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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.
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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.<
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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.
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This paper focuses on such overlooked, but vital, dimensions, drawing from IEG's work and other development evaluations.
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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.
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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.
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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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This Working Paper is a powerful concept for decision making and ex postassessments of development interventions, often treated rather superficially in project appraisal, project completion and evaluation reports.
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This evaluation presents the juridical framework of the decentralized franco-chinese co-operation and displays the role of both French and Chinese institutional actors. Based on an in-depth study of 4 hand-on cases, as well as on a large scale sample and representing territoriales collectivities, the evaluation alights the types of coordination of the franco-chinese actions.
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The weaknesses of the development cooperation of Finland included the rigidityof the organisation, and the highly centralised decision-making. The Ministry was neither particularly receptive to constructive criticism nor was it an organisation which harnessed lessons from the past.