Report of the independent final evaluation of the Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW) Viet Nam chapter

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the final evaluation of the EEOW project in Viet Nam.

The project was approved in 2002 but many elements did not become operational until 2003, and new project sites were opened as recently as 2006. A mid-term evaluation in 2004 focused on implementation issues and made a number of recommendations which led to adjustments in the project. As the evaluation team started its work, the project was informed that a 20-month extension had been approved. This offered the opportunity for the evaluation to make concrete and specific recommendations for the project’s final phase, as well as drawing conclusions about the overall intent and impact of the project to inform subsequent projects.