• 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

    English, PDF, 831kb

    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.

  • 30-November-2012

    English, PDF, 2,160kb

    Independent External Evaluation of the Joint Financing Arrangement II (JFA-II) Support of Pooled Fund Partners to the 2010-2012 ECA Business Plan

    The two objectives of the external evaluation were to assess the impacts of ECA’s sub-programme interventions in strengthening/enhancing capacities of Member States (MS), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the African Union and its Secretariat and to assess the extent to which the successful results/impacts of ECA’s sub-programmes can be attributed to the Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) mechanism.

  • 30-September-2012

    English, PDF, 2,786kb

    Independent Evaluation of Delivering as One

    This report summarizes the work of the independent evaluation of lessons learned from the Delivering as One (DaO) pilot countries. The Delivering as One approach emerged from a process of intergovernmental decision-making on the UN system’s operational activities. Triennial comprehensive policy review resolutions adopted in 2001, 2004 and 2007 called for a strengthening of the UN development system.

  • 13-March-2012

    English, , 3,891kb

    Finnish Concessional Aid Instrument

    The main conclusion of the report is that the scheme rates poorly on most of the criteria. Lack of proper monitoring and evaluation is a major weakness and all concessional credit projects lack indicators for the determination of the baseline and the results.

  • 16-February-2012

    French, Excel, 2,460kb

    Évaluation de l’allègement de la dette en République démocratique du Congo 2003-2010

    Comme instrument de lutte contre la pauvreté, le programme n’a pas été efficace dans le cas de la RDC. D’abord, les montants des dépenses financés par l’allègement sont relativement réduits et peuvent donc n’avoir que des effets limités.

  • 16-February-2012

    French, , 2,460kb

    Évaluation de l’allègement de la dette en République démocratique du Congo 2003-2010

    Comme instrument de lutte contre la pauvreté, le programme n’a pas été efficace dans le cas de la RDC. D’abord, les montants des dépenses financés par l’allègement sont relativement réduits et peuvent donc n’avoir que des effets limités.

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