On 12-23 November 2018, the Latvia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 (the Programme) welcomed Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) mission expert, who on behalf of the European Commission reviewed the Programme performance in four key aspects (relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability). In April 2019, the Programme received the ROM report informing on positive results of the mission.
WHAT IS ROM
ROM is an independent expert review of programme performance in four key aspects – relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. In order to do the review, the ROM expert obtains the information from the stakeholders, including persons in charge of the Programme implementation, projects, target groups and final beneficiaries, and analyses Programme relevant documents.
The information on performance of monitored Programme and its projects aims to provide a “snapshot” of the implementation intervention, in order to
- report on the progress and on the current performance of the Programme (and its projects);
- support the Programme (and project) management by developing recommendations to improve its results;
- generate and analyze experience for the next programming period.
General conclusion provided in ROM report is that the Programme implementation is on track to be highly successful; it is very positive in all four key aspects with only limited number of minor matters requiring follow-up by the Programme. It is also concluded that the Programme took into consideration needs and demands of potential beneficiaries, and is in line with national, regional policies and strategies.
The Programme remains fully relevant; it is efficiently and effectively implemented, and the Programme results have good prospects to be sustainable. It will also strengthen the capacities for cross-border development in the Programme area.