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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.
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Overall, the Research Programme Consortia are an excellent funding modality for integrated and programmatic research – particularly the length and relative flexibility of funding. The evaluation finds that the consortium structure and programme is highly effective. This is now a mature and internationally respected funding modality for development research.
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The overall aim of this evaluation was to refine and test a more elaborate Theory of Change, and look at the quality of the evaluations. An assessment was made as to whether 3DE, as a pilot model, has been successful in supporting and increasing evidence-based policy-making and in building the capacity and changing the behaviour of Ministry staff in terms of them demanding and using evidence.
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The Médecins Sans Frontières delivers operational research courses focusing on practical aspects and learning-by-doing. 79% of the participants report that the course they took was ‘very useful’; 15% report that it was ‘quite useful’. Trained participants increased their knowledge, and their skills and engagement in supervising research team members, collecting safe and ethical data, and disseminating results.
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Aided Trade – An Evaluation of the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (2005-2012)
This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI). The evaluation investigates CBI’s sectoral export coaching programme and the business support organisation development. The report concludes that CBI’s sectoral export coaching programmes were relevant, though often insufficient to stimulate companies to start exporting to Europe.
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The Adaptation Learning Program facilitates community-based adaptation in a selection of climate-vulnerable communities in four countries. The purpose of this final evaluation is to provide qualitative and quantitative evidence of program outcomes against the ALP logframe; and to assess the quality and value of ALP approaches to promote CBA through learning and influence at all levels of the program.