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Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have always been leading participants in development and humanitarian activities, in channelling large amounts of development cooperation money from both government funds and other sources into a range of projects and programmes. Like others, they are expected to show the results of their activities and for that purpose they have developed systems for monitoring and evaluation.
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One way to improve and strengthen aid, according to a number of international aid agencies, is to support recipient governments to ‘take ownership’ of aid activities. In arguing for a stronger ownership of development and aid processes, the focus has primarily been on recipient governments rather than the local populations in villages, towns and cities that are the ultimate target group and end users of most development aid.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has in general delivered agreed outputs in the humanitarian programmes examined, and has managed to do so under extremely difficult conditions. NRC has good access to difficult areas and its conflict sensitivity is apparent. If the identified shortcomings are remedied, the emergency roster could according to the evaluator increase its relevance and efficiency.
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Case Country Report - South Sudan of the Evaluation of five Humanitarian Programs of the Norwegian Refugee Council and of the Standby Roster NORCAP
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Case Country Report - Somalia of the Evaluation of five Humanitarian Programs of the Norwegian Refugee Council and of the Standby Roster NORCAP.
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Case Country Report - Pakistan of the Evaluation of five Humanitarian Programs of the Norwegian Refugee Council and of the Standby Roster NORCAP
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ANNEXE to the evaluation report on Five Humanitarian Programmes of the Norwegian Refugee Council and of the Standby Roster NORCAP.
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Improved outcomes for women and children as more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes, have broad benefits. After more than a decade of effort, these goals have proved difficult to attain and are unlikely to be achieved by 2015.
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Seeking to achieve a participatory approach to development has been the focus of much donor attention, as well as an expressed objective for the governments of many developing countries. The overall objective of which is to develop and pilot test a methodological framework that can be used by international development agencies to improve understanding of the importance of local ownership and participation for aid effectiveness.
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The evaluation found that the Evaluation Department has done a number of things to enhance the usefulness and actual use of its evaluation work. Among these has been a practice of broadly consulting with key stakeholders in developing its evaluation program to ensure that there is interest in the topics to be covered.