• OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1. EVALUATION OBJECTIVES, SCOPE AND CONTEXT
  • 1.1 EVALUATION OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE
  • 1.2 OVERALL FRAMEWORK OF THE COOPERATION
  • 1.3 INVENTORY OF FUNDS CHANNELLED
  • 2. EVALUATION METHODOLOGY
  • 2.1 EVALUATION PROCESS AND STRUCTURE
  • 2.2 EVALUATION APPROACH AND INFORMATION SOURCES
  • 2.2.1 A structured approach
  • 2.2.2 Detailed description of the different building stones of the evaluation
  • 2.3 CHALLENGES AND LIMITS
  • 3. ANSWERS TO EVALUATION QUESTIONS
  • 3.1 EVALUATION QUESTION 1 ON THE RATIONALE BEHIND THE CHANNELLING
  • 3.1.1 Decision-making process and guidance
  • 3.1.2 The rationale behind the channelling
  • 3.1.3 Reasons for the observed evolution in channelled aid
  • 3.2 EVALUATION QUESTION 2 ON SCALING UP OF AID
  • 3.2.1 Evolution of ODA and the link with channelling
  • 3.2.2 Facilitation of disbursement by the Commission and to the beneficiaries
  • 3.2.3 Leverage effects of the Commission’s financial contributions and presence
  • 3.3 EVALUATION QUESTION 3 ON RESULTS/IMPACT
  • 3.3.1 Coherence of objectives
  • 3.3.2 Sustainable achievement of results
  • 3.3.3 Availability of information
  • 3.4 EVALUATION QUESTION 4 ON EXPERTISE
  • 3.5 EVALUATION QUESTION 5 ON COST REDUCTION & IMPLEMENTATION
  • 3.5.1 Delays and disbursement
  • 3.5.2 Transaction costs
  • 3.5.3 Procedures: FA and AA
  • 3.6 EVALUATION QUESTION 6 ON VISIBILITY AND INFLUENCE
  • 3.6.1 Evolution of and compliance with the visibility requirements
  • 3.6.2 Effects of visibility actions on stakeholders’ awareness
  • 3.6.3 The Commission’s involvement through its channelling