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The overall objective for Dutch humanitarian assistance is to contribute to the relief of life-threatening human needs among the most vulnerable people caused by crisis situations and natural disasters. Between 2009 and 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spent a total of EUR 1.6 billion on humanitarian assistance. This report presents the summary of an evaluation on the Netherlands’ humanitarian assistance policy.
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The ANCP is a successful and highly valued program. It identifies positive features which might usefully inform the Australian Government’s approach to a number of other development programs and partnerships. It also highlights areas for improvement, such as the need to address the complexity and limited transparency associated with funding allocations and to bolster the sharing of knowledge and learning across the partnership.
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Opening Doors and Unlocking Potential – Key Lessons from an Evaluation of Support for Policy Influencing, Lobbying and Advocacy
An increasing number of donors have rediscovered the importance of civil society in creating the conditions for achieving sustainable development. The Netherlands follows this trend. The evaluation concludes that CSOs succeed to various degrees in placing issues higher on the agenda and in influencing policy. However, influencing policy implementation is far more difficult to realise.
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This evaluation of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) corporate programme performance from 2012-2015 builds on previous assessments, including the Mid-Term Evaluation and the Triennial Review. The evaluation looks at ensuring accountability and learning from DFID political governance portfolio interventions. The study seeks to learn lessons to support future WFD programming and political governance programming by DFID.
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DFID’s strategic intention was to establish a Fund that supported a diversity of projects delivered across a range of sectors that reduced poverty and had the greatest impact on the poor and marginalised. In terms of the design and delivery of projects to date, this strategy has proved successful. This success has been facilitated by a combination of fund management processes and associated support.
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The Médecins Sans Frontières delivers operational research courses focusing on practical aspects and learning-by-doing. 79% of the participants report that the course they took was ‘very useful’; 15% report that it was ‘quite useful’. Trained participants increased their knowledge, and their skills and engagement in supervising research team members, collecting safe and ethical data, and disseminating results.
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This evaluation has allowed a better understanding of the situation in Laos in terms of DRR. The modalities and geographic areas of intervention of the NGOs evaluated also enabled the comparative analysis of their practices in the context of the country's situation. The evaluation also looked at issues that were of common interest to all three actors and analysed the application and effects of the MAEE's Humanitarian Aid strategy.
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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 presents an overview of the way that civil society is changing. It highlights the extent to which such activism is focused on a changing set of issues. Civic organisation show great advantages and the potential to contribute to democratic deepening, but they also exhibit clear shortcomings. The challenge will be to harness their positive potential, while designing strategies that can mitigate their less welcome features.
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This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the response of the Dutch government to the Arab uprisings and its support to: democratisation; the rule of law; and economic growth. The Ministry funded a range of projects, however, less support was provided to governments in transition than to civil society. Findings show that the implementation of support to Arab countries is far from easy because of the volatile context.