• 18-November-2013

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    IOB Study: Corporate Social Responsibility: the role of public policy. A systematic review

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) focuses on creating social and environmental value in addition to economic performance: people, planet and profit (or Triple P). Public authorities are increasingly supporting companies that choose to do so. What has become of the Dutch government’s efforts to influence the way companies approach CSR in developing countries? No overarching evaluation of that policy is available.

  • 18-November-2013

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    IOB Study : Civil society, aid, and development: a cross-country analysis

    In addition to bilateral and multilateral programs, non-governmental organisations NGOs) play an important role in channeling development aid towards their Southern partners. Rigorous evaluations of programs and projects are scarce and tend to be limited to the analysis of perceived effects at local level. Far less attention is usually devoted to the aggregate effect of development aid on global civil society strength and performance.

  • 18-November-2013

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    IOB Study: Renewable Energy: Access and Impact, A systematic literature review of the impact on livelihoods of interventions providing access to renewable energy in developing countries

    About 40% of the global population relies on traditional use of biomass for cooking (i.e. the three-stone fires) and heating their houses. The objective of the systematic literature review presented in this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of evaluative literature and reports regarding the impact of (renewable)energy interventions on the livelihoods of end-users.

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  • 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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  • 15-April-2013

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    Investeren in stabiliteit Het Nederlandse fragiele statenbeleid doorgelicht. Available in Dutch only.

    Nederland heeft zich ingezet voor conflictvermindering en vredesopbouw in verschillende delen van de wereld waar fragiliteit van staten en regio’s problemen oplevert voor de sociaaleconomische ontwikkeling en stabiliteit ter plekke, voor de regionale stabiliteit, en voor de internationale stabiliteit en veiligheid in ruime zin.

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  • 8-April-2013

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    Mixed results for Dutch policy in fragile states - IOB Newsletter

    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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  • 31-March-2013

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    The Netherlands and the European Development Fund – Principles and Practices: Evaluation of Dutch involvement in EU development cooperation (1998-2012)

    This evaluation presents the findings of the policy evaluation of the Dutch involvement in European Development Cooperation with a focus on the European Development Fund and the Cotonou Agreement. Some of its main conclusions show that there is a growing convergence between EU aid policies and the key principles of Dutch aid and that the Dutch view on complementarity and added value of EU aid has changed quite frequently.

  • 30-March-2013

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    Annexes to the Report: The Netherlands and the European Development Fund – Principles and Practices: Evaluation of Dutch involvement in EU development cooperation (1998-2012)

    Annexes to the Report: The Netherlands and the European Development Fund – Principles and Practices: Evaluation of Dutch involvement in EU development cooperation (1998-2012)

  • 24-March-2013

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    Working with the World Bank - Evaluation of Dutch Bank policies and funding (2000-2011)

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitated the dialogue with Banks and IFC at Ministerial, senior official, and expert level, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance. Biannual Bank/IMF meetings and the regular BNPP and NIPP dialogues were used to highlight Dutch positions and priority themes. The Netherlands occasionally worked in accordance with donors (in particular UK, Germany, Nordic countries).

  • 13-December-2012

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    Budget support: Conditional results

    It was felt that this general budget support would make aid more efficient and effective, and generate more sustainable results. It would also give donors the opportunity to encourage reform through the accompanying policy dialogue.

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