On specific occasions, we commission an external expert to conduct an ex post evaluations of a project. An evaluation refers to a systematic and objective assessment of an on-going or completed project in which all phases of the project (its design, implementation and results) are included.
The aim of an evaluation is to determine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, development impact and sustainability of the respective project. In doing so, the evaluation should enable the incorporation of lessons learned into the decision-making process of future projects.
The main purposes of evaluation thus are
- to provide an overall assessment of the project
- to improve future projects through feedback of lessons learned
- to provide a basis for accountability, including the provision of information to the public.