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The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen the productive and trade capacity of developing countries and to support the development of the enabling business environment.With the downturn of the global economy aid for trade is more important than ever.
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This is the report of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response to South Central Somalia from 2005 to 2010.
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In 2008–10, 85 percent of operations broadly aimed to help expand economic opportunities. Evaluations of past interventions show relatively high effectiveness in these areas. However, policy environments need further improvement, and sustainability of public infrastructure needs to be ensured.
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When aid budgets are under pressure and scrutiny, there is a need to improve accountability. This is especially true in the case of aid for trade, which has become an increasingly important priority in development co-operation. This report looks at what the trade and development community needs to know about aid for trade results, past evaluations of programmes reveal about trade outcomes and impacts.
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The Gabon Country Assistance Evaluation (CAE) reviews assistance by the African Development Bank to Gabon over the 1996-2008 period, which covers 3 programming cycles, namely 1996-1998, 2003-2005 and 2006-2010, with each based on a Country Strategy Paper (CSP).
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This document reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low- and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners.
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The current impact evaluation found evidence of a large increase in the use of improved water sources and in the ownership and use of latrines. Much of the increase can be attributed to an innovative approach to sanitation.
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The report concludes that Benin is on its way to achieving its targets on improved water sources, but safe drinking water is still not secured. Furthermore, water facilities are not always being constructed where they are needed most.
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In 2006, the Danish government launched a five-step plan to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality in Africa. A special allocation was earmarked for regional support initiatives to enhance African ownership and promote cooperation across boundaries.
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The evaluation found that the organisation of an advisory group that could monitor the overall project was necessary, from the project planning to the execution stage.