Ref N° 691

Final Evaluation of the Local and Regional Competitiveness in Tourism Project Single-Donor Trust Fund in the Republic of North Macedonia

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 99 679
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
DT Global
Start date
September 2022
End date
May 2023
Number of staff provided
120 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The main objective of the intervention is to provide the European Union and the relevant national stakeholders of North Macedonia with an independent final assessment of the performance of the project “Local and Regional Competitiveness in Tourism Project Single-Donor Trust Fund” (LRCP) – the action financed by the EU and implemented through indirect management by the World Bank Group in a Single-Donor Trust Fund.

The evaluation focused mainly on Components 2 and 3 of LRCP, which are 2. Strengthening destination management and enabling environment, and 3. Investment in tourism-related infrastructure and linkages at destinations. Apart from the desk review and consultations with main central level tourism stakeholders of North Macedonia, the evaluation included a series of field missions to several regions of the country to consult final project beneficiaries and grantees.

This evaluation served the European Commission and implementing partners to assess the extent, sustainability and efficiency of the results attained by the action. The evaluation also formulated recommendations on future possible EU support to local and regional competitiveness in the tourism sector, as well as elaborated detailed recommendations on further improvement of infrastructure projects implemented under LRCP.

Finally, the dissemination phase of the evaluation contributed to increased awareness of LRCP results specifically and the state of the tourism sector of North Macedonia in general among a broader audience.

Type of services provided

Standard evaluation process, carried out in five phases:

  • Inception;
  • Desk;
  • Field (missions in the regions of North Macedonia);
  • Synthesis;
  • Dissemination (production of 4 infographics, 14 beneficiaries’ success stories, 2 videos, and organisation of the dissemination event).

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (50 w/d);
  • Evaluation specialist (45 w/d);
  • Communication specialist (25 w/d).

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