FINAL EVALUATION OF PHASE 1 OF THE EC CIVIL SOCIETY FUND IN ETHIOPIA AND INPUT TO IDENTIFICATION/FORMULATION OF SUCCESSOR PROGRAMME
2.1. GLOBAL OBJECTIVE
To assess the overall performance of CSF Phase 1 implementation, advise the Government of Ethiopia, the European Commission and other stakeholders on strengths and weaknesses and make subsequent recommendations for the ongoing CSF programme phase II.
Furthermore, based on the findings of this evaluation, identify and formulate, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, a successor programme for Institutional Support to NSAs in Ethiopia to be financed from EDF 10 and to be presented to EC Headquarters within the Annual Action Plan (AAP) 2010.
2.2. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE(S)
The assignment is divided into three parts, each with a specific objective. These are:
Specific Objective 1 – Conduct a final evaluation of the implementation of Phase I of the CSF programme, assess the context and verify the extent to which it achieved its objectives. Each aspect of the programme should be awarded a grade between A and D4.
The evaluation will substantiate this grading, taking into account the programme’s environment, will document strengths and weaknesses of the programme and make recommendations to improve the CSF phase II which will be in operation until the end of 2011.
Specific Objective II – On the basis of the evaluation findings, undertake an exploration of different options for the design of a future NSA Capacity Building programme (from EDF 10) and identify, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the best option.
Specific Objective III – Elaborate the best option chosen through the formulation of a whole NSA Capacity Building programme to be funded under EDF 10.
NB: The work on this specific objective III is to be undertaken during a second,separate mission.