The European Union Delegation in Egypt contracted an external evaluation of the EU-funded project, the Emergency Employment Investment Project (EEIP), which was developed jointly by the European Union, the Egyptian Government and the World Bank, for the period 2013 – 2018. The main objectives of this evaluation were to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and the wider public with:
• an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the Emergency Employment Investment Project, paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
• key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future Actions.

The evaluation assessed the Action using the five standard DAC evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact. In addition, the evaluation assessed two EU specific evaluation criteria:
• the EU/IBRD added value (the extent to which the Action brings additional benefits to what would have resulted from EG/ SFD ‘s sole interventions only);
• the coherence of the Action itself, with the EU strategy in Egypt as well as the EU and WB policies in fields of creation of employment and income generating activities in impoverished areas.