Midterm - final evaluation of the IPA 2013 programme to Albania in the field of food safety and animal health

The Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance [IPA] 2013 programme to Albania, which included support for the fields of food safety and animal health, is contributory to the continuing programme of EU assistance to help Albania to make the necessary political and economic reforms, in preparation for EU membership.

The purpose of this evaluation was to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and any other audience with an overall independent assessment of the performance of the IPA support to food safety system in Albania, paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results, as well as key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future development.