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Development Effectiveness Review of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
The review provides an evidence-based assessment of the development effectiveness of UN Women’s relevance and performance. Findings indicate that the agency’s programming is highly relevant. The vast majority of evaluations reported high suitability to target group needs, strong alignment with national development goals and effective partnerships.
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This report presents the results of a review of the development effectiveness of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The review is based on a meta-synthesis of IDB evaluation reports published between 2008 and 2013 by IDB’s Office for Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) and is supplemented with a review of IDB corporate documents.
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Kenya is one of Finland’s long-term partner countries. This evaluation analyses this relationship as it unfolded in 2007–2013, and offers recommendations that reflect the evolution of development cooperation circumstances and policies. Finnish cooperation has been channelled to three main sectors: governance, rural development/agriculture, and natural resources management, with total annual disbursements of approximately €10 million.
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This evaluation assessed the effectiveness of SDC’s governance programming (decentralization and local governance) and governance mainstreaming. Assessment criteria included legitimacy and relevance, ownership, participation and non-discrimination, accountability and transparency, efficiency, capacity development, outcomes and sustainability, coherence and coordination, and adaptive learning.
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The purpose of this study is to review the findings of research on international party assistance and evaluation reports of donor institutions. Hence, the aim of the paper is to provide an answer to the question: What do we know about the effects of international assistance to political parties in new democracies?
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This annual report provides an overview of ODA evaluation trends in Chapter 1, outlines the results of evaluations conducted mainly in FY2013 at policy and program levels in Chapter 2, and explains the status of follow-ups on FY2012 ODA evaluation results in Chapter 3.
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The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) made significant and positive contributions in its coordination and reporting role. CSO’s coordination role in Nairobi was one of its most effective functions. CSO provided critical surge support, contributed positively to inter-agency relations, set up the Command Center for election results, and coordinated International Observer Missions.
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The evaluation assesses the effectiveness of gender-based violence prevention programming for individuals and communities at risk. It identifies appropriate indicators for measuring the effectiveness of GBV prevention interventions in refugee settings. The evaluation will provide the Department of State, multilateral organisations such, and non-governmental organisation with guidance about conducting priority GBV prevention initiatives.
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This evaluation identifies best practices in promoting local integration of refugee populations. In all three countries, economic integration has been reached as defined by refugees achieving self-reliance and a standard of living similar to the host community. The successes are the result of: host governments providing fertile land, agricultural inputs, and the refugees’ willingness to integrate with their host community.
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The Partnership for Growth (PFG) aims to achieve accelerated, sustained, and broad-based economic growth in partner countries, including El Salvador. The evaluation team found that PFG has aided in positive movement of policy reforms in El Salvador. The initial PFG planning laid a good foundation for implementing the overall initiative. Also, PFG increased leverage for implementing USG development activities in El Salvador.