payment System Audit

€19,004

*

2015

Saferworld

Conflict Analysis input to the Embassy of Ireland Country Strategy Paper(CSP) development process - Uganda

€15,450

*

2015

Dr Cornelius Chipoma

Review of the education Sector programme in the context of Irish Aid Zambia 2013-2017 CSP - Zambia

€3,738

*

2015

Charles Abola

Review of Irish Aid support to Acholi Education initiative (AEI) - Zambia

€12,000

*

2015

Firetail Ltd

Evaluation of the MVIWATA Strategic Plan 2010-2014 - Tanzania

€21,450

*

2015

Centre for Social Research

Review of Irish Aid’s support of the Forum from Women’s Educationalist – Uganda Chapter(FAWEU)

€18,942

*

2015

Gemma O’Reilly

UNFCCC Reporting and Climate Finance Mapping 2014-2015

€27,041

*

2015

Wilberforce MUHWANA

Design of the Quality Education Component for the Development of the Country Strategy Paper 2016 - 2020

€14,400

*

2015

Transparency international

Consultancy to assess the current Governance and Management status of institutions in Education Sector to appraise Performance, and propose Recommendations to improve Accountability and Transparency

€15,362

*

2015

Stephens Moore

Audit and Verification of Grants awarded to the Platform for Social Protection Zambia for 2013 and 2014

€31,550

*

2015

Ann Nolan

Review of the Irish Aid – HSE collaboration – 2015

€6,300

October 2015

2015

Sebastian Kevany

Review of Irish Aid- Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Partnership 2011-2015

€21,368

*

2015

Ms Mpala Nkonkomalimba

Mid Term Review Process Irish Aid Zambia Country Strategy 2013-17

€6,300

*

2015

Kate Bridges

Review of Partners Logic Models/ theories of change- Zambia

€6,680

November 2015

2015

Mr Isaac Ngoma

Mid Term Review Public Financial Management (PFM) Assessment - Zambia

€5,000

November 2015

2015

Lahluva Consultores

Annual Planning Report of G19 and Government of Mozambique and Assessment of Irish Aid Annual Comm to GBS - Mozambique

€24,000

March 2016

2015

OPTIMOZ

Facilitation & Capability Strengthening for Niassa Provincial Leadership Team re Design of Niassa Provincial Strategic Framework for the PEN – 2027 - Mozambique

€25,000

November 2015

2015

OPTIMOZ

Capability Assessment and Initial Facilitation of Planning Exercise for Niassa Provincial Leadership Team 2017-27 - Mozambique

€4,900

October 2015

2015

Option Consultancy Services Ltd

Review of Social Accountability Approaches in Health

€12,872

January 2016

2015

Anne Nolan

Review of HSE MOU

€8,100

October 2015

2015

Michael Shannon

Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum Review

€4,951

January 2016

2015

Alasdair Collins DP Evaluation

Evaluation of IDEA’s (Irish Development for Education Association) Capacity Development Programme 2013-2015

€5,212

*

2015

Cathal Reidy

A review of Ireland’s Humanitarian Emergency Relief Supplies

€36,290

*

2015

Ground Work Consultancy

Review of Irish Aid Nutrition programmes in Tanzania

€6,558

*

2016

Raiseaconcern.com

HR Reports

€64,362 (paid between 2015 & 2016)

2016

Consensus Research

Evaluation of Cooperation Ireland programmes supported by the Reconciliation Fund

€14,188

*

2016

Right to Change

Planning of Irish Aid Country Strategy Programme Tanzania 2017-2022

€13,974

2016

Bronagh Hinds

Debbie Donnelly

Midterm Review of the 2nd National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

€15,506

March 2017

2016

The Institute of International and European Affairs

Comprehensive study mapping the Ireland Japan relationship to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland-Japan Diplomatic Relations in 2017

€22,000

2016

Grant Thornton

Audit Services

€100,000

2016

Emily Mates

Stocktake of Nutrition Engagement

€13,612

2016

Noel Casserly

UNFCC Reporting and Climate Finance Mapping 2015-2016

€25,370

2016

REEV Consult International

Evaluation of the CSF and the Partnership Fund

€25,000

2016

ASM

Audit of grants awarded under Emigrant Support Programme

€26,533

*

2016

Emmanuel Sulle

Land Rights Scoping Study / Consultancy

€7,500

2016

Ishihaka Mwandalima

Gender Based Violence scoping study

€3,750

2016

McQuillans

Accounting, Audit and Financial Services

€6,240

2016

PWC

Internal audit of Embassy, and external audit of selected projects/programmes

€75,000

2016

Dr Cornelius Chipoma

Review of the Irish Aid Zambia Education programme

€9,000

2016

Luiz Genedio Mendes Jorge

Review of the Supreme Audit Institution’s report and opinion on the State Accounts 2014

€4,800

2016

Southern Cross Consulting

Review of Embassy of Ireland’s approach to Fellowship in Tanzania

€11,430

2016

Willis Towers Watson

Study of Compensation Levels - Locally engaged staff in diplomatic missions (USA)

€3,150

2016

Mercer International

Study of Compensation Levels - Locally engaged staff in diplomatic missions (Irish Aid)

€13,200

2016

Eamon Brehony, Alais Nakuyukuyo Morindat

Review of Irish Aid support to Pastoralism in Tanzania

€10,450

2016

Centre for Law and Democracy

Analysis of anti-corruption legislation in Tanzania

€2,670

2016

CASE International

Consultancy to evaluate the Civil Society Fund

€49,800

2016

Ingrid Obery

Review of partner results and internal capacity building on results based Management

€25,000

2016

Anne Nolan/Janet Gruber

Review of Global Health and HIV AIDS

€39,535

2016

Technopolis

Review of Product Development partners

€19,375

2016

Caoimhe Hughes

Review of Annual Reports of Programme Grant Partners

€4,000

2016

Mr. Sean Mc Gearty

Review of Co-Operation Ireland

€14,188

2016

M Horizon (UK) Ltd

Analysis of recent recommendations issued by the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

€1,788

*

2017

ASM

Audit of grants awarded under Emigrant Support Programme

€59,292

(paid between 2017 & 2018)

*

2017

Tierney & Associates, Risk & Governance Consultants

Systems review of Emigrant Support Programme

€15,375

*

2017

Indecon Consultants

Economic Report on Addressing the Challenges Faced by Returning Irish Emigrants

€73,628

(paid between 2017 & 2018)

February 2018

2017

Ernst & Young (EY)

External Quality Assessment of Internal Audit

€18,450

(paid between 2018 & 2019)

*

2017

Amárach Research

Brexit Research: Understanding the likely demand for Irish passports from citizens in U.K.

€21,000

*

2017

M Horizon (UK) Ltd

Continental Shelf NE Atlantic

€3,163

*

2017

Mary Brady

Overview of Humanitarian Mine Action

€4,500

2017

Noel Casserly

UNFCCC Reporting and Climate Financing Mapping 2016 – 2017

€25,537

2017

Rachael Twinem

Internal review of the management structure and roles in the DICE (Development and Intercultural Education) project

€5,721

*

2017

Mercer International

Study of Compensation Levels - Locally engaged staff in diplomatic missions (Irish Aid)

€19,188

2018

FitzPatrick Associates

Review of VIBE programme

€11,234

2018

FitzPatrick Associates

Review of ROR’s approach to Fellowships in Palestine

€18,761

2018

MEPS Consulting

Feasibility Study on Gaza Solar Energy Proposal

€38,787

2018

Brian Casey

Review of the Humanitarian Programme Plan in Somalia

€9,591

2018

Brian Casey

Review of the Humanitarian Programme Plan in Burundi

€4,500

2018

Brian Casey

Review of External Quality Assurance HPP 2019-2021

€2,250

2018

Julia Lewis

Review of the Humanitarian Programme Plan in Cameroon

€9,383

2018

Niall Roche

Review of the Humanitarian Programme Plan in Tanzania

€8,548

2018

Sherry McLean

Review of IRC Strategic Partnership and IRC Kenya Country Programme

€13,925

2018

Mercer International

Study of Compensation Levels - Locally engaged staff in diplomatic missions (Foreign Affairs and Trade)

€38,376

2018

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces / International Security Sector Advisory Team

Member States’ Systems of Secondment to Civilian CSDP and Recommendations for Strengthening and Expanding Ireland’s Participation.

€50,000

approx.

(awaiting final invoice)

2018

Leading Edge

Baseline assessment of the legislative and regulatory framework pertaining to business and human rights as it applies in Ireland.

€24,293

April 2019

2018

ASM (B) Ltd

Audit of Grants awarded under the Emigrant Support Programme

€81,402

*

2018

National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury

Undertake a benchmark analysis of how Ireland is perceived in New Zealand. The study is led by the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury and will take the form of surveys, media analysis and interviews with key stakeholders in New Zealand.

€13,500

2018

AECOM

External Services for the analysis of Rio Markers and Climate Finance in Irish Aid - Funded Programmes, 2017 to 2018

€3,000

2018

Deirdre Clancy

Ireland's engagement with Somalia

€11,782

2018

Mazars

Support to ICT Audit (ICT Security, ICT Governance, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery)

€15,990

(paid in 2019)

*

2018

Democrashe (Bronagh Hinds and Debbie Donnelly)

Final Review of Ireland's Second National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (the Women, Peace and Security Agenda). Building on a mid-term review undertaken in 2016, the purpose of the final Review was to measure progress in the implementation of commitments and plans set out in Ireland’s Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2015-2018.

€14,367

June 2019

2019

Red C

Perceptions of Ireland in Japan

€11,624

(co-funded with Tourism Ireland)

2019

Dr. Maria Gallo

Scoping research study on alumni engagement of Ireland's Diaspora.

€23,000

*

2019

Brian Casey

Review of the Emergency Response Fund

€11,850

June 2019

2019

Gumfoot Consultancy

Review of Programme Grant II in Ethiopia

€14,080

*

*Certain reports commissioned by the Department are for internal management usage and not for publication. However, many Departmental reports are published on www.irishaid.ie and www.dfa.ie