Ref N° 587

Final Evaluation of the Technical Cooperation and Official Development Assistance Programme (TCODAP)

South Africa
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 81 422
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
February 2018
End date
April 2018
Number of staff provided
74 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The Technical Cooperation and Official Development Assistance Programme (TCODAP) commenced in 2011 following the signing of the Financing Agreement between the European Commission and the Government of South Africa. The overall objective of the TCODAP was to contribute towards the enhanced capacity development in promoting economic development, good governance, and social progress and be a factor in rising living standards in line with the priorities of the South African Government. The Programme aimed to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and sustainable management of incoming and outgoing ODA for better management and impact on strategic development priorities of South Africa.

Main expected results include:

  • Result 1: Enhanced coordination and management of the ODA (Official Development Aid) by the government;
  • Result 2: Improved capacity development in the ODA sector across the three spheres of the Government, with emphasis on provincial and municipals levels;
  • Result 3: Developed and/or improved skills in the programme cycle management with an emphasis on monitoring and evaluation;
  • Result 4: Enhanced visibility for the projects/programmes within the context of knowledge management and strategies;
  • Result 5: Role of South Africa in the global ODA aid effectiveness; enhanced coordination, discussion and leadership.

Type of services provided

The evaluation will assess the Programme using the five standard Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and perspectives of impact. In addition, the evaluation will assess two EU specific evaluation criteria:

  • The EU added value (the extent to which the Programme adds benefits to what would have resulted from the Government of South Africa’s interventions only);
  • The coherence of the Programme itself, with the EU strategy in South Africa and with other EU policies and Member State Actions.

The services are provided by a team of two experts.

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