The project partner is the Costa Rican Ministry of Planning, Mideplan. The long-standing advisory services and capacity building of its evaluation unit in the framework of the predecessor projects Foceval and Focelac has made it possible for Mideplan to engage as a multiplier for strengthening national evaluation capacities in the region.
In line with the project’s systemic approach, project implementation is based on the evaluation system as a whole – promoting the capacities of public, private and civil society stakeholders at individual and institutional level and strengthening an enabling environment for evaluation. In this regard, the project promotes not only the competencies of the various stakeholders involved in the evaluation system, but also the exchange and cooperation with one another.
To promote systemic change, Focelac+ works together with various international ECD stakeholders that join forces, for example, in the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). Cooperating with GEI provides the opportunity to establish a global ECD platform to work together on strengthening evaluation capacities in partner countries. Focelac+ continues to focus on Latin America, but will also be active in other countries in cooperation with GEI partners.