Program and Project Evaluation Reports

Evaluations of programs and projects are key elements contributing to the transparency, accountability, and institutional learning of International Organizations. External evaluations provide credible, evidence-based, neutral assessments of the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, and general performance of programs, projects, or policies. The Member States of the Organization of American States have mandated that the Organization take the necessary steps to improve transparency, accountability, and effectiveness not only in programs and projects, but also in its general management. The OAS General Secretariat (GS/OAS) is committed to using design, monitoring, and evaluation tools, as well as mechanisms following international standards and best practices to achieve the most effective results and have greater accountability to its stakeholders.

Since 2009, the Department of Planning and Evaluation (DPE) of the Strategic Counsel for Organizational Development and Management for Results (SCODMR) of the OAS has promoted a policy and developed the appropriate tools for the external evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs and projects executed by the organization. With financial support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Spanish Fund for the OAS (FEPO), and the United States Mission to the OAS (USOAS), DPE has coordinated external evaluations of over 90 projects in the areas of Civil Registry, Democracy, Justice and Human Rights, Development and Security. These external independent evaluations not only systematize and document results of the interventions, but also have the goal of capitalizing on their experiences by improving the formulation and design of future projects and programs, as well as institutionalizing best practices in monitoring and evaluation within the organization.


Program Evaluations

Year
Name
2016

Evaluation report of the Second OAS/CIDA Cooperation Plan (2012-2015)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 

Evaluation of the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

2013

Evaluation of the Management of the Spanish Fund for the OAS (2006-2011)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

2012

CIDA I Evaluation report (2008-2012) Volume 1 | Volume 2
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 

Project Evaluations

Year
Name
Infographic
2019

External Evaluation of “A New Path”: Promoting a Healthy Environment and Productive Alternatives for Juvenile Remandees and Offenders in Jamaica
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Jamaica

 
 

Mid-term evaluation of the project titled “Establishment of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Model in CARICOM – phase III”
Evaluation type: Formative
Countries: Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia

Informe Final de la Evaluación del Proyecto “Coordinación de la Ruta y Estrategia para la Energía Sostenible en el Caribe de CARICOM”
 

Midterm Evaluation Report of Phase III of the Project Enhancing the Framework for the Development of a Heritage Economy in the Caribbean
Evaluation type: Formative
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Informe Final de la Evaluación del Proyecto “Coordinación de la Ruta y Estrategia para la Energía Sostenible en el Caribe de CARICOM”
 

Final Evaluation Report for the project “Coordination of CARICOM's Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS)”
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago

Informe Final de la Evaluación del Proyecto “Coordinación de la Ruta y Estrategia para la Energía Sostenible en el Caribe de CARICOM”
 

Evaluation on the performance of projects executed by the Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay

 
 

Final Evaluation Report for the project “Strengthening Crime Prevention and Response in Tourism Destinations in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean”
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago

 
 

Final Report of the External Evaluation for the Program on Prevention of Crimes associated to Irregular Migration in Central America
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

 
2018

Evaluation of the direct effects of the program Judicial Facilitators in Paraguay
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Paraguay and Peru

Evaluación de los efectos directos del programa de Facilitadores Judiciales en Paraguay
 

Evaluation of the project ITEN-Phase 3 Strengthening the capacity of teachers and policymakers from participating countries in innovative pedagogical skills
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

Evaluación del proyecto ITEN-Fase III “Fortaleciendo la capacidad de los docentes y de los responsables de políticas de los países participantes en habilidades pedagógicas innovadoras”
 

Final evaluation of the Small Business Development Centers Program in the Caribbean– Phase II
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia

Evaluación de medio término del programa Centros de Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa en el Caribe – Fase II
 

Evaluation of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Clearinghouse – Phase IV (ECPA Clearinghouse)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Antigua And Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad And Tobago, Uruguay

Evaluación de la eficiencia y eficacia de la Alianza de Energía y Clima de las Américas – Fase IV (ECPA)
2017

Evaluation of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the efforts to Expand the Socio-economic Potential of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean – Phase II
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Evaluación de la eficiencia y eficacia del proyecto "Expandiendo el potencial socioeconómico del patrimonio cultural en el Caribe – Fase II"
 

Mid-term evaluation of the Small Business Development Centers Program in the Caribbean– Phase II
Evaluation type: Formative
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia

Evaluación de la eficiencia y eficacia de la Alianza de Energía y Clima de las Américas – Fase IV (ECPA)
 

Evaluation of the Project "Strengthening Teachers’ Skills to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Learners – Phase 2"
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Evaluation of the Project “Supporting an Increase of Tourism Competitiveness through Sustainable Destination Management and Capacity Building in the Caribbean and Central America”
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Barbados, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua

 
 

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a sample of projects from the OAS Human Rights sector 2010-2016
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Evaluation of the Sustainable Communities Program in Central America and the Caribbean
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

 
 

Evaluation of the projects of the Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas (SICREMI)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, United States, Uruguay

 
2016

Evaluation of Public Security Projects in the Americas (2009-2014)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Evaluation of the Inter-American Observatory on Drugs
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
2015

Evaluation of the Small Business Development Centres Program in the Caribbean
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia

 
2014

Evaluation of the Health and Life in the Americas Program (SAVIA) - Annex
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Rapid Assessment of the Inter-American Social Protection Network project (IASPN/RIPSO)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
2013

OAS Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS) 2010-2013
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Colombia

 
2012

Inter-American Women’s Commission projects Annex 1 | Annex 2 | Annex 3 | Annex 4
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Evaluation on a group of projects executed by the Political Analysis and Multiple Scenarios System (SAPEM)
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Evaluation on a group of projects on Strenghtening Electoral Systems Volume 1 | Volume 2
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
2011

Inter-American Program of Judicial Facilitators Annex 1 | Annex 2
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: Paraguay

 
 

Indigenous Peoples Participation in OAS Activities
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
 

Strengthening of the Inter-American Human Rights System 2006-2008
Evaluation type: Summative
Countries: All 34 OAS Member States

 
2010

Universal Civil Identity Program of the Americas (PUICA)
Evaluation type: Formative
Countries: Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru