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The present study reviews the road and forestry sectors in Laos and Swedish support to these sectors during the 1990s from an institutional development perspective. It finds that, so far, transition of the institutional set-up of Laos has been unable to come to grips with the fundamental problems facing the two sectors. Swedish support for institutional development, which has aimed at building modern forest and road authorities
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Iraq is not Afghanistan and it is not the Balkans, but lessons need to be learned from these two recent touchstones of humanitarian experience. There are similarities to Afghanistan in the expanse of the country and the regional socio-political dynamics. There are also similarities to the Balkans in the need to address a crisis with a relatively urbanized, highly educated and (formerly) well off population.
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National or local ownership is commonly regarded as a precondition for sustainable results of development cooperation. In 2002, Sida commissioned four major evaluation studies, covering ownership aspects in different modalities of aid in a number of partner countries. The present paper examines the four studies with respect to effects on ownership of the aid relationship, leadership and management, institutions and modalities,
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This report provides an assessment of how effectively ADB has been able to harness ADF to meet the challenges facing the region over the last decade and what the impact of ADF has been. It seeks to answer the following key questions:(i) Has ADB fulfilled its obligations and the commitments made during the ADF VIand VII replenishment discussions?(ii) Has ADB reoriented its overall strategy and operational priorities to supportpoverty
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Este informe pretende ofrecer una respuesta adecuada a los requerimientos incluidos en los Términos de Referencia, cubriendo satisfactoriamente las necesidades de información de los diversos organismos interesados en la evaluación del programa.
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This technical assistance performance audit report (TPAR) examines some key issues relating to institutional development and capacity building that were also identified in a recent impact evaluation study on water supply and sanitation projects in selected developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The issues include cost recovery, sustainability of water supply utilities, effectiveness of project management and
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Water management remains one of the major challenges facing mankind and with good reason a large proportion of French international aid resources are devoted to addressing this, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The current post-evaluation aims to learn lessons from the evaluation approach and methodology used in Sida's Gender Equality Evaluation carried out in 2001-02. The report summarises frank, self-critical reflections by eight of the evaluation team members. The nature of the subject of the Gender Equality Evaluation prompted a careful preparation of evaluation methods and tool, e.g. Concept Papers and Prompt Sheets and tools for
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This evaluation is a follow-up of a study on how the environment was treated in Sida's evaluation (SSE 96/4). The results from 1996 were rather dismal and the objective of this present evaluation was therefore to see to what extent there had been any improvements with regard to assessments of environmental performance. However, there had been no general improvement. Contrary to Sida's policies, both ex ante EIAs and ex post EIAs had
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The degradation of Paraguay's natural resources is proceeding almost unchecked. High levels of forest clearance and unadapted forms of land use are reducing the ecological, social and economic value of these resources. Meanwhile some 80% of smallholders are already living below the poverty line. There is a lack of a national strategy for resource protection and sustainable use of natural resources. Authoritarian approaches, a tendency