The Indicative Cooperation Programmes (ICPs) are part of a process of which mid-term reviews are an integral component.
ICP mid-term reviews
The ICP mid-term reviews are the first opportunity to make an interim assessment as a basis for preparing subsequent phases. The conclusions drawn from such a mid-term review enable specific improvements to be introduced, where relevant, or the retargeting of all or part of the programme in question, striving at all times to step up the fight against poverty and improve the quality and effectiveness of Luxembourg's cooperation programme.
The mid-term review can also provide an essential input to identifying the following ICP, both in terms of its content and the mechanisms and methods used to implement it.
Whereas the mid-term review essentially concerns the two governments, the fact of entrusting the situational analysis, evaluation and development of recommendations to an outside consultant introduces an element of neutrality into the assessment. It is then for the governments to jointly draw conclusions from the exercise and to decide how to act on the mid-term review's recommendations, bearing in mind the preparation of future ICPs.