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CAI-Asia Evaluation Report (2004)
Evaluation survey was conducted by Synovate, an independent research firm based in Manila, Philippines

CAI-Asia's performance for the last three years was the subject of an evaluation survey conducted by Synovate Inc, an independent research firm. The objectives of the survey were to: (1) assess whether the CAI-Asia program was able to meet its goals and objectives for the period of 2001-2004, (2) determine current experience and perception towards the initiative and its activities, (3) identify unmet needs and expectations on the CAI-Asia program, and (4) find out areas for improvement and new opportunities for the initiative. Ninety-eight out of 773 or 13% of CAI-Asia and Listserv members responded to the questionnaire.

Download the full reportDownload the full report
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Key findings:

Knowledge ManagementKnowledge Management
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I. Knowledge Management. The CAI-Asia website received high ratings particularly in terms of usefulness of information and relevance of topics. Most subscribers viewed the Listserv as either excellent or very good and is considered as an effective and useful discussion platform.

Capacity Building and Regional DialogueCapacity Building and Regional Dialogue
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II. Capacity Building and Regional Dialogue. CAI-Asia has been very effective in promoting understanding of air quality (AQ) and bringing together various institutions / individuals to share information on AQ problems and solutions. Moreover, it has also influenced cities / countries to undertake concrete air quality management (AQM) activities and to a lesser extent, contributed to the development of AQM policies.

Programs and ActivitiesPrograms and Activities
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III. Programs and Activities. Most survey participants agree that CAI-Asia’s programs are reflective of / relevant to the air quality needs in Asia and to some extent, have actually contributed to its improvement. Survey participants recognize CAI-Asia’s efforts in involving members and communities in AQM activities. It is likewise seen to be effective in promoting formulation and implementation of AQM policies at the city level, and to a lesser extent at the national and regional levels.

Future CAI-Asia PrioritiesFuture CAI-Asia Priorities
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IV. Future CAI-Asia Priorities. Survey participants generally think that CAI-Asia’s top five future priorities should be: (1) capacity building, (2) awareness raising, (3) demonstration projects, (4) development of action plans, policies and regulations, (5) formulation and implementation of action plans. Moving forward, there is a clamor for more information and general capacity building from CAI-Asia. Survey participants feel that CAI-Asia should take a more active role in the development and implementation of policies.

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