• 4-December-2015

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    Gender sense & sensitivity – Policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality 2007-2014

    The evaluation found that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has struggled with mainstreaming the equal rights for women and men principle into development aid policies. The report calls for increasing gender sensitivity, for analysing women’s specific constraints, needs and priorities. It underlines the importance of a long-term commitment to gender equality coupled with a sensible dose of realism on what effectively can be accomplished.

  • 4-December-2015

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    Evaluation of the MDG3 Fund – ‘Investing in Equality’ 2008-2011

    This evaluation informs on how the MDG3 Fund has been put into practice and what is known of its results. Looking at the types of activities financed by the Fund, 80% of the projects undertook policy influencing, lobby and advocacy. It is a sub-study of the policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality conducted by IOB.

  • 6-October-2015

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    Evaluation of the Dutch Contribution to Transition in the Arab Region (2009-2013)

    This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the response of the Dutch government to the Arab uprisings and its support to: democratisation; the rule of law; and economic growth. The Ministry funded a range of projects, however, less support was provided to governments in transition than to civil society. Findings show that the implementation of support to Arab countries is far from easy because of the volatile context.

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  • 2-March-2015

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    Evaluation of SDC's Performance in Governance Programming and Mainstreaming

    This evaluation assessed the effectiveness of SDC’s governance programming (decentralization and local governance) and governance mainstreaming. Assessment criteria included legitimacy and relevance, ownership, participation and non-discrimination, accountability and transparency, efficiency, capacity development, outcomes and sustainability, coherence and coordination, and adaptive learning.

  • 2-March-2015

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    International Party Assistance – what do we know about the effects?

    The purpose of this study is to review the findings of research on international party assistance and evaluation reports of donor institutions. Hence, the aim of the paper is to provide an answer to the question: What do we know about the effects of international assistance to political parties in new democracies?

  • 9-January-2015

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    Justice Sector Cooperation with Portuguese-speaking African Countries

    The overall goal of this evaluation was to assess the contribution of Portuguese Cooperation to the reinforcement of the capacities of the national justice systems and their strengthening, to determine whether the Portuguese support contributed to greater accessibility and better access to justice for the citizens, as well as to identify new areas of cooperation, based upon the good practices and lessons learned.

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  • 9-January-2015

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    Avaliação Cooperação Portuguesa no Sector da Justiça aos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa

    O objectivo geral da presente avaliação foi, assim, apreciar o contributo da Cooperação Portuguesa no reforço das capacidades dos sistemas nacionais de justiça e no seu fortalecimento, determinar se a ajuda portuguesa contribuiu para uma maior acessibilidade e melhor acesso do cidadão à justiça, bem como identificar novas áreas de cooperação, considerando boas práticas e as lições aprendidas.

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  • 28-November-2014

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    Impact evaluation of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)

    The main objective of this evaluation is to assess “WFD’s effectiveness in contributing towards its intended outcome of making the parliaments and political parties it works with more effective, accountable and representative”. The expected outcome is to “strengthen democracy, stability and good governance, in the emerging/developing democracies and post-conflict countries and fragile states” in which WFD works.

  • 12-August-2014

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    Evaluation of Taxation Reform in the Pacific

    This evaluation was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The evaluation found that donor support for tax reform in the Pacific has been consistent with good international practice. There was also effective local ownership of reforms with a strong policy dialogue between partners. However, tax reforms in the Pacific remain fragile.

  • 8-January-2014

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    IOB Study: Evaluation issues in financing for development

    This study analyses domestic revenue mobilisation in developing countries, which is an essential component of financing for development. It discusses the role of corporate tax revenues and challenges for the taxation of multinational firms in developing countries, with a focus on effects of Dutch corporate tax policy and Dutch tax treaties. The study concludes that for some developing countries these effects are negative and material.

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