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Evaluation Procedure

The N.D.P. is evaluated using an approach developed under the C.S.F. 1994 to 1999. This approach is made up of 5 key evaluation questions, as follows:

  • Questions about the rationale or justification for programmes under the N.D.P..
  • The question of programme effectiveness (i.e., are programmes meeting their financial and physical performance targets?).
  • Questions of programme relevance (i.e., what are the implications for programmes of changes in the socio-economic environment?).
  • Are the programmes efficient (could more be achieved for the resources invested?).
  • What impact have the programmes had (i.e., what differences have they made in terms of socio-economic development?).
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