ToRs interim evaluation PSUP II 9.10.pdf
Overall context of the PSUP
The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme II (PSUP) financed by the 10th EDF, builds on
the previous 9th EDF PSUP I, which ended in December 2011. The origin of the Participatory
Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) goes back to the World Urban Fora held 2002 in Nairobi,
2004 in Barcelona, and Vancouver 2006. Following the first two fora, the EC and UN-HABITAT
organized a Joint Regional Workshop in 2005 on urban challenges in Nairobi. The workshop
recommended reinforcement of the cooperation between UN-HABITAT and ACP Countries. In
parallel, UN-HABITAT decided in 2004 to develop and increase a concrete programme in 15
ACP countries by implementing Rapid Urban Sector Profile Studies (RUSPS), a key element of
the agreed approach and actions, using funds generated from non-EDF sources.
The PSUP I was launched in February 2008 for a period of 48 months in 30 ACP countries and
implemented in two phases:
– Phase I (18 countries1): Urban profiling (city-wide and national cross-sector assessment
studies identifying most urgent urban development needs)
– Phase II (12 countries2): Action Planning (development of recommendations for urban
policies, city-wide slum upgrading strategies and project documents for slum upgrading
interventions including a resource mobilisation strategy).
An extension of the programme was approved by the Commission in December 2011 under the
10th EDF Intra-ACP envelope and the PSUP II started on 01/01/2012 (EUR 10 million).
Following the recommendations of the mid-term evaluation, this extension includes a so called
phase III (pilot projects).
A final evaluation of the PSUP I was launched in April 2012 highlighted the following: poorly
designed intervention logic, not clearly linking activities to outputs and measurable outcomes; an
insufficient capitalization of international best practices, lack of adjustment of the Rapid Urban
Profile Studies to the objectives of the EU Contractual Agreement; changes in the substance of
outputs without adjusting the time schedule; considerable delays and significant loss in substance
for the two implementation phases; lack of corrective measures timely set against early warnings.
The main recommendations in view of the PSUP II were the following:
The principles and values of the PSUP to be partially re-engineered and more strongly
affirmed during its implementation;
Refocus the rapid urban profiling approach on slums and slum upgrading;
The program to be scaled-down and centred on achievable outcomes.
11 African countries (Burundi, Cape Verde, Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Madagascar,
Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria and Uganda), 4 Caribbean countries (Haiti, Jamaica, Antigua &
Barbuda and Trinidad & Tobago) and 3 Pacific countries (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands)
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal,
Tanzania and Zambia