In the left column we give an overview of our experience. Many of these assignments were implemented before Especs was created. However, all of them were implemented under the supervision of at least one of the present senior staff of Especs.
Not all of the assignments listed concern evaluations. The descriptive (Base-line) study of the socio-economy of the Basse-Casamance (Senegal) and the study estimating the total population of Northern and Central Oman are examples in this respect. These are included because they illustrate the experience gained over the years in dealing with complex issues in a methodological sound manner. However, the great majority of the examples concern evaluations.
The examples illustrate the great diversity of evaluations in which Especs or its senior staff have been engaged. This diversity does not only concern a variety of methods and techniques (desk studies, surveys, case-studies) but also the scope of the evaluations, the subject matter and cultural heterogeneity of the stakeholders.
The studies included many conclusions and findings. Only a few of these conclusions are mentioned in the summary descriptions in order to give an indication of the scope and content of our portfolio.