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The Private Sector Development policy framework has been a key theme for the Austrian Development Cooperation since the establishment of ADA in 2004. ADC’s 3-year programs have all stressed that economic development is as a prerequisite for long-term poverty reduction and that investments, including foreign direct investments, are key mechanisms for creating jobs and government revenues through taxes.
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Seeking to achieve a participatory approach to development has been the focus of much donor attention, as well as an expressed objective for the governments of many developing countries. The overall objective of which is to develop and pilot test a methodological framework that can be used by international development agencies to improve understanding of the importance of local ownership and participation for aid effectiveness.
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Recognizing the need for a better understanding of the impact of community responses, the World Bank and DfID launched this evaluation in 2009, using a variety of methodologies, instruments, and country settings, the portfolio of 15 studies has produced rich and illuminating results helpful to policymakers, researchers, civil society, and evaluators. This document analyzes and synthesizes the findings.
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The purpose of the Review of the Health SWAp is to assess the effectiveness of the program in supporting the implementation of the Health Sector Plan 2008-2018; the extent to which it has delivered value for money; whether the program design was appropriate to the political, policy and fiscal context; and whether it has laid a foundation for future donor engagement.
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Knowledge Management at the AfDB: “Are we there yet?” And what will it take to ‘get there?’ This is the focus of a Special Edition of eVALUation Matters, released during the 2013 AfDB Annual Meetings in Marrakech. eVALUation matters is a quarterly knowledge publication of the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank.
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DFID uses private sector contractors to assist in delivering aid, accounting for 9% of its aid expenditure in 2011-12. Their roles range from procuring equipment to providing technical advice, to delivering programmes. This report focuses on contractor programme delivery, likely to remain an important option for DFID given its increasing budget and focus on fragile and conflict states.
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This report examines the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) Programme Partnership Arrangements (PPAs) – one of the principal mechanisms through which it funds civil society organisations(CSOs). Through the PPAs, DFID supports CSOs that share its objectives and have strong delivery capacity.
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The French technical assistance remains an essential tool for the reinforcement of the parnerts capacities of the French development co-operation as well as for its visibility and its influence. It contributes to clarify the differents functions of the technical assistance, and appreciate the relevance, consistency, efficiency of the whole measures put into places to reach its objectives.
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South-South cooperation and Triangular Cooperation, which have emerged as vital elements of the global development cooperation architecture, are set to assume greater importance in the future. This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s conducted by the UNDP Evaluation Office in 2012.
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This independent evaluation of the Swiss Development Finance Institution has been a complex undertaking, and for the State Secretariat for Economics Affairs, a novel and unique evaluation: It is the first time that the developments effects of Switzerland’s Development Finance Institution have been assessed in such a comprehensive manner whilst at the same time the evaluation exercise faced important methodological challenges.