Evaluations – Human Resources Development Section / TrainForTrade

Evaluation is a very important element of TrainForTrade. Evaluation activities are carried out during training activities and after them (up to 6 months later) in order to verify the level of implementation of the skills and knowledge acquired.

An evaluation is also carried out at the end of each technical assistance project. An UNCTAD or external team assesses the efficacy, efficiency, relevance, impact and sustainability of activities carried out over the project cycle.

Evaluations from:

2015 – FINAL evaluation REPORT UNDA 1213J 
The TrainForTrade Project in West Africa was launched in 2012 and will run until 2015. The overall goal of the project is to Accelerate progress in West-African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Togo) towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, particularly MDG 8, through trade-related training and capacity building.

Conclusion of the report:

  • Relevance and Efficiency are high.
  • Effectiveness is good in comparison with means, scope and duration of the project.
  • It is too early to assess long term Impact and Sustainability but immediate outcomes are very promising.
  • Completion rate: 93.85%

2011UNCTAD’s E-Commerce and Law Reform Project
The objective of the E-Commerce and Law Reform Project is to support decision-makers and lawmakers of beneficiary countries in mastering the complexities of the legal aspects of ICT, and in preparing harmonized legaland regulatory frameworks that facilitate the conduct of domestic and international trade and the development of e-government services.
Since 2006, the contribution from the Government of Finland has made it possible for Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the East African Community Member States to fully benefit from the services delivered by the Project.
The mix of legal advice and training, backed by awareness-raising and institutional capacity-building, builds the confidence and commitment of the Project partners to achieve compliance with international ICT standards as part of their efforts towards graduation from
LDC status. Ownership by the Project’s partners, especially where there is knowledge of the legal issues at stake in ICT for development, is instrumental in keeping up the momentum for cyber law reform.

2007 – An independent evaluation of the four-year TrainForTrade project for Cambodia and Laos funded by France praised the results both in terms of its relevance and impact for the development of these countries (UNCTAD: RAS/OT/2CK French Ministry of Foreign Affairs FSP 2002-95) . The evaluation report suggested that UNCTAD considers the extension of the TrainForTrade approach to other developing countries, in the framework of national or regional programmes of technical assistance (summary). Excecutive Summary Cambodia & Lao PDR

2004 – “Capacity building programme on training in selected international economic issues: Distance learning techniques” Financed by the Government of Belgium Implemented by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD
Summary of the evaluation report prepared by Alain Caristan (Independent consultant) Paris, 17 November 2004. evaluation en evaluation fr evaluation sp

2002 – TRAINFORTRADE Project for strengthening training capacities in international trade in Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali (UNCTAD: RAF 99/A09 French Ministry of Foreign Affairs FSP 99009400)
Summary of the evaluation report prepared by Dominique Malsch (Consultant) Lyon, 20 February 2003.2002 evaluation fr 2002 evaluation resume (English)