31-October-2011

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The Asian Development Fund Operations: A Decade of Supporting Poverty Reduction in the Asia and Pacific Region

ADB established the Asian Development Fund (ADF) for concessionary lending to poorer developing member countries. The ADF's purpose is to promote economic and social development in those developing member countries.

31-October-2011

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Results-Based Approach in Finnish Development Cooperation

The evaluation is meant to deepen the understanding of the results-based approach and management requirements. Managing for results depends not only on technical methodology, but also on the way the development cooperation programme is organised and managed.

25-October-2011

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Managing for Development Results

Given that Managing for Development Results (MfDR) mainstreaming activities are still ongoing, the primary evaluative focus of the study is on the process and institutional changes within ADB, rather than on actual results on the ground, which would largely be premature at this stage.

5-September-2011

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Evaluation of research on Norwegian Development Assistance

Evaluation can give useful information about the effects of aid and recommendations about how to improve it. But independent research can go further. It can ask its own questions, dig deeper over a longer period of time, and give more information about the aid world and the world without aid.

19-July-2011

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Study on Legal Instruments and Lessons Learned from the Joint Evaluation Unit

The purpose of this study was to see what lessons could be learnt from the past experience of EC external action programmes that might be useful in the design and formulation of the EU’s next budget. The study also sought to identify lessons which could improve the design of future evaluations.<

14-July-2011

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Performance of the Asian Development Bank Institute: Research, Capacity Building and Training, and Outreach and Knowledge Management

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) commenced operations in Tokyo, Japan, following an inaugural meeting December 1997, as a subsidiary body of the Asian Development Bank to contribute to the development of Asia and within the purview of ADB’s functions and directions.

30-June-2011

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Overlooked Links in the Results Chain (Evaluation Brief)

This paper focuses on such overlooked, but vital, dimensions, drawing from IEG's work and other development evaluations.

27-June-2011

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Research at the IMF: Relevance and Utilization

While the research was appreciated by country authorities and the research community, its relevance was often hampered by lack of early consultation with country authorities on research themes and by lack of sufficient country and institutional context.

13-June-2011

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SDC's Evaluation Plans: 2010-2012

This document is an up-date of SDC's Evaluation 2010 - 2012. It is a compilation of SDC's evaluation activities for the past, ongoing and coming year.

10-May-2011

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Assessing IFC's Poverty Focus and Results

IFC’s interventions are designed to contribute to growth, although it has been challenging for the Corporation to integrate distributional aspects in projects. Fewer than half the projects reviewed included evidence of poverty and distributional aspects in project design.

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