Mid-Term Evaluation of the Ethiopia Sanitary Phyto-Sanitary Standards and Livestock and Meat Marketing Program (SPS-LMM)
The Ethiopia Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary Standards and Livestock & Meat Marketing Program (SPS-LMM) was designed to help Ethiopia increase meat and live animal exports; thereby contributing to market-led economic growth, poverty reduction, and improved livelihoods for Ethiopian livestock producers. SPS-LMM was implemented under a Cooperative Agreement with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). TMG formed the SPS-LMM Evaluation Team to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative information on performance, and assess the progress towards meeting program objectives as reflected in key indicators and targets. The Team reviewed program documents and reports, and gathered additional information during interviews with implementing partners and stakeholders, and site visits to locations where activities are being implemented. In all, TMG gathered insight into program effectiveness; management, coordination and partnership; relevance; and the prospects for sustainability.