• 18-November-2013

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    IOB Study: Linking Relief and Development: More than old solutions for old problems?

    The need to link relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) has been discussed for decades. Yet, in practice, there is little updated analysis available on the topic and many fundamental challenges still remain today.Building mainly on existing evaluations and research, as well as on interviews with a range of experts in this field, the study discusses the different challenges to linking humanitarian aid to development.

  • 31-August-2013

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    Joint Evaluation of the International Support to the Peace Process in Nepal 2006-12

    This evaluation of the international support to the peace process in Nepal focuses on the contributions made by Denmark, Switzerland and Finland in the period from 2006 to May 2012. The contributions by these focal development partners are viewed in the context of support from other development partner countries, especially where provided through joint funds.

  • 8-July-2013

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    Evaluation of Media Cooperation under the Danish Arab Partnership Programme (2005-12)

    This report presents the main findings and recommendations of an evaluation of the Media Cooperation Programme (MCP) of the Danish Arab Partnership Programme (DAPP) for the period 2005 to 2012 which was launched in 2003 to support existing local reform processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and establishing a basis for improved dialogue, and cooperation between Denmark and the MENA region.

  • 1-July-2013

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    An Independent Evaluation of the Assistance of the African Development Bank to Fragile States 1999-2010

    This independent evaluation of the African Development Bank’s assistance to fragile states, acknowledges that the Bank has made progress and had a positive impact. However, it calls for a “change in direction” to allow the Bank’s vision for its work in fragile situations to be implemented in practice. The Bank now needs to reorganize and plan to strengthen support to member countries that are going through periods of instability.

  • 14-June-2013

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    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Council Aid Responses to the Arab Spring

    This evaluation assesses how effectively the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council responded to the ‘Arab Spring’ through their bilateral aid programmes. Following the wave of democratisation movements that swept the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from late 2010, the UK Government established the Arab Partnership, with £110 million in programme funds over four years.

  • 15-April-2013

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    Investeren in stabiliteit Het Nederlandse fragiele statenbeleid doorgelicht. Available in Dutch only.

    Nederland heeft zich ingezet voor conflictvermindering en vredesopbouw in verschillende delen van de wereld waar fragiliteit van staten en regio’s problemen oplevert voor de sociaaleconomische ontwikkeling en stabiliteit ter plekke, voor de regionale stabiliteit, en voor de internationale stabiliteit en veiligheid in ruime zin.

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  • 8-April-2013

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    Mixed results for Dutch policy in fragile states - IOB Newsletter

    The Netherlands strives to reduce conflict and promote peacebuilding in fragile states (countries in a conflict or a post-conflict situation). In the period under evaluation, the Netherlands pursued an integrated approach, working with other donor countries and international organisations. The full report is available in Dutch only titled: ‘Investeren in stabiliteit: het Nederlandse fragiele statenbeleid doorgelicht’

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  • 2-January-2013

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    Results: good, but too local - Summary of the cross-section evaluation Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding

    The evaluations clearly show that the projects and programmes themselves cannot influence overall political conditions, nor are they able to change local, much less national, power structures. That also means they must be able to adjust to swiftly changing conditions in order to retain their development policy-relevance.

  • 31-December-2012

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    Darfur Community Peace and Stability Fund Impact Assessment.

    DFID conducted an impact assessment to understand how the activities funded by the Darfur Community Peace and Security Fund (DCPSF) are contributing to stabilizing communities in its target areas, especially in relation to the engagement of women and the young. This current impact assessment is commissioned by DFID for its own evaluation purposes and its findings will be shared with other donors contributing to the DCPSF.

  • 12-December-2012

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    A study of Sida’s support system for conflict sensitivity and the case of Liberia

    By significantly increasing Swedish aid volumes and diversifying its portfolio, Sweden has carved out a strong role for itself in Liberia. The scaled-up Swedish commitments in Liberia pose multiple challenges to Swedish development cooperation and its capacity to respond effectively.

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