Final Independent Project Evaluation of XAMW33: Strengthening the Financial Investigation Capacity to Combat Money Laundering Arising from Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants



The design of the project was based on a thorough analysis of the context of the intervention and on official requests by participating countries, which translated into a project that is relevant to the needs and priorities of stakeholders. The objective and outcomes of the project were found to be in line with the priorities of the donor. Through an adaptive flexibility, the project responded effectively to the emerging needs and priorities identified during implementation, thereby maintaining the project's strong relevancen throughout its duration. Furthermore, the project was found to be in line with the strategic programming of UNODC on the regional and international levels, as well as with the SDGs. The project fitted well within UNODC's portfolio of projects in the region and was found to have built on and complemented other earlier and ongoing UNODC interventions. Therefore, the project was found to be part of a coherent effort by UNODC in the region. After beginning its 1 st year on an efficient pace, the project faced considerable delays stemming from the COVID crisis that unfolded in March of 2020 and from difficult implementation in Algeria. Nevertheless, the project took several measures during implementation that helped raise its efficiency.

Report Details


  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Morocco

Completed Date

  • Mar 2023

Consultant Name

  • Mr. Rani Khoury (Lead Evaluator) and Dr. Firas Murrar (Substantive Expert).

Agency Focal Person

  • Independent Evaluation Section, UNODC

Agency Focal Person Email



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Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • No


  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions