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The review found that UNDP has clearly attempted to support national efforts spearheaded by the government to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, working with the Governance Commission, relevant ministries and subsequently established targeted commissions.
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Projects were selected for support largely on their individual merit, rather than with a view to building a portfolio of complementary activities that contribute as a whole to the achievement of the program's objectives. This lack of a clear portfolio approach, has at times led to some duplication of activities.
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Austria has committed herself within a framework of international agreements to gender equality and women’s empowerment through gender mainstreaming. The relevance of the gender policy document itself appears to be rather limited. Austrian Development Cooperation staff do know it, but do not use it for providing guidance for their work.
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The Australian aid program has played a prominent role in responding to HIV in Papua New Guinea since 1995. The Office of Development Effectiveness conducted a major independent evaluation into AusAID’s contribution to the response.
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The independent evaluation found varied results looking at farm income and household consumption. In addition, although the evaluation was not originally designed to test whether or not farm investments increased as a result of the training and increase in farm income, the evaluators did look at changes in investments in mobile and fixed capital in order to potentially explain why they were not finding changes in household consumption.
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The evaluation of the level of effectiveness, because of the limits of the formulation of objectives and indicators and the absence of verification of the level of benefit achieved, required the utilization of proxy indicators and data (above all, quantitative data from monitoring).
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The project was funded by the EDCF in August 1996 and was expected to contribute to Sri Lanka’s social and economic development by strengthening its infrastructure. In addition, it was believed to improve the economic cooperation and mutual prosperity of both Sri Lanka and Korea. Thus, funding the project was considered relevant and appropriate in terms of the EDCF’s purposes and loan policy.
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The purpose of this formative evaluation is to provide an independent assessment on the merit and worth of the World Food Programme (WFP) strategy on livelihood recovery in Karamoja. The primary audience for this evaluation report is DFID, although it also aims to speak to other stakeholders, especially the Office of the Prime-minister and WFP, and to provide the basis for a dialogue within the partnership.
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The ICAI report shows that DFID’s support to the Asian Development Bank is delivering real benefits for the poor.
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The ICAI report finds that, while the Conflict Pool has proven effective at supporting worthwhile conflict prevention initiatives and has delivered some useful results, it lacks a clear strategic framework and robust funding model.