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An evaluability assessment of seven area development projects Sida has made a preliminary decision to initiate a study of the poverty reduction impact and sustainability of area development projects. Before launching a more comprehensive study, the present study was carried out to assess the "evaluability" of a sample of Sida supported area development projects.
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This paper takes a closer look at the concept of ownership as it has been defined by Sida and others and reviews some established beliefs about the causes and effects of weak partner country ownership. It concludes with a presentation of a set of issues that should be considered in an evaluation concerned with ownership1 . Its main purpose is to encourage discussion among Sida staff andothers about the focus and scope of a planned
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This is an external evaluation of Sidas country strategy (CS) process for Tanzania covering the period 1997-2000. The focus is on the effectiveness of standard instruments in steering the country cooperation in line with Swedish and Tanzanian objectives, including poverty reduction and increased country ownership of programmes. Consideration of impact is excluded but relevance to objectives is assessed in the light of feasible
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Used by the UN system, the international development banks, bilateral donor agencies, and many governments and organisations in developing countries, it now represents the core of a common international vocabulary for evaluation and results based management in development cooperation.
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Support for democracy and human rights (D/HR) has played an increasingly important role in Sidas co-operation with developing countries ever since the early 1990s. Yet there is a considerable lack of reliable information on the impact of the Agency's D/HR initiatives.
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The background to the study is that Sida, in particular the Stockholm Office, rarely has easy access to relevant and useful data, when preparing special monitoring and evaluation initiatives, and sometimes even when managing individual programmes.
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Sida's "Action Programme to Promote Sustainable Livelihoods for the Poor and to Combat Poverty" states that every strategy document and project proposal should explain how the activities proposed are designed to reduce poverty, and that evaluations always should consider impact on poverty. ISSN: 1402-215X Sida studies in Evaluation 00/2
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Programme aid (PA) is aid not linked to any specific project, but which is conditional upon policy changes by the recipient. PA thus has two inputs: funds and policy dialogue. How are these inputs intended to achieve growth and poverty reduction?
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A DAC review of agency experiences 1993-1998 ISSN: 1402-215X Sida Studies in Evaluation 00/1
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The evaluation covers research cooperation in eight areas of medicine, the natural sciences and technology.