The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to contribute to the implementation of Lesotho's national development agenda as embodied in the Vision 2020, which states that by the year 2020 "Lesotho shall be a stable democracy, a united and prosperous nation at peace with itself and its neighbours. It shall have a healthy and well developed human resource base, a strong economy, a well managed environment and an established technological base". The purpose of this contract is to improve transparency and effectiveness of policy orientation of the budget through strengthened management and coordination of development cooperation. NTU by provision of the consultancy services will support the Government of Lesotho in achieving the following results: •Improved coverage and reporting of externally financed programmes. •Improved participation in service delivery/policy formulation, implementation and monitoring by DP (local and international) at sector level. •Lesotho development Cooperation Partnership Policy finalised and approved by Cabinet, implemented and monitored. •Improved preparation, implementation, management and monitoring/reporting of donor-funded programmes (including EU-funded programmes).