Guidelines on linking planning/programming, monitoring and evaluation [DG NEAR]

This document is a response to the need to strengthen the linkage between planning/programming1, monitoring and evaluation function in DG NEAR in the context of the neighbourhood and enlargement policies (i.e. the use of the intervention logic and related indicators in monitoring and evaluation exercises, among other reporting requirements), to promote the monitoring and evaluation culture within the DG and to guide the monitoring and evaluation actors in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation cycles.

The guidelines, therefore, are addressed to:

  • DG NEAR geographical and regional programme units, responsible for planning/programming, follow-up on implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation IPA II and ENI;
  • DG NEAR monitoring and evaluation officers;
  • EU Delegations (EUDs) in the Neighbourhood and Enlargement countries and in particular to the programme managers, monitoring and evaluation focal points, Head of operations, etc.;
  • National authorities in ENI and IPA II partner countries – monitoring and evaluation experts at the NIPAC office, NAO office, Operating structures, etc.;
  • Implementing partners, other than those mentioned in the previous bullet point;
  • External evaluators and monitoring (ROM) contractors.
Document type
  • Practical Advice/Guide


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on March 16, 2017
Modified on March 16, 2017