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The main objective of this evaluation is to assess “WFD’s effectiveness in contributing towards its intended outcome of making the parliaments and political parties it works with more effective, accountable and representative”. The expected outcome is to “strengthen democracy, stability and good governance, in the emerging/developing democracies and post-conflict countries and fragile states” in which WFD works.
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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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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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DFID's choice of UNDP as the primary channel for electoral assistance is credible. DFID should, however, make efforts to cultivate alternative or additional deliverypartners to complement its work with UNDP.
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This brief synthesises the progress made in governance and institutional reform based on four major international studies, covering a total of 22 countries.
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The UK Government recently announced an increase in the proportion of the aid budget going to fragile and conflict-affected countries. ICAI concludes that this focus on fragile states, with the planned increase of the aid budget, will expose UK aid to higher levels of corruption risk.
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Has donors’ approach to anti-corruption work been adapted to circumstances in different countries? What are the results of support for combating corruption? These were some of the questions that this joint evaluation sought to answer.
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Why, despite unprecedented investment in anti-corruption in the last fifteen years and since the implementation of global monitoring instruments and global legislation, have so few countries managed to register progress? These were some of the questions that this report sought to answer.
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To understand development we must understand the politics that shape it. Evidence shows that in order to deliver sustainable international development we must be able to understand and work with its politics.
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The paper discusses the importance of establishing a theory of change to demonstrate the causal relationship between V&A interventions and wider development impacts, but further work is required to establish the links between outcome and impact through V&A work.