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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been seen as the world’s greatest promise to help bring about socioeconomic development. As the deadline to achieve the MDGs approaches, governments, civil society organizations, and development institutions are looking back to learn from the MDG experience to inform their position in the post-2015 development context.
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This evaluation presents the findings of the policy evaluation of the Dutch involvement in European Development Cooperation with a focus on the European Development Fund and the Cotonou Agreement. Some of its main conclusions show that there is a growing convergence between EU aid policies and the key principles of Dutch aid and that the Dutch view on complementarity and added value of EU aid has changed quite frequently.
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Annexes to the Report: The Netherlands and the European Development Fund – Principles and Practices: Evaluation of Dutch involvement in EU development cooperation (1998-2012)
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitated the dialogue with Banks and IFC at Ministerial, senior official, and expert level, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance. Biannual Bank/IMF meetings and the regular BNPP and NIPP dialogues were used to highlight Dutch positions and priority themes. The Netherlands occasionally worked in accordance with donors (in particular UK, Germany, Nordic countries).
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This is a report on the mid-term evaluation of the Gambia-Senegal Sustainable Fisheries Program funded by USAID/West Africa. The project was implemented in The Gambia and Senegal by the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center and the World Wildlife Fund. Per the requirements of USAID, this evaluation report covers The Gambia, where the majority of the on-the-ground activities occur, but not Senegal.
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This report presents the results of a development effectiveness review of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The strategy identifies three complementary strategic agendas that are pursued in order to achieve its overall vision of an Asia free of poverty: 1. Inclusive economic growth, 2. Environmentally sustainable green growth, and 3. Regional integration.
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This evaluation examines in what circumstances the Fund is viewed as a trusted advisor to its member countries. It uses evidence gathered since 2005, but emphasizes the period since the onset of the global crisis in 2007–08. Because the concept of trusted advisor is “in the eyes of the beholder,” the evaluation derives the main attributes from country authorities themselves.
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In 2009-10, IMF Management advanced the argument that excessive reserve accumulation was jeopardizing the stability of the international monetary system. This evaluation traces the evolution of this thinking, in particular how it relates to the Fund’s longerstanding concern about the risks from global imbalances, and discusses reasons for the shift towards stressing the risks posed by excessive reserve accumulation.
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At a policy level, DFID has a clear focus for its engagement with the EU. There is limited evidence, however, of DFID’s influence on the delivery of EU aid on the ground. Co-operation with the EU centrally is good but the EU is treated by DFID’s country offices as another donor rather than as a route for achieving DFID’s goals.
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This study discusses how the Nordic countries, through their joint efforts, have influenced the policies, decision-making and work in the World Bank and the African Development Bank over a period of six years, from 2006 to 2011. These Banks receive the highest joint commitment by the Nordic countries as compared to the other multilateral development banks.