End Term Evaluation of Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP)

End Term Evaluation of Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP)

Project Category: 


Narrative description of Project:

PDBP was EKN funded 4 years program implemented in Central Punjab with the technical assistance from SNV and Winrock International, was initiated in November 2009 and was concluded on December 31, 2014 with one year no cost extension.  Initial target was to support PDBP-fostered and trained private Biogas Construction Companies (BCCs) and to install 14,000 biogas plants. The Medium Term Review, conducted in August 2012, suggested that this target be revisited in light of experiences gained. Subsequently, the programme completed the target number of 5,360 plants. Initially, PDBP targeted four districts, and over time expanded it to 12 districts of Punjab.

Description of actual services provided in the assignment:

RSPN commissioned the Final Term Evaluation (FTE) to Associates in Development (AiD) as an independent third party with the objective to evaluate the project outcomes and processes for ensuring accountability toward stakeholders and document the key lessons. The FTE took place during the period from September 19 to November 12, 2014, and concluded after disseminating the final results to stakeholders by end of November 2014. The FTE applied conventional OECD (DAC) criteria to assess relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and immediate impacts of PDBP. Qualitative information was collected using focus group discussions and semi-structured interview tools with key informants and various stakeholders. Quantitative information was obtained and used from the available PDBP reports.

Name of Client: 

  • Rural Support Programs Network (RSPN) Embassy of Netherlands (EKN)

Project Duration/ Timeline: 

September 2014 to December 2014

Approx. value of the contract: 

US$ 35,998


  • Punjab