Evaluation of Capacity Building Project on Trade Facilitation and the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Promotion

The Project at A Glance

To narrow the capacity gap and make trade more inclusive in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the most comprehensive intergovernmental platform in the region, has been providing a variety of capacity building activities with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Government of the Republic of Korea since 2013. International Economics is supporting the UNESCAP team in conducting an evaluation of the Capacity Building programme on Trade Facilitation and the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Promotion to Strengthen Intra-Regional Cooperation (Phase III). The purpose of the evaluation is to support accountability for results and to enable learning.

International Economics will assess the project performance against the following evaluation criteria: effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, gender and human rights mainstreaming. The team will also formulate lessons learned and action-oriented recommendations to inform management decision-making and improve future project design and implementation of relevant UNESCAP capacity development work.

Our Strategy and Impact

International Economics will carry out a theory-based evaluation of the programme, assessing the extent to which outputs and outcomes have been achieved and examining the validity of assumptions that have been articulated linking the achievement of these outputs to outcome and impact. In addition to reviewing programme reports and documents, the team will also conduct stakeholder interviews and a survey to gather information.

Our Core Solutions

International Economics can assist organisations and governments in tracking the economic, social, and environmental aspects of a project in order to make well-informed strategic decisions. We also develop and implement evaluation plans. Our evaluation services can help track outcomes, monitor the accomplishment of the identified outcomes and identify areas for improvement.

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