ACT for Performance works for the French ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN agencies: UNICEF, the WHO, UNFPA and UN Women, in West Africa.

ACT signed a contract with UNICEF WCARO (West and Central Africa Regional Office) to undertake an evaluation of the French Muskoka Fund’s key governance mechanisms and programmatic tools. The French Government set up the French Muskoka Fund (FMF) in 2011 in response to an urgent call for action to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality through the strengthening of the health systems of 10 French-speaking countries of West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinee, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.

After the termination of the first phase of the inter-agency French Muskoka Fund (2011-2017), and given that the French Government has recently renewed its commitment to support the FMF, the UN agencies involved in the FMF undertake an evaluation of the key governance mechanisms and programmatic tools of the FMF-funded inter­agency efforts. ACT for Performance was selected to lead this 3-months multi-donor evaluation until October 2019. Our experts will provide a learning opportunity to improve the next phase of the FMF.