International Economics is conducting an evaluation of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Economic Development Programme of 2013/14 – 2016/17, covering areas that include trade policy support, debt management and sustainable management of marine and other natural resources.

This is being done by reviewing the Secretariat’s support in Economic Development and its relevance to the needs of member countries, assessing the extent to which Commonwealth Member States benefitted from the Secretariat’s work and the design and strategies used in the delivery of the programme. Gender mainstreaming in Economic Development work are also being reviewed. The evaluation also covers strategic and operational recommendations on economic, efficiency, effectiveness and equity perspectives.