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Opening Doors and Unlocking Potential – Key Lessons from an Evaluation of Support for Policy Influencing, Lobbying and Advocacy
An increasing number of donors have rediscovered the importance of civil society in creating the conditions for achieving sustainable development. The Netherlands follows this trend. The evaluation concludes that CSOs succeed to various degrees in placing issues higher on the agenda and in influencing policy. However, influencing policy implementation is far more difficult to realise.
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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.
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The Netherlands is an important player in the field of human rights in multilateral forums and in the framework of the EU. Applying a variety of instruments, the Netherlands has contributed to the promotion of human rights. Results include the adoption of UN resolutions and EU Council decisions. A critical note can be made with regard to the degree of coherence between foreign human rights policy and economic policy.
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This synthesis provides an overview of recent impact studies in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
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Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan, 2001 - 2005: From Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom; A Joint Evaluation
A Joint Evaluation by Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom
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Evaluation of the Dutch ‘Governance and Human Rights Programme’ in Guatemala 1997 - 2003