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This report presents the results of an independent evaluation of the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) and the associated Accelerated Data Programme (ADP). The objectives of the evaluation are to assess the impact, and sustainability of both the IHSN and ADP; and to assess the relevance of both programmes in the context of the evolving statistical capacity development agenda.
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The Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector Challenge Fund (RAGS) was designed by DFID to support projects aimed at improving conditions of vulnerable workers in the ready-made garment production sector. RAGS supported 12 projects in four countries, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Lesotho, by providing matching grants to organisations concerned with labour conditions in the garment sector in developing countries.
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The evaluation found that the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) is delivering the Africa Democracy Strengthening programme effectively and that the programme represents a good return on DFID’s investment of funds. The programme has performed well against logframe1 targets and has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of EISA.
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This Rapid Review is designed to provide timely feedback on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the United Kingdom Government’s response. While not a comprehensive assessment, this review aims to draw out key messages from observations and interactions with intended beneficiaries and humanitarian actors to promote learning by DFID and its partners.
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Since 2009/10, there has been a drive within the Department for International Development (DFID)to strengthen the evidence base upon which policy and programme decisions are made. The primary purpose of this review is to inform DFID and the international development evaluation community of the progress made and the challenges and opportunities encountered in embedding evaluation across the organisation.
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The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) undertook a review of DFID’s trade development work in Southern Africa during the first half of 2013. We reviewed two programmes: the £100 million TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) and the £9 million regional component of the Mozambique Regional Gateway Programme. Our fieldwork raised a number of serious concerns about TMSA’s ability to achieve impact.
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency(UNRWA)provides support to 4.9 million refugees in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank. The Department for International Development (DFID) is UNRWA's fourth largest donor. This review assesses the impact of DFID’s support on Palestine refugees, the effectiveness of DFID’s engagement with UNRWA and focuses on UNRWA’s provision of support to refugees (except Syria).
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The evaluation was conducted internally by the IMF in consultation with DFID. EDDI is a five-year project implemented by the IMF to improve macroeconomic statistics in 25 African countries. The mid-point of a five-year project is an appropriate time for all stakeholders of the project to step back and take stock of what has been accomplished in the first half of the project, what has gone well, what aspects have been disappointing.
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UK Government is committed to providing reasonable assistance to Montserrat and to supporting developments which will reduce aid dependency. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office(FCO) leads and DFID provides financial and development support. This review assesses how the UK Government manages its aid to Montserrat, with a particular focus on DFID’s capital investment projects.
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Burma (also known as Myanmar) is a fragile state, one of the poorest countries in Asia, with a long history of political unrest and armed conflict. Following elections in 2010, the country is now undergoing rapid change. The UK is the largest international donor to Burma. This review assesses whether DFID is achieving impact and value for money in Burma through its aid to the health sector.