Evaluation South African German Development Cooperation (2012)

Kunde: BMZ - Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung


Germany has supported South Africa since 1994 in overcoming the legacy of the apartheid. Based on a SA-EU joint Country Strategy Paper 2007-2013 Germany has supported South Africa in the domains of Skills Development, Energy and Climate, HIV/AIDS and Governance and Administration. The annual investment implemented by GIZ and KfW was in the range of € 100 million per year. The objective of this independent joint evaluation was to assess the achievements and management of the South African - German development cooperation programme between 2004 and 2011. The evaluation was intended to produce forward looking recommendations for a future cooperation strategy that is aligned to South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Objectives and the-long term National Development Plan 2030.


KEK-CDC provided the following services

  • Development of an appropriate methodology for the evaluation of the various  thematic domains
  • Overall responsibility for the analysis of the domain Energy and Climate and peer member of the domain analysis HIV/AIDS
  • Assessing the programme’s achievement on the background of Germany’s concept of “Global Development Partners”
  • Participation in briefing and debriefing workshops in Bonn/Pretoria
  • Coordination with the reference group (National Treasury, BMZ, KfW and GIZ)
  • Contribution to the inception and final reports, incl. an abridged version of the report to be published.


The portfolio analysis and recommendations will allow the German Development Partners and the South African Government to better align the cooperation programme to the needs and objectives of the South African development priorities and procedures.