• 3-March-2016

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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.

  • 1-March-2016

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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.

  • 22-February-2016

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    Independent Verification and Evaluation of the End Child Marriage Programme: Ethiopia

    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.

  • 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.

  • 19-June-2015

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    Navigating a sea of interests : policy evaluation of Dutch foreign human rights policy 2008-2013

    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.

  • 2-March-2012

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    Evaluation of Norwegian support to promote the rights of persons with disabilities

    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.

  • 15-February-2012

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    Democratic development and increased respect for human rights - Evaluation Brief

    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.

  • 14-February-2012

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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.

  • 12-January-2012

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Evaluation of Norwegian Development Cooperation to Promote Human Rights

    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.

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