For the European Commission, STELLA conducted an independent evaluation of the Support Programme to the Environment Sector in Cambodia (SPEC). SPEC was a 20 month programme with a budget of 3 MECU financed by the European Commission. SPEC's goal was to strengthen Cambodia's Ministry of Environment (MoE) in three steps: (1) define global strategies and environmental programmes; (2) assist the MoE in water pollution control, solid waste management, conservation of natural resources, and sustainable management of the Great Lake of Tonle Sap; and (3) implement pilot projects in the sectors above. STELLA assessed the coherence of SPEC's work plan with the financing agreement, evaluated the performance of SPEC's various project components after nine months, and recommended a revised action plan enabling the delivery, within the time and budget constraints, of successful pilot projects in line with SPEC's overall objectives. STELLA also recommended a follow-up project on pollution prevention and sustainable development of the Great Lake of Tonle Sap.