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This report presents an overview of the way that civil society is changing. It highlights the extent to which such activism is focused on a changing set of issues. Civic organisation show great advantages and the potential to contribute to democratic deepening, but they also exhibit clear shortcomings. The challenge will be to harness their positive potential, while designing strategies that can mitigate their less welcome features.
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Independent Evaluation of General Capital Increase VI and African Development Fund 12 and 13 Commitments: Overarching Review
The Sixth General Capital Increase and the African Development Fund replenishments reflected a vote of confidence in the AfDB and its leadership. Overall, the evaluation found a Bank that is on the move. The Bank is delivering its commitments in terms of agreed documents or establishing agreed structures, albeit often late. The Bank is on the road to positive reform, in the direction that both it and its stakeholders want to see.
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The evaluation found that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has struggled with mainstreaming the equal rights for women and men principle into development aid policies. The report calls for increasing gender sensitivity, for analysing women’s specific constraints, needs and priorities. It underlines the importance of a long-term commitment to gender equality coupled with a sensible dose of realism on what effectively can be accomplished.
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This evaluation informs on how the MDG3 Fund has been put into practice and what is known of its results. Looking at the types of activities financed by the Fund, 80% of the projects undertook policy influencing, lobby and advocacy. It is a sub-study of the policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality conducted by IOB.
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This report aims to assess what progress the Netherlands has accomplished in putting the UN resolution 1325 into practice. To make this assessment, the report examines the Dutch National Action Plans that were agreed in 2007 and 2011, and the activities undertaken by the signatories to the Plans. It is a sub-study of the policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality conducted by IOB.
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This evaluation was one of the three components of an overall evaluation assessing the Bank’s implementation of General Capital Increase and African Development Fund 12th and 13th replenishment commitments. The evaluation assesses the management's efficiency and effectiveness in delivering on its strategic priorities and areas where further improvements may be possible.
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Overall, the evaluation has three major messages. First, the Bank has been able to produce a good range of regulatory and strategic documents, generally of acceptable quality and highly relevant to its own priorities. Second, the suites are not well organised, due to a lack of clarity and to issues around management of information. Third, the existence of the documents does not guarantee their correct and full implementation.
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Renewable energy – Policy review on the Dutch contribution to renewable energy and development 2004-2014
At international level, renewable energy is increasingly seen as important for climate and for the availability of energy for domestic use. Thus there is a need for the Netherlands to have a clear vision on its renewable energy and development policy. Maintaining and further developing Dutch expertise and experience in this field is essential if the Netherlands intends to continue influencing the policy of inter/national organisations.
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The evaluation finds that Finland MoFA lacks a clear strategy over how mine action and victim assistance fits within its wider development cooperation remit. Implementing agencies have performed well but without an effective exit strategy. MFA should cease funding Angola and Cambodia, concentrating its resources in fragile states where it has an embassy, and where complementarity with wider security issues is assured.
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Le but de cette évaluation est de tirer des enseignements pertinents pour améliorer la stratégie et les opérations futures. Les principaux critères d’évaluation utilisés sont la pertinence, l'efficacité, l'efficience et la durabilité. La performance des stratégies et programmes d’intervention de la Banque au Cameroun sur la période 2004-2013 est dans l’ensemble jugée moyennement satisfaisante.