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    Gender sense & sensitivity – Policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality 2007-2014

    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.

  • 4-December-2015

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    Evaluation of the MDG3 Fund – ‘Investing in Equality’ 2008-2011

    This evaluation informs on how the MDG3 Fund has been put into practice and what is known of its results. Looking at the types of activities financed by the Fund, 80% of the projects undertook policy influencing, lobby and advocacy. It is a sub-study of the policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality conducted by IOB.

  • 15-October-2015

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    Work in Progress – Evaluation of the ORET Programme : Investing in Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries

    The Development Related Export Transactions program (ORET) is a subsidy facility. It has addressed important obstacles for development by co-financing the construction and rehabilitation of public infrastructure in developing countries. ORET has evolved from a programme of mere delivery of capital goods to a programme offering comprehensive infrastructure service packages that were also financially attractive for recipient governments.

  • 5-August-2013

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    Balancing ideals with practice : Policy evaluation of Dutch involvement in sexual and reproductive health and rights 2007-2012

    This report presents the findings of a policy evaluation of the Dutch involvement in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights during the period 2007-2012. This policy evaluation is based on a number of sub-studies, including country impact studies in Bangladesh, Nicaragua and Mali, desk-studies of Ghana and Tanzania, and desk-studies of existing evaluations of multilateral organisations and NGOs.

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