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Evaluation timeline

13 March 2023

Evaluation starts

17 May 2023

Draft inception report published

31 May 2023

Civil society dialogue meeting

15 June 2023

Final inception report published

July 2023

Online public consultation launched (until 30 November 2023)

October-November 2023

Country workshops in SADC EPA States

11 December 2023

Interim report published

June 2024

Draft final report published

11 July 2024

Civil society dialogue meeting

August/September 2024

Final report published