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The evaluation found that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has struggled with mainstreaming the equal rights for women and men principle into development aid policies. The report calls for increasing gender sensitivity, for analysing women’s specific constraints, needs and priorities. It underlines the importance of a long-term commitment to gender equality coupled with a sensible dose of realism on what effectively can be accomplished.
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This report aims to assess what progress the Netherlands has accomplished in putting the UN resolution 1325 into practice. To make this assessment, the report examines the Dutch National Action Plans that were agreed in 2007 and 2011, and the activities undertaken by the signatories to the Plans. It is a sub-study of the policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality conducted by IOB.
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The evaluation assesses Norwegian multilateral support to basic education through UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education. It looks at development aid effectiveness, aid management and financing of education in: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Haiti, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal and Zambia. The emphasis was put on three education goals: quality of learning, gender and inclusion of marginalised groups.
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Canada contributed to important short-term achievements in various sectors, ranging from the construction and rehabilitation of thousands of schools, improved access to health facilities, construction of community infrastructure and promotion of human rights. Given Afghanistan's level of development in 2002, long-term development results were difficult to realise. However, real gains were made, especially in the social sectors.
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The report found that despite its failure to address people’s humanitarian needs in a timely manner, the DFID pilot test has proven promising, to many extents. There were still food shortages that were not the result of the drought at the time of the intervention, and the cash received helped households to deal with these without having to resort to extreme coping strategies.
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This report presents the findings of the evaluation against six overarching evaluation questions, drawing on case study interviews and data collection in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan. One challenge with the current strategy is that it does not include indicators or a results framework for monitoring implementation and measuring the achievement of objectives, making it difficult to assess Danida’s implementation of the strategy.
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This evaluation assesses how Finnish development cooperation in fragile states is contributing towards peace and security. The role of development policy as part of conflict prevention and peace mediation was included in the Programme of the Finnish Government in 2011. This evaluation contributes in the implementation of the new guidelines of fragile states agreed in April 2014. Country programme in Afghanistan
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Review of the Danish Demining Group (DDG) Humanitarian Mine Action Support to the National Strategy through Clearance and Enhanced Quality Project in Afghanistan (October 2010 – September 2013)
Demining efforts by the Danish Demining Group and its peers, the 1,861 km2 of minefields and battle areas recorded in 1989 had been reduced by over 70%, including the majority of populated areas. The goal of the evaluated three-year project, is to assist the Government of Afghanistan and the Mine Action Coordinating Committee for Afghanistan (MACCA) in achieving the aims of the Afghanistan Compact and comply with the Ottawa Convention.
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The Netherlands strives to reduce conflict and promote peacebuilding in fragile states (countries in a conflict or a post-conflict situation). In the period under evaluation, the Netherlands pursued an integrated approach, working with other donor countries and international organisations. The full report is available in Dutch only titled: ‘Investeren in stabiliteit: het Nederlandse fragiele statenbeleid doorgelicht’
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Danish support has been in line with Afghan needs. Despite the challenge of on-budget support in the early 2000s the strategic decision to work closely with the new Government has had great value. Denmark is, consequently, seen as a trusted partner.