Strengthening and modernization of Panama’s judicial body


Project title: Strengthening and modernization of Panama’s judicial body


Overall project value (EUR): 14.835

Proportion carried out by legal entity (%): 100%

No of staff provided: 1

Name of client: ARS Progetti / European Commission

Origin of funding: European Commission

Dates (start/end): November- December 2008

Detailed project description :

Technical assistance to the program of the European Commission in Panama whose objective is  to "support the modernization and strengthening of the system of justice of the Republic of Panama, improving the quality, efficiency and transparency of the services in people's benefit.
The midterm evaluation aims to offer to the people in charge of making decisions whether being from the Government or from the External Cooperation of the European Commission, enough information to:
• Set up an independent  evaluation of the implementation and achievements of the project, paying particular attention to the impact of the activities and / or barriers  affecting the success of the project.
• To extract key teaching allowing us to propose recommendations for the following actions and if needed to readjust and/or to redirect the activities of the project.
The mission will evaluate the achievements of the project, in relation with those planned in the financial agreement, in the POG (General Operative Plan) and in the respective   POA, (Annual Operative Plan) applying criteria of relevancy, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.

The evaluation is composed of 3 phases: i) cabinet (revision of the relevant documents of the project, as well as of those that define the strategic framework);  ii) field  work (in the City of Panama, in the headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice of Panama, in which interviews will be carried out with  relevant stakeholders) stage; iii) synthesis (revision of the whole material and elaboration of the final evaluation report that should includes recommendations for the following actions and to readjust and/or to reorient the activities of the project).


Type of services provided :

Team leader – Expert in judicial sector evaluation.
Apart from that ideaborn will help consultants doing research, analysis, translation etc.