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The evaluation found that non-core funding to the ADB and World Bank is an effective and efficient way of delivering Australian aid. Completion ratings for bank projects are either comparable, or better than the aggregate ratings for other partners. However, DFAT needs to overcome a number of challenges to get the best results from non-core funding. Four recommendations to DFAT were made to address these challenges.
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The primary purpose of this evaluation is to assist in the delivery of the remainder of DFAT’s existing country strategy in Vietnam (2010-15) and to inform future country strategy development and execution. This is achieved by assessing the effectiveness of DFAT’s development and implementation of the country strategy, the indicative results obtained and the legacy of past Australian aid investments.
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This evaluation examines the effectiveness of Australian humanitarian assistance provided in 2011 in response to a crisis in the Horn of Africa, a region well known for its chronic vulnerability. This evaluation identifies how the Australian aid program can improve the effectiveness of responses to future slow-onset crises.
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Overall, the evaluation found that AVID is making an effective and highly-visible contribution to the Australian Government’s development and public diplomacy objectives. Volunteers contribute to developing the capacity of their host organisations, develop people to people links and generate goodwill for domestic and foreign diplomacy.
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Building on the quality review, this report synthesises the findings of the 64 evaluations assessed as credible and offering lessons of potential value to a wider audience. The purpose of this synthesis report is to inform and improve aid programme design and management. The report identifies nine key lessons for improving the effectiveness of the Australian aid programme.
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The Quality of Australian aid operational evaluations assesses the credibility of the evaluations themselves, as well as the factors influencing evaluation quality and utility. It finds that 74 per cent are credible and provide robust evidence about the performance of the Australian aid programme. The review includes lessons for programme areas that commission evaluations.
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ODE’s evaluation of Australian aid to Timor-Leste focused on the planning and implementation of aid to Timor-Leste from 2006 to 2013. It concluded that the country programme has made steady but uneven progress in implementing several of the country strategy’s key commitments, and that DFAT needs to build coherent, long-term and appropriately-resourced programs that address a limited set of clear and compelling development objectives.
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Lessons from Australian aid is the first annual report produced by the Office of Development Effectiveness and overseen by the Independent Evaluation Committee. It provides an independent perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian aid program.
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The Australian Agency for International Development Annual Report 2012–13 reports on the agency’s performance against the outcomes and programs framework, as outlined in the Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio Budget Statements 2012–13—Australian Agency for International Development: agency resources and planned performance.
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The purpose of the Review of the Health SWAp is to assess the effectiveness of the program in supporting the implementation of the Health Sector Plan 2008-2018; the extent to which it has delivered value for money; whether the program design was appropriate to the political, policy and fiscal context; and whether it has laid a foundation for future donor engagement.