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The overall objective for Dutch humanitarian assistance is to contribute to the relief of life-threatening human needs among the most vulnerable people caused by crisis situations and natural disasters. Between 2009 and 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spent a total of EUR 1.6 billion on humanitarian assistance. This report presents the summary of an evaluation on the Netherlands’ humanitarian assistance policy.
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The evaluation assesses Norwegian multilateral support to basic education through UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education. It looks at development aid effectiveness, aid management and financing of education in: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Haiti, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal and Zambia. The emphasis was put on three education goals: quality of learning, gender and inclusion of marginalised groups.
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This evaluation assesses the impact of KOICA’s Community Based Family Planning Project on desired family planning outcomes; such changes of knowledge of family planning methods, attitudes toward fertility issues, and use of contraceptives, especially long acting methods.
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The evaluation recommended that Australian law and justice assistance programmes adopts more modest and specific goals, based on analysis of what is achievable in the country’s political, economic, social and geographical context
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The project was funded by the EDCF in August 1996 and was expected to contribute to Sri Lanka’s social and economic development by strengthening its infrastructure. In addition, it was believed to improve the economic cooperation and mutual prosperity of both Sri Lanka and Korea. Thus, funding the project was considered relevant and appropriate in terms of the EDCF’s purposes and loan policy.
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The design of the assistance programmes was not adequately underpinned by local knowledge of security and justice practices and needs or by mechanisms to monitor progress and measure results and impact.
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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.
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Earnings Growth and Employment Creation: An Assessment of World Bank Support in Three Middle-Income Countries
The Bank has identified five policy areas that affect employment: macroeconomic conditions, investment climate, labor regulations, education, and social protection. This study assesses the Bank's assistance to Colombia, Tunisia, and Turkey, 1998-2007.
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Events of the past decade have underscored the vital need for social safety net (SSNs) programs in all countries, especially in times of crisis. Yet many middle-income countries found that their poverty-targeted SSNs were not flexible enough to increase coverage or benefits as needed.
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The report presents the findings of an external evaluation of SDC's Cooperation’s Vocational Skills Development activities. The evaluation portfolio covered 10 projects and programmes in 9 countries (Albania, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Mali, Moldova, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru).