Northern Savo Region carried out an external evaluation of the regional programme 2014-2017 at the beginning of 2016. The regional programme implements the regional plan that aligns the development of the region up to 2030. The work was carried out in a straightforward way with a survey, interviews and a workshop. The prospective renewal of the regional administration system gave significant impetus to this work. MDI participated in the evaluation as a subcontractor for TK-Eval. The client was the Regional Council of the Northern Savo Region and the work was finalised in summer 2016.