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Portugal - DAC Evaluation Network Member

 

Evaluation and Audit Unit (Gabinete de Avaliação e Aidotproa - GAA)

Institute for Cooperation and Language (Camões, I.P)

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Organisation Background

 

In 2012 Portugal underwent a major organisational reform. The Portuguese development agency, the Portuguese Institute for Development Support (IPAD), was merged into Camões, the Institute for Cooperation and Language (Camões, I.P.). Since the merger, Camões, I.P. is responsible for both development co-operation and Portuguese language and cultural activities.

 

Camões, I.P. has a unit responsible for the evaluation of Portuguese development co-operation and Portuguese language and cultural promotion activities, the Evaluation and Audit Unit (Gabinete de Avaliação e Auditoria - GAA). GAA is in charge of the evaluation of development co-operation, delivered directly and through line ministries, as well as internal audit.

 

The role and institutional setup of GAA are guided by the Evaluation Policy currently under development. The new Evaluation Policy grants GAA the mandate to evaluate all development co-operation interventions and to ensure quality of evaluations conducted by line ministries. Through evaluation, GAA aims to deepen the knowledge about the implementation of programmes and projects and their results, to support the evidence based decision making and to promote the continuous improvement in the areas of intervention of Camões, I.P.

 

GAA has a direct reporting line to the Board of Camões, I.P. Camões, I.P. further reports to two Secretaries of State within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

                     Portugal's Evaluation Profile


Portugal's Evaluation Reports (DAC Evaluation Resource Centre)