The country cases reviewed provided a solid impression of NCA's administrative structure and capacity, project activities and follow-up of partner organisations. Yet, the team expresses a major concern regarding NCA's large number of projects and partners. The team recommends that the number of partners is reduced. This would lessen the administrative and monitoring burden, and thus increase organisational performance, including timely narrative and financial reporting to MFA and Norad. Capacity development programmes for NCA staff and partners, a more systematised monitoring and financial control system, more emphasis on gender and improved organisational learning are areas with potential for improvement.

Arne Strand

Deputy Director, Research Director, U4 Director

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