Ref N° 644

Mid-term Evaluation of the Support programme for improving the competitivity and trading capacity of SMEs and co-operatives

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 157 780
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
DT Global (lead), OCA Global
Start date
January 2020
End date
May 2020
Number of staff provided
140 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The specific objective of the support programme is to improve the competitiveness of MSME’s and cooperatives to meet market requirements.

Expected results include:

  • Improved capacity of national quality and MSF institutions for greater compliance with formal market requirements by MSMEs and cooperatives;
  • Enhanced capacity of MINECO to support the competitiveness of MSMEs and cooperatives to access formal markets and link to value chains;
  • Improved public-private dialogue at the territorial level to support the competitiveness of MSMEs and cooperatives in the prioritized departments; and
  • Competitiveness and enhanced commercial capacity of MSMEs and cooperatives supported to access formal markets and link to value chains.

The objective of the mission is to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the programme.

Type of services provided

Evaluation using the standard five DAC evaluation criteria namely: relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact.

In addition, two specific EU evaluation criteria will be analysed in the evaluation:

  • The added value of the EU (the additional advantages of the Action compared to an intervention only from the MS); and
  • Internal coherence of the Action and coherence with the European Union’s cooperation strategy in Guatemala and with other EU policies and actions of the MS.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (38 w/d);
  • Sector specialists (102 w/d).

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