For this framework, NCG Sweden leads the collaboration with its sister companies under the Nordic Consulting Group: NCG Denmark and NCG Norway. The NCG consortium is ranked in second place. A pool of ten experienced experts from three companies are available upon request for assistance from Norad.

The framework agreement provides external reviews as part of Norad’s overall performance assessment of its grant recipients, including potential grant recipients. The main objectives are to assess each selected organisation’s added value, cost effectiveness and financial management, and their achievement of results, including to what extent they have contributed to strengthening civil society in target countries. The reviews also provide recommendations to ensure better planning and follow-up by Norad and the grant recipients.