A new external evaluation of the STDF, which has been carried out by Nathan Associates, is now available online. The evaluation, which started in September 2018, takes an in-depth look at the overall performance of STDF’s global partnership across all its work areas in the last five years.

The report, which is the fourth evaluation of the Facility to date, highlights the continued added value of the STDF and sets out fresh recommendations to shape its future direction.

Evaluation highlights

"The STDF is responding to the needs of developing countries in its focus on building SPS capacities to enable and unlock trade."
“The STDF and the STDF Secretariat have delivered outputs and results beyond what might be expected given their budget and resources."
"The Secretariat is regarded as efficient, effective and responsive by founding partners, donors and other stakeholders."

Previous Evaluations

Four independent evaluations of the STDF have been undertaken to date.

  • TripleLine Consulting (2005)- Download Report

The first evaluation led to the adoption of STDF’s Medium Term Strategy 2007-2011.

  • Stuart Slorach (2008)- Download Report

The second evaluation highlighted that STDF carries out an important role that no other organization would be able to accomplish.

  • Saana Consulting (2014) - Download Report

The third evaluation, which reviewed the period 2009-2013, noted that “the results are impressive and a testament to the effective operation of the STDF."