Ref N° 556

Evaluation of EU support for Security Sector Reform in enlargement and neighbourhood countries (2010-2016)

ENPI East regional
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 300 000
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
LML, Linpico (FWC COM 2015)
Start date
February 2017
End date
January 2018
Number of staff provided
301 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an assessment and evidence on the scope and performance of the implemented and on-going EU support for Security Sector Reform (SSR) in countries covered by the IPA and ENPI/ENI instruments. It aims at providing recommendations for the improvement of the programming and implementation of EU support to Security Sector Reform in line with the principles laid down in the communication JOINT (2016) 31 final “Elements for an EU-wide strategic framework to support security sector reform” and the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy.

The specific objectives of this evaluation are to:

  • Assess the performance (relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, impact, sustainability and EU value added) of EU support (policy dialogue and financial assistance) to SSR in partner countries during 2010-2016;
  • Assess the coherence, complementarity and coordination of EU interventions financed from IPAI/II and ENPI/ENI with other actions financed from other EU instruments, CFSP/CSDP actions and actions carried out by Member States, regional and international donors (state and/or international organisations) for SSR in the partner countries;
  • Assess the Intervention logic of IPA II and ENI (2014-2020) planning documents addressing SSR, in terms of their coherence with the new policy framework;
  • Provide conclusions and recommendations both at policy and financial instrument level on how to further improve the support provided to SSR, including cross-fertilisation between IPA and ENI experiences.

The evaluation will assess to what extent the EU support to SSR leads to the development of security systems that respect internationally accepted human rights, the rule of law and democratic principles; apply the good governance principles of transparency and openness, participation and inclusivity, and accountability; and fight corruption.

Type of services provided

The evaluation methodology is based on DG NEAR’s guidelines, the European Commission’s Better Regulation guidelines, the concept of the theory-based impact evaluations on EVALSED and, if appropriate, on other methods to measure the impact and the effects of projects.

The basic approach to the assignment consists of four main phases, each one ending with the approval of a specific deliverable in the form of a report:

  • Inception phase (structuring);
  • Desk phase (data collection & analysis);
  • Field phase;
  • Synthesis and reporting phase.

The evaluation team consist of a total of 7 experts. PROMAN provides the services of the Border Management Expert.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (55 w/d);
  • Deputy TL/Rule of Law expert (50 w/d);
  • Security Sector Reform expert (39 w/d);
  • Border management expert (39 w/d);
  • PAR and PFM expert (39 w/d);
  • Junior experts (54 w/d).

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