The Academic and Scientific Cooperation Programme (CORUS 1) is a Priority Solidarity Fund programme (FSP N°2001-22), funded by France’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE), which ran from 11 September 2001 to end-November 2008 with a total budget of €4 million. As specified in the TOR, the core task was to evaluate the programme on the basis of commonly recognised criteria for public policy evaluation in addition to criteria of clarity and visibility of the programme. To summarise all these criteria and respond to the question marks about the CORUS 1 programme, the evaluation questions were designed to investigate the programme’s strategy, capacity building in the partner countries, the involvement of French researchers and management of the programme.