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Results Orientation and Evaluability of Development Cooperation Programmes

Experiences from the sustainable economic development programmes in Myanmar, Mozambique and Egypt

Programmes are an important instrument of bilateral German development cooperation. The evaluation sets out to generate findings on the results orientation and evaluability of development cooperation programmes, identify needed improvements and provide pointers for developing an evaluation format at programme level.

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for the planning and political control of German development cooperation. To support sustainable development in partner countries, bilateral German development cooperation is planned and implemented through country strategies in conjunction with programmes and modules (projects). In programmes, objectives and priority areas for bilateral development cooperation are defined in a specific field of action. These form the starting point for the modules of the implementing organisations. The evaluation looks at the formats and procedures currently used to plan, steer and assess development cooperation programmes. The findings will be used to assess the results orientation and evaluability of development cooperation programmes, and will support the development of a format for evaluating them.


With 'BMZ 2030', the BMZ has drawn up a reform strategy for bilateral German development cooperation. This is designed to help manage interventions and funds even more strategically, effectively and efficiently, thus supporting implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Bilateral official development cooperation will play a particular role here, as the BMZ's direct official cooperation is implemented through the four implementing organisations GIZ, KfW, PTB and BGR. A procedural reform of bilateral development cooperation is thus a key prerequisite for achieving the reform goals. The modules of the implementing organisations are usually bundled and implemented in development cooperation programmes. These programmes are therefore a key strategic instrument for the BMZ in bilateral development cooperation.


The evaluation is pursuing several overarching objectives. It aims to identify opportunities to improve the use and application of formats for planning and steering development cooperation programmes. It also aims to assess the evaluability of these programmes and provide pointers for designing an evaluation format at programme level.


The evaluation will answer the questions across three levels of analysis:

  1. Analysis of the political and scientific directives, and their translation into specific formats (desk study and interviews)
  2. Analysis of application based on specific case studies. Here the evaluation will look at the programmes for sustainable economic development in Myanmar, Mozambique and Egypt (desk study and interviews).
  3. Overarching analysis and validation of the findings from the case studies (standardised online survey, interviews, desk study)



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Amélie Gräfin zu Eulenburg

Head of Department: Sustainable Economic and Social Development, Integrity Officer

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-930

E-mail: amelie.eulenburg@DEval.org

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