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1 Introduction

Danida has supported Value Chain Development (VCD) in different forms since 2002. In order to assess the Danida VCD support in this period and to provide recommendations for the future, Danida’s evaluation department (EVAL) has commissioned Orbicon A/S and Wageningen UR to undertake an external evaluation[1].

The purpose of the evaluation is to contribute to improving the design and implementation of Danida’s bilateral programme cooperation under inclusive green growth and employment by documenting results and experience and providing recommendations for future support to value chain development. The evaluation will hence primarily focus on the learning aspects, thereby providing an opportunity to enhance Danida’s capability in the area of VCD support. The evaluation will aim at the following outcomes:

  • An enhanced understanding in Danida in regard to what value chain approach can contribute with and how VCD interventions should be designed in order to contribute to inclusive economic development and green growth,
  • A better understanding of the context in which a value chain approach would be most appropriate in future Danida programmes,
  • Guidance to Danida with respect to future policy and programme implementation in this area.

The evaluation focuses on Danida VCD interventions within 11 countries: Burkin Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Central America (Regional Programme, covering Honduras and Nicaragua), Albania, Serbia and Ukraine. These countries have been selected from originally 24 identified countries with VCD interventions in order to include a more limited and diversified portfolio which reflects the geographic balance of the overall portfolio. The evaluation will involve desk work in relation to the VCD interventions in all these 11 countries as well as fieldwork in selected case countries.

Three countries have been selected as primary case countries for the evaluation: Serbia, Uganda ad Burkina Faso. This report contains the evaluation country study from Serbia. The primary case countries have included two-weeks fieldwork missions while the secondary case countries have included three-four days visits.

It should be emphasized that this evaluation is not carried out as a traditional programme evaluation but is particularly focusing on the value chain development perspective. The evaluation report contains the views of the evaluation team, which do not necessarily correspond with the views of the Government of Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Danida) or the Government of Serbia (GoS).

[1] The evaluation team from Orbicon-Wageningen comprises: Mr. Carsten Schwensen (Team Leader), Mrs. Monika Sopov and Mr. Bo van Elzakker.


This page forms part of the publication "Evaluation of Danida Support to Value Chain Development – Serbia Country Study" as chapter 1 of 8.
Version no. 1.0, 2016-07-05
Publication may be found at the address http://www.netpublikationer.dk/um/evaluation_value_chain_development_serbia/index.html