Final Performance Evaluation of the Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade Project (ACT) (2013)
ME&A completed the Final Performance Evaluation of the Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade Project (ACT) for USAID. The ME&A team traveled to Baku on July 27, 2013 to conduct field work through August 27, 2013.
ACT is a three year, $21.7 million project begun in October 2010 that aims to improve the domestic business enabling environment, develop a liberalized, more transparent trade environment, and enhance private sector competitiveness through the improvement of targeted value chains in the agriculture sector.
The evaluation sought to determine the project’s accomplishments as well as the impact of ACT interventions and their sustainability. It also provided lessons learned and recommendations for a follow on Azerbaijan Trade and Agricultural Linkages (ATLAS) Project.
Since 2010, ME&A has conducted more than 70 evaluations for USAID and the U.S. Department of State in more than 30 countries worldwide.