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Ex-post evaluatie van de duurzaamheid van 10 interventies van de Belgische gouvernementele samenwerking

Dienst Bijzondere Evaluatie van de Belgische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (S4)
Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Basic Health Services / Primary health care; Health Policy and Governance; Policy, Governance, System; Health Policy / Policy Dialogue / Governance / Legal framework
Narrative description of project:
The Belgian Special Evaluation Office of the Belgian Cooperation commissioned an ex-post evaluation of the sustainability of results of the Belgian governmental development cooperation. The evaluation focused on two partner countries – Benin and Bolivia – and on two sectors – health and agriculture – and covered the period 2000-2015. A sample of 10 completed projects was evaluated. The total amount of these projects was 60.7 million euros.
A consortium of two consulting companies – hera and ADE – implemented this evaluation.
Learning is the main objective of this evaluation, in addition to accountability. Given the focus on drawing relevant lessons, the evaluation team paid due attention to the analysis of factors that explain why results are sustainable or lack sustainability. External explanatory factors are related to the evolving context in partner countries and in the specific sector. Internal explanatory factors are related to the Belgian governmental development cooperation. A traffic light analysis has been made to assess and illustrate whether explanatory factors contributed in a positive, a neutral or mixed, or a negative way to the sustainability of results.