ProEduc: School authority capacitation in Benin

Leaving a well-kept house behind

2016-09/ In Benin, four years of implementation of the ProEduc project (GIZ) have come to a close. The project (Capacity Development of Education Authorities) had cooperated with Benin's Ministry of Preschool and Primary Education to train local school boards in administration and management. Teachers' didactic skills were increased and local and provincial authorities sensitized about further capacitation needs and coordination. The World Bank's recent call for cooperation with the School for national education authorities's executives (EFPEEN) is witness to the project's success. ECO advisors had equipped the EFPEEN with a new training concept that was incorporated into their curricula. After years of successful increases in school enrolment rates Benin's government is now concerned about the quality of primary education and specifically about the high rates of girls who quit school after the first years. The project which also linked up with national decentralization policies was one of several GIZ initiatives in Benin.

Procurement report asserts our market position third year in sequence

ECO again among top private GIZ contractors

2016-08/ ECO Consult has again confirmed its market position among the leading consultancies in the NRM & Governance sectors, in 2015. According to the latest ranking in the procurement report by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) ECO is sixth both in number and financial volume of contracts awarded to green sector consultings by GIZ in the fiscal year. With a contract value of over 4 million the company is ahead of many fellow-competitors of the immediate business segment. The annual "Report on the Procurement of Goods and Services" lists the top 100 private sector consulting firms, public institutions and "recipients of financial arrangements". ECO has been among the leading GIZ service suppliers since the very first edition of the report in 2013. GIZ is Germany's major implementer of official development assistance. 

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Benin:

ProEduc – Component: Initial and Further Training Together with the French International Centre of Pedagogic Studies ECO Consult implemented the component of initial and further training of the education authorities on behalf of GIZ. More...