Independent report

Evaluation Report: Global Poverty Action Fund Mid-Term

GPAF is a challenge fund that supports projects focusing on poverty reduction in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by delivering tangible changes to poor people’s lives.


The GPAF Mid-Term Evaluation was conducted as a process evaluation that focused on assessing the performance of the Fund mechanism – how projects are delivering, the way that the grant application process has affected project delivery, and the way in which the Fund has performed as a result. The evaluation involved an assessment of a sample of grantees whose projects have been operational for at least a year by 1 May 2013. A total of 33 grantees met this selection requirement.