Evaluation of contract HUM/2018/41579 Improving the synergies between social protection and public finance management

From 2019 to 2023, the European Commission, in partnership with ILO and UNICEF, implemented the EUR 22.9million global action on ''''''''Strengthening the synergies between Social Protection and Public Finance Management'''''''' (SP & PFM) for a period of 44 months. The Action aimed to increase the population''''''''s universal social protection coverage in partner countries and to support governments’ efforts to improve life-course risk social protection measures including their financing basis and redistributive effects. Public finance management was a key dimension of the social protection policy. A mid-term evaluation was commissioned to assess the progress and the quality of the implementation against the implementation plan and the likelihood to achieve expected results of the Actions at the end of the implementation phase. This took place in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards EU foreign policy objectives and the implementation of the SDGs. This evaluation covered the action in its entirety, in its implementation period 01/10/2019 to 30/09/2021. A specific emphasis was given on the management and governance structure and cross country activities. The exact geographic coverage of the evaluation was defined by the Reference group, which included 5 out of 8 priority countries and in 4 of the 10 countries so far selected under Approach 2 for specific social protection support in response to COVID-19.

Project Details
Start date 2021.10.01
End date 2022.09.26
Sub-sector EU Aid Modalities
Ref. ADE A595-115