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Several countries in Australia’s immediate neighbourhood have stunting undernutrition rates comparable to those of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This evaluation finds that the Australian Government’s investments generally constitute good practice. A number of recommendations are made to improve the targeting of child undernutrition and the monitoring and reporting of Australia’s efforts.
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Since the Syrian conflict began, the Australian Government has responded with over $135 million for humanitarian assistance. Examining the effectiveness of this response, this evaluation considers both the efficacy of material assistance provided and that of Australia’s diplomatic efforts. It also identifies some important ways in which Australia’s response to this, and other, protracted crises might be further strengthened.
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The ANCP is a successful and highly valued program. It identifies positive features which might usefully inform the Australian Government’s approach to a number of other development programs and partnerships. It also highlights areas for improvement, such as the need to address the complexity and limited transparency associated with funding allocations and to bolster the sharing of knowledge and learning across the partnership.
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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.