The evaluation concludes that the cooperation with SAIH has strengthened the UACs as higher education institutions with particular focus on indigenous peoples. The evaluation underlines that a range of improvements need to be made by the UACs in order to ensure their sustainability and to develop and expand their significance as "actors for change". The evaluation concludes that as a result of poor foresight and cooperation, coupled with the confusing and divided political reality of Bolivian politics, the UACs do not currently play an important role in the new political context of Bolivia. Work needs to be done to better cooperate and profile the particular inter-cultural and bilingual education offered by the UACs in a range of appropriate areas for local development.