• 12-May-2016

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    Policy Review of Dutch Humanitarian Assistance, 2009-2014

    The overall objective for Dutch humanitarian assistance is to contribute to the relief of life-threatening human needs among the most vulnerable people caused by crisis situations and natural disasters. Between 2009 and 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spent a total of EUR 1.6 billion on humanitarian assistance. This report presents the summary of an evaluation on the Netherlands’ humanitarian assistance policy.

  • 4-December-2015

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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.

  • 4-December-2015

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    Gender, peace and security: Evaluation of the Netherlands and UN Security Council resolution 1325

    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.

  • 6-October-2015

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    Evaluation of the Dutch Contribution to Transition in the Arab Region (2009-2013)

    This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the response of the Dutch government to the Arab uprisings and its support to: democratisation; the rule of law; and economic growth. The Ministry funded a range of projects, however, less support was provided to governments in transition than to civil society. Findings show that the implementation of support to Arab countries is far from easy because of the volatile context.

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  • 18-February-2014

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    Policy Brief - Aiding the Peace: A Multi-donor Evaluation of Support to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities in Southern Sudan 2005-2010

    This evaluation was conducted in the lead up to the referendum and provides a reflection on the performance of donor-supported conflict prevention and peacebuilding (hereafter CPPB) efforts since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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