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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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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.
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The purpose of this evaluation is to inform design and programming for DFID’s Somalia Stability Programme (SSP), the multi-donor Somalia Stability Fund (SSF), and the British Office for Somalia’s stabilisation efforts. It is undertaken at a time when after decades of conflict, civil strife, and political turmoil there appears to be a window of opportunity that will permit the generation of more coherent government in Somalia.
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Mozambique is chosen as a case study due to its reputation as a forerunner on aid effectiveness and on mutual accountability in particular. In Mozambique, there is a well-developed mechanism and a certain amount of institutional capacity for the implementation of mutual accountability.
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The report concentrates on a selection of results generated from Swedish support and on the functioning of the strategy as a management instrument.
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The report found many commendable aspects to DFID Pakistan’s work. For example, the education programme shows a sophisticated design and some promising early results, including improving education quality.
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The result is a mitigated one: on the one hand, tripling the budget has increased the pressure on the effectiveness of the programs implementation. On the other hand, establishing a sector-wide approach has called for new implementation modalities, more complex and lengthier to be effective.