For the European Commission, STELLA conducted an independent evaluation of RIET, an EC-Singapore initiative facilitating technical, economic, and industrial cooperation between Europe and Asia in the environment sector by promoting best environmental practices. The EU and Singapore used the evaluation report to commit additional financial resources. The STELLA team assessed RIET's services, summarising RIET's activities and performance services in meeting its objectives. The team also analysed RIET's capacity to achieve the goals of Technology Windows, as well as RIET's internal structure, its revenues, organisation, and management. The report concluded that RIET was meeting its stated objectives and was playing a significant role in raising the EU's profile in Southeast Asia, thus justifying additional EU support.