Evaluation of Swedish International Training Programmes (ITP); Quality Infrastructure – Technical Barriers to Trade (304) and Sanitary/ Phytosanitary (305) 2013–2017
Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Eric Buhl-Nielsen , Mimi Groenbech , Sefano Sedola , Gemunu Wijesena , Jonas Noren
The programme was found to be relevant and developed capacity at individual level. A combination of effective training, attainment of critical mass and a cumulative effect in core institutions led to institutional impact. However, change projects were often weakly supported and not sufficiently linked to credible reforms. The role of the private sector was not prioritised. It was recommended to: systematically link the programme and change projects to wider quality infrastructure reforms; build local capacity to undertake similar programmes and, continue to fund trade and quality infrastructure re-lated programmes building on the track record of Swedish institutions.