The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with:
- an overall independent assessment of the past performance of both Sector Support Programmes, paying particular attention to their results measured against their expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
- key lessons learnt, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve future Budget Support programmes.
Through this project, AESA Hungary and its expert aim at:
- assessing to what extent the Sector Budget Support Programmes have achieved their expected results, notably through contributing to the implementation of the partner provincial governments' sector strategies reflected in their Education Sector Plans by providing opportunities for the improvement of sector policy processes and policy implementation.
- analysing how the budget support programmes have contributed (or not) to strengthen Public Financial Management (PFM) systems, including improved transparency within government systems, improved Domestic Revenues Mobilisation and stronger accountability.
- being attentive also to other aid modalities (basket/common funds, projects), in order to assess the complementarity and synergy (or discrepancy) of these modalities with budget support.
- assessing the effects of the budget support operation on the M&E systems in the sectors supported by the programme. Budget support should aim to strengthen the monitoring systems in the sectors it supports, in alignment with the existing national level monitoring and evaluation systems and contribute to the improved availability and credibility of data.