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In this issue of our newsletter, discover the new release edited by EvalNet members: “Evaluation Methodologies for Aid in Conflict”. Also in this issue, read about support to response to HIV/AIDS in Uganda; a review of embedding evaluation in DFID; a tool kit on gender equality; and evaluation of Norway’s aid programme.
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2013 - An exceptional year for the DAC
More on the Network's current work on sharing evaluation plans and facilitating joint evaluations
Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes, as a number of governments stepped up their spending on foreign aid.
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Summary record of the network's 16th meeting
This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.
In 2011 the international development community committed to make development co-operation more effective to deliver better results for the world’s poor. At the mid-point between commitments endorsed in the High-Level Forum in Busan, Korea in 2011 and the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals, this report takes stock of how far we have come and where urgent challenges lie.
This report - a first snapshot of the state-of-play since Busan - reveals both successes and shortfalls. It draws on the ten indicators of the Global Partnership monitoring framework. Despite global economic turbulence, changing political landscapes and domestic budgetary pressure, commitment to effective development co-operation principles remains strong. Longstanding efforts to change the way that development co-operation is delivered are paying off. Past achievements on important aid effectiveness commitments that date back to 2005 have been sustained. Nevertheless, much more needs to be done to translate political commitments into concrete action. This report highlights where targeted efforts are needed to make further progress and to reach existing targets for more effective development co-operation by 2015.
Director of the Development Co-operation Director from 2010-2015, Jon Lomoy, looks back on an exceptional year for the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
Find out how the GENDERNET is supporting the effective implementation of the SDGs and other global commitments on gender equality and women's rights.
Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to achieving the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is time to back up political promises with action and resources. Increased investments in five key areas will have catalytic effects on the lives of women and girls, and accelerate development progress beyond 2015.