Trade and private sector

Evaluation of the project "Support to trade development in Southern Mediterranean through the Agadir Agreement"

Location: Jordan , Jordan

The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with:
  • an overall independent assessment of the past performance of "Support to trade development in Southern Mediterranean through the Agadir Agreement paying particular attention to its results and challenges measured against expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
  • analysis of the coherence and synergies over the different phases of the programme, with other ongoing EU (regional) actions and future EU actions, (past phases have been evaluated and monitored already);
  • Diagnostic of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness of the Agadir Technical Unit as technical organ of the Agadir Agreement;
  • Key lessons learnt, conclusions and related recommendations for future programmes.
In particular, this evaluation will serve to distil lessons from this action (including previous phases) and understand how the ATU could be reinforced (if needed) within the overall governance structure of the Agadir Agreement.
The aim of this evaluation of the Support to Agadir programme is three-folded:
  1. Firstly, it aims to analyse the results, both quantitative and qualitative, achieved and challenges faced so far in the "Support to trade development in Southern Mediterranean through the Agadir Agreement" over four phases with a focus on the ongoing programme (phase IV).
  2. Secondly, it aims to evaluate progress of the implementation of the Strategic Plan adopted by ATU for the period 2017-2021.
  3. Finally, it intends to evaluate the responsiveness of current resources and allocations of the ATU, as the technical organise of the Agadir institutional governance, to realize the objectives of Agadir Agreement and its level of efficiency, effectiveness (institutionally, H.R, financially), deficiencies and methods of development.
This evaluation will also serve to understand the performance of the Action, its enabling factors and those hampering a proper delivery of results in order to identify key lessons learnt that could be useful for improved future EU interventions and Actions in the same sector. The evaluation will also draw conclusions on the impact and sustainability of given Actions.

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COWI Belgium