Presentation of the Evaluation of Finland’s Development Cooperation

  • 27 June 2016

A Mokoro team, led by Principal Consultant Alta Fölscher, visited Helsinki in mid-June to present the findings of the Evaluation of Finland’s Development Cooperation Strategies and the Country Strategy Modality. This evaluation, the largest in Mokoro’s history, was carried out in partnership with Indufor on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide evidence-based information and practical guidance for the next phase of the Country Strategy Modality. This included how to improve results-based management in country programming for management, learning and accountability purposes; and how to improve the quality of implementation of Finnish development policy at the partner country level. As such, comprehensive country strategy evaluations took place in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia.

Whilst in Helsinki, the team presented the results of the evaluation including cross-cutting themes emerging from the individual country studies. Recommendations were offered for Finland’s future development cooperation.

Finland’s development cooperation encompasses a range of sectors and required a diverse and experienced team to carry out the evaluation which began in September 2015. Core team members included Alta Fölscher, Lilli Loveday, Stephen Lister, Nick Maunder, Stephen Turner, Muriel Visser, Ann Bartholomew, Gadissa Bultosa, Kumar Upadhyaya and many others from our partners at Indufor.

You can read more about this assignment, including the team’s presentation in Helsinki, here.