End-Term Evaluation


An End-Term Evaluation assesses county medium and long-term plans, draws conclusions, distills lessons learned and builds knowledge for the future. Different types of evaluations exist, but a comprehensive end-term evaluation of these medium and long-term plans (or their program components) may apply criteria such as design, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. The end-term evaluation may be carried out internally or, as is best practice, by an independent external party.


Upstream: County Long-Term Vision, Spatial Plan, Sector Plan, CIDP, Mid-Term Reviews (of above), Annual Reports

Downstream: Lessons/Knowledge Base, Inputs to Forward Plans (County Long-Term Vision, Spatial Plan, Sector Plan)


As with the Mid-Term Review, the End-Term Evaluation is guided by County Finance and Economic Planning through an independently evaluated two-phase process involving Sector Working Groups, the CBEF, the County Assembly and the general public. Using recognized evaluation criteria around relevance, design, efficiency, effectiveness, eventual impact and long-term sustainability, the first phase reviews overall performance against plan and teases out observations and lessons to take forward. The second phase translates these observations and lessons – against the set criteria – into a medium to longer term knowledge base for the future, including forward medium to long-term plans. On completion and consolidation, the evaluation is shared with the County Assembly and other government institutions, as well as the general public through the County web site.

For a more detailed description of the End-Term Evaluation process, follow this link: End-Term Evaluation Step by Step Description.


Guidelines and Tools

Guidelines for the development of the County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES). April 2019. Monitoring and Evaluation Department,The National Treasury and Planning State Dept; COG

County Performance Management Framework. Council of Governors, 2017

County Public Participation Guidelines. Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP), Council of Governors (CoG). 2016