The study focused on DFID’s programme during the period 2000-2006 and was carried out over the period October – December 2006. The structure of the evaluation is based on the CPE programme but was undertaken with fewer person weeks and limited (one week) period in country. It was carried out at the request of DFID Vietnam in order to draw out key lessons that could be fed into the preparation of the next CAP. However, the report covers much of the same ground as the standard CPE but has been modified to give more attention to the priorities of the country office. Chapter 9 of the report covers these specific issues and proposals.