The Directorate undertakes various evaluations which are either Formative, Summative or Ex-post/Impact Evaluations. These evaluations assess policies, projects, programmes or topical issues of interest. The evaluations adopt participatory approach with engagement of an external evaluation expert and all the relevant stakeholders to enhance objectivity of the research, credibility of findings and usability of the reports. Every year, the Directorate develops a research agenda which includes: Policy, Project, programme, or a topic to be evaluated; type of evaluation to be undertaken; methodology and tools to be used; stakeholders with their roles and responsibilities; and resources required. The agenda is drafted by a multi-stakeholder team led by the MED office.