Mid-term review of Sida support to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Delhi
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Adam Pain , Indevelop AB
The overall objective of this midterm review of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi has been to provide an assessment of CSE’s performance and impact with respect to the long-term bilateral funding by Sida and Sida regional project funding. CSE is a unique public interest organisation that has delivered a significant public good and continues to do so. Its goal is to make a significant contribution to the achievement of environmental and social justice. Its role and the need for it are not in question. If anything, the need will become greater in the future, not less. There is no other organisation of similar stature in the region. CSE combines activist principles with a pragmatic engagement where possible, drawing on robust technical understanding to support its agenda. It also combines a form of crusading journalism with dimensions of a development organisation with programme structures and organisation. The journalistic impulse has driven an emphasis on deadlines, outputs and delivery. Both the bilateral and regional programmes have performed extremely well.