The Office of Auditing and Evaluation (GAA) seeks to further increase people’s knowledge about the implementation of programmes, projects, the results and effects they have in order to support evidence-based decision-making and to facilitate the continuous improvement of Camões, I.P’s areas of involvement, thus contributing to the rationality, efficiency, effectiveness and economy of its management.

According to Article 6 of Order no.194/2012, of June 20 (by-laws of Camões, I.P.), the GAA is responsible for:

  • The evaluation process for the execution of all programmes, plans and projects in accordance with defined objectives, either directly or through external appraisal;
  • Proposing the terms of reference and selecting the entities responsible for the internal and external evaluation of programmes, projects and related activities;
  • Taking part in joint appraisals with other partners, namely international agencies and similar services in other countries;
  • Producing technical information to aid the process of evaluation and sharing of data based on the results of evaluations being carried out, as well as proposing mechanisms to adopt for existing and future programmes, projects and other related activities;
  • Reporting the performance of internal audits to Camões, I.P’s services and other external entities, in accordance with the approved standards.

GAA/Camões, I.P. is also responsible for evaluating co-operative programmes and other related projects developed by ministries, departments, services and public organisations with a view to improving the level of rationality, effectiveness and efficiency of the support being offered (point 2, paragraph E) of Decree-Law 21/2012, dated January 30 (which relates to the Camões, I.P. organisational structure).

Evaluation is part of a rationalisation process of the public sector in Portugal, particularly with a view to achieving significant improvements in productivity and a better quality of response with regard to co-operation, which is an issue that underlies the international principles that have been endorsed since the Paris Declaration plus there’s also a need to increase the effectiveness of the aid being provided. In light of this, the process of evaluation is designed to highlight the results (output), effects and outcomes of co-operative development activities so that good resource management can further maximise the results.

Evaluations follow the agreed parameters within the DAC/OECD and the European Union organisations, of which Portugal is an integral part.

Key Documents (Portuguese)

Working documents



2017 Evaluation Reports

Evaluation of Sociedade para o Financiamento do Desenvolvimento (SOFID) on development promotion in 2007-2014


2016 Evaluation Reports

Joint Evaluation of the Indicative Co-operation Programme: Portugal-Mozambique (2011-2014):

Joint Evaluation of the Indicative Co-operation Programme: Portugal-São Tomé and Príncipe (2012-2015)


2015 Evaluation Reports 

Evaluation of the Project of Intensification Support of Food Production in Guinea-Bissau (2008-2013):

Joint Evaluation of the Indicative Co-operation Programme: Portugal-Cape Verde Islands (2012-2015):


2014 Evaluation Reports

Evaluation of the Co-operation Programme for the Training of the Civil Engineering Laboratories of PALOP (2002-2013):


2013 Evaluation Reports

Evaluation of the Support Project to the Mozambique Ministry of the Interior:

Evaluation of the Project Escola+ Transformation of Secondary Education in S. Tomé and Príncipe (2009-2013):