COMPASS Mid-Term Evaluation

This Mid-Term Evaluation looks at enabling and constraining factors to the implementation of COMPASS. It concludes that the programme is ‘fit for purpose’ and makes recommendations on how to further improve its relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability, and how to better mainstream cross-cutting themes such as gender, localization and mental health & psychosocial support.

COMPASS is implemented by the International Organisation for Migration in 14 countries and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The programme aims to ensure that migrants of all gender and diversity groups have access to protection sensitive pathways and are empowered to contribute to sustainable development outcomes in their communities. The MFA has contributed a budget of EUR 55 mln. for a period of three years from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023. ECORYS and HERE Geneva have been contracted by the MFA to assess the ‘fitness for purpose’ of the programme. The findings from this Mid-Term Evaluation will be used to further refine the structures, processes and approaches of the programme, and inform the development of a potential follow-up phase of COMPASS.