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This evaluation of the international support to the peace process in Nepal focuses on the contributions made by Denmark, Switzerland and Finland in the period from 2006 to May 2012. The contributions by these focal development partners are viewed in the context of support from other development partner countries, especially where provided through joint funds.
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The purpose of the fifth meta-evaluation since 1991 was to analyse and draw lessons from the projects evaluations of 2010 and 2011. It compared the findings with 2 previous meta-analysis and 2 other evaluations. OECD/DAC and EU quality standards, as well as many cross-cutting type objectives where used as criteria. The novelty in this meta-evaluation was to study projects of the ten evaluation reports included in the sample.
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This study discusses how the Nordic countries, through their joint efforts, have influenced the policies, decision-making and work in the World Bank and the African Development Bank over a period of six years, from 2006 to 2011. These Banks receive the highest joint commitment by the Nordic countries as compared to the other multilateral development banks.
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The purpose of the evaluation is to make a wider assessment of Finland’s support in local governance and decentralisation in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania.
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This evaluation of the Finnish country programmes with Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania over the past decade and focused on how anti-poverty development policies and the agents of policy implementation interacted, and influenced each country programme.
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The main conclusion of the report is that the scheme rates poorly on most of the criteria. Lack of proper monitoring and evaluation is a major weakness and all concessional credit projects lack indicators for the determination of the baseline and the results.
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The program scores highly on most evaluation criteria, but requires a review to identify ways to address climate change adaptation in a participatory and effective way. Finland was also found to contribute strongly to donor coordination and leadership.
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National capacity constraints and weakening dialogue with government encouraged donors, including Finland, to revert to the increased use of projects after 2007. Some of these lacked grounding in policy, were not plausibly linked to poverty, and were founded on inadequate dialogue and analysis.
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As a tool for producing experienced development practitioners, the programme is very effective. Clearer policy and relevant logical actions are required though to achieve greater retention within the multilateral organisation following the assignment.
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The purpose of the evaluation is to clarify the relationship between development policy and cooperation programming, to describe the mechanisms that were used to translate policy into practice, and to identify strengths, weaknesses and lessons learned.