The Energy Sector Capacity Building (ESCB) is designed to provide a broad approach to Jordan’s energy sector that is adaptable to meet evolving needs, by focusing on developing an incentive mechanism for utilities to promote energy efficiency within their consumer platform and by addressing key institutional needs and weaknesses.
Building on previous efforts to develop water and wastewater operator training and certification programs in Jordan and Egypt, the USAID Office of Middle East Programs (OMEP) is funding this two years program for Improving Water and Sanitation Services in the MENA Region (IWSMR) project. ECO Consult is the main subcontractor on the program and is providing long-term staff and short term experts throughout the lifetime of program. The overall objectives of the program are to:
ECO Consult was subcontracted by Sofreco to provide technical assistance to the Executive Privatization Commission (EPC) and the EU funded Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme in Jordan. The technical assistance focused on reinforcing EPC staff and relevant stakeholders’ capacity in PPPs. ECO Consult was responsible for finalizing a training plan on PPPs and a Program Estimate to approve EU funds for training implementation.
ECO consult was awarded the contract for consulting services for ACWUA Technical Working Groups covering the two themes: Utilities Management and Utilities Reform. The objectives of the working groups are to come out with regional case studies and policies framework and best practices in each of the two areas by the end of the assignment. The resulting documents will be disseminated in ACWUA's specialty conferences and in other international conferences. ECO Consult is supporting ACWUA in the formation of the technical working groups, developing terms of reference and work plans for the w
The three years United States Ageny for International Development (USAID) funded Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI) will address critical issues that are driving change in the Middle East and Africa, since water plays a key role in the political, economic and social lives of nations and people.
The Morocco Economic Competitiveness Program (MEC) is a four-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded economic growth program that takes a multi-sectoral approach to reduce barriers to productivity, trade and investment in Morocco. The Program has three components:
The Institutional Support and Strengthening Program is three years United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program that is providing technical assistance to the Government of Jordan to restructure the water sector and build capacity to enhance the sector’s performance, improve financial management, optimize water use, and reduce over exploitation of resources.
Under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ), ECO Consult was commissioned by Deloitte Consulting to lead the efforts towards the design and implementation of a permitting system to regulate the set-up and operation of economic activities within Development Zones in Jordan, and the development of a cross-agency competitive One Stop Shop that embodies all transactions required of investors.
ECO Consult was contracted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to undertake an evaluation for Tatweer’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Support Program and to assess its achievements, outcomes, key strengths, weaknesses and gap areas in consultation with all stakeholders and beneficiaries. ECO Consult conducted a survey and interviews with SMEs in different geographic locations including Aqaba, Irbid, Zarqa and Amman.
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation IT Master Plan Implementation Phase (ITMP-IP) was a three years USAID funded program that consolidated the respective IT departments of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA), and the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) into a single shared service provider for water stakeholders across the Kingdom. ECO Consult was the local partner on the project working with ARD Inc.
ECO Consult was contracted by the United States Agency for International Developmnet (USAID) funded five years program Aqaba Community and Economic Development program (ACED) to review ASEZA’S scholarship program within Aqaba’s labor force needs for the coming ten years, and identify how the scholarship program could address these needs by recommending improvements. ECO Consult completed an analysis of existing studies and documentations on workforce skills gap, education and training needs for major sectors in the Zone taking into consideration gender issues.
As Part of Jordan's Local Governance Development Program, a Millennium Challenge Corporation funded program that was administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), ECO Consult was awarded a contract by the program to plan and implement a Quality Service Improvement Program (QSIP) in three pilot municipalities to strengthen municipal capacity and enhance the quality of their services.
ECO Consult was hired by STS to work on the business process reengineering for the Department of Borders and Residency (DoBR) within the Ministry of Interior in Jordan, where the objective was to improve its processes for issuing residency permits and visas.
ABRI was three years United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program that addressed some of the most challenging water issues in the Middle East and Africa. Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) - as prime contractor - subcontracted ECO Consult on the program to work on the following:
Working with Lufthansa Consulting, ECO Consult was commissioned to conduct an institutional and regulatory review and assessment of all current Civil Aviation sector policies and regulations, as well as identify future opportunities and threats to the sector including the airport and airline transport sector, focusing in particular on the aviation Law. The project included review and analysis of former studies undertaken by the Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the various restructuring initiatives including the assessment of international agreements.
The objective of this World Bank funded study was to diagnose the municipal Joint Service Councils’ viability, and hence the ability to capitalize on the establishment of such councils to facilitate, utilize and optimize the roles of municipalities to provide services. ERM and ECO Consult consortium was selected by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation to complete a holistic examination of the financial, institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks which regulate the work of these councils.
The main objective of this World Bank funded project was to assess the capacity of municipalities to deliver sustainable and affordable services in an efficient, effective and equitable way. ECO Consult partnered with RTI and provided advisory services that examined the financial, institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks which regulate the municipal sector, assign responsibilities and influence the capacity of municipalities to deliver services.
ADC contracted Bearing Point to provide advisory services to support its management in achieving its objectives and mandate. ECO Consult was subcontracted by Bearing Point through the course of this program to lead several assignments related to strategies and operations, planning, and implementation of projects.
ECO Consult worked on designing a strategic framework for the development of an Integrated Solid Waste Management Policy with regard to Private Sector Participation (PSP).
ECO Consult participated in data collection and analysis of ASEZA's “Human Resource Development Rightsizing Project” conducted as part of the Aqaba Technical Assistance Support Project (ATASP).
The objective of the assignment was to provide ASEZA's senior management with proven strategies by which to achieve an appropriate manpower level for the conducted operations. Focus was made on the existing staffing situation and on the most appropriate manner by which to commence and successfully complete a ‘rightsizing’ initiative.
Funded by USAID, and subcontracted by DAI, ECO Consult worked on a two years Cost Recovery Program for the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) through building a new user friendly cost recovery model for WAJ and providing training to their technical staff, engineers, and financial officers.
Under this six years USAID funded project, ECO Consult was commissioned by DAI to re-engineer the financial business processes and implement Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Applications at several sites at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) including WAJ Central offices in Amman, water utilities in all governorates across the Jordan, North Governorates Management Contract and the Amman Management Contract. Additionally, ECO was involved in reforming MWI’s and WAJ’s financial systems by transforming their accounting practices from cash-bas
ECO Consult partnered with PA Government Services under this two years USAID funded program to develop a Management Contract for the distribution of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley, and acted as transaction advisor to Jordan Valley Authority on the matter.
ECO Consult specifically worked on the analysis of water quantity and quality systems engineering, financial analysis, prepared an asset register, conducted a human resources retrenchment study and facilitated numerous workgroups.
Since the establishment of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) in 2001, ECO Consult was engaged in the development of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone as part of the four years USAID funded program Aqaba Technical Assistance Support (ATASP) Project. Contracted by TSG, following is a summary overview of ECO Consult’s selected engagements under the ATASP project:
The objective of this United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project was to develop a five-year strategic plan for the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) that would define priority areas for its future work, and introduce much-needed efficiency into its operations. The project was implemented in two phases over four years; the first phase was concerned with assessing the current situation, and consulting with all stakeholders; while the second phase was concerned with developing the strategy document and first year operational plan.