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This report presents the findings and conclusions of an independent evaluation of the Irish Aid Zambia Country Strategy 2007-2010. Evidence from this evaluation indicates that Irish Aid has made a range of contributions to the reduction of poverty and inequality in Zambia.
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The evaluation analyses the Norwegian foreign policy including the linkages to development and humanitarian policy against the background of the political, socio-economic and security developments in Afghanistan during the evaluation period.
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The evaluation found that the Australian aid program to the Philippines had achieved a range of results. AusAID’s contribution was particularly notable in basic education while achievements under the economic growth pillar were found to be modest.
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This evaluation of the Finnish country programmes with Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania over the past decade and focused on how anti-poverty development policies and the agents of policy implementation interacted, and influenced each country programme.
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The project was deemed a success as a result of assessment according to five evaluation criteria: relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. It was ‘highly relevant’ to Bangladesh’s national development strategies, ICT sector development strategy and EDCF’s assistance strategy. The degree of efficiency was measured against project duration, costs, coverage and management of the project and it was rated efficient.
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National capacity constraints and weakening dialogue with government encouraged donors, including Finland, to revert to the increased use of projects after 2007. Some of these lacked grounding in policy, were not plausibly linked to poverty, and were founded on inadequate dialogue and analysis.
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The program scores highly on most evaluation criteria, but requires a review to identify ways to address climate change adaptation in a participatory and effective way. Finland was also found to contribute strongly to donor coordination and leadership.
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To maximize the effects of assistance when implementing ODA, prudent selection of a governmental institution that is able to follow through with policies in the long term is essential for effective country assistance in Peru.
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This evaluation examines Danish development co-operation in and around Somalia from 2006 to 2010. It looks at organisational effectiveness to improve future performance.
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The purpose of the evaluation is to clarify the relationship between development policy and cooperation programming, to describe the mechanisms that were used to translate policy into practice, and to identify strengths, weaknesses and lessons learned.