12-November-2014

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Randomized controlled trials: strengths, weaknesses and policy relevance

The general purpose of this report is to offer an input into the ongoing debate on evaluation and effectiveness of Swedish foreign aid. More specifically, the focus lies on the role of so called Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in evaluations of impact of aid financed activities.

20-June-2014

English, PDF, 1,768kb

Useful Patchwork : Direct Funding of Local NGOs by Netherlands Embassies 2006-2012

This evaluation describes the landscape of direct funding and answers questions about why and how non-governmental organisations have been directly funded and what have been the intermediate results. The evaluation period is 2006-2012 and the focus is on local non-governmental organisations.

20-May-2014

English, PDF, 885kb

Assessment of the Institutions of La Francophonie and Evaluation of Canada's Involvement in La Francophonie

Canada is the second largest donor to the institutions of La Francophonie. From 2000-01 to 2005-06, the Government of Canada contributed over $230 million to the institutions of La Francophonie through the Canadian International Development Agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Canadian Heritage.

13-March-2014

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A Case Study on Complementarity in the Institutional Co-operation Instrument

The objective of this case study was to evaluate the Institutional Co-operation Instrument, and specifically to assess its complementarity with other aspects of Finland’s development co-operation.

28-June-2013

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Independent Evaluation of Non-Sovereign Operations, 2006-2011

This evaluation reviewed a portfolio of 137 investments approved by the AfDB Board between 2006-2011, which account for a total approved investment volume of UA 3.9 billion, of which UA 3.5 billion is committed. It assessed four aspects of the NSO portfolio: the strategic alignment of the portfolio; the performance; the risk management framework and the risk exposures, and Institutional efficiency.

14-June-2013

English, PDF, 875kb

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Council Aid Responses to the Arab Spring

This evaluation assesses how effectively the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council responded to the ‘Arab Spring’ through their bilateral aid programmes. Following the wave of democratisation movements that swept the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from late 2010, the UK Government established the Arab Partnership, with £110 million in programme funds over four years.

23-May-2013

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DFID’s Use of Contractors to Deliver Aid Programmes

DFID uses private sector contractors to assist in delivering aid, accounting for 9% of its aid expenditure in 2011-12. Their roles range from procuring equipment to providing technical advice, to delivering programmes. This report focuses on contractor programme delivery, likely to remain an important option for DFID given its increasing budget and focus on fragile and conflict states.

17-January-2013

English, PDF, 820kb

The Role of the IMF As Trusted Advisor - RITA

This evaluation examines in what circumstances the Fund is viewed as a trusted advisor to its member countries. It uses evidence gathered since 2005, but emphasizes the period since the onset of the global crisis in 2007–08. Because the concept of trusted advisor is “in the eyes of the beholder,” the evaluation derives the main attributes from country authorities themselves.

15-January-2013

English, PDF, 529kb

Evaluation of Payment by Results: Current approaches, future trends

What does emerge strongly from the evidence base is that payment-by-results needs to be implemented as part of a package that includes other forms of supports and services. The underlying complexity of each intervention presents a serious challenge to implementation and evaluation, inhibiting meaningful generalisation without identification of the specific mechanisms at play.

30-November-2012

English, PDF, 1,602kb

Evaluation of DFID’s International Citizens’ Service (ICS)- Pilot Programme

The 18-month pilot programme, International Citizen Service (ICS) supported young British citizens to contribute to development through international volunteering and generated knowledge to inform future youth volunteering programmes. The ICS pilot programme was both innovative and highly ambitious in seeking to demonstrate and understand how diverse cohorts of young volunteers can achieve development impacts.

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