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Business and Human Rights in Development Cooperation – has Sweden Incorporated the UN Guiding Principles
The study finds examples of policy commitments to improved human rights practices by companies as well as diligent efforts in agencies and State-owned companies. The observed good practices by the State institutions appear to reflect results of systematic efforts with regards to implementation of human rights commitments. This is due to internal work in the institutions and not to specific requirements posed by the State ministries.
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Opening Doors and Unlocking Potential – Key Lessons from an Evaluation of Support for Policy Influencing, Lobbying and Advocacy
An increasing number of donors have rediscovered the importance of civil society in creating the conditions for achieving sustainable development. The Netherlands follows this trend. The evaluation concludes that CSOs succeed to various degrees in placing issues higher on the agenda and in influencing policy. However, influencing policy implementation is far more difficult to realise.
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The End Child Marriage Programme is well-received both by communities and government. In many cases, its progress towards outputs, has outreached milestones and targets. In spite of these successes, some changes to the programme approach and logframe are needed if outcomes and impacts are to be reached and sustained. The current programme results framework does not represent some vital areas of the programme work.
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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.
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The Netherlands is an important player in the field of human rights in multilateral forums and in the framework of the EU. Applying a variety of instruments, the Netherlands has contributed to the promotion of human rights. Results include the adoption of UN resolutions and EU Council decisions. A critical note can be made with regard to the degree of coherence between foreign human rights policy and economic policy.
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The evaluation offers an overview of Norwegian support to promote the rights of persons with disabilities. In addition to the targeted support, the report identifies a few general programs in which disability aspects have been mainstreamed.
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The purpose of the evaluation is to contribute to learning regarding Swedish support to democracy and human rights and to provide input for future government policy development.
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Democratic development and increased respect for human rights: Results of Swedish support in Cambodia and Vietnam
programming in Vietnam and Cambodia is intended to add input on programming in Asia to other evaluation materials being integrated into a report for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
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Thematic Evaluation of the European Commission Support to Respect of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
The evaluation seeks to provide an independent assessment of the Commission’s human rights work in non-member countries and aims at identifying key lessons and recommendations with a view to improving current and future Commission strategies and programmes.
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Is there a clear policy behind the Norwegian support to human rights? What results have been achieved? The purpose of the evaluation was to know more about the nature and effect of Norwegian support to human rights.