The national counterparts will be confirmed based on the conclusions of a feasibility study, and should possess:
Management committed to the goals and strategy of the Angola Enterprise Programme.
Highly qualified and committed staff with extensive experience in working with micro, small and medium enterprises.
Solid financial status.
Buildings and equipment necessary for project needs.
This BDS component will be implemented by international experienced organizations:
UNCTAD/SEBRAE for the BDS centres and Incubators.
A licensed CEFE provider (to be identified) for support to micro and informal enterprises.
Working in partnership with selected local institutions:
INEFOP (to be negotiated): for the first BDS centres.
INEFOP (to be negotiated): for the Business /Enterprise incubator.
UCAN (to be negotiated): for the University/Business incubator.
INEFOP and NGOs (to be negotiated): for delivering CEFE methodology.
These institutions together with selected private sector BDS providers, will receive technical assistance support from specialists in order to effectively execute the activities foreseen in this project.
The organizations responsible for the implementation of the BDS component of the Angola Enterprise Program will ensure that all material developed through the program will continue to be made available to other BDS providers after the program has ended.
The project will be monitored, evaluated and reported upon in accordance with revised UNDP monitoring and evaluation procedures, which will be made available to the project management at the beginning of the project. The project coordinator at the initial start-up of project activities, and subsequently at the beginning of each calendar year will draw up the project work-plans. It shall be submitted to the Steering Committee as well as the Annual Progress Report.
An in-depth evaluation will be conducted eighteen months into the implementation of the project, as part of the implementation of the UNDP Monitoring and Evaluation procedures. The terms of reference for the evaluation will be proposed by UNDP for discussion and approval by the AEP Steering Committee.
PART IV – LEGAL CONTEXT
This project shall be the instrument referred to as such in article 1 of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement between the Government of Angola and the United Nations Development Programme, signed by the parties on 18 February 1977. The host country’s implementing agency shall, for the purpose of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement, refer to the Government co-operating agency described in that Agreement.
BUDGET (See Attached Annex IX)
ANNEX VIII – Results Framework – Business Development Services and Business Incubators
Development of a diverse and robust micro, small and medium enterprise sector in Angola as contribution to the National Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Number of micro, small and medium enterprises with access to business development services (BDS). Percentage of market targets achieved. Percentage of clients that improved their entrepreneurship practices. Number of enterprises promoted by the business incubators.
Institutional Agreements with local partners for the programme and the subsequent phases of the project.
Angola Enterprise Programma - Business Development Services & Business Incubators Component.
1.1. Well-structured Business plans
1.1. Support and advice on Business planning and activities delivered to local entrepreneurs
1.1.1. Conduct business diagnostics and business plan assessment (training)