• 12-August-2014

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    Impact Measuring the Quest of the Grail? Ex Post Impact Evaluation of Four Bilateral Cooperation Projects

    This first pilot evaluation objective was both to report on the outcomes and the impact of four governmental projects and to learn from experience with a view to improving Belgian cooperation practices in the field of impact evaluation. The evaluation concludes to the relevance of combining qualitative and quantitative methods in the same evaluation process.

  • 4-August-2014

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    Autonomy, partnership and beyond : A counterfactual analysis of policy coherence for Ghana (Newsletter)

    The realisation that non-aid policies might conflict with aid policies has led to a call for better coordination across different policy fields, referred to as Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). This IOB study outlines the results of a pilot for analysing the options for coherence of Dutch and EU policies for development objectives in Ghana. The study uses scenarios to estimate the potential effects of Dutch and EU policies.

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  • 4-August-2014

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    Autonomy, partnership and beyond : A counterfactual analysis of policy coherence for Ghana

    The realisation that non-aid policies might conflict with aid policies has led to a call for better coordination across different policy fields, referred to as Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). This IOB study outlines the results of a pilot for analysing the options for coherence of Dutch and EU policies for development objectives in Ghana. The study uses scenarios to estimate the potential effects of Dutch and EU policies.

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  • 4-August-2014

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    In search of focus and effectiveness : Policy review of Dutch support for private sector development 2005-2012

    Private sector development became an increasingly central focus of Dutch development policy from 2010 onwards. The international literature about bottlenecks in private sector development states the importance of a stimulating investment climate for the private sector. But what is known about the results of the Dutch policy? This policy review is looking into the results of the Dutch development policy on private sector development.

  • 4-August-2014

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    Good things come to those who make them happen : Return on aid for Dutch exports

    Since 2000, the share of developing and emerging countries in Dutch exports has increased from less than 5% in 2000 to almost 11% in 2012. This study shows that aid has contributed to the growth. Each euro of Dutch bilateral aid produces a EUR 0.70–0.90 return in terms of increased exports, leading to a value added for the Dutch economy of about EUR 0.40–0.55 for each euro spent.

  • 24-June-2014

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    Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) Evaluation Report

    Overall, the evaluation found that AVID is making an effective and highly-visible contribution to the Australian Government’s development and public diplomacy objectives. Volunteers contribute to developing the capacity of their host organisations, develop people to people links and generate goodwill for domestic and foreign diplomacy.

  • 24-June-2014

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    Learning from Australian Aid Operational Evaluations

    Building on the quality review, this report synthesises the findings of the 64 evaluations assessed as credible and offering lessons of potential value to a wider audience. The purpose of this synthesis report is to inform and improve aid programme design and management. The report identifies nine key lessons for improving the effectiveness of the Australian aid programme.

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  • 24-June-2014

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    Quality of Australian Aid Operational Evaluations

    The Quality of Australian aid operational evaluations assesses the credibility of the evaluations themselves, as well as the factors influencing evaluation quality and utility. It finds that 74 per cent are credible and provide robust evidence about the performance of the Australian aid programme. The review includes lessons for programme areas that commission evaluations.

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  • 24-June-2014

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    Evaluation of Australian aid to Timor-Leste

    ODE’s evaluation of Australian aid to Timor-Leste focused on the planning and implementation of aid to Timor-Leste from 2006 to 2013. It concluded that the country programme has made steady but uneven progress in implementing several of the country strategy’s key commitments, and that DFAT needs to build coherent, long-term and appropriately-resourced programs that address a limited set of clear and compelling development objectives.

  • 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.

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