Mid-term evaluation of the Programme to Support Cuba´s Energy Policy

Since 2008, Cuba has been undergoing a political and economic transformation process. In this context, the Cuban government has engaged in a very ambitious plan to modify its energy matrix setting itself the goal of generating 24% of its electricity in 2030 through renewable energy. 

Supporting the Cuban government in the efficient and sustainable management of its energy resources is an EU-Cuba priority in the framework of the Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2014-2022. The EU funded Programme to Support Cuba´s Energy Policy is designed to make a meaningful contribution to Cuba's energy sector giving equal attention to both, renewable energies and energy efficiency targets.

The 'Programa de Apoyo a la Política de Energía de Cuba' represents an important pillar of the EU Agenda 2030 and it contributes to the progressive achievement of SDG no. 7 "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". The general objective is to support the Cuban Government efforts towards the efficient and sustainable management of its resources with a view to diversifying Cuba's energy mix.

Systematic and timely evaluation of its programmes and activities is an established priority of the European Commission, henceforth this Mid-Term Evaluation focuses  on the assessment of achievements, the quality and the results of Interventions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the SDGs.

The evaluation will look for evidence of why, whether or how these results are linked to the EU intervention and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress. In addition, it will provide an understanding of the cause and effect links among: inputs and activities, and outputs, outcomes and impacts, and finally it will  serve accountability, decision making, learning and management purposes.