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At a policy level, DFID has a clear focus for its engagement with the EU. There is limited evidence, however, of DFID’s influence on the delivery of EU aid on the ground. Co-operation with the EU centrally is good but the EU is treated by DFID’s country offices as another donor rather than as a route for achieving DFID’s goals.
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The 18-month pilot programme, International Citizen Service (ICS) supported young British citizens to contribute to development through international volunteering and generated knowledge to inform future youth volunteering programmes. The ICS pilot programme was both innovative and highly ambitious in seeking to demonstrate and understand how diverse cohorts of young volunteers can achieve development impacts.
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The Adaptation Learning Programme in Africa (ALP) seeks to increase the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change with a particular focus on gender equality and diversity. The programme covers Ghana, Niger, Kenya and Mozambique aiming to pioneer, deepen practical understanding of and document Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) over five years.
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The purpose of this evaluation is to inform design and programming for DFID’s Somalia Stability Programme (SSP), the multi-donor Somalia Stability Fund (SSF), and the British Office for Somalia’s stabilisation efforts. It is undertaken at a time when after decades of conflict, civil strife, and political turmoil there appears to be a window of opportunity that will permit the generation of more coherent government in Somalia.
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The two objectives of the external evaluation were to assess the impacts of ECA’s sub-programme interventions in strengthening/enhancing capacities of Member States (MS), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the African Union and its Secretariat and to assess the extent to which the successful results/impacts of ECA’s sub-programmes can be attributed to the Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) mechanism.
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The objective of this report is to undertake an “end of term” assessment of the performance of the PFM Reform Strategy 2008 – 2012. In undertaking this assessment exercise,three key benchmark reports have been used to provide a base position: GoR PFM Reform Strategy (2008-2012), the Public Financial Management Reform Strategy (PFMRS) Mid Term Review, published in May 2011 and The PEFA Report of 2010.
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The US$136 million, multi-donor, Three Diseases Fund (3DF) (2006-2011) was established to reduce the burden of communicable disease mortality and morbidity for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Myanmar. The final evaluation of the 3DF aimed to document lessons learnt to inform future health funding and the evaluation of the Three Millennium Development Goal (3MDG) Fund.
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The report found many commendable aspects to DFID Pakistan’s work. For example, the education programme shows a sophisticated design and some promising early results, including improving education quality.
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The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) Free Healthcare Initiative(FHCI) was launched to increase access to key healthcare services by removing user fees for priority groups specifically, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children under five.. DFID SL has budgeted £10.3m to support higher salaries for healthcare workers over a five year period.
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This report summarizes the work of the independent evaluation of lessons learned from the Delivering as One (DaO) pilot countries. The Delivering as One approach emerged from a process of intergovernmental decision-making on the UN system’s operational activities. Triennial comprehensive policy review resolutions adopted in 2001, 2004 and 2007 called for a strengthening of the UN development system.