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Mid-term evaluation of Energising Development project


Monitoring and Evaluation

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The evaluation provided an understanding of the cause-and-effect links among: inputs and activities, and outputs, outcomes and impacts. The evaluation served accountability, decision making, learning and management purposes.  The main objectives of this evaluation were to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and other audience:

  • An overall independent assessment of the past performance of “Upscaling Energising Development Ethiopia (EnDev) – Access to energy through off-grid renewable energy solutions”, paying particular attention to its intermediate results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
  • Key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future Interventions.

The evaluation team undertook the following tasks:

  • Revision of relevant documents including the contract between the EU Delegation and GIZ and riders to the contract. Interim reports submitted during the implementation of the project and technical documents or reports produced by GIZ or consultants engaged by the project. Relevant documents produced by the Energising Development (EnDev) in different phases of its implementation in Ethiopia. The revision of relevant documents will provide the necessary information in order to draft the inception report
  • Collect information regarding the two components of the project (ICS and Solar) at federal level from GIZ staff and management, from government stakeholders and from development partners.
  • Site visit and related information at regional and local level. Activities were checked through a statistical significance sample at field level evaluating: the physical accomplishment and the technical quality of the works, the operational status including needs for repair and the real service the infrastructure is providing. Level of satisfaction and comments from direct beneficiaries were collected and elaborated.