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2021.02.19
Evaluation study of the Common Agricultural Policy’s impact on territorial development of rural areas: socioeconomic aspects - Report published
The final report of the Evaluation study of the CAP’s impact on territorial development of rural areas regarding socioeconomic aspects, has been published on the website of DG AGRI. This Report was prepared by our Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Department. ÖIR was the evaluation study project leader.
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2020.10.16
Evaluation of the impact of LEADER on balanced territorial development
Evaluation of the impact of LEADER on balanced territorial development
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2020.10.15
ADE participation to Farm to Fork Conference
ADE is participating as panelist to the Farm to Fork Conference for the session ‘New knowledge and innovation solutions for sustainable farming’ held online on 16 October 2020.


2020.10.09
2020 Nobel Prize for Peace to WFP
2020 Nobel Prize for Peace to WFP


2019.11.13
The CAP’s impact on generational renewal evaluation Report published
The final report of the Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas has been published on the website of DG AGRI. This Report was prepared by our Rural Development and Environment Department. CCRI was the evaluation study project leader.


2019.09.18
Evaluation study of the Common Agricultural Policy’s impact on territorial development of rural areas: socioeconomic aspects
Under the DG-AGRI Framework contract for the evaluation studies of CAP measures contributing to the general objectives of balanced territorial development, ADE is currently conducting an evaluation of the CAP’s impact on territorial development of rural areas: socio-economic aspects (September 2019 – October 2020). ÖIR is the evaluation study project leader.


2019.09.18
Evaluation study of the Common Agricultural Policy’s impact on knowledge exchange and advisory services
Under the DG_AGRI Framework contract for the evaluation studies of CAP measures contributing to the general objectives of balanced territorial development, ADE is currently conducting an evaluation of the CAP’s impact on knowledge exchange and advisory services (September 2019 – October 2020). ADE is the evaluation study project leader.


2019.09.06
The Benin Institutional Diagnostic has just been released
ADE in collaboration with OPM, University of Namur and Paris School of Economics just released the Benin Institutional Diagnostic. This report is based on a systematic and holistic study of the Beninese economic and institutional environment and how it operates.


2019.05.21
Eswatini (former Swaziland) AfDB Evaluation published
The African Development Bank’s Strategy and Program Evaluation for Eswatini (former Swaziland) has been completed and published.


2019.05.02
Launch of the Evaluation of the African Development Bank’ support to Egypt for the period 2009-2018
Launch of the Evaluation of the African Development Bank’ support to Egypt for the period 2009-2018


2019.04.30
ADE participation on state aids in the agricultural, forestry and rural areas
ADE participated as a speaker in the training on state aids in the agricultural, forestry and rural areas on 30 April in Brussels (Maastricht University, Brussels Campus).


2019.04.04
The State aid evaluation Report published
This Report was prepared by our Rural Development and Environment Department


2019.02.05
Launch of the Evaluation of DANIDA country programme in Niger
The Danish strategy and program in Niger over the period 2009-2018 will be evaluated by ADE.


2019.01.16
Launch of the Evaluation of EU State Building Contracts
EU Budget Support in situations of Fragility and Transition over the period 2012-2018 will be evaluated by ADE.


2019.01.15
Participation to OECD PS4SD Week
We will be a discussant in the Panel discussion on Monitoring Blended Finance for Transparency and Results


2019.01.10
Launch of UNHCR-Danida evaluation on a migration-related programme
ADE is carrying out an evaluation of a pilot model of UNHCR in Kenya for addressing concerns of both refugees and host communities, and combing both humanitarian and development actors.


2018.11.06
Contribution to UNCDF report on Blended Finance
ADE has drafted “Challenges of Measuring Blended Finance in LDCs” in the UNCDF report published today.


2018.10.03
ADE participation to 2018 EES Conference
ADE will give two presentations to the 2018 Conference of the European Evaluation Society (Thessaloniki, 3-5 October).


2018.07.11
Evaluation of FMO investment fund published
The Evaluation of the Infrastructure Development Fund, a Netherlands Government Fund, has been completed and published.


2018.06.27
PSD Thematic Evaluation published
The Evaluation of Belgian Cooperation’s Support to the Private Sector has been completed and published.


2018.06.13
AfDB Agricultural Value Chain Evaluation published
The African Development Bank’s “Strengthening Agricultural Value Chains to Feed Africa” Cluster Evaluation Report has been completed and published.


2018.05.01
ALNAP’s “Evaluation of the month” awarded to ADE’s ECHO India-Nepal Evaluation
The Evaluation of the EU’s Humanitarian Aid to India and Nepal has been selected as the “Evaluation of the month” for May 2018 by the ALNAP network


2018.03.05
ECHO India-Nepal Evaluation published
The Evaluation of the EU’s Humanitarian Aid to India and Nepal 2013-2017 has just been published.


2018.01.29
OECD Blended Finance Knowledge Exchange
ADE will participate on 1 February to the Knowledge Exchange & Learning Session on Blended Finance organised by the OECD in Paris


2018.01.25
Ivory Coast AfDB Evaluation published
The African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Strategy and Program Evaluation for Ivory Coast has been completed and published.


2017.12.20
Evaluation of State aid instruments in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas
ADE has been selected by DG AGRI to conduct an evaluation of the instruments applicable to State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas (2018).


2017.12.20
Evaluation studies of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures for balanced territorial development
ADE has been selected by DG AGRI to implement the Framework contract for the evaluation studies of CAP measures contributing to the general objectives of balanced territorial development (2018-2023).


2017.12.11
Launch of the Evaluation of the AfDB’s support to Swaziland
On behalf of the African Development Bank (AfDB), ADE is carrying out a country strategy and program evaluation in Swaziland over the period 2009-2018.


2017.10.20
Launch of the Impact Evaluation of Min Ajliki programme in Morocco
ADE launches the Impact Evaluation of Min Ajliki programme in Morocco.


2017.09.11
Evaluating the labeling of the origin of dairy & meat products
ADE is currently conducting an evaluation of the implementation, in France, of the Ministry decree n°2016-1137 on the indication of the origin of milk, and of milk and meat used as ingredients.


2017.06.21
Launch of Private Sector Support Evaluation
An evaluation of the Belgian cooperation’s support to the private sector (PSD and PS4D) has just started.


2017.06.07
European Development Days 2017
ADE is participating to the European Development Days held in Brussels the 7 and 8 June 2017.


2017.04.28
Evaluation of Joint Programming published
The process of joint programming by the European Union and its Member States, launched in 2011, has now been evaluated.


2017.04.26
Evaluation of Blending published
The 7 EU regional investment facilities are covered in this study. It assesses blending as an aid modality, whereby the EU “blends grants with loans”.


2017.03.27
African Evaluation Association - AfrEA: conference 2017
ADE is participating at the 8th AfrEA conference to be held in Kampala (Uganda) from March 27th until March 31st, 2017.


2017.03.10
Evaluation of a country in turmoil – African development Bank’s support to Burundi 2004-2015
In a context marked by political and economic turmoil, the evaluation team used an innovative approach mixing remote & site specific activities to collect evidence and triangulate.


2017.02.24
Launch of the Evaluation of the Infrastructure Development Fund (FMO)
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contracted ADE to undertake an evaluation of its Infrastructure Development Fund over the period 2002-2016.


2017.02.24
Lancement de l’évaluation régionale UE-Afrique de l’Ouest
ADE participe à l’évaluation de la coopération de l’Union européenne avec l’Afrique de l’Ouest durant la période 2008-2016.


2017.02.24
Publication de l’Évaluation de la coopération de l’UE avec le Tchad
Cette évaluation examine la coopération durant la période 2008-2014.


2017.01.23
Launch of the evaluation of the ADB’s support to Agricultural Value Chains
ADE is conducting an evaluation of the African Development Bank’s support to the Agricultural Value Chains Development


2017.01.16
Launch of a Thematic Evaluation of Capacity Development
ADE has started an evaluation of Luxembourg’s bilateral cooperation to capacity development in third countries.


2017.01.14
Publication de l’évaluation sécurité alimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne de l’AFD
Le rapport de synthèse de l’Évaluation des stratégies et programmes de la BAD au Togo sur la période 2004-2013 a été publié


2017.01.14
Publication de l’Evaluation de la coopération de la BAD avec le Togo
Le rapport de synthèse de l’Évaluation des stratégies et programmes de la BAD au Togo sur la période 2004-2013 a été publié


2016.12.31
Joint strategic country evaluation of the development cooperation of Denmark, Sweden and the European Union with Banglad



2016.12.21
Forum International Francophone de l'Evaluation
ADE a participé au 2ème FIFE qui a eu lieu du 14 au 16 décembre à Marrakech et a rassemblé plus de 400 participants.


2016.12.15
Publication of the final report of the Evaluation of Measures for Agriculture Carried Out for the Outermost Regions (POS
The final report of the Evaluation of Measures for Agriculture Carried Out for the Outermost Regions (POSEI) and the Smaller Aegean Islands has been published on the website of DG AGRI.


2016.12.15
Finalisation of the Impact and in-depth study of the Rural Development Grant Programme in Kosovo
On behalf of DANIDA, ADE finalised the impact evaluation of the Rural Development Grant Programme in Kosovo


2016.11.29
Semaine de la Microfinance 2016
ADE a participé à la Semaine de la Microfinance qui a rassemblé plus de 470 participants.


2016.09.08
Launch of the evaluation of the ADB assistance in Ivory Coast
ADE will carry out an evaluation of the African Development Bank (ADB) strategy and programmes in Ivory Coast, covering the period 2006-2016.


2016.08.09
ADE participation to EES conference in September
ADE will make three presentations at the European Evaluation Society conference in Maastricht.


2016.05.13
ADE is involved in a big research program on Economic Development & Institutions (EDI)
ADE, Namur University, Paris School of Economics and OPM are partners to lead this innovative research program funded by DFID.


2016.05.13
What does the future hold for impact evaluation in the Belgian NGO sector? The lessons from four case studies.
The synthesis report is now available as well as the reports of the 4 case studies.


2016.03.01
Renewal of ADE as lead contractor for a framework contract for complex strategic evaluations with the EU’s DG DEVCO
ADE consolidates for future years its leading position in Europe on complex strategic evaluations of public policies and programmes.


2016.02.29
Séminaire final de l’Évaluation de la coopération de l’UE avec le Tchad
A N’Djamena, devant près de 80 participants, a eu lieu le 24 novembre 2015 le séminaire de présentation et de discussion des résultats de cette évaluation globale


2016.01.21
Nouvelles publications / New publications
Evaluation de la coopération de l’Union européenne avec la République Démocratique du Congo, la République de Madagascar et le Lesotho


2016.01.15
Launch of the Evaluation of EU Joint Programming Process
ADE has been commissioned by the European Commission (DG DEVCO) to evaluate the process of joint programming of development cooperation between the EU and EU Member States for the period 2011-2015.


2016.01.07
Launch of a scoping study for 3ie on agricultural insurance mechanisms
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has commissioned ADE to conduct a scoping study in the field of agricultural risk reduction for farmers in LMIC


2015.11.04
ADE video on Impact Evaluation methodology
ADE produced a 5' video on mixed-methods with counterfactual approach used for an Impact Evaluation in Peru.


2015.09.16
Launch of the evaluation of the AFD food security policy
ADE will carry out an evaluation on the French Agency for Development (AFD) strategy regarding food security and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, covering the period 2013-2016.


2015.04.15
Impact evaluation in Cameroon (AFD-C2D programs)
Impact evaluation on ACEFA and AFOP programs.


2015.04.01
Evaluation of the Environment Policy of the Austrian Development Co-operation and its Implementation by Main ODA Actors
ADE has been awarded the contract: “Evaluation of the Environment Policy of the Austrian Development Co-operation and its Implementation by the Main ODA Actors between 2007-2014, Austria, Austrian Development Agency”.


2015.02.15
ADE is conducting new impact evaluations
Mixed-methods Impact Evaluation of 4 NGO projects.


2015.02.03
Launch of the evaluation of the EU cooperation with Pakistan
ADE is starting an evaluation covering the main areas of EU cooperation with Pakistan over the period 2007-2014.


2015.01.19
Launch of the Evaluation of the ECHO response to the Syrian crisis
ADE is starting a strategic evaluation of the ECHO response to the Syrian crisis, 2012 – 2014.


2015.01.12
Launch of the Evaluation of Blending
ADE is undertaking a strategic evaluation of the EU Blending instrument


2015.01.12
Launch of the Evaluation on the use of different Transfer Modalities in ECHO humanitarian actions
ADE is undertaking a strategic evaluation on ECHO’s use of cash, vouchers or in-kind aid


2014.11.30
Launch of the Joint Country Evaluation of development cooperation of Denmark, Sweden and the EU with Bangladesh
Pilot case for integrating full Budget Support Evaluation methodology in 1 sector, within a multi-sector country-level evaluation.


2014.10.29
Delivery of a training on budget support in the Pacific Islands
ADE delivered a 4-day training on budget support during the week 20-24 October to the national authorities of Fiji, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tuvalu as well as to the staff of the European Union Delegation in Fiji and in the Solomon Islands.


2014.10.01
Joint evaluation of budget support operations in Morocco: release of the Final evaluation report
The joint evaluation of budget support operations in Morocco led by ADE is now public following a last discussion seminar held in Brussels on 23 September. EN: The joint evaluation of budget support operations in Morocco led by ADE is now public following a last discussion seminar held in Brussels on 23 September.


2014.09.23
Séminaire de présentation du rapport de l’Évaluation de la coopération de l’UE avec le Togo
ADE a discuté avec une centaine d’acteurs à Lomé les conclusions et les recommandations du rapport final provisoire


2014.09.08
Synthesis report of an impact evaluation using mixed methods is now available
Ex Post Impact Evaluation of 4 Governmental Cooperation Projects


2014.09.03
Evaluation of the Implementation of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid
This evaluation conducted for DG ECHO contributes to EU reflection on the future implementation of its humanitarian policy.


2014.05.06
Launch of the Evaluation of the European Union's Co-operation with Lesotho 2008-2013
The EU has contracted ADE to undertake a strategy-level evaluation of its co-operation with Lesotho over the period 2008-2013. This is the latest study in a series of geographical evaluations that ADE is currently conducting for the EU and other donors.


2014.05.02
ADE selected as a “Gazelle” company.
ADE has been selected as one of 200 “Gazelles” of 2013 by the Belgian magazine Trends-Tendances.


2014.01.10
Publication of a Meta-Evaluation of Non-Governmental Development Aid Programmes
ADE’s innovative meta-evaluation exercise has recently been published.


2013.12.06
NomADE workshop 2013
The next NomADE workshop will take place soon


2013.10.01
ADE Management Changes
ADE has a new Managing Director since 1st October 2013


2013.04.09
Publication of The Evaluation of the EU's Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries
ADE’s evaluation report was published on website of the European Commission.


2013.03.25
The challenges of competitiveness and employment in the framework of the transition to democracy in Tunisia
Diagnosis on competitiveness and employment in Tunisia


2012.08.17
Publication of the “Thematic Evaluation of European Commission Support to Agricultural Commodities in ACP countries”
ADE’s evaluation report was published on the European Commission’s website. The evaluation performed by ADE provided an overall assessment of the support to agricultural commodities in ACP countries from 2000 to 2009.


2012.07.29
Rating “excellent” for the Evaluation of European Commission Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace-building
Evaluation of European Commission Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace-building : overall quality rating of “excellent”.


2012.04.19
ADE presents findings of Study to Northern Sparsely Populated Regions Forum in Sundsvall, Sweden
ADE presented the findings from a recently completed study on behalf of European Commission DG Regional Policy, focusing on the role and effectiveness of ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) in regions with specific geographical features, at the annual event of the Northern Sparsely Populated regions (this includes North and East Finland, North Norway, North and Mid Sweden).


2012.04.18
Launch of an innovative impact evaluation
ADE is conducting an ex post evaluation of the impact of four projects of the Belgian governmental cooperation. It is a ground breaking exercise in that it combines and compares both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods for assessing impact (whereas these are commonly used or studied separately). The evaluation will report on the impact of the four projects and on the methodological lessons learned from those four case studies.


2012.04.12
Evaluation of the implementation of the School Fruit Scheme in the French and German Communities of Belgium in 2010-2011
In 2008, the DG Agriculture & Rural Development of the European Commission launched a European programme in favour of consumption of fruit & vegetables for school children. ADE undertook the evaluation of the implementation of this programme in the French and German Communities of Belgium for the period ranging from August 1st 2010 to July 31st 2011.


2012.02.29
Final Report approved on the role and effectiveness of ERDF and the Cohesion Fund in regions with specific geographical
The European Commission has approved the Final Report for ADE’s 12 month Study on the role and effectiveness of ERDF and the Cohesion Fund in regions with specific geographical features – islands, mountains and sparsely populated regions.


2012.02.15
Presentation of the Evaluation of the EC’s support to Justice and Security System Reforms at a dissemination seminar
ADE has finalised the Evaluation of the Commission’s support to JSSR in third countries over the period 2001-2009.


2012.02.10
ADE has presented the Study findings to senior island representatives, at the Committee of the Regions
ADE presented the findings from a recent study in regions with specific geographical features.


2012.02.01
Evaluation of Promotion and Information Actions for Agricultural Products
The evaluation assessed the European Commission (EC)’s promotion and information policy for agricultural products since 2002.


2011.12.16
ADE organized its 6th Nomade Workshop on Monday 19th December 2011
Current issues and future approach of Budget Support


2011.11.11
Presentation of the evaluation of the EC’s support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building at a dissemination seminar
ADE has finalised the Evaluation of the Commission’s support to CPPB in third countries over the period 2001-2010.


2011.11.10
ADE presents the results of the mid-term evaluation of the French Rural Development Programme (PDRH)
This presentation, at regional meetings in Paris and Lyon (France), is made by Monika Beck, Head of Rural Development and Environment Department at ADE, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.


2011.11.06
Training on Aid Modalities
ADE is now designing and delivering training courses on Aid Modalities


2011.10.12
Overall and organizational assessments for the Belgian Development Agency
ADE has been awarded a one year contract with BTC to carry out “overall assessments” of public finance management system


2011.10.12
Evaluation of the partnership agreement between France and Comoros
ADE has started beginning of September 2011 the evaluation of the “Document cadre de partenariat”


2011.10.12
Study on the challenges of competitiveness of employment in the Tunisian democratically transition
This study is taking place during the transition period in order to address some major problems the Tunisian society must face today


2011.06.15
ADE gave a presentation at the European Business & Innovation Centre Network / RETIS Annual Congress
“Creative Innovation, Inspired Entrepreneurs, Smart Growth”, Toulon (France)


2011.05.18
Launch of the Evaluation of EC Support to Private Sector Development
The European Commission has contracted ADE to undertake an evaluation of its support to the development of the private sector since the issue of its related strategy in 2003


2011.03.29
Launch of the EU/ACP Microfinance Programme evaluation
The European Commission has contracted ADE to undertake a final evaluation of the EU/ACP Microfinance Programme. This was the first EC-managed programme entirely dedicated to Microfinance. It was launched in 2005 on resources from the 9th European Development Fund and targeted African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It aimed primarily at supporting microfinance institutions through development and promotion of capacity building, transparency and enhanced efficiency.


2011.03.29
Launch of the Evaluation of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE)
ADE is undertaking, upon request of the European Commission, an evaluation of the Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE). The CDE is a joint EU-ACP institution created in the framework of the Cotonou Agreement to support implementation of private-sector development strategies by providing non-financial services to companies and businesses in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.


2011.03.29
Evaluation of EC Cooperation with Ukraine released
This evaluation provides an overall independent assessment of the entire European Commission’s cooperation with Ukraine over the period 2002-2009, and provides key lessons for improving current and future EC strategies and programmes.


2011.03.28
Mid-term evaluation of the Luxembourg 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme released
The mid-term evaluation presents preliminary outputs, results, conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of the RDP 2007-2013 in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in terms of efficiency and effectiveness as well as answers to the EC evaluation questions.


2011.03.28
Mid-term evaluation of the Walloon 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme released
The mid-term evaluation presents preliminary outputs, results, conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of the RDP 2007-2013 in Wallonia (Belgium) in terms of efficiency and effectiveness as well as answers to the EC evaluation questions.


2011.03.28
Launch of the Evaluation of Promotion and Information Actions for Agricultural products
The evaluation will analyse and synthesise nine pre-existing evaluation studies assessing the effectiveness of information and promotion actions for agricultural products, covering the internal and external markets between 2002 and 2008. This analysis allows drawing horizontal conclusions and recommendations for information and promotion actions.


2011.03.25
Mid-term evaluation of the Investment Facility and EIB own resources operations in ACP countries released
ADE was commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the European Investment Bank (EIB) activities in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) over the period 2003-2009. These activities were implemented respectively within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and the Overseas Association Decision. It concerns a total of €4.1 billion in approvals, 64% of which were funded under the Investment Facility and 36% under EIB own resources.


2011.02.22
ADE gave a joint presentation with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ADE gave a joint presentation with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Société wallonne de l'Évaluation et de la Prospective (SWEP) on Thursday 24th February in Namur


2011.02.15
Mr Edwin Clerckx gave a presentation at the DAC OECD Workshop
Edwin Clerckx gave a presentation at the DAC OECD Workshop on “Evaluating conflict prevention and peace-building activities” organized by NORAD on 16 and 17 February in Oslo.


2011.02.09
Launch of the Evaluation of the EC Cooperation with Honduras
The European Commission has commissioned ADE to carry out an evaluation of its cooperation with Honduras over the period 2002-2009.


2011.01.11
Concept study on the European Commission’s support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building published
Concept study on the European Commission’s support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building published and available online


2010.12.22
Publication of the Evaluation of the EC’s Strategy for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countrie
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) has just published the final report of the independent evaluation ADE has carried out of the EC’s 2004 Strategy for the enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. The evaluation considered all categories of intellectual property rights (IPRs), notably trademarks and geographical indications, copyright and related rights, patents, and designs.


2010.12.14
ADE has organized the Nomade Workshop at his headquarters
ADE has organized the Nomade Workshop at ADE’s headquarters in Louvain-La-Neuve on December 13th 2010


2010.12.01
Book celebrating the 20th anniversary of ADE
On 2010 ADE celebrated its 20th anniversary. To this occasion a book has been edited.


2010.10.06
Prague EES conference
ADE will participate actively to the bi-annual conference of the European Evaluation Society held in Prague on the 6th-8th October 2010, with three presentations. This conference is a unique platform for strategic, cross-border exchanges for evaluators in government, academia, the voluntary and the private sectors. It is expected to bring together around 600 professionals from more than 70 countries working in the field of evaluation.


2010.08.16
JSSR Evaluation
The European Commission has contracted ADE to carry out the thematic evaluation of its support to Justice and Security System reform (JSSR) in third countries over the period 2001-2009. This evaluation is followed and validated by a steering group made of the different services involved in JSSR (DG AIDCO, DG DEV, DG JLS and DG RELEX). The evaluation started in May 2010 and is expected to be completed in Autumn 2011.


2010.08.10
Evaluation of EC cooperation with El Salvador released
Over the period 1998-2008, the European Commission’s cooperation with El Salvador amounted to almost €200m. Upon the EC’s request, ADE carried out an evaluation of the Commission’s support to the country. The evaluation presents findings and conclusions on the 1998-2008 cooperation, and recommendations for improving future EU cooperation.