Evaluation Network member - Spain


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

The Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID)


Av. Reyes Catolicos 4

28040 Madrid

Tel: + (34) 91 583 81 00
Fax: + (34) 91 543 03 77

Department background


The Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID) is a public entity within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, responsible to the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America (SECIPI). Under the International Development Cooperation Act 23/1998, of 7 July 1998, AECID is the governing body for Spanish policy on international development cooperation, and its fundamental aim, according to the AECID statutes, is to promote, manage and implement public policies for international development cooperation, with particular emphasis on reducing poverty and achieving sustainable human development in developing countries, as defined in each four-yearly AECID Master Plan. Combating poverty is the ultimate goal of Spanish policy for international development cooperation, as part of Spain’s overall foreign policy, and AECID’s actions are based on the belief that interdependence and solidarity are essential elements of international society.



The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies" provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation. Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines and distribution of evaluation reports.

Spain's Evaluation profile   


Spain's reports on DEReC





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