Evaluation of Swedish International Training Programmes (ITP); Private Sector Development (Private Sector Growth Strategies and Strategic Business Management) 2011–2016
Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Eric Buhl-Nielsen , Mimi Groenbech , Johanna Lindgren Garcia
Sida commissioned an evaluation of the ITP 291 2011–2016. The evaluation concluded that the programme was well-structured, developed capacity at the individual level although less so at the institutional and national level due to a weak linkage with on-going institutional initiatives. The programme lacked focus and was too dispersed. It was recommended to i) retain and enhance the many positive elements of the programme, ii) strengthen networking, where there are likely to be realistic benefits, iii) enhance transformative effects of the programme by linking it with wider reforms and iv) focus the programme to create critical mass and a cumulative effect.