22-September-2004

English, , 966kb

Influential evaluations: Evaluations the improved performance and impacts of development programs

When conducted at the right time, and when they focus on key issues of concern to policy makers and managers, and when the results are presented in a user-friendly format, evaluations can provide a highly cost-effective way to improve the performance and impact of development policies, programs and projects. But evaluations that fail these criteria may produce no useful results– even when they are methodologically sound. This report

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22-September-2004

Portuguese, , 522kb

Avaliações Influentes: Avaliações que Melhoraram o Desempenho e os Impactos de Programas de Desenvolvimento

Quando levadas a cabo na altura certa, e quando centradas em temas decisivos para decisores e gestores, e quando os resultados são apresentados num formato acessível, as avaliações podem facultar um forte e económico modo de aumentar o desempenho e impacto de projectos, programas e políticas de desenvolvimento. Mas as avaliações que falham estes critérios não produzem efeitos úteis, mesmo quando se apresentam metodologicamente

22-September-2004

Russian, , 409kb

Influential Evaluations: Evaluations that Improved Performance and Impacts of Development Programs (Russian)

PURPOSE When conducted at the right time, and when they focus on key issues of concern to policy makers and managers, and when the results are presented in a user-friendly format, evaluations can provide a highly cost-effective way to improve the performance and impact of development policies, programs and projects. But evaluations that fail these criteria may produce no useful results– even when they are methodologically

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22-September-2004

Arabic, , 1,008kb

Influential Evaluations: Evaluations that Improved Performance and Impacts of Development Programs (arabic)

PURPOSE When conducted at the right time, and when they focus on key issues of concern to policy makers and managers, and when the results are presented in a user-friendly format, evaluations can provide a highly cost-effective way to improve the performance and impact of development policies, programs and projects. But evaluations that fail these criteria may produce no useful results– even when they are methodologically

22-September-2004

Spanish, , 982kb

Evaluaciones Influyentes: evaluaciones que mejoraron el desempeño y los efectos de los programas de desarrollo

FINALIDAD Cuando se realizan en el momento oportuno y centran la atención en cuestiones clave que preocupan a las autoridadesencargadas de formular las políticas y a los gerentes, y cuando los resultados se presentan en unformato de fácil comprensión para el usuario, las evaluaciones pueden ser un medio muy eficaz en función de los costos para mejorar el desempeño y los efectos de las políticas, programas y proyectos de desarrollo.

22-September-2004

French, , 983kb

Evaluations Marquantes: Des évaluations qui ont contribué à améliorer les résultats et l'impact des programmes de développement

OBJECTIF Lorsqu’elles sont réalisées au moment opportun et portent sur des questions essentielles pour les décideurs et les gestionnaires et lorsque leurs conclusions sont présentées sous une forme facile à exploiter, les évaluations sont un outil d’un excellent rapport coût-efficacité pour améliorer les résultats et l’impact des politiques, des programmes et des projets de développement. En revanche, lorsque ces critères ne sont