PART TWO
CHAPTER 25. MID-TERM EVALUATION REPORT ON A CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: SAMPLE OUTLINE

A mid-term evaluation is conducted for an ongoing programme or project. It serves two immediate purposes: decision-making and taking stock of initial lessons from experience. Specifically, a mid-term evaluation provides a programme or project manager with a basis for identifying appropriate actions to: (a) address particular issues or problems in design, implementation and management, and (b) reinforce initiatives that demonstrate the potential for success.

A capacity development project aims to develop the abilities of individuals and institutions, individually and collectively, to carry out development tasks. It has four interrelated dimensions: individual learning, organizations, organizational interrelationships and enabling environment.

The present chapter contains an outline, in question form, of the report for a mid-term evaluation of a capacity development project. The questions may be modified or new ones may be added depending on the specific characteristics of the project and the purposes of the evaluation. In this sense, the outline is a guide, not a blueprint.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

THE PROJECT AND ITS DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT

FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
Project Concept and Design

Project Implementation

Project Results

RECOMMENDATIONS

LESSONS LEARNED

ANNEXES