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The Standard and Market Access Programme (SMAP) initiated in August 2013 and ended in August 2017 has the overall objective to enhance market access and competitiveness of Kenya’s plant and animal-based products through greater adoption of relevant international standards and improved regulation and enforcement in Kenya. The specific expected results of the programme were: - Enhanced Set of Standards and regulation for Kenyan Plant and Animal based products - Stronger Institutional Capacity for relevant testing and certification of Kenyan plant and animal based products - Improved outreach and service delivery in regard to testing and certification to producers, processors and traders of Kenya's plant and animal based products. The three main beneficiaries organisations were the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS). The project consisted in the Final Evaluation of the programme using the five standard DAC evaluation criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and early signs of impact. In addition, the evaluation will assess, two EU specific evaluation criteria: the EU added value (the extent to which the Action brings additional benefits to what would have resulted from Member States' interventions only) and the coherence of the Action itself, with the EU strategy in and with other EU policies and Member State Actions, and other donors such as USAID and the World Bank. The main issues to be addressed by the evaluators are: Level of integration of the mid-term evaluation recommendations during the remaining period of the Action; Achievements of the Action in supporting the development and adoption of new Technical Regulations and domestication of standards; Relevance of the Technical Regulations and Standards supported by the Action in light of identified gaps and economic and trade dynamics in Kenya (imports and exports); Change derived from the Action regarding the capacity of KEBS, DVS and KEPHIS to enforce safety requirements for animal and plant health products (surveillance and risk monitoring); Change derived from the Action regarding service delivery of KEBS, DVS and KEPHIS (testing and certification); Change in exports of animal and plant health products attributed to the Action; Contribution of the Action to SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 15 (life on land);Changes derived from the Action in terms of awareness and SPS compliance of members of agricultural organizations; Use and maintenance of the laboratory equipment supplied by the Action

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