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Opening Doors and Unlocking Potential – Key Lessons from an Evaluation of Support for Policy Influencing, Lobbying and Advocacy
An increasing number of donors have rediscovered the importance of civil society in creating the conditions for achieving sustainable development. The Netherlands follows this trend. The evaluation concludes that CSOs succeed to various degrees in placing issues higher on the agenda and in influencing policy. However, influencing policy implementation is far more difficult to realise.
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The purpose of the evaluation is two-fold: it seeks to establish the extent to which the programme has been effective (producing the results anticipated), and efficient (the least costly resources possible have been used to produce these results); and it identifies programme and non-programme related explanations for success and failure that could be “translated” into more effective, efficient and sustainable programme interventions.”
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The objective of the programme is to pilot the provision of additional results-based aid based on improvements in the number of students completing primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary education; and the competency of teachers in Rwanda to use English. DFID funding for the proposed RBA pilot is in addition to DFID’s existing support to the education sector. Key elements of the RBA pilot are summarised in this TOR.
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The evaluation determines any contribution of the Results Based Aid (RBA) pilot to additional learners completing key stages in primary and secondary education and additional teachers becoming competent in the use of English. The evaluation considers the response of Rwanda; the factors that impact on the agreed ‘results’, and seeks to identify ‘lessons learned’ to aid understanding and improvement of RBA in Rwanda and elsewhere.
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This evaluation of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) corporate programme performance from 2012-2015 builds on previous assessments, including the Mid-Term Evaluation and the Triennial Review. The evaluation looks at ensuring accountability and learning from DFID political governance portfolio interventions. The study seeks to learn lessons to support future WFD programming and political governance programming by DFID.
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Overall, the AcT programme is well set up to address contextual factors, and to identify, analyse and learn from accountability and responsiveness challenges. This is facilitated by the AcT model, including the management approach and the tools that are promoted, but there are missed opportunities to link with other DFID accountability programmes particularly in shared areas of work and interest, and at key moments and opportunities.
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DFID’s strategic intention was to establish a Fund that supported a diversity of projects delivered across a range of sectors that reduced poverty and had the greatest impact on the poor and marginalised. In terms of the design and delivery of projects to date, this strategy has proved successful. This success has been facilitated by a combination of fund management processes and associated support.
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This evaluation finds that remote programme management (RPM) has become a normal programme management approach in the environments addressed in this evaluation. But, information management and dissemination practices are inconsistent across RPM approaches within DFID. The evaluation highlights the opportunity for DFID to dedicate specific resources to capture RPM best practice and lessons as they emerge in its Kenya/Somalia portfolio.
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The End Child Marriage Programme is well-received both by communities and government. In many cases, its progress towards outputs, has outreached milestones and targets. In spite of these successes, some changes to the programme approach and logframe are needed if outcomes and impacts are to be reached and sustained. The current programme results framework does not represent some vital areas of the programme work.
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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.