The main objectives of the evaluation were to (a) assess the relevance, effectiveness and impact of Danish development assistance administered by MS; and (b) to make recommendations for possible improvements of MS' performance as well as Danida's cooperation with MS. It is the overall assessment of the evaluation that MS continues to be a key actor in Danish development cooperation and that it continues to deal with local and global problems in a professional manner. However, MS must continue to address a number of issues, particularly related to its programme in the South (MSiS). There is also a need to focus resources and energies better than today.