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LED expert sought for review of LED policy in Namibia  

CLGF and its partners in the Namibia Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) and the Association of Local Authorities of Namibia  (ALAN) are looking for an Expert to support the review of the Namibian Regional and Local Economic Development Policy (RLED) Framework and requests expressions of interest from individual consulting services for this work. 


CLGF will be working with its national partners to deliver a programme of work on LED in Namibia focusing on improving the capacity of local government to plan and implement LED, including through an enabling policy environment and capacity building. Key interventions under the partnership include reviewing the RLED Policy, LED Capacity building, and local government planning and implementation of LED projects at the local level.


CLGF seeks to engage a service provider to review the Regional and Local Economic Development Policy in Namibia. 


The overall objective of the assignment is to facilitate the review and amend the RLED Policy working collaboratively with the MURD and other relevant stakeholders. Specifically, the assignment seeks to:


  1. Conduct an assessment on the status of implementation of the RLED White Paper Policy; 
  2. Revise the RLED White Paper Policy and develop its implementation plan inline with the Namibian Guidelines on the structure of public policies;
  3. Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for measuring progress and to check if objectives are met;
  4. Recommend a multi-annual capacity strengthening programme for national and sub national personnel for effective planning and implementation of RLED by regional and local governments.


Interested candidates are asked to submit expressions of interest, including both a technical and financial proposal, to


The detailed request for proposal document can be found here: Terms of Reference 


Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 10 January, 2024



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