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Final Evaluation of the Fourth Road Sector Policy Support Program in Ethiopia (SPSP IV) (2021)

The final evaluation examines SPSP IV program's data systems, policy dialogue performance, and lessons for enhancing budget support in logistics under the NDICI of 2021-2027 MFF.


EvalRef 2021-F-1811, Evaluation contract C-424300, Evaluated references D-37753
Publication date
27 December 2021
Directorate-General for International Partnerships


The current evaluation includes a diagnostic of the SPSP IV program as regards the data collection, analysis and reporting systems and performance in the policy dialogue. The lessons to be drawn from the evaluation will also make recommendations on how to improve budget support in design, implementation and monitoring of the new program (in the logistics sector) under the next EU programming cycle (the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) of the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

The main objectives of this final evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and other audience with:

  • in the context of the coverage areas mentioned in the terms of reference, an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the SPSP IV, paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results.
  • key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations to improve current and future Budget Support programmes.


27 DECEMBER 2021
Final Evaluation of the Fourth Road Sector Policy Support Program in Ethiopia (SPSP IV) (2021)