Ref N° 524

Thematic evaluation on support to Economic Governance in enlargement and neighbourhood countries

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 247 516
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
B&S Europe (FWC COM Lot 1)
Start date
January 2016
End date
February 2017
Number of staff provided
223 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

DG NEAR will undertake an Interim, Final, Ex Post Mixed thematic evaluation on support to Economic Governance in enlargement countries and its findings and recommendations will feed into the Mid-term review of the Union’s instruments for financing external actions (IPA and ENI) planned for 201726. Some remarkable practices of budget support for reforms in macroeconomic and public finance policy in the neighbourhood regions will be subject of the evaluation. Hence the primary objective of the evaluation is to provide findings and recommendations to assist DG NEAR in streamlining its approach to economic governance and improving its programming of EU assistance, targeting support to Economic Governance in the enlargement countries, based on the lessons learned and good practices of previous related projects, as well as the strategic orientation are concerned.

The evaluation shall assess:

  • The performance of assistance according to the efficiency, effectiveness, impact, sustainability, relevance, coherence and EU value added of IPA programs that target support at economic governance both at the programming and at implementation level, looking at the good/bad practices in terms of the operation (the size of the projects, implementation modality, flexibility) as well as in terms of content (relevance of interventions, correctness of intervention, etc.);
  • The key areas in which work should be done;
  • The methodologies which work well within projects of economic governance;
  • The appropriate aid delivery methods.

The evaluation shall cover the main beneficiaries at the time, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey. Focus should be on economic governance related projects only. Moreover, the evaluation will be extended to some significant budgetary support operations, which have addressed issues related to macroeconomic reform programmes and structural reforms in the neighbourhood region.

Type of services provided

The evaluation will be divided into four phases:

  • Inception phase;
  • Desk phase;
  • Field phase;
  • Synthesis phase.

The outputs of this evaluation are represented by:

  • An Inception Report;
  • An Interim Report;
  • A document for the public consultation;
  • A summary of the contributions to the public consultation;
  • A Final Report, including an annex on the consultation processes.

The TA team comprises a total of 5 experts. The Team Leader and one junior expert are provided by PROMAN.

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