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An Independent Evaluation of the Assistance of the African Development Bank to Fragile States 1999-2010
This independent evaluation of the African Development Bank’s assistance to fragile states, acknowledges that the Bank has made progress and had a positive impact. However, it calls for a “change in direction” to allow the Bank’s vision for its work in fragile situations to be implemented in practice. The Bank now needs to reorganize and plan to strengthen support to member countries that are going through periods of instability.
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This evaluation assesses how effectively the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council responded to the ‘Arab Spring’ through their bilateral aid programmes. Following the wave of democratisation movements that swept the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from late 2010, the UK Government established the Arab Partnership, with £110 million in programme funds over four years.
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Investeren in stabiliteit Het Nederlandse fragiele statenbeleid doorgelicht. Available in Dutch only.
Nederland heeft zich ingezet voor conflictvermindering en vredesopbouw in verschillende delen van de wereld waar fragiliteit van staten en regio’s problemen oplevert voor de sociaaleconomische ontwikkeling en stabiliteit ter plekke, voor de regionale stabiliteit, en voor de internationale stabiliteit en veiligheid in ruime zin.
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The Netherlands strives to reduce conflict and promote peacebuilding in fragile states (countries in a conflict or a post-conflict situation). In the period under evaluation, the Netherlands pursued an integrated approach, working with other donor countries and international organisations. The full report is available in Dutch only titled: ‘Investeren in stabiliteit: het Nederlandse fragiele statenbeleid doorgelicht’
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Results: good, but too local - Summary of the cross-section evaluation Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding
The evaluations clearly show that the projects and programmes themselves cannot influence overall political conditions, nor are they able to change local, much less national, power structures. That also means they must be able to adjust to swiftly changing conditions in order to retain their development policy-relevance.
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DFID conducted an impact assessment to understand how the activities funded by the Darfur Community Peace and Security Fund (DCPSF) are contributing to stabilizing communities in its target areas, especially in relation to the engagement of women and the young. This current impact assessment is commissioned by DFID for its own evaluation purposes and its findings will be shared with other donors contributing to the DCPSF.
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By significantly increasing Swedish aid volumes and diversifying its portfolio, Sweden has carved out a strong role for itself in Liberia. The scaled-up Swedish commitments in Liberia pose multiple challenges to Swedish development cooperation and its capacity to respond effectively.
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The review found that UNDP has clearly attempted to support national efforts spearheaded by the government to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, working with the Governance Commission, relevant ministries and subsequently established targeted commissions.
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The ICAI report finds that, while the Conflict Pool has proven effective at supporting worthwhile conflict prevention initiatives and has delivered some useful results, it lacks a clear strategic framework and robust funding model.
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While UNDP has undertaken several projects to facilitate poverty-reduction in specific sectors and regions, generally, these projects had limited impact and the sustainability of any results achieved was questionable.