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  • 19-March-2012

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    Rethinking policy, changing practice: DAC Guidelines on Post-Conflict Transition

    International Support to Post-Conflict Transition: Rethinking Policy, Changing Practice presents clear policy recommendations for better practice in order to improve the speed, flexibility, predictability and risk management of international support during post-conflict transition.

  • 12-March-2012

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    Areas of current work

    Information on the current work programme of the DAC Evaluation Network, including evaluation work on budget support, the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, peacebuilding, multilateral effectiveness, governance, aid for trade and support to evaluation in Haiti, as well as tools for joint evaluation, impact evaluation, developing evaluation capacities and communicating evaluation findings.

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  • 8-March-2012

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    Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

    The need to reform water policies is as urgent as ever. Water is essential for economic growth, human health, and the environment. Yet governments around the world face significant challenges in managing their water resources effectively. The problems are multiple and complex: billions of people are still without access to safe water and adequate sanitation; competition for water is increasing among the different uses and users; and major investment is required to maintain and improve water infrastructure in OECD and non-OECD countries.   Despite progress on many fronts, governments around the world are still confronted with the need to reform their existing water policies in order to meet current objectives and future challenges. Building on the water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines three fundamental areas that need to be addressed whatever reform agendas are pursued by governments: financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements that are in place; and coherence between water policies and policies in place in other sectors of the economy. The report provides governments with practical advice and policy tools to pursue urgent reform in their water sectors.
  • 7-March-2012

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    Newsletter - Special Edition Womens Day March 2012

    This is a Special Edition Newsletter for Women's Day, March 2012.

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  • 6-March-2012

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    Financing water and sanitation in developing countries: the contribution of external aid

    This note is produced in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Programme on Water (www.oecd.org/water). It presents data on external finance for water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

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  • 22-February-2012

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    The Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation

    The Busan Partnership document is supported by the broadest range of governmental, civil society, private and other actors. It sets out principles, commitments and actions that offer a foundation for effective co-operation for international development.

  • 14-February-2012

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    Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice: Review of Recent Experience

    “Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice: Review of Recent Experience” showcases on-ground experience of applying Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in developing country context.

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  • 14-February-2012

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    Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice - A Review of Recent Experience

    The principles of sustainable development play an integral role in making development assistance work at the level of policies, plans and programmes. In response to the  Paris Declaration call to “… develop and apply common approaches for ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment’ at sector and national levels” among donors and partners, the Guidance on Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment was endorsed in 2006 by members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, representatives of developing countries receiving aid, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and many other agencies. Since then, a growing number of countries at all levels of development have legislation or regulations prescribing the application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)  and many more are introducing it as part of their policy tools. This is creating unique opportunities for better policy making and planning by incorporating environmental considerations into high-level decision-making and opening new mechanisms to build consensus on development priorities within governments themselves and between governments and societies.

    Many development co-operation agencies and their partners are already making good progress in applying SEA. This publication presents the nine most interesting case studies of SEA in progress, selected from a total 100.  These nine cases highlight that SEA can:
    • Safeguard environmental assets for sustainable poverty reduction and development;
    • Build public engagement in decision making;
    • Prevent costly mistakes by alerting decision-makers to potentially unsustainable development options at an early stage in the decision-making process;
    • Speed up implementation of projects and programmes;
    • Facilitate co-operation around shared environmental resources and contribute to conflict prevention.

  • 8-February-2012

    English, PDF, 134kb

    U.S. Department of State Program Evaluation Policy

    U.S. Department of State Program Evaluation Policy

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  • 7-February-2012

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