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The need to link relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) has been discussed for decades. Yet, in practice, there is little updated analysis available on the topic and many fundamental challenges still remain today.Building mainly on existing evaluations and research, as well as on interviews with a range of experts in this field, the study discusses the different challenges to linking humanitarian aid to development.
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Review of the Danish Demining Group (DDG) Humanitarian Mine Action Support to the National Strategy through Clearance and Enhanced Quality Project in Afghanistan (October 2010 – September 2013)
Demining efforts by the Danish Demining Group and its peers, the 1,861 km2 of minefields and battle areas recorded in 1989 had been reduced by over 70%, including the majority of populated areas. The goal of the evaluated three-year project, is to assist the Government of Afghanistan and the Mine Action Coordinating Committee for Afghanistan (MACCA) in achieving the aims of the Afghanistan Compact and comply with the Ottawa Convention.
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This evaluation of the international support to the peace process in Nepal focuses on the contributions made by Denmark, Switzerland and Finland in the period from 2006 to May 2012. The contributions by these focal development partners are viewed in the context of support from other development partner countries, especially where provided through joint funds.
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This report presents the main findings and recommendations of an evaluation of the Media Cooperation Programme (MCP) of the Danish Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) for the period 2005 to 2012 which was launched in 2003 to support existing local reform processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and establishing a basis for improved dialogue, and cooperation between Denmark and the MENA region.
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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.