The European Commission funded project “Regional-based approach to NIS Assessments in European Neighbourhood South – Phase II” supported Transparency International’s local partners and Chapters in seven MENA countries in producing authoritative studies on corruption risks and in advocating for evidence-based anti-corruption policy and practice by public institutions, civil society and the private sector.

INTRAC’s evaluation examined the outcomes and impact of the project’s research and advocacy activities following the OECD/DAC criteria – impact, effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and efficiency – looking at intended as well as unintended consequences and how TI’s use of the NIS assessment process could improve in future.

Assessments were conducted in three MENA countries (Jordan, Libya and Tunisia). Advocacy activities were carried out in these three countries as well as in another four MENA countries that were included in a desk study: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine. The evaluation team consisted of one international and two regional consultants. The methodology was based on semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions and a review of relevant project documents and audio-visual materials.