Together with LTS (Edinburgh) CMI has won a framework agreement with Norad related to green economy, low carbon development and international climate change policy, especially REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The framework agreement will mainly, but not exclusively, be used for consultancy services related to the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).

The concultancy services will normally be directly related to projects either managed by Norad, Embassies or the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The consultancy services will normally fall within four different types of assignments/call-offs: 1) Project proposal appraisals ahead of funding decisions; 2) Mid-term and end-reviews; 3) Technical assessments. This could be follow-up on recommendations from reviews/appraisals; 4) Technical assistance to partner institutions, including capacity building and training.

The LTS/CMI consortium is the sole supplier under this framework. The agreement was signed in October 2017 for a period of two years with the possible extension of up to two years.

LTS and CMI has previously worked together on the realtime evaluation of the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative commissioned by Norad's Evaluation Department.