The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been one of the donors of Debt Management and Financial Analysis System Program (DMFAS) of UNCTAD, for more than a decade. The last commitment for financing the program ended in 2008. For making a sound decision on their role and on contributions in the future they requested to have an assessment of DMFAS.  The aim of this assessment is to provide insight into the development, management and implementation of the program since May 2005, indicate any problems that arose and how they were dealt with them, record results both interim and final, and to recommend improvements. The emphasis of the evaluation is on the policy relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the program. The result contains recommendations for the MFA’s future contributions to DMFAS as well as findings and recommendations on the overall policies and operations of the program.

The overall objective of the study was to assess how the trade and trade-related provisions of the FTA being negotiated between the EU and ASEAN could affect social, environmental and developmental issues in the EU area and in ASEAN member countries. 

The following two initiatives were assessed as part of the “Evaluation of the performance of the Belgium Technical Cooperation (BTC) 2009” 1).Strengthening of the institutional capacity of the Vietnam Women’s Union to manage savings and credit programs for rural poor women (phase II) ((Social Development through Micro-credit) 2). Supporting the Public Administrative Reform Programme in Can Tho Province. The main objectives of the evaluation were to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of these two initiatives and improve the performance of BTC through lessons learned and recommendations.