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Colombia: Public Projects Consultant

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Global Green Growth Institute

Crecimiento económico sostenible e incluyente

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively to create green growth policies which impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with country governments, multilateral institutions, and private sector actors to help build economies which not only experience growth but are also more sustainable in their use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

 

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has been working for several years with the Government of Colombia (GoC) in order to advance the green growth agenda, which is essential for the achievement its goals concerning economic development, environmental sustainability and social inclusion. The intrinsic logic of this program lies in the fact that to reduce the loss of forest cover and increase the sustainability and inclusiveness of production landscapes, it is necessary to both add value to current forest stands in order to provide conservation incentives, and alongside promote a sustainable, inclusive and productive transformation of landscapes.

 

There are various underlying principles which underpin the fundamentals of Phase II of the program. The main principle being that GGGI will continue to build upon existing efforts to promote green growth, such as the implementation of the Green Growth Policy (with an emphasis on the forest economy) along with other relevant and aligned NDP goals, such as lowering the deforestation rate, increasing areas under sustainable conservation systems and PES. Secondly, there is an increased focus on delivering results at the subnational level, to increase deforestation reduction results in the selected Departamentos and to augment the number of hectares and investments under a sustainable and restorative production systems approach.

 

Working at the subnational level is imperative to attaining the real positive impacts of a greener development model that is low in deforestation and high in environmental and social benefits. Integrating subnational level green growth and climate friendly policies into local level sector planning and investments is crucial to achieving long-term green growth objectives and the generation of success stories. Adequate public and private financing that is aligned to and supports attaining these objectives will determine Colombia´s progress towards a greener and climate friendly economy with an increased generation of jobs and income. Currently, general public expenditure instruments such as territorial transfers, compensation mechanisms, and traditional public investment (on infrastructure, for example) do not yet integrate climate change and green growth principles. Moreover, capacities for project formulation in territorial entities are limited and restrain access to competitive funding sources, such as the Royalties System. Hence, increased capacity for structuring greener investments using public finance is much demanded, particularly using the MGA (Adjusted General Methodology) methodology. In this sense, GGGI is focusing on supporting the formulation and presentation of projects, to different funds, especially to the Royalties General System (SGR), mainly in Antioquia, Meta and Nariño.

 

The purpose of this consultancy is to help the GGGI team and key counterparts to enhance its capacity for structuring public projects in specific topics such as sustainable tourism, non-timber forest products, forest economy, sustainable livestock, green businesses, among others, with an impact on deforestation control.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment
The consultant will:

Support the Colombia team in formulating three terms of reference to formulate and structure bankable public projects in the priority Departments, on topics related to sustainable tourism, non-timber forest products, sustainable livestock, and forest economy.
Transfer knowledge to GGGI staff and key counterparts on the structuring, presentation and approval of public investment projects under the MGA (Adjusted General Methodology) methodology, with special emphasis on the SGR (General System of Royalties), including all  steps throughout the project cycle and key requirements.

Scope of Work
The selected consultant will complete the necessary activities to fulfill the objectives outlined, centered around these two main components:

1. Project structuring for submission to the Royalties system:

1.1   Prepare a work plan to advance on supporting the Colombian-GGGI team in the preparation of the terms of reference for a public investment project to be submitted to the General Royalty System according to all the rules and criteria applied to this source of funding.

1.2. Engage with the GGGI and government counterpart technical teams from the departments of Antioquia, Nariño, Meta to scope, define and draft the terms of reference to be used for procuring outsourcing services for the formulation of bankable public projects to present to the General Royalty System fund and others.

 

2. Prepare and deliver a capacity-building training for GGGI staff and key government counterparts to enhance capacities for project preparation and submission, including:

Pre-investment process within the life cycle of an investment project
Structure of the MGA Adjusted General Methodology and the Value Chain concept in public investment
Explain the content and scope of the different variables of the formulation and structuring of projects in each of the phases of pre-investment and investment.
Feasibility assessment process of an investment project in the SGR and provide tools for project presentation

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables
The expected outputs are the following:

(1)    Work plan and program that includes a detailed description of the activities that will be carried out for the preparation of the terms of reference and the course design that would be developed for GGGI staff, the document would have the specific content and detailed topics of the course related to the General Royalty System

(2)    Three terms of reference (one per department: Antioquia, Nariño, Meta) to hire consultants to formulate bankable public projects to present to the General Royalty System fund and others.

(3)    A technical document that contains the identification of the different sources and programs of public and private financing at the national level related to green growth issues.

(4)    A training course developed for GGGI staff and counterparts, on the formulation and structuring of public investment projects under the MGA (Adjusted General Methodology) methodology, with special emphasis on the SGR (General System of Royalties), presenting successful cases of projects related to environmental issues. The course should include:

Pre-investment process within the life cycle of an investment project
Structure of the MGA Adjusted General Methodology and the Value Chain concept in public investment
Explain the content and scope of the different variables of the formulation and structuring of projects in each of the phases of pre-investment.
Viability process of an investment project in the SGR and provide tools for project presentation