EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014: Mid-term review - Final report

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Mid-term review of the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014. The review was conducted by the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services and was published in February 2017.

Main findings:

  • Many programmes will produce long-term impacts without further intervention.
  • The potential for impact is seen as greater in programmes with a specific focus, rather than attempting to address the full breadth of issues within a programme area.
  • The programmes deliver short term economic benefits in local communities where projects are implemented. As a by-product of investments in environmental protection, energy efficiency and public health, the support also have the potential to deliver long-term economic benefits.
  • The programme-based approach has improved the efficiency and the potential effectiveness of the Grants compared to the previous period, and has forged the opportunity for Donor Programme Partners to have a positive impact in the design and implementation of programmes.