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The general purpose of this report is to offer an input into the ongoing debate on evaluation and effectiveness of Swedish foreign aid. More specifically, the focus lies on the role of so called Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in evaluations of impact of aid financed activities.
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Measuring Empowerment? shows how participatory assessments can empower and transform relationships, while at the same time generating reliable and valid statistics for what were thought to be only qualitative dimensions.
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The present report is the result of the third professional peer review of the evaluation function at a multilateral development or humanitarian organisation. It was carried out at the request by WFP to the DAC Network on Evaluation and the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG).
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The purpose of this study was to identify how Sida’s Area Development Projects (ADPs) might be retooled to fulfil existing mandates more successfully, and at the same time to exert stronger influence over new poverty-focused resource allocation processes.
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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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This 'Design Study for a Sida Evaluation Manual' has been written to give Sida a basis for discussion and decision-making regarding the production of a new evaluation manual.