EEA and Norway Grants 2004-2009: Evaluation of NGO funds

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Evaluation of the NGO funds in the 2004-2009 funding period. The evaluation was conducted by PITIJA and weas published in September 2010.

Main findings: 

  • The evaluation shows that the NGO funds provide a well-managed, effective, significant and visible contribution to the ongoing development of the NGO sector in Central and Southern Europe.
  • The NGO funds have demonstrated innovation, assisted in addressing inequalities and targeted needs of local communities.
  • The funds have helped strengthen the capacity of organisations to advocate, increase volunteering, build coalitions and change attitudes.
  • There is a need for further focusing of the funds, simplification of the management and reporting system and better defining of a clear framework for bilateral partnerships and cross-cutting contributions.