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Evaluation: Finland’s Development Policy Programmes from a Results-Based Management Point of View 2003–2013
This evaluation finds that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs still lacks a comprehensive approach to Result-Based Management at the corporate level and that future policy implementation should be guided by a long-term strategic plan that is underpinned by a comprehensive Strategic Results Framework. Future policy direction by incoming governments should be in the form of concise policy statements that provide input into this plan.
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Most EU interventions were in line with national priorities and rural population needs, as well as supporting Timor-Leste’s regional and international relationships in recognition of the priority attached by the Government to these goals. But although the focal sectors maintained their relevance to the goals of poverty reduction and state-building, the effectiveness of the EU cooperation was seriously constrained by several factors.
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Several countries in Australia’s immediate neighbourhood have stunting undernutrition rates comparable to those of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This evaluation finds that the Australian Government’s investments generally constitute good practice. A number of recommendations are made to improve the targeting of child undernutrition and the monitoring and reporting of Australia’s efforts.
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Since the Syrian conflict began, the Australian Government has responded with over $135 million for humanitarian assistance. Examining the effectiveness of this response, this evaluation considers both the efficacy of material assistance provided and that of Australia’s diplomatic efforts. It also identifies some important ways in which Australia’s response to this, and other, protracted crises might be further strengthened.
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The ANCP is a successful and highly valued program. It identifies positive features which might usefully inform the Australian Government’s approach to a number of other development programs and partnerships. It also highlights areas for improvement, such as the need to address the complexity and limited transparency associated with funding allocations and to bolster the sharing of knowledge and learning across the partnership.
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DFID’s management of its response to the Syria crisis could have been considerably better. In 2012 DFID did not have experience of how to operate a response to a challenge like the Syria crisis. It made some poor initial decisions. However, DFID’s Grant allocation appears to work effectively. During 2014 DFID moved the programme onto a more stable footing, with a longer-term focus and more multi-year funding.
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Evaluation of Policy Dialogue as an Instrument in Swedish Development Cooperation - the case of Gender Equality
Despite some flaws, policy dialogue has been an effective tool overall. Swedish embassies have been able to use it in diverse contexts to help achieve Sweden’s development co-operation objectives. There is also clear evidence it has contributed to increased gender equality, particularly regarding development or revision of gender-specific laws. It had the least effect in terms of governments increasing resources for gender equality.
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The focus of HIEP programme development so far has understandably been on the establishment of the individual HIEP projects along with key partnerships and stakeholder relationships. This is creating a solid foundation for HIEP to be successful. Plans for robust, relevant evidence, support to innovation and key relationships are in place. It is now timely to start developing more detailed programme-level plans.
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The evaluation examines the importance of conflict and conflict dynamics in the targeted areas. Conflicts in Lower and Middle Shabelle continue to evolve. Most conflicts relate to resources and land disputes between clans, as well as disputes over the right to resources. These dynamics are analysed carefully and show how important these factors are to consider when selecting beneficiaries and when analysing the logic of the programme.
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Business and Human Rights in Development Cooperation – has Sweden Incorporated the UN Guiding Principles
The study finds examples of policy commitments to improved human rights practices by companies as well as diligent efforts in agencies and State-owned companies. The observed good practices by the State institutions appear to reflect results of systematic efforts with regards to implementation of human rights commitments. This is due to internal work in the institutions and not to specific requirements posed by the State ministries.