Mid‐term evaluation of Asi@ Connect

Expert 1: Cat. I
Expected Start
25 June 2019
150 working days
03 June 2019
Aylin Alpagot ( aalpagot@proman.lu )

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Systematic and timely evaluation of its programmes and activities is an established priority of the European Commission. The focus of evaluations is on the assessment of achievements, the quality and the results6 of Actions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result‐oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the SDGs.

From this perspective, evaluations should look for evidence of why, whether or how these results are linked to the EU intervention and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress.

Evaluations should provide an understanding of the cause and effect links between: inputs and activities, and outputs, outcomes and impacts. Evaluations should serve accountability, decision making, learning and management purposes.

The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with:

  • an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the Asi@ Connect, paying particular attention to its intermediate results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
  • key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future Actions.

In particular, this evaluation will serve to:

1. Understand the performance of the project, its enabling factors and those hampering a proper delivery of results as to inform the planning of the future EU interventions and Actions in the same sector;

2. Make an overall independent assessment about the Asi@ Connect paying particular attention to the analysis of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability, coherence and added value of the processes, systems and approach;

3. Identify key lessons and propose practical recommendations to the management of the project.

4. Highlight the strengths and main shortcomings, and make recommendation on organisational structure, staffing and resources;

5. Identify successes that can be sustained in future digital connectivity support.

The main users of this evaluation will be the EU Delegation to Thailand, the EU Delegation in Asian countries, TEIN* CC, Korea Government, Asi@ Connect governor meetings, National Research and Education Networks in Asian countries, DG DEVCO, and DG CNET.


Minimum requirements of the expert (Cat I expert):

• University degree (at Masters Level) in a scientific/Information Technology/engineering discipline or equivalent professional experience of 10 years of candidate does not possess post‐graduate or equivalent degree;

• At least 12 years of professional experience in the evaluation, design and management of projects in developing countries;

• At least 3 previous experiences in the information, communication and technology field, preferably broadband connectivity and digital infrastructure;

• At least 3 assignments during the past 10 years in project evaluation;

• At least 1 reference proving knowledge of EC project evaluation procedures;

• At least 1 experience in presentation of the results of evaluation to key stakeholders;

• Previous experience in Asian countries in developing policies would be an advantage.

Language skills of the expert:

• English : expert shall possess a level C1 expertise.

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