18-February-2014

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Impact Evaluation of Improved Cooking Stoves in Burkina Faso - Newsletter

IOB evaluated the impact of the use of fuel wood efficient stoves at household and at enterprise level as promoted by the improved cooking stoves programme in Burkina Faso. The results were published in the report Impact Evaluation on Improved Cooking Stoves in Burkina Faso.

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18-February-2014

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Impact Evaluation of Improved Cooking Stoves in Burkina Faso

Over 500 million households worldwide rely on biomass for daily cooking. Wood energy is also used for small industrial processes. Fuel efficient cooking stoves are seen as low-cost solution to help reduce greenhouse gases, improve indoor air quality, relieve the daily workload of women and to reduce expenditure on energy.

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3-February-2014

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En busca de nuevas relaciones - Evaluación de la política exterior de los Países Bajos en América Latina

Esta evaluación presenta un balance de la evolución de las políticas de los Países Bajos con respecto a América Latina durante los últimos diez años. En estas políticas se presentaron muchos cambios, lo que resultó en que se prestara mucha atención a la diplomacia económica.

8-January-2014

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Government response to IOB evaluation: ‘Investing in Stability: Dutch Policy on Fragile States Reviewed’

On the whole, the government is pleased with this evaluation, which supports the main features of Dutch fragile states policy. It intends to continue ambitiously along its chosen path, for example with the establishment of the international security budget and the recently presented International Security Strategy

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8-January-2014

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IOB Study: Evaluation issues in financing for development

This study analyses domestic revenue mobilisation in developing countries, which is an essential component of financing for development. It discusses the role of corporate tax revenues and challenges for the taxation of multinational firms in developing countries, with a focus on effects of Dutch corporate tax policy and Dutch tax treaties. The study concludes that for some developing countries these effects are negative and material.

8-January-2014

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IOB Study: Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

This synthesis presents the findings of a literature study into the effect of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ support to multilateral organisations during the period 2006-2011 for programmes on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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8-January-2014

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NGOs in action: A study of activities in sexual and reproductive health and rights by Dutch NGOs

Capacity development of Southern partners played a large role in the interventions. Overall, the NGOs’ assistance in this area was greatly appreciated by the partners, but the evaluations provide limited information about the strategies followed and results achieved.

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18-November-2013

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IOB Study Newsletter : Renewable Energy: Access and Impact - A systematic literature review

Although this systematic literature review has produced a number of general findings, there is still a great deal of scope for high-quality research into the effects of renewable energy in the development context. There are hardly any impact studies on biogas or pico hydropower and very few studies that monitor the long-term effects of changes in access to energy sources.

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18-November-2013

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IOB Study: Linking Relief and Development: More than old solutions for old problems?

The need to link relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) has been discussed for decades. Yet, in practice, there is little updated analysis available on the topic and many fundamental challenges still remain today.Building mainly on existing evaluations and research, as well as on interviews with a range of experts in this field, the study discusses the different challenges to linking humanitarian aid to development.

18-November-2013

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IOB Study: Public-Private Partnerships in developing countries. A systematic review

Public-private partnerships (PPP’s) are arelatively recent phenomenon in international development cooperation. Current policy documents frequently refer to expectations regarding their potential contributions to global development goals. The growing international attention was firmly backed by the Netherlands government.

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