How effective is aid at helping developing countries eradicate poverty? In March 2005, more than 100 countries made a firm commitment in the Paris Declaration to measure their success, or failure, in making aid more effective.
This book analyses how local firms can get involved in global value chains, access distant and profitable markets and upgrade their capabilities. Based on case studies, the book reviews experiences of governments and enterprises in the Mekong sub-region.
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This study evaluates the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 1995 policy on involuntary resettlement. Sixteen case studies of ongoing and completed projects with significant involuntary resettlement were done in the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Philippines.
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This special evaluation study (SES) arises from the increasing importance the Asian Development Bank (ADB) places on poverty reduction, which has become the overarching goal of its operations.
The results of the OECD-DAC survey on progress in harmonisation and alignment.
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This evaluation addresses the question on how support to culture and the media can be linked to efforts to reduce poverty, and it assesses the relevance of Sidas present policy and practice in the field of culture and the media...
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This technical assistance performance audit report (TPAR) examines some key issues relating to institutional development and capacity building that were also identified in a recent impact evaluation study on water supply and sanitation projects in selected developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The issues include cost recovery, sustainability of water supply utilities, effectiveness of project management and
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What happens after the five-year country strategy paper has been approved? How is that strategy translated by Sida into strategic decisions for projects and programmes, for dialogue activities with partner organisations, and for the allocation of Sida's administrative resources? These are the main questions investigated by this evaluation of the 1999-2003 country strategy for Vietnam, based on a case study of the co-operation in the
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From 1974 to 1995 Sweden committed about SEK2.8 billion (SEK6.5 billion in 1996 prices) to the project (mill and forestry) including side projects covering housing, transport and vocational training.
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Bai Bang is one of the most unusual aid projects to be undertaken in the history of development co-operation.