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As stated in the Terms of Reference (ToR), the purpose of this mid-term evaluation is to “assess the performance of the EU-Africa ITF over the period 2007-10 against key OECD/DAC evaluation criteria to make recommendations for the future work of the ITF and allow for preparation of the final evaluation”. The evaluation covers the period to the 5 July 2011.
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This report provides the results of an assessment of the impacts of Tuungane, a major UK government funded Community Driven Reconstruction Program in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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This evaluation provides an overview of the results and lessons of the bilateral development co-operation from 1974 until Sweden closed its embassy in 2011. Furthermore, it attempts an assessment of how and if this assistance contributed to reducing poverty in the country.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.