07.09.2017: Save the date: Presentation of the Evaluation on the Programme-based Support through Finnish Civil Society Organizations 26.9. and webinar 27.9.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) evaluates the programme-based support (PBS) through Finnish civil society organizations (CSOs) in three separate evaluations. The evaluation contains the assessment of the PBS funding modality and the development cooperation programmes of the CSOs receiving this type of support. A total of 19 CSOs and three foundations receive this type of support. Some of these CSOs receive also humanitarian funding from the MFA that was also contained in this evaluation.


The first evaluation was completed in September 2016 and the second in spring 2017. The third and last evaluation aggregating the results of all three rounds of evaluation is about to be completed. The results of the whole evaluation on the programme-based support will be presented on Tuesday 26.9.2017 at 8:30 –  12:00 in House of Estates (Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki).



Preliminary programme: 



Coffee and tea



Mr. Jyrki Pulkkinen, Director, Development Evaluation Unit 


Opening words

Ms. Elina Kalkku, Under-Secretary of State, Development Cooperation and Development Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs


Presentation of the main findings and recommendations of the evaluation (meta-analysis report)

Mr. Nick Chapman, Team Leader  


Comments by Ms. Aila Paloniemi, Chairperson, Development Policy Committee


Comments by Mr. Claus Lindroos, Director, Unit for Humanitarian Assistance and Policy/MFA



Comments by Mr. Janne Ronkainen, Executive Director, Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland SASK


Comments by Mr. Jyrki Nissilä, Director, Unit for Civil Society/MFA


Open discussion


Closing words 

Mr. Jyrki Pulkkinen, Director, Development Evaluation Unit


The results of this evaluation will also be presented in webinar on Wednesday 27.9.2017 at 13:00 - 15:00 (Helsinki time). We will send a separate invitation for the webinar.


SAVE THE DATE now – more information and registration later.