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Evaluation of the EU Support to Environment and Climate Change in Third Countries (2007-2013) - Main report
The support has been relevant at country, regional and global levels, and has paved the way for increased prioritization of environment and climate change in current programming. The combination of thematic and geographic instruments has been reasonably effective in reaching the overarching policy goals. Mainstreaming has been more effective than in earlier periods, but there is still much improvement that can be made.
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This report gives an overview of the international research frontier on microfinance, business training, and entrepreneurship, with particular focus on youth and gender empowerment. It provides both a comprehensive overview of the literature and an in-depth analysis of findings. The report discusses the potential and limitations of small-scale business development as a tool for poverty reduction, and informs Swedish development policy.
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This evaluation was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The evaluation found that donor support for tax reform in the Pacific has been consistent with good international practice. There was also effective local ownership of reforms with a strong policy dialogue between partners. However, tax reforms in the Pacific remain fragile.
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This evaluation reviews the establishment and implementation of 28 bilateral and thematic trust funds monitored and partly administered by the Bank’s Partnerships and Cooperation Unit (ORRU). It assesses the procedural effectiveness of the implementation of the Trust Funds: it attempts to set forth the scope and scale of the procedural issues; distinguish at what stage in the process problems are most critical.
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In 2009-10, IMF Management advanced the argument that excessive reserve accumulation was jeopardizing the stability of the international monetary system. This evaluation traces the evolution of this thinking, in particular how it relates to the Fund’s longerstanding concern about the risks from global imbalances, and discusses reasons for the shift towards stressing the risks posed by excessive reserve accumulation.
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Independent External Evaluation of the Joint Financing Arrangement II (JFA-II) Support of Pooled Fund Partners to the 2010-2012 ECA Business Plan
The two objectives of the external evaluation were to assess the impacts of ECA’s sub-programme interventions in strengthening/enhancing capacities of Member States (MS), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the African Union and its Secretariat and to assess the extent to which the successful results/impacts of ECA’s sub-programmes can be attributed to the Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) mechanism.
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This second phase evaluation reaffirms some of the findings of the first phase: greater processing efficiency and disbursement speed; the positive role in crisis response of well-established country dialogue and country knowledge.
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Huit évaluations rétrospectives ont été menées sur la période 1996 - 2009 (dont cinq en 2008 et 2009) portant sur 14 lignes de crédit octroyées à différents partenaires dans quatre pays différents (Afrique du sud, Turquie, Tunisie, Viet Nam).
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This independent evaluation reviews a portfolio of ~14 projects supported by SECO since the mid-nineties. The report provides an overview of how SECO interventions in the partner countries have contributed to financial sector stability as well as sustained economic development.
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This meta evaluation reviews the role and effectiveness of SECO interventions and assesses 19 SECO financed projects of the past ten years and provides an overview of how SECO interventions in the partner countries have contributed to an improvement of frame conditions for the private sector.