This Thematic Lesson Paper (TLP) is slightly different to the model of other TLPs, which are based on the lessons distilled from eight projects in DFID-Bangladesh's (DFIDB) Rural Livelihoods Programme (RLP). This TLP reflects on the lessons from contracting out the evaluation of and lesson learning from, these projects to a managing agent contracted by DFIDB. This out-sourced contract was the Rural Livelihoods Evaluation Partnership (RLEP). The lessons recorded in this TLP relate specifically to DFID contracting out, its mandatory annual project review procedure (Output to Purpose Reviews and Project Completion Reviews), but some of the lessons are also relevant to outsourcing more generally.
The TLP draws together the experiences of contracting out in a particular thematic context. The lessons in this document are grouped under the following key issues:
- Contract Design and Systemic Issues
- Capacity Building
- Opportunities for Innovation
Brooks, A. (Editor); Barr, J. Contracting Out. Thematic Lessons Paper Series-9. Master Document. Rural Livelihoods Evaluation Partnership (RLEP), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2005) 16 pp.