Process Evaluation of the South Asia Regional Trade and Integration Programme

The Project at A Glance

The South Asia Regional Trade Integration Programme (SARTIP) was a six-year (2012-2018) initiative designed to support three multilateral organisations namely the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation to promote trade and integration in South Asia. This was a first generation of Department for International Development (DFID) funded project on innovative approaches to regional coordination in South Asia working across trade, investment and regional energy and water development.

International Economics, in consortium with Oxford Policy Management, carried out the project’s process evaluation, demonstrating accountability of whether the programme is on track to meet its outcome, generating learning regarding for supporting this programme and subsequent programmes.

What We Found

The project’s overall objective was to conduct a performance evaluation of the SARTIP to assess the progress being made against specified output indicators and to assess whether the programme is on track. The evaluation also served a learning purpose. Learning focused on whether the causal links and assumptions held, and whether there were early lessons and insights that could contribute to the programme implementation and to the development of future regional trade initiatives.

Our Strategy and Impact

The team at International Economics used the five OECD-DAC criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability, including disaggregation of performance against these criteria by gender and age group. The team carried also out a theory-based evaluation of the programme, assessing the extent to which outputs, outcomes and impact have been achieved and also examining the validity of assumptions that have been articulated linking the achievement of these outputs to outcome and impact.

Our Core Solutions

Governments, international donors, and the private sector face many important questions on the expected outputs and impact before, during and after the implementation of their projects. This is where International Economics Consulting’s team of experts, using innovative methodologies to collect and analyse data, can assist you in tracking the economic, social, and environmental aspects of your project.

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