CEE conducted a meeting of the Regional Committee to review projects and proposals. Short-term projects were awarded to two organisations. Mid-term reviews of eight organisations from Madhya Pradesh and two from Maharashtra were completed. Final reviews and release of grants were completed for 10 NGOs from Madhya Pradesh, seven from Maharashtra and one from Chhattisgarh.

The final evaluation of the Operational Phase (OP) 05 of the SGP (for CEE) was undertaken by an external evaluation team in January and February 2018. They interacted with five NGOs in the CEE Central region as part of the process and also held a consolidation evaluation meeting at Ahmedabad.