Managed by the British Council, and funded by the EU, the China-EU Access to Justice programme aims to improve the performance of legal aid provision for people in remote and inaccessible areas of China.
In October 2015, the EU Delegation to China contracted an expert team to carry out a week-long evaluation of all 17 EU funded projects in China. The China-EU Access to Justice programme was evaluated as part of the review.
The review involved discussions with key stakeholders including the programme management team, delivery partners and beneficiaries.
The review focused on evaluating the objectives and results of the programme, in line with EU requirements. Stakeholders were asked questions on the efficiency of the programme, its effectiveness, the relevance of the programme, and also its sustainability.
British Council China was awarded a green rating in all four areas of evaluation, highlighting the programme’s overall success.
A formal report was submitted to the EU Delegation in mid-November 2015. It gave an overview on progress so far, as well as suggestions for strengthening internal monitoring and evaluation and the programme management function within the EU headquarters in Brussels.