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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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IOB Study: Renewable Energy: Access and Impact, A systematic literature review of the impact on livelihoods of interventions providing access to renewable energy in developing countries
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.
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The evaluation work in Norad seeks to document to what extent Norwegian development cooperation is relevant, effective and achieves the intended results. The goal is both to learn by collecting lessons, and to hold the aid administration accountable.
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This second independent evaluation of the ADB program in Pakistan (the first was in 2007) covers operations and policy dialogue during 2002–2012. The focus is on the results of two country strategies, one covering 2002–2006 and the other 2009–2013. The evaluation assesses the performance of ADB operations, and provides lessons and recommendations for ADB’s new country partnership strategy (CPS), scheduled for approval in 2014.
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This performance evaluation report assesses the performance and impact of the project and generates a series of findings, lessons and recommendations to contribute in the future design and implementation of similar ADB projects.
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This evaluation focuses on the performance of ADB’s decentralization for quality service delivery and development effectiveness and provides policy recommendations.