Evaluation of the Regional Statistics Cooperation on the Western Balkans 2013 – 2016

2017-04-26

Publication Author:
Leif Danielsson, Sabina Ymeri and Pier Giorgio Ardeni
Series:
Serier – Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Description:
2017:12 Sida Decentralised Evaluation / The evaluation found that: Activities carried out were by and large relevant and has been moderately effective. The effects of the interventions have been positive, especially considering the Summer School, statistical methodology, gender and social statistics and the prospects for sustainability of results are good for the majority of the components. However, the sustainability of project results will depend on the ability of NSIs to retain staff and the sustainability of the RSC is questionable in the medium term in the absence of external support. The evaluation briefly examined the effectiveness of the project monitoring and management and there is room for improvements in using standard project planning, monitoring and evaluation approaches.The evaluation found that: Activities carried out were by and large relevant and has been moderately effective. The effects of the interventions have been positive, especially considering the Summer School, statistical methodology, gender and social statistics and the prospects for sustainability of results are good for the majority of the components. However, the sustainability of project results will depend on the ability of NSIs to retain staff and the sustainability of the RSC is questionable in the medium term in the absence of external support. The evaluation briefly examined the effectiveness of the project monitoring and management and there is room for improvements in using standard project planning, monitoring and evaluation approaches.