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Final External Evaluation of the EU funded project "Support to reform of the Myanmar Police Force in the areas of crowd control management and community policing"

The objective of the assignment was to conduct a final external evaluation of the project "Support to reform of the Myanmar Police Force in the areas of crowd control management and community policing".

The specific objectives of the assignment were to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the partner government and, when appropriate, the wider public with:

  • an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the project in object, paying particular attention to the results of the project against its objectives;
  • key lessons and recommendations in order to advise  the formulation of a new EU-funded intervention in support of the reform of the MPF which would continue and further expand the activities implemented under the project in object.

The mission was in charge of:

• Assessing the project using the standard 5 DAC evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact.

• Translating of the evaluation criteria into specific evaluation questions, used during the inception and desk phase and in consultation with the EU Delegation and key concerned stakeholders, when appropriate. Once agreed, the evaluation questions will be contractually binding.

• Studying of the main issues for the final evaluation: the  rationale of the project, whether the decision to focus EU support on the areas of community policing and crowd management was the most effective to support the reform of the MPF, or rather if other areas should have been addressed; the  main  success and failures of the project, including whether the costs have been justified by the benefits that have accrued from the project activities; issues of local project ownership(both in Government and the wider community)  and stakeholder participation; the  extent to which the implementation modalities  were conducive to meeting the project objectives and ensuring a cost-efficient delivery of the project outputs; informed by the above, the areas that deserve further support in view of consolidating the results achieved and further contributing to supporting the reform of the MPF. 

• Considering whether cross-cutting issues such as gender, environment, human rights were taken into account in the formulation documents and the extent to which they have been reflected in the implementation of the project and its monitoring.

• Proposing recommendations to guide the formulation of a new EU-funded intervention in support of the MPF.

• Identifying strengths and weaknesses of the project in object and propose modalities to capitalise on its achievements in the longer term, while avoiding repeating possible mistakes.

• Recommending future areas where the EU should focus its support and elaborate on the strategic values of these areas to efficiently contribute to the reform of the MPF.

Project Details

  • Country: Myanmar
  • Donor organisation: European Commission
  • Start of project: September 2015