Evaluation of the Albanian-Swedish Juvenile Justice Programme

Target country


The Albanian-Swedish Juvenile Justice “Enhanced capacity of Albanian law enforcement agencies and courts to meet human rights standards in juvenile justice – a comprehensive justice chain approach” programme was launched in 2017. The programme, funded by the Swedish Embassy in Tirana, is implemented jointly by the Swedish Police, Swedish Prosecution Authority, the Swedish National Courts Administration and the Swedish Prison and Probation Services. The programme deploys a unique cross Government approach to implementation.  The key focus areas of the project are: support to development of regulations/legislation, support to coordination amongst Albanian criminal justice institutions, capacity building of staff, and development of tools/guidance to guide implementation.

The evaluation of the project took place in September 2019 and was undertaken by DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team at the request of the Swedish Police Authority. 

Mandate outputs / products

The evaluation should provide clear and constructive recommendations to the implementing partners for the remaining period of the project implementation. The findings of the evaluation should also serve to recommendations on the future continuation of the project. 

  • The evaluation team will produce a clear methodology that will detail the guiding key questions and sub-questions. The evaluation methodology will be shared with the lead implementing agencies prior to deployment to Liberia. 
  • The evaluation team will produce a final evaluation report that will detail all the findings, conclusions and recommendations. The final report will be no more than 25 pages, including annexes.

Outcome objectives of mandate

The evaluation aimed to answer the following key questions:

  • Relevance: to what extent is the project relevant to the needs of national stakeholders?
  • Effectiveness/impact: to what extent has the project achieved and delivered the expected results and is likely to contribute to measurable outcomes/impacts?
  • Efficiency: to what extent is the project being managed efficiently and are resources efficiently used to achieve the desired results?
  • Sustainability: to what extent are the results achieved sustainable without continued external support?
  • Coordination: to what extent is the project and its various elements effectively coordinated with relevant national and international development partners?


Specific Lessons Identified