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Although this systematic literature review has produced a number of general findings, there is still a great deal of scope for high-quality research into the effects of renewable energy in the development context. There are hardly any impact studies on biogas or pico hydropower and very few studies that monitor the long-term effects of changes in access to energy sources.
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The need to link relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) has been discussed for decades. Yet, in practice, there is little updated analysis available on the topic and many fundamental challenges still remain today.Building mainly on existing evaluations and research, as well as on interviews with a range of experts in this field, the study discusses the different challenges to linking humanitarian aid to development.
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Public-private partnerships (PPP’s) are arelatively recent phenomenon in international development cooperation. Current policy documents frequently refer to expectations regarding their potential contributions to global development goals. The growing international attention was firmly backed by the Netherlands government.
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) focuses on creating social and environmental value in addition to economic performance: people, planet and profit (or Triple P). Public authorities are increasingly supporting companies that choose to do so. What has become of the Dutch government’s efforts to influence the way companies approach CSR in developing countries? No overarching evaluation of that policy is available.
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In addition to bilateral and multilateral programs, non-governmental organisations NGOs) play an important role in channeling development aid towards their Southern partners. Rigorous evaluations of programs and projects are scarce and tend to be limited to the analysis of perceived effects at local level. Far less attention is usually devoted to the aggregate effect of development aid on global civil society strength and performance.
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About 40% of the global population relies on traditional use of biomass for cooking (i.e. the three-stone fires) and heating their houses. The objective of the systematic literature review presented in this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of evaluative literature and reports regarding the impact of (renewable)energy interventions on the livelihoods of end-users.
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Le document de politique d’évaluation énonce les principes, standards et approches d’évaluation auxquels l’AFD se réfère. Son objectif premier est d’afficher, tant au niveau interne qu’externe, l’importance accordée par l’institution à l’évaluation de son action.
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency(UNRWA)provides support to 4.9 million refugees in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank. The Department for International Development (DFID) is UNRWA's fourth largest donor. This review assesses the impact of DFID’s support on Palestine refugees, the effectiveness of DFID’s engagement with UNRWA and focuses on UNRWA’s provision of support to refugees (except Syria).
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Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have always been leading participants in development and humanitarian activities, in channelling large amounts of development cooperation money from both government funds and other sources into a range of projects and programmes. Like others, they are expected to show the results of their activities and for that purpose they have developed systems for monitoring and evaluation.
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One way to improve and strengthen aid, according to a number of international aid agencies, is to support recipient governments to ‘take ownership’ of aid activities. In arguing for a stronger ownership of development and aid processes, the focus has primarily been on recipient governments rather than the local populations in villages, towns and cities that are the ultimate target group and end users of most development aid.