Urban Management

ProjectsSouth America

 

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay


 

Argentina
2010, on behalf of MISEREOR
Between 2002 and 2010, SERVIPROH (Servicio en Promoción Humana—Service for Human Promotion) received financial support by MISEREOR in order to realise three projects in the area of community development and civic participation. SUM Consult was in charge of the evaluation of the projects providing information on their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impacts and sustainability, on strengths and weaknesses of SERVIPROH’s approach, as well as provide recommendations for adaptations and a possible further reorientation of the Programme in Córdoba. 

 

Workshop with women, Córdoba

 

Argentina
2002, on behalf of Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS) and GTZ
SUM Consult contributed with training of partner institution’s staff and target group members of the project „AIDS prevention and sexual health of adolescents“ in concepts and methods of socially-oriented monitoring and evaluation.  

 

Argentina

1997–1998, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS) and GTZ
SUM Consult evaluated the project proposal „AIDS prevention and sexual health directed to adolescents“ and elaborated a technical cooperation project concept. The project aimed to develop appropriate AIDS and STD prevention measures targeting young people in marginal sectors of the Buenos Aires metropolitan region. Executing agency was the Ministry of Health and Social Action together with the social and health sectors of the municipality and province of Buenos Aires and civil society organisations. The consultant’s tasks included youth-oriented problem and demand analysis, institutional analysis, project area and concept definition, operational planning and definition of the executing and implementation structure. 

 

AIDS Prevention with Youth, Argentina

 

Bolivia
Since 2016, on behalf of the National Productive and Social Investment Fund FPS and KfW
The Bolivian-German financial cooperation programme aims at supporting capacities of local governments in provision of local infrastructure services in order to improve living conditions of poor rural communities. Investments are focused on economic infrastructure, approx. 50 projects (rural roads, bridges, irrigation systems, markets, tourist facilities) in 44 municipalities of the La Paz, Oruro, Chuquisaca and Cochabamba Departments. SUM Consult, together with its Bolivian partner AKTIVA Consultores, is responsible for accompanying and monitoring the programme progress and project quality. 

 

Bolivia
2012, on behalf of MISEREOR
The work of the NGO Red Hábitat focuses on the improvement and analysis of living conditions in both rural and urban areas. SUM Consult evaluated two of their recent projects, funded by MISEREOR. One project supported the participation of citizens to confront the problem of urban exclusion in the metropolitan area of La Paz and El Alto. The other project developed measures for the mitigation of and adaption to climate change effects. The evaluation analysed the role of Red Hábitat with respect to social and grassroot organisations, the methodology of their institutional work and the monitoring and evaluation system. Synergy effects between the two projects were identified and recommendations given for future projects and other urban areas in Bolivia. 

 

Bolivia
2004-2009, on behalf of Fondo de Inversión Productiva y Social (FPS) and KfW
SUM Consult, together with Aktiva Consultores, a Bolivian consulting company, helped to implement the Support Programme for the National Compensation Policy and to increase its efficiency. Our experts provided services in three areas:

1) Development of a system for better operation and maintenance of municipal infrastructures including analysis of experiences, elaboration of an O+M manual and implementation proposals, design and testing of a model O+M system, and training of municipal staff and community representatives;
2) Implementation of an impact monitoring system based on the verification of ground data, collection of local data, design of an adequate M+E approach, and the improvement of the information system;
3) Follow-up of progress through semiannual evaluation and advisory missions which provided training, supported processes of participatory planning, strengthened municipalities in the fulfilment of their tasks and carried out technical follow-up based on monitoring plans. 

 

Beneficiaries of green house construction, Bolivia

 

Bolivia
2004, on behalf of Fondo de Inversión Productiva y Social (FPS) and KfW
Impact evaluation of projects supporting the rehabilitation of school infrastructure and the reform of the education system. SUM Consult collected and analysed the socio-economic and technical data and prepared the information base for the KfW final evaluation. 

 

Bolivia
2003, on behalf of KfW
SUM Consult evaluated the KfW-supported Social Investment Fund programme FIS I and FIS II, paying particular attention to the sustainability of the projects (incl. schools, vocational centres, health clinics, water lines and sewerage) and their impact on rural poverty reduction. 

 

IS water tank and health centre, Bolivia

 

Brazil
2012, on behalf of MISEREOR
Evaluation of three projects of the Centro Dom Helder Camara de Estudos e Ação Social (CENDHEC) in Recife. CENDHEC defends and strengthens human rights of children, young people and socially excluded groups. MISEREOR has been supporting the NGO for almost 20 years in institutional activities regarding the right to appropriate urban housing. The evaluation measured the impact of CENDHEC’s strategy to improve the quality of life of the residents and its influence in local politics. 

 

Chile
2008, on behalf of GTZ
The cooperation involves technical support in the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system for settlement upgrading projects within the programme "Quiero Mi Barrio" in Chile. SUM Consult assisted in this endeavour with the elaboration of a concept proposal and recommendations for the implementation of such a M+E system. 

 

Chile
2002, on behalf of GTZ
During the regional GTZ conference "Adolescence 2010 – innovations in the work with youth", SUM Consult’s experts trained local and international GTZ experts in monitoring and impact evaluation of projects working with young people. 

 

Regional Youth Conference, Chile

 

Chile
1995, on behalf of the Fondo de Solidaridad e Inversión Social (FOSIS), the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud (INJ) and GTZ
SUM Consult evaluated the technical cooperation project to support NGOs and governmental institutions working with youth in poor suburban and rural areas. Our experts elaborated the project concept for urban and rural areas. 

 

Chile
1992, on behalf of UNCHS (Habitat)
SUM Consult supported the cooperation project through an evaluation of institutional aspects of the National Housing Policy and Programme, development of recommendations and technical assistance proposals. 

 

Chile
1990, on behalf of the MINVU and GTZ
MINVU (Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo) low-cost housing programme.
SUM Consult evaluated the request for technical cooperation. 

 

Ecuador
1997–2001, on behalf of the Centro de Asesoramiento para la Vivienda Popular (CAVIP) and GTZ
The CAVIP, a semi-autonomous programme of the National Housing Bank BEV, supported by GTZ, prepared housing loans and provided organisational, environmental and self-help construction training through building centres in approximately 15 sub-urban informal settlements in Ecuador. SUM Consult periodically conducted progress monitoring missions, giving conceptual and management advice, emphasising improved sustainability of the project. 

 

Ecuador
1990–1993, on behalf of the Municipality of Babahoyo and GTZ
Evaluation of the Babahoyo urban management and the Barreiro settlement upgrading projects. Design of a concept to establish a municipal water corporation. 

 

Paraguay
2002, on behalf of GTZ
Review of the projects TESAIRA (health promotion) and PLATAFORMA (youth employment) with the objective to design exemplary replicable project models. 

 

Youth employment in San Pedro, Paraguay

 

Paraguay
1990 and 1991, on behalf of the Consejo Nacional de la Vivienda (CONAVI) and GTZ
Development of a technical cooperation concept to support CONAVI in the formulation of a new housing policy. 

 

Paraguay
1990–1992, on behalf of the Instituto de Desarrollo Municipal (IDM) and GTZ
Low-cost housing project for flood affected families in Concepción. Project concept, design of a credit system, implementation support, periodic monitoring and evaluation. 

 

Colombia
2009–2014, on behalf of the District Authority of Bogotá and KfW
Programa de Convivencia (Co-existence Programme) with the District Authority of Bogotá and KfW.
SUM Consult provided consulting services for integrated settlement upgrading and violence prevention to the programme “Conflict resolution and violence prevention in informal settlements – actions for co-existence”, implemented by the Habitat Secretariat (SDHT) of the District of Bogotá. The programme provided social and community infrastructure investments and supported social activities in order to improve the co-existence of residents in poor areas of San Cristóbal, Usme, Rafael Uribe, Ciudad Bolívar and Bosa. The overall costs of the programme amounted to € 16.69 million of which € 6.06 million corresponded to the contribution of the German Financial Cooperation (KfW). The consultants supported the management unit at the Habitat Secretariat in interinstitutional coordination, in the development of instruments and processes related to planning, in operation and evaluation of the programme, in participatory planning and in community organisation. 

 

Upgraded public space in Bogotá, Colombia

 

Colombia
2008, on behalf of IADB
Preparation and design of pilot settlement upgrading projects in violence-ridden cities, within the “Poverty alleviation with a geographic focus” programme of the IADB. SUM Consult also designed and conducted feasibility studies of settlement upgrading projects in Florencia, Cúcuta y Barrancabermeja, and elaborated reviews and integrated intervention proposals. 

 

Colombia
2000–2006, on behalf of the District Authority of Bogotá and KfW
“SUR con Bogotá”, an integrated urban upgrading project, aimed to improve living conditions for approx. 20,000 families in the southern periphery of Bogotá and reduce violence in the respective neighbourhoods.Total project cost were € 36 million of which approx. 13% were co-financed by KfW. The investments were concentrated in the areas of infrastructure and community facilities.
SUM Consult provided consulting services for updating the project concept and investment plans, for violence prevention components, organisational development and management support, for monitoring and evaluation, as well as other support services to facilitate the development of a sustainable and replicable upgrading model. This model over time shall be extended to the majority of informal settlements in and around Bogotá. Since 2004, our experts also designed and supported the implementation of an integrated system of impact monitoring for the component of peaceful coexistence. 

 

Settlement upgrading in Bogotá, Colombia

 

Colombia
2003, on behalf of KfW
Within framework of “SUR con Bogotá” project.
Participatory development and implementation of a M+E system for violence reduction and peaceful co-existence. The mission comprised an analysis of existing monitoring systems, the development of indicators and the design of an effective system for participatory impact monitoring, applying modern IT-technology.  

 

Colombia
2001, on behalf of the District Authority of Bogotá and KfW
Within framework of “SUR con Bogotá” project.

Feasibility study for preparing the financial cooperation project between the Governments of Colombia and Germany to assist the District Authority of Bogotá in developing appropriate measures for peaceful coexistence and violence prevention.
SUM Consult provided consultancy services for concept development and supported the different participating institutions in the preparation of a project proposal. 

 

Colombia
2002, on behalf of GTZ
Support of the Risaralda Department in the participatory budget elaboration process. A SUM expert advised communities in budget planning, implementation and control. 

 

Community workshop in Bogotá

 

Colombia
1998, on behalf of the District Authority of Bogotá, KfW and GTZ
Feasibility study for preparing a financial cooperation project between the Governments of Colombia and Germany to assist the District Authority of Bogotá in the area of settlement upgrading. SUM Consult advised on concept development and supported the different participating institutions in the preparation of studies and a project proposal. Specific inputs included urban development policy and planning advice, development needs and potential analysis of informal settlements, institutional capacity analysis and facilitation of participatory planning workshops, urban management methods and budgeting. Since 2000, SUM Consult supported the implementation of the project. 

 

Colombia
1992 and 1997, on behalf of the Municipality of Medellín and KfW
PRIMED (Programa Integral de Mejoramiento de Barrios Subnormales de Medellín).
Technical advice to the Colombian government and the municipality of Medellín in preparing feasibility studies on integrated upgrading of informal settlements for the first and second phase of the programme. Main components: community development, improvement of infrastructure (roads and footpaths, water and sewerage, stabilisation of slopes and flood prevention, schools and community centres), home improvement and resettlement, regularisation of tenure. In phase I (1993–1998, costs of US$ 30 million with share of German cooperation of 30%) the living conditions in 11.000 households were improved; in phase II (1998–2003, costs of € 35 million with share of German cooperation of 12%) 13.500 households will benefit from upgrading. 

 

Colombia
1993–1995, on behalf of the Municipality of Medellín and GTZ
PAISAJOVEN (Programa de Apoyo Institucional a Jóvenes), a technical cooperation project with the municipality of Medellín, the private sector, NGOs, universities and the church to promote preventive action for young people threatened by violence. SUM Consult contributed to the programme with the project appraisal, concept design and follow-up missions. 

 

Armed youth in Medellín

 

Colombia
1992, on behalf of GTZ
Study on support needs of small and medium-sized towns in Colombia. The objective of the study was to identify gaps and support necessities of small and medium-sized towns and to define possible areas of technical development cooperation. 

 

Peru
1995–2001, on behalf of CEDRO and GTZ
Technical cooperation project on drug prevention in the Manzanilla settlement in Lima, executed by the NGO CEDRO (Centro de Información y Educación para la Prevención del abuso de Drogas). SUM Consult’s advisory tasks included the evaluation of the project concept, periodical monitoring and progress evaluation missions, and support to the establishment of a M+E system. 

 

Peru
2000, on behalf of the Ministry for Women Promotion and Human Development (PROMUDEH) and GTZ
Evaluation of the technical co-operation project proposal "Integral promotion of adolescents", a project to promote social integration and participation of young people from selected poor urban and rural areas. 

 

Peru
1997, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and GTZ
Evaluation of a technical cooperation project to support the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organisations in the definition of a country-wide reproductive health programme focusing on youth in poor suburban and rural areas. 

 

Peer educators in Manzanilla, Lima

 

Uruguay
1995–1997, on behalf of MVOTMA and KfW
German financial cooperation with the Ministry of Housing (MVOTMA) to establish CREDIMAT, a country-wide building material loan programme. German financial cooperation with the Ministry of Housing (MVOTMA) to establish CREDIMAT, a country-wide building material loan programme. A special coordination unit was set up which still prepares and monitors loan agreements with banking co-operatives, municipalities, public institutions, NGOs, private companies and building material dealers. These organizations act as retail lenders and disburse the loans to the beneficiaries. A team of international and local SUM Consult experts supported the coordination unit in all financial and management aspects of the programme. Main focus was to ascertain professional loan administration on both the central level and the level of the executing agencies, including the development of routine procedures for loan preparation, risk assessment, monitoring and financial control. By 2006 more than 30.000 loans totalling an investment of € 13 million, i.e. double the initial financial cooperation funds of € 6.6 million, were channelled to owner-occupiers and self-builders for housing improvements. Through CREDIMAT funding, about 4000 loans are distributed per year. The overall target to establish a sustainable revolving loan fund has been achieved. 

 

Uruguay
1990–1992, on behalf of the MVOTMA and GTZ/KfW
German financial cooperation with the Ministry of Housing: Revision of financial cooperation proposals and elaboration of a feasibility study for a low-cost housing programme; design of CREDIMAT. 

 
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