Ref N° 432

Ex – Post Evaluation of the Assistance provided by the EU’s Turkish Pre-Accession Instrument, 2002-2006

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 163 796
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
B&S Europe (FWC COM Lot 1)
Start date
January 2013
End date
October 2013
Number of staff provided
180 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The first Turkey Accession Partnership and the first National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis were adopted in 2001, as was Council Regulation No. 2500/2001, which established the basis for pre-accession assistance to Turkey. Programming of the pre accession assistance commenced with the 2002 National Pre-Accession Programme, and implementation commenced in 2004, following accreditation of the Central Finance and Contracts Unit (CFCU) by the Commission Services in late 2003.

The purpose of the ex post evaluation is to provide: (a) accountability with respect to the value for money and the use of funds; by reporting the findings and conclusions of the evaluation to the institutions of the European Union and to the relevant interest groups of the public at large in all member states (summative evaluation), and (b) lessons learned on financial assistance where relevant.

The specific objectives of this evaluation are two-fold:

  • Assess the impact and sustainability of Turkey Pre-Accession funded interventions from 2002 to 2006;
  • Provide lessons learned and recommendations for decision-making on improvements of future financial assistance.The Evaluation will be result-oriented and will issue substantiated conclusions and horizontal and targeted recommendations to the line stakeholders, help develop Lessons Learnt and Best Practice that will eventually contribute to improving current and further development of the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) in Turkey.

The Evaluation should also provide a basis for accountability in the use of the funding and serve as a quality management tool and warning system and also provide the Commission Services and beneficiaries with adequate feedback into decision-making processes for fostering the political dialogue between the EU and Turkey and for improving the design, implementation, impact and sustainability of future IPA activities.

Type of services provided

Services cover:

  • Evaluation design: formulation and validation of the evaluation questions; defining priority sectors and sampling methods – approval of design and planning;
  • Consultation of documentary sources;
  • Stakeholder consultation during field visits;
  • Analysis, additional data collection, synthesis;
  • Presentation and discussions with Reference Group;
  • Draft report and Final report.

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