This annual report looks at the main lessons learned in 2011 by Norad's Evaluation Department.
Projects were selected for support largely on their individual merit, rather than with a view to building a portfolio of complementary activities that contribute as a whole to the achievement of the program's objectives. This lack of a clear portfolio approach, has at times led to some duplication of activities.
While there can be little doubt that the government staff, NGO staff and civil society employees attending training and awareness-raising events learn something and upgrade their skills, the effectiveness of these workshops is a sadly understudied and underreported area. The study makes an assessment of the consequences of per diem compensation.
The Health Results Innovations Trust Fund is a multi-donor trust fund supported by the governments of Norway and the United Kingdom and managed by the World Bank. This evaluation is the first in a series of evaluations which will take place over the course of the programme.
The evaluation analyses the Norwegian foreign policy including the linkages to development and humanitarian policy against the background of the political, socio-economic and security developments in Afghanistan during the evaluation period.
The evaluation offers an overview of Norwegian support to promote the rights of persons with disabilities. In addition to the targeted support, the report identifies a few general programs in which disability aspects have been mainstreamed.
Revenues exceeded expenditures for most agencies over the period studied. To gain better insights on this issue, the study recommends a review of donor monitoring practices, based partly on analysis of samples of projects.
The comprehensive focus of Norwegian Assistance on primary health care development and systems development during Phase 1 had great significance in helping Botswana structure a health service that enabled greatly improved access to health care throughout Botswana.
This evaluation assesses Norway’s peace efforts in Sri Lanka from 1997 to 2009. It tells the story of Norway’s engagement, assesses the effects and identifies broader implications and lessons.
Is there a clear policy behind the Norwegian support to human rights? What results have been achieved? The purpose of the evaluation was to know more about the nature and effect of Norwegian support to human rights.