• 18-February-2016

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    What Works for Market Development: A Review of the Evidence

    This pre-study aims to inform Sida of the evidence of what works for market development and the results frameworks and results chains derived from it. Secondly, it identifies where the gaps in the evidence are and, based on this, makes recommendations as to what Sida should focus on in evaluating its market development portfolio. It focuses on private sector development, financial sector development, trade, and the use of instruments.

  • 16-February-2016

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    Mid-Term Evaluation of DFID’s Health Research Programme Consortia

    Overall, the Research Programme Consortia are an excellent funding modality for integrated and programmatic research – particularly the length and relative flexibility of funding. The evaluation finds that the consortium structure and programme is highly effective. This is now a mature and internationally respected funding modality for development research.

  • 11-December-2015

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    Evaluation of the EU Support to Environment and Climate Change in Third Countries (2007-2013) - Main report

    The support has been relevant at country, regional and global levels, and has paved the way for increased prioritization of environment and climate change in current programming. The combination of thematic and geographic instruments has been reasonably effective in reaching the overarching policy goals. Mainstreaming has been more effective than in earlier periods, but there is still much improvement that can be made.

  • 31-July-2015

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    Review of Grant Aid for Countries with Relatively High Income

    This study examined whether the grant aid projects implemented in countries with relatively high income had sufficient significance clarifying the background, objectives and specific, reasons to implement the projects; and their achievements. This study is based on 78 ex-post evaluation reports prepared between the Japanese Fiscal Year 2008 and 2012.

  • 26-January-2015

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    Aid for Trade. Policies and Strategies in German Development Cooperation

    An initiative launched by the WTO in 2005, aims to assist developing countries to benefit from the opportunities arising from trade liberalisation. The desk study analyses the general Aid for Trade portfolio of Germany and answers several evaluative questions related to the policy reorientation undertaken by the German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 2011.

  • 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

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    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

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    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.

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