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Evaluation of Olof Palme International Centre Programme in Albania: “Civil Society Programme for Participation, Accountability and Social Change 2019–2022”

Final Report


The purpose of the evaluation was to provide an impartial review of the Olof Palme International Centre (OPC) Civil Society Programme for Participation, Accountability and Social Change in Albania. The evaluation concludes that the programme approach was coherent with Sida’s strategies and other development efforts, relevant in the Albanian context and that results were achieved across areas of citizen participation and labour rights and that the programme is well-managed. Main threats to sustainability relates to the need for continued funding and the difficulty of balancing programme support whilst being aware of risks of substituting roles of local government and labour unions. The outcome mapping methodology for reporting is resourceintensive, but showed promise as a process for self- and partner reflection and contributed to building relations between OPC and its partners. The evaluation provided recommendation that Sida and potential other donors should fund future phases of the OPC programme and to continuously review and adjust the balance between providing external support to emerging trade unions and ensuring leadership and ownership of the changes by the trade unions.


Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2022-09-13

Publikationstyp: Utvärdering – Sida Decentralised Evaluation

Utgiven: 2022

Språk: Engelska

Författare: Eric Buhl-Nielsen, Ivan Naletilić, Silvana Rusi, Vera Devine