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Overall, the evaluation found that AVID is making an effective and highly-visible contribution to the Australian Government’s development and public diplomacy objectives. Volunteers contribute to developing the capacity of their host organisations, develop people to people links and generate goodwill for domestic and foreign diplomacy.
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As a tool for producing experienced development practitioners, the programme is very effective. Clearer policy and relevant logical actions are required though to achieve greater retention within the multilateral organisation following the assignment.
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This second phase evaluation reaffirms some of the findings of the first phase: greater processing efficiency and disbursement speed; the positive role in crisis response of well-established country dialogue and country knowledge.
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The review found that the Fund's Country Coordinating Mechanisms have successfully brought country-level stakeholders together to submit grant proposals to the Fund, but have lacked the authority and the resources to exercise effective oversight of grant implementation.
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In some countries the support related to this program has become very important and is being implemented through specific programmes. Overall though the support is not adequately mainstreamed in the various components of the country and regional strategies.
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IEG’s Global Program Review confirms the findings of recent evaluations of the three programs on their strong relevance, their strong record of outputs in the six MAPS’ priority areas, cost-efficiency, and compliance with generally accepted principles of good governance.
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The Bank has played to its comparative advantage in convening and mobilizing resources for new programs, but less in contributing to other institutional aspects of partnership formation, growth, and sustainability.
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The mission confirmed that emerging needs in Asia called for stronger collaboration but also posed challenges to the definition and objectives of the AFD-ADB partnership. Synergies could be developed by both AFD and ADB in the climate change and energy sectors.
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Its mission has been to support countries in the sustainable management of their water resources through an advocacy network based on the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM).
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The Global Invasive Species Program (GISP) is a global partnership whose mission is to conserve biodiversity and sustain human livelihoods by minimizing the spread and impact of invasive alien species (IAS).