1-March-2013

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Evaluation of the European Union’s Support to Private Sector Development in Third Countries - Annex 3

Commissioned by the Evaluation Unit in the Directorate-General, Development and Cooperation of the European Commission, it assesses European Union’s support to private sector development (PSD), aims at providing an overall independent assessment of the EU’s past and current cooperation for PSD and at identifying key lessons with a view to improving its strategies and programmes. It covers the five OECD-DAC evaluation criteria.

12-February-2013

French, PDF, 7,522kb

Évaluation de la Société Belge d’Investissement pour les Pays en Développement

L'évaluation recommande de reconfirmer le rôle de BIO comme acteur important du développement du secteur privé en tant que maillon de la coopération au développement belge.

30-September-2012

English, PDF, 349kb

EBRD – Italy Western Balkans Local Enterprise Facility (LEF) - (Western Balkans)

This study examines the extent to which LEF (Local Enterprise Facility) fulfills its objectives. The framework was found to match the Bank’s regional approach and country strategy priorities. Several recommendations were made including: to target higher level transition impact, avoid overlap with partner institutions, and to articulate the objectives and approach to new countries into the framework.

3-September-2012

English, PDF, 2,338kb

Youth Employment Programs An Evaluation of World Bank and IFC Support

This is the first IEG evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support to countries trying to address youth employment issues. The evaluation makes two recommendations: (i) apply an evidence-based approach to youth employment operations, and (ii) at the country level, take a strategic approach to youth employment by addressing the issue comprehensively, working across World Bank Group teams, with governments and other donors.

24-May-2012

English, PDF, 2,775kb

Facility for New Market Development (FNMD) to Strengthen the Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

An independent evaluation was carried out on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the Palestinian Facility for New Market Development (FNMD). Taking place in March/April 2012, it assessed the project’s effectiveness, its impact on grantee firms and its value for money. Its recommendations were to feed into a new private sector development project to be co-financed by DFID, the World Bank and the EU.

29-February-2012

English, PDF, 461kb

Internet Information Network Expansion (Info-Bahan) Project

The project was deemed a success as a result of assessment according to five evaluation criteria: relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. It was ‘highly relevant’ to Bangladesh’s national development strategies, ICT sector development strategy and EDCF’s assistance strategy. The degree of efficiency was measured against project duration, costs, coverage and management of the project and it was rated efficient.

27-September-2011

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Evaluation of EC Support: Employment and Social Inclusion in Partner Countries

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.

18-July-2011

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Independent Evaluation of Switzerland's Economic Cooperation in the Financial Sector

This independent evaluation reviews a portfolio of ~14 projects supported by SECO since the mid-nineties. The report provides an overview of how SECO interventions in the partner countries have contributed to financial sector stability as well as sustained economic development.

18-July-2011

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Independent Evaluation of Switzerland's Economic Cooperation in the Private Sector

This meta evaluation reviews the role and effectiveness of SECO interventions and assesses 19 SECO financed projects of the past ten years and provides an overview of how SECO interventions in the partner countries have contributed to an improvement of frame conditions for the private sector.

3-May-2010

English, , 1,797kb

Poverty Reduction Support Credits: An Evaluation of World Bank Support

The goal of Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs), introduced in early 2001 under World Bank Interim Guidelines, was to help countries implement comprehensive, country-owned development strategies to promote growth, improve social conditions, and reduce poverty.

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