Trade and private sector

Mid-term Evaluation of the EBRD Women in Business Programme in the Eastern Partnership (EaP)

Location: Belgium , Belgium, Eastern Partner Countries

The EBRD Women in Business Programme in Eastern Partnership countries (EaP) was launched by the European Union (EU) in 2015 to promote women entrepreneurship and more broadly women’s participation in business, supporting women-led enterprises with access to know-how, access to finance and non-financial development services.
The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union and the interested stakeholders with:
  • An overall independent assessment of the past performance of the Women in Business intervention, paying particular attention to its results measured against its objectives; contributing to learning by understanding what have been the factors that made these achievements possible or created obstacles to the results (their focus is therefore on why, not only on what)
  • To assess the programme in the light of other similar different access to finance programmes not targeting women (such as SME Finance Facility or DCFTA Facility) that are being implemented through PFIs. The evaluation should compare the added value of this programme and assess potential overlaps
  • In particular, this evaluation would serve to assess potential new applications to the Neighbourhood Investment Platform (NIP) from EBRD for a new Women in Business contribution. So, the evaluation will serve the remainder of this action as well as possible future contributions.

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European Commission

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BKP Economic Advisors GmbH