23-November-2011

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Agricultural input subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa

This study provides an assessment of the overall performance of agricultural input subsidy programmes in Malawi, Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania, where so-called “smart” subsidies have been introduced in an attempt to maximise effects at the lowest possible costs.

23-November-2011

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DFID's Approach to Anti-Corruption

The UK Government recently announced an increase in the proportion of the aid budget going to fragile and conflict-affected countries. ICAI concludes that this focus on fragile states, with the planned increase of the aid budget, will expose UK aid to higher levels of corruption risk.

23-November-2011

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ICAI's Approach to Effectiveness and Value for Money

With a strong focus on the impact for intended beneficiaries and the robustness of delivery approaches, the report establishes a set of guiding criteria for whether aid is fit for purpose and being used to tackle the most important issues.

23-November-2011

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Between high expectations and reality: An evaluation of budget support in Zambia

In Zambia, budget support has developed into a highly visible and relevant instrument of development cooperation. The budget increases helped to improve service delivery, especially in the social sectors. Nevertheless, serious challenges remain.

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23-November-2011

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DFID's Support to the Health Sector in Zimbabwe

The report has found that UK funds provide critical support and have had a substantial and positive impact, most notably for those living with HIV/AIDS.

23-November-2011

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DFID's Climate Change Programme in Bangladesh

ICAI’s review of the UK's Climate Change Programme in Bangladesh shows that the £75 million programme is innovative and making an important and recognised contribution to climate change resilience. There are, however, areas that need addressing.

22-November-2011

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Evaluation of the EU's Cooperation with the Dominican Republic

Overall, the EC's development cooperation programme in the Dominican Republic has been flexible over time and has contributed to reducing poverty in key sectors, but has not specifically targeted the socio-equity gap that is a major developmental issue in the country.

16-November-2011

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Education matters: Policy review of the Dutch contribution to basic education, 1999-2009

The review concludes that many more children now attend school. The Netherlands’ contribution was facilitated by the long-term, substantive financial involvement, along with the input of experts in The Hague and the Dutch embassies and the support for research and innovative initiatives.

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14-November-2011

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Assisting Earthquake Victims: Evaluation of Dutch Cooperating Aid Agencies (SHO) Support to Haiti in 2010

The SHO-funded activities implemented in Haiti in 2010 are mainly emergency relief, but a sizeable part has also focused on early recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

14-November-2011

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Pawns of Peace: Evaluation of Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka, 1997-2009

This evaluation assesses Norway’s peace efforts in Sri Lanka from 1997 to 2009. It tells the story of Norway’s engagement, assesses the effects and identifies broader implications and lessons.

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