In accordance with the Shell-IUCN agreement, an independent mid-term review of the collaborative partnership was commissioned by both organizations and presented to the partnership steering committee.
The overall purpose of the mid-term review was to examine the collaboration in terms of the extent to which the objectives are being met and to decide on any necessary course corrections.
The review confirms that, according to the two organizations’ statements of policy and strategy, the collaborative partnership agreement is relevant to both IUCN and Shell. It notes that there has been good, tangible progress in some joint activities – notably biofuels work and a review of Shell Biodiversity Action Plans – but that progress with most of the selected partnership activities has been slower than planned. A number of recommendations are made.