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This topical report is based on Food Security Challenges in Asia, a study by ADB's Independent Evaluation. It looks at the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and the implications for Asia and for ADB. It warns that if the problems of agricultural productivity are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a world and regional concern in the coming decades.
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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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The purpose of this evaluation was “to assess to what extent Norwegian funds for agriculture have contributed to food security, with a view to get recommendations for future support”. The period under evaluation was 2005-2011.
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With this the Evaluation Department in Norad issues a request for proposals from researchers/consultants interested in designing and conducting a process evaluation of the Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) phase I. Annexes 4-12
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The evaluation aims to take stock of the Norway India Partnership Initiative as it begins Phase II, focusing on the design, governance and implementation arrangements/processes (including a process review of two NIPI interventions), and the extent to which it has met its stated goals/results.