An evaluation was needed to assess the relationships between the Belgian organisations in the country (i.e. DGCD at the Embassy), the BTC office and the authorities of the partner countries. The evaluation was focused on direct bilateral development cooperation in terms of organization and performance; therefore, it was not an impact evaluation.

This was a multi-country study to determine the impact of general budget support as an aid modality. Countries covered were Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam. GBS was studied in terms of donor harmonization, transactions costs, allocative efficiency and accountability, and impact on public administration, poverty and macroeconomic stability.