Country World
Other countries N/a
Region World wide
Duration Start 21 August, 2014 till 31 August, 2016
Field of expertise Improving Access to Basic Services
Policy field(s) Water Management
Waste Management
Institutional development
Natural Disaster management
Partners EES International B.V.
Triple E, Profundo, Fair & Sustainable
Funding Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Project code 11332
The Department Climate, Energy, Environment and Water (DME) of the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses external expertise in the field of climate, energy, environment, water (including drinking water, sanitation and integrated water), raw materials and food security. Themes such as sustainability (people, planet, profit), international public goods and gender are an integral part of these policy areas. The Facility for the Deployment of External Facility has been established to meet this request for external expertise. The request for professional expertise can come from the DME itself or one of the Ministry's Embassies or Permanent Representations. The expertise is in support to the responsibilities of policy makers and experts within DME or the Embassy.

By being a matchmaker between the Ministry and the expertise requested, the Facility advises on:
- Operationalization of policy objectives and translation into specific actions and programmes of partner organizations.
- Operationalisation of the new agenda for aid, trade and investment on the DME thematic programmes.
- Quality improvement of programmes in the formulation phase via so-called peer reviews.
- Effective integration of climate and environment in the priority areas of water and food security.
- Effective integration of gender and governance in programme proposals by DME or its Embassies.
- How other instruments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be deployed for capacity building in developing countries on the DME priority themes.
- Monitoring and verification of the achievement of policy objectives.
- How to compile information and materials with which DME can communicate its results achieved on within its different priority areas.

The project aims at a flexible deployment of medior and senior experts in relevant fields of expertise within the DME policy fields. Experts are readily available and were deployed on a short-term basis in response to specific requests from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of the Royal Netherlands Embassies, Permanent Missions and Consulate-Generals abroad.