24-May-2012

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Facility for New Market Development (FNMD) to Strengthen the Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

An independent evaluation was carried out on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the Palestinian Facility for New Market Development (FNMD). Taking place in March/April 2012, it assessed the project’s effectiveness, its impact on grantee firms and its value for money. Its recommendations were to feed into a new private sector development project to be co-financed by DFID, the World Bank and the EU.

22-May-2012

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Broadening the range of designs and methods for impact evaluations

This is a study report dealing with difficult methodological and theoretical challenges faced by those who wish to evaluate the impacts of international development policies.

20-May-2012

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Evaluation of the performance of SDC instruments in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

The evaluation found that SDC is well positioned to work in fragile states and can play a valuable role in the wider international system. To achieve this potential, SDC needs to become more flexible and needs to compliment its technical efforts with political positioning.

17-May-2012

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DFID'S Education Programme in Three East African Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania

The ICAI report says that these countries the UK has succeeded in boosting enrolment substantially but ICAI raises concerns that the quality of education being provided is so low that it detracts from the development impact.

17-May-2012

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DFID’s Support for Health and Education in India

The report looks at the UK’s support for health and education in Bihar State and concludes that it has made a positive contribution to improvements in these areas.

16-May-2012

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Evaluation of the Zambia Irish Aid Country Strategy Paper (2007-2010)

This report presents the findings and conclusions of an independent evaluation of the Irish Aid Zambia Country Strategy 2007-2010. Evidence from this evaluation indicates that Irish Aid has made a range of contributions to the reduction of poverty and inequality in Zambia.

16-May-2012

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Hunting for Per Diem: The Uses and Abuses of Travel Compensation in Three Developing Countries

While there can be little doubt that the government staff, NGO staff and civil society employees attending training and awareness-raising events learn something and upgrade their skills, the effectiveness of these workshops is a sadly understudied and underreported area. The study makes an assessment of the consequences of per diem compensation.

15-May-2012

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Management of UK Budget Support Operations

The ICAI report concludes that, in the right conditions, budget support is an effective way of providing development assistance but its practical value varies according to the country context.

14-May-2012

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Evaluation of the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund

The Health Results Innovations Trust Fund is a multi-donor trust fund supported by the governments of Norway and the United Kingdom and managed by the World Bank. This evaluation is the first in a series of evaluations which will take place over the course of the programme.

1-May-2012

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Finnish support to development of local governance

The purpose of the evaluation is to make a wider assessment of Finland’s support in local governance and decentralisation in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania.

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