This evaluation examines the SBCs contracts designed and implemented by DG DEVCO and DG NEAR during the period 2012-2018. In total 42 programmes in 23 countries. About €3.9 billion were committed through these 42 SBC programmes, the majority of which in West and Central Africa.
The evaluation assesses the extent to which State Building Contracts (SBCs) contributed to the consolidation of Governments’ core functions after economic or natural shocks and/or when facing situations of fragility or extreme poverty. It identifies findings and provides conclusions and recommendations on how to improve the design and implementation of State and Resilience Building Contracts.