Annual Report on Evaluation 2021

What do evaluations tell about the Finnish development policy and cooperation? The 2021 Annual Report on Evaluation showcases the main results and recommendations of evaluations over the past year.

In 2021, three policy level evaluations were complet­ed. These were Evaluation of Finland’s Development Cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Evaluation of Transition of Finnish-Vietnamese Cooperation and Evaluation of Water Diplomacy.

In addition, we participated in several joint evaluations and promoted evaluation capacity devel­opment.

The Evaluation Director emphasizes usefulness and use of evaluations and shares some lessons learnt how this has improved during her term: there is no need to reinvent the wheel or change the world but investments in being pragmatic, involving the users of the evaluation and committing the owners bring results.

Selected highlights

2021 Annual Report on Evaluation – Selected Highlights (pdf, 4 pages, 250 KB)

Full report

Annual Report on Evaluation (in Finnish, pdf, 30 pages, 2.1 MB)