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Region:    Africa & Western Indian Ocean

Mid-Term Evaluation of Improved Regional Fisheries Governance in West Africa (PESCAO) 

DG Development (European Commission) - Project Dates:
December 2022 - April 2022

Description of Project:
The overall objective of the PEASCAO programme was to enhance the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. The specific objective wasto improve regional fisheries governance in Western Africa through better coordination of national fisheries policies. 

This assignment provided a Mid Term Review of the programme.

Services Provided:

The main objectives of the evaluation were to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and the wider public with:

    • an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the PESCAO programme, 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 MTR considered the performance of the programme against standard evaluation criteria, and in particular examined:

    • the assumptions underpinning the programme design and whether still valid
    • programme processes
    • emerging programme impacts