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Improved outcomes for women and children as more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes, have broad benefits. After more than a decade of effort, these goals have proved difficult to attain and are unlikely to be achieved by 2015.
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This report examines the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) Programme Partnership Arrangements (PPAs) – one of the principal mechanisms through which it funds civil society organisations(CSOs). Through the PPAs, DFID supports CSOs that share its objectives and have strong delivery capacity.
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Evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme contribution to south-south and triangular cooperation (2008-2011) - Facilitating exchange
South-South cooperation and Triangular Cooperation, which have emerged as vital elements of the global development cooperation architecture, are set to assume greater importance in the future. This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s conducted by the UNDP Evaluation Office in 2012.
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The overarching evaluation question examined was: to what extent did the Irish Aid country strategy contribute to the reduction of poverty and inequality in line with the Government of South Africa’s policies and targets?
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The purpose of the Mid-term Review (MTR) of the Austrian Development Cooperation Country Strategy 2010-13 (ADC-CS 10) for Bhutan mandated by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) was to assess the effectiveness of the programme implementation, to formulate recommendations for the last remaining year of the present strategy 2013 and for the future country strategy.
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Nepal is the least-developed country (LDC) in South Asia, with the lowest per-capita income. While the country is working on social and economic development, they are in need of international assistance due to such reasons as harsh geographical conditions. This evaluation targets Japan’s assistance policy for Nepal in general, and in particular analyzes the period from Japanese FY 2006 (April onwards) to the time of this report.
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Evaluation Matters - A Quarterly Knowledge Publication of the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank Group
This special issue of eVALUation Matters brings highlights from the 2012 Evaluation Week. It presents a snapshot of each day’s activities, starting with the warm welcome message delivered by the Director of OPEV, Rakesh Nangia, who praised President Kaberuka for his 'incredible drive to improve everything'.
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Ireland is a long-standing partner to Lesotho. It is the only European mission of five bilateral missions that remain in Lesotho and as such the relationship is said to be highly valued by the Government of Lesotho. Moving the relationship between Ireland and Lesotho to a more strategic level requires clear identification of areas where strategic co-operation is possible.
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An effective and efficient evaluation function is crucial for the African Development Bank’s efforts to continuously strengthen the effectiveness of its development initiatives. This evaluation provides an independent and external assessment, a fresh perspective, but one that is evidence-based.
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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.