As an integral part of its ongoing strategic planning, KEPA decided to carry out an evaluation in 1999 to assess the administrative structures, resources and costs of the field administration.
Besides that, the evaluation was expected to consider various alternative scenarios for the further development of Kepa’s partnership programme.
The evaluation was carried out through documentary studies, key informant interviews and visits to the three field offices and meetings with partner organisations in the respective countries. The evaluator, Mr Veikko Vasko, travelled to Nicaragua (Managua and Siuna) in June and to Zambia (Lusaka and Chipata) and Mozambique (Maputo and Matola) during the first half of July 1999. A draft report was circulated for comments in August, and finalised for a Kepa Board meeting in early September 1999