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28.04.2017
Evaluation of the Joint Programming Process
This study evaluates the process of Joint Programming of development cooperation between the European Union and its Member States during the period 2011-2015. It is based notably on 14 country case studies, additional visits to the EU and 7 Member States headquarters, an extended survey, and documentary review.
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26.04.2017
Evaluation of Blending
ADE has undertaken an ambitious evaluation of Blending as an EU aid modality. The term refers in particular to “blending grants with loans”. The purpose is a strategic use of a limited amount of grants to mobilise larger amounts of financing from partner financial institutions, and thereby enhance the development impact of investment projects. Since 2007 the EU has set up for this purpose a series of 7 regional investment facilities: the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (ITF); the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF); the Latin American IF (LAIF), the Caribbean IF (CIF), the IF for Central Asia (IFCA), the Asian IF (AIF) and the IF for the Pacific (IFP). They cover a broad range of sectors, from energy to transport, water/sanitation, finance for SMEs, and environment. The evaluation provides an independent assessment of blending as an aid delivery instrument which has gained significant interest and funding for the EU over the last decade. It reviews in particular the relevance, value-added, and results of Blending. It aims at informing future EU choices on blending.
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10.03.2017
Burundi: Evaluation of the Bank’s Country Strategy and Program 2004–2015, Summary Report



24.02.2017
Publication de l’Évaluation de la coopération de l’UE avec le Tchad
L'évaluation de la coopération de l’Union européenne avec le Tchad durant la période 2008-2014 a porté sur les principaux secteurs d’intervention : la gouvernance, la prévention des conflits, le renforcement des capacités, les services sociaux de base, la sécurité alimentaire, ainsi que les infrastructures routières et l’intégration régionale. Les thématiques transversales (égalité des genres, droits de l’homme et HIV), la cohérence et la complémentarité de l’aide avec les stratégies régionales, sous-régionales et l'aide non programmable étaient également prises en considération. Cette évaluation a été menée par l’IRAM dans un contrat-cadre mené par ADE, contribuant par là au renforcement d’une collaboration fructueuse et de longue date avec cet institut.


24.01.2017
Publication de l’évaluation sécurité alimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne de l’AFD
Synthèse de l’Évaluation du cadre d’intervention sectoriel (CIS) sécurité alimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne 2013-2016 de l’AFD


14.01.2017
Publication de l’Evaluation de la coopération de la BAD avec le Togo
Synthèse de l’Evaluation des stratégies et programmes de la Banque Africaine de Développement au Togo


15.12.2016
Publication of the final report of the Evaluation of Measures for Agriculture Carried Out for the Outermost Regions (POSEI) and the Smaller Aegean Islands
The final report of the Evaluation of Measures for Agriculture Carried Out for the Outermost Regions (POSEI) and the Smaller Aegean Islands has been published on the website of DG AGRI.


29.11.2016
Semaine de la Microfinance 2016
ADE a participé à la Semaine de la microfinance qui a eu lieu du 16 au 18 novembre 2016 au Luxembourg et a rassemblé plus de 470 participants. La Semaine européenne de la microfinance est le premier évènement annuel de l’industrie de la microfinance, rassemblant banques et institutions financières, organismes gouvernementaux, ONG, bureaux d’études, chercheurs et universités, pour des débats approfondis et de haut niveau. Des sessions plénières ont été organisées notamment sur les thèmes de la finance rurale, des performances sociales et de la finance numérique.


13.05.2016
Impact evaluation in the Belgian NGO sector
What does the future hold for impact evaluation in the Belgian NGO sector? The lessons from four case studies


21.01.2016
Evaluation de la coopération de l’Union européenne avec la République Démocratique du Congo (2008-2013)
Cette étude couvre l'ensemble des stratégies de coopération entre l'UE et le Congo, ainsi que les actions liées à leur mise en œuvre au cours de la période 2007-2013. Elle aborde en particulier les appuis à la réforme du secteur de sécurité et Etat de droit, à la justice, aux finances publiques et à la décentralisation, ainsi qu’au transport.


21.01.2016
Evaluation de la coopération de l’Union européenne avec la République de Madagascar (2002-2013)
Cette évaluation stratégique couvre les engagements officiels entre l'UE et la République de Madagascar sur la période 2002-2013. Les principaux secteurs de coopération abordés sont notamment les infrastructures et le transport, le développement rural et la sécurité alimentaire, ainsi que la bonne gouvernance.


21.01.2016
Evaluation of the European Union's Cooperation with Lesotho (2008-2013)
Evaluation of the European Union's Cooperation with Lesotho (2008-2013)


8.04.2015
Ex post evaluation of ERDF Operational programmes “Convergence” and “Regional Competitiveness and Growth” 2007-2013 in Wallonia (thematic evaluation on urban development)
The thematic evaluation focused on portfolios of projects co-funded by the 2007-2013 ERDF OP for the development of Walloon urban centres. The study identified several areas for deliberation for the next programming period, inter alia: concentrate approaches on the key priorities for growth and employment, use an approach focused on a limited, prioritised number of outcomes, ensure integration of regional and local priorities, adopt an overall strategic vision, taking into account the larger urban zone and other recommendations which details are presented in the final report.


8.04.2015
Ex post evaluation of ERDF Operational programmes “Convergence” and “Regional Competitiveness and Growth” 2007-2013 in Wallonia (thematic evaluation on innovation)
The thematic evaluation on interventions co-funded by the ERDF to develop and exploit Wallonia’s innovation potential found that (i) Wallonia has made an important qualitative step forward compared to the previous 2000-2006 period, but (ii) with some difficulties, limitations and contrasted results. The overall impact on the development of the SME was limited. With view to foster this impact, the study recommended to (i) focus the programme on the needs of a target group of SMEs; (ii) accelerate the knowledge transfer from research centres to businesses and (iii) set up tools to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of the programme.


7.04.2015
Evaluation of the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON) programme 2007-2013
The "European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion" (ESPON) aims to contribute to understanding of issues relating to spatial development and the spatial impact of policies across Europe, through applied research, targeted analysis, scientific platform and tools, awareness rising and empowerment as well as communication and assistance. The evaluation has (i) underlined the challenge to translate high quality research to policy impact, (ii) identified the administrative burden at project level and (iii) found room of improvement of the overall governance. Detailed policy recommendations were built to tackle these issues.


30.10.2014
Evaluation de la coopération de l’UE avec la République Togolaise
Cette évaluation stratégique couvre les domaines clés d’engagement, depuis la reprise de la coopération de l’UE en 2007 jusqu’à 2013. Elle aborde en particulier l’appui en matière de gouvernance démocratique, de réconciliation nationale, d’infrastructures économiques et de stabilité macroéconomique.


1.10.2014
Evaluation des opérations d’appui budgétaire au Maroc – Rapport final
FR: L’évaluation conjointe des opérations d’appui budgétaire au Maroc menée par ADE est rendue publique suite à un dernier séminaire de discussion organisé à Bruxelles le 23 Septembre. EN: The joint evaluation of budget support operations in Morocco led by ADE is now public following a last discussion seminar held in Brussels on 23 September.


3.09.2014
Evaluation of the Implementation of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid
In June 2014, ADE completed the large scale evaluation of the Implementation of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid. This study was conducted for DG ECHO, in collaboration with Humanitarian Futures (King’s College London) (http://www.humanitarianfutures.org/). It assesses to what extent EU Institutions and EU member states complied with the principles for delivering humanitarian aid to which they jointly Committed in 2007. The evaluation, which was highly appreciated, tackles various complex issues such as respect of humanitarian principles and International Humanitarian Law, resilience, coherence of EU policies, linkages with development and military actors, etc. The evaluation provides conclusions on several of these issues and proposes a set of recommendations for the future implementation of the European Consensus.


25.03.2014
Ex post evaluation of the impact of 4 projects of the Belgian governmental cooperation
Ex Post Impact Evaluation of 4 Governmental Cooperation Projects – synthesis report


10.01.2014
Méta-évaluation des programmes des acteurs non-gouvernementaux
Cette « méta-évaluation » a consisté à « évaluer les pratiques d’évaluation » de la coopération belge (DGD) et des acteurs non gouvernementaux (ONG, universités, collectivités locales, syndicats, etc.) dont elle a cofinancé les programmes


9.04.2013
The Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries
The evaluation report was published on the European Commission’s website, including executive summaries in English, French and Spanish. The evaluation provides an overall assessment of support to private sector development in all third countries over the period 2004-2010.


25.03.2013
The challenges of competitiveness and employment in the framework of the transition to democracy in Tunisia (published in French only)
Diagnosis on competitiveness and employment in Tunisia


17.08.2012
Thematic Global Evaluation of European Commission Support to Agricultural Commodities in ACP countries
ADE’s evaluation report was published on the European Commission’s website. The evaluation performed by ADE provided an overall assessment of the support to agricultural commodities in ACP countries from 2000 to 2009. The evaluation’s dissemination seminar took place during the workshop organised by the Commission on the All-ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme, in presence of representatives from ACP countries and regions, International Organisations and the European Commission. The final report, its annexes, summary and quality judgement are available at the link below.


19.04.2012
Study on the relevance and effectiveness of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) support to regions with specific geographical features – islands, mountainous and sparsely
ADE presented the findings from a recently completed study on behalf of European Commission DG Regional Policy, focusing on the role and effectiveness of ERDF in regions with specific geographical features, at the annual event of the Northern Sparsely Populated regions (this includes North and East Finland, North Norway, North and Mid Sweden). Volume 1 of the Final Report


12.04.2012
Evaluation of the implementation of the School Fruit Scheme in the French and German Communities of Belgium in 2010-2011
Evaluation of the implementation of the School Fruit Scheme in the French and German Communities of Belgium in 2010-2011 In 2008, the DG Agriculture & Rural Development of the European Commission launched a European programme in favour of consumption of fruit & vegetables for school children. ADE undertook the evaluation of the implementation of this programme in the French and German Communities of Belgium for the period ranging from August 1st 2010 to July 31st 2011.


30.03.2012
Final Evaluation of the EU/ACP Microfinance Programme
English: ADE has conducted for the European Commission an evaluation of its flagship microfinance programme dedicated to ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries during the 2005-2010 period. The programme aimed primarily at supporting microfinance institutions through development and promotion of capacity building, transparency and enhanced efficiency. The evaluation provided an independent assessment of the performance of the programme, key lessons learnt and recommendations for follow-up strategy and actions. Download the final report and the annexes via the link below. French: ADE a conduit l’Evaluation finale du programme-cadre UE-ACP sur la microfinance 2005-2010. Le rapport peut être téléchargé via le lien ci-dessous.


29.02.2012
Final Report approved on the role and effectiveness of ERDF and the Cohesion Fund in regions with specific geographical features
The European Commission has approved the Final Report for ADE’s 12 month Study on the role and effectiveness of ERDF and the Cohesion Fund in regions with specific geographical features – islands, mountains and sparsely populated regions.


15.02.2012
Thematic Evaluation of European Commission Support to Justice and Security System Reform – Final Report – November 2011
ADE has finalised the Evaluation of the Commission’s support to Justice and Security System Reforms (JSSR) in third countries over the period 2001-2009.


10.02.2012
ADE has presented the Study findings to senior island representatives, at the Committee of the Regions
ADE presented the findings from a recent study carried out on behalf of DG Regional Policy on the role and effectiveness of ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and the Cohesion Fund in regions with specific geographical features (islands, mountains and sparsely populated regions). The presentation was given to a meeting of senior representatives of the Islands Commission of the Conference of Periperal and Maritime Regions (CPMR) which took place on February 8th in the Committee of the Regions, Brussels.


1.02.2012
Evaluation of Promotion and Information Actions for Agricultural Products
The evaluation assessed the European Commission (EC)’s promotion and information policy for agricultural products since 2002. It assessed the relevance and effectiveness of the policy regarding the achievement of its objectives mentioned in Council Regulation (EC) No 3/2008 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 501/2008


11.11.2011
Final Evaluation report of the Commission’s support to Conflict Prevention and Peace-building in third countries over the period 2001-2010
Thematic Evaluation of European Commission Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace-building(CPPB)


10.11.2011
Mid-Term evaluation of the 2007-2013 « Hexagonal » Rural Development Programme
The mid-term evaluation covered the Hexagonal Rural development programme (PDRH) 2007-2013 established in application of Regulation (EC) n° 1698/2005 in metropolitan France excluding Corsica. The evaluation examined the implementation of the programme and its mid-term achievements. It answered five specific French Horizontal Evaluation questions, in addition to a specific focus on 13 measures and the Common evaluation questions. A special focus was put on drawing conclusions and recommendations, for both the current period and for post 2013.


17.06.2011
Presentation of Mr. Wathelet at the European Business & Innovation Centre Network/RETIS Annual congress
On Wednesday 15th of June, Mr. Jean-Marie Wathelet, ADE’s managing director, made reference the case of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) investment for steering efficient innovation ecosystems, notably in France ; he summed up the recommendations of a recent survey of the French Regional Innovation Strategies.


29.03.2011
Evaluation of EC Cooperation with Ukraine
This evaluation provides an overall independent assessment of the entire European Commission’s cooperation with Ukraine over the period 2002-2009, and provides key lessons for improving current and future EC strategies and programmes.


28.03.2011
Mid-term evaluation of the Walloon 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme : Full text
The mid-term evaluation presents preliminary outputs, results, conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of the RDP 2007-2013 in Wallonia (Belgium) in terms of efficiency and effectiveness as well as answers to the EC evaluation questions.


28.03.2011
Mid-term evaluation of the Walloon 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme : Abstract
The mid-term evaluation presents preliminary outputs, results, conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of the RDP 2007-2013 in Wallonia (Belgium) in terms of efficiency and effectiveness as well as answers to the EC evaluation questions.


25.03.2011
Mid-term evaluation of the Investment Facility and EIB own resources operations in ACP countries and the OCTs
ADE was commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the European Investment Bank (EIB) activities in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) over the period 2003-2009. These activities were implemented respectively within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and the Overseas Association Decision. It concerns a total of €4.1 billion in approvals, 64% of which were funded under the Investment Facility and 36% under EIB own resources.


24.02.2011
Joint presentation at the Société wallonne de l'Évaluation et de la Prospective (SWEP)
Mr. Jean-Marie Wathelet, ADE’s managing director, gave a presentation with Mr. Dominique de Crombrugghe, Special Evaluator at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Société wallonne de l'Évaluation et de la Prospective (SWEP) on Thursday 24th February in Namur (Belgium).


11.01.2011
Evaluation of the European Commission support to conflict prevention and peace building: Concept study
Concept study on the European Commission’s support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building published and available online


1.01.2011
Mid-term evaluation of the Rural Development Programme (2007-2013) Grand Duché of Luxembourg
The project assisted the Grand Duché of Luxembourg in the setting up of the on-going evaluation system related to the implementation of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Plan. It included the implementation of th mid-term evaluation and a synthetic report of the National Strategic Plan. The Mid-term evaluation answers the Common Evaluation Questions aiming at assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the plan. The evaluator was also responsible for the strategic monitoring whose objectives are defined in the Strategic National Plan. The contribution of the Community strategy was an important component. Globally the evaluator had to identify success and failure factors of the plan, to formulate conclusions and recommendations based on observations, as well as to identify possible adjustments which are deemed necessary to improve the plan.


22.12.2010
Evaluation of the European Commission’s Strategy for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) has just published the final report of the independent evaluation ADE has carried out of the EC’s 2004 Strategy for the enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. The evaluation considered all categories of intellectual property rights (IPRs), notably trademarks and geographical indications, copyright and related rights, patents, and designs.


10.11.2010
Evaluation of Implementation of the Farm Advisory System (EU 27)
The evaluation analyses the effectiveness and the efficiency of the implementation of the Farm Advisory System (FAS) with respect to achieving the objectives laid down in Council Regulation n°1782/2003. More specifically, the first part provides a description of the establishment and implementation of the FAS in the 27 Member States including a typology of the approaches to implementation. The second part provides answers to a set of evaluation questions as well as conclusions and recommendations based on the findings.


10.08.2010
Evaluation of European Commission's cooperation with El Salvador



10.02.2010
Evaluation of European Commission’s cooperation with Nicaragua
The European Commission’s cooperation with Nicaragua has represented more than €300m during the period 1998-2008. ADE has recently carried out an evaluation of this aid on demand of the EC. It presents notably findings and conclusions on the past cooperation, and recommendations for improving future EU cooperation.


1.07.2009
Preliminary Study to the Evaluation of the Commission’s support to CPPB in third countries over the period 2001-2010
Thematic Evaluation of European Commission Support to Conflict Prevention


10.12.2008
Evaluation of Commission's Aid Delivery through Development Banks and EIB



7.08.2008
Evaluation Network - DG Regional Policy



4.07.2008
Evaluation of Commission's external cooperation with partner countries through the organisations of the UN family - ref. 1252



24.06.2008
Evaluation of the European Commission's Support to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan



24.06.2008
Evaluation of the Commission's Support to the ACP Pacific Region



24.06.2008
Evaluation of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs' forecasting services



24.06.2008
Evaluation de la Coopération de la Commisison Européenne avec la Bolivie



24.06.2008
Evaluation of EC Support to Partner Countries in the area of Energy



27.02.2008
Mid-Term Evaluation of the Belgian Survival Fund



1.06.2007
Evaluation of the Commission Support for Statistics



1.05.2007
Mali : Evaluation conjointe de la coopération de la CE et de la France avec le Mali



1.05.2007
Evaluation de la stratégie régionale de la CE Evaluation de la stratégie régionale de la CE



2.04.2007
Evaluation of EC Support to Micro-Project Programmes under the European Development Fund in ACP countries



2.04.2007
Benin : Evaluation de la stratégie pays de la CE au Benin



2.04.2007
Ghana : Evaluation of EC Country Strategy for Ghana



1.03.2007
Armenia: Country Strategy Evaluation



1.02.2006
Joint Evaluation of Trade Capacity Building in Partner Countries



1.02.2006
Evaluation of European Community Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries



31.05.2005
Joint Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Impact of the Enabling Development Policy of the World Food Programme (WFP)



3.11.2003
EC regional support strategy to the West Africa region



12.08.2003
Ex post evaluation of the Objective 5b programmes 1994-1999



1.12.2002
Evaluation des impacts des principales mesures de l'OCM dans le secteur de l'huile d'olive



21.11.2002
Evaluation of the Relationship between Country Programmes and Fisheries Agreements



1.08.2002
Clarifying the definitions of EC economic co-operation with third countries