James Mackie, Volker Hauck, Leon Kukkuk, Abebaw Zerihun and Matthias Deneckere. Evaluation for the European Commission, March 2018.
The African Peace Facility (APF) is the European Union’s main instrument to address peace and security issues in Africa, building on the principle of enabling ‘African solutions to African problems’. Funded with resources from the European Development Fund (EDF), the APF has supported both African-led Peace Support Operations and capacity-building and institutional development activities in the context of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).
Upon request of the European Commission, ECDPM’s Security and Resilience programme, together with Particip Gmbh and Cardno, has conducted an evaluation of APF’s implementation throughout the period 2014-2016 to assess its (i) relevance, (ii) impact and effectiveness, (iii) management efficiency, (iv) contribution to capacity-building and institutional development, (v) complementarity with other EU actions, (vi) contribution to African ownership and sustainability and finally (vii) its added value and complementarity with other donors.
The evaluation started in March 2017 and is based on both desk research in Brussels and Addis Ababa and field visits in Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Mali and the Central African Republic. Since March 2018, the final evaluation report is available on the Commission’s website.
The main conclusions of the evaluation are as follows:
Among the main recommendations are the following:
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