This GDA Status Review is completed by Caribou Space as part of the M&E and Impact Assessment
(GDA M&E) activity to assess the status and progress of all GDA activities as of January 2023. It
identifies lessons and consequent recommendations for GDA related to programme processes and
outcomes to maximise its potential impact. The GDA programme is relatively unique within ESA
in having a dedicated programmatic activity to carry out M&E. Whereas this activity is commonly
undertaken in the development assistance sector, it is rare within the space industry. Following
a structured approach to M&E will enable ongoing learning and reflection of the programme
implementation and will facilitate—where necessary—course corrections to be made to deliver the
greatest possible impacts through the programme activities

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