Independent evaluations

Evaluation report Sustainability of SECO projects

In 2018/19, SECO mandated external experts to examine the sustainability of its projects. The report provides information on how other donors assess the criterion of sustainability and gives indications on how good practices can be used.

Evaluation report on SECO's Activities in the Area of Competitiveness and Market Access

Market Access.JPG

In 2018/19, SECO mandated an analysis of 25 of its projects. The evaluation confirms SECO WE’s strategic direction and operational rigor. The portfolio was assessed as “satisfactory” (i.e. good) following the DAC criteria – relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability.  

Evaluation report on SECO's activities in the Area of Energy-efficient Cities


2018, the SECO analyzed 14 of his projects. The evaluation concludes that the relevance of SECO's projects is high, that their effectiveness and efficiency is satisfactory and that Switzerland's visibility and value added are acknowledged, particularly in bilateral projects.

Evaluation report on the Swiss Contribution

EB 2015

The evaluation 2016 shows good results. The detailed audit reveals that the approximately 300 projects are making a positive contribution in stimulating economic and social development in the 13 partner states.

Independent Evaluation SECO’s Corporate Development on "Tax and Development"

Tax & Developpement 2015

The subject of this independent evaluation 2015 is the development measures adopted by SECO WE as part of its “Taxes and Development” programme between 1996 and 2013.

Review on Economic Governance

Economic Governance 2015

The subject of this review 2015 is SECO’s development measures under the cross-cutting theme “Economic Governance” over approximately 15 years.

SECO's Corporate Development of Public Utilities


This independent evaluation covers 40 projects in 13 countries from 2003 to 2013. It examines the relevance of the approach in strengthening the operational and financial capacity of public utility companies.

Sustainable trade promotion and its contribution to “Aid for Trade”

Aid for Trade 2013

The evaluation 2013 covers the period from 2002 to 2012. It examines the relevance of SECO’s approach and assesses the effectiveness of implementation in Vietnam and Peru. It also evaluates the contribution to “Aid for Trade” (AfT).

Development effects of SIFEM’s investment interventions


Between 2003 and 2011, SIFEM invested a total of USD 357 million. This evaluation 2013 explores the development effects, such as the number of jobs created or secured.

SECO’s contribution to Financial Sector reform in developing and transition countries


The evaluation 2011 examines a portfolio of some 14 projects. The report shows how SECO’s projects have contributed to stabilising the financial sector and generating sustainable economic growth.

The role and effectiveness of SECO cooperation in business environment reform


This evaluation 2011 assesses the role and impact of SECO’s projects.

SECO development cooperation in the energy sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Energy Sektor

The independent 2010 documents the results of SECO’s development cooperation in the energy sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Switzerland’s economic development cooperation in the field of trade promotion of organic agriculture products

Bioprodukte Handelsförderung

This evaluation 2010 explores how certification and labelling in the organic market can contribute to increased trade and reduced poverty.

Last modification 12.03.2020

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