Development cooperation evaluation reports: Comprehensive evaluations
Evaluation: Development communications amidst global crises and polarized discussion
The evaluation focused on the effectiveness of Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) development communications in reaching the public and making global development issues visible. It also studied ministry’s processes for developing communication contents and related internal and external collaboration.
Review of the MFA's support to international recruitment
The recruitment of Finnish specialists to international positions in the UN and other multilateral organisations plays an important role in Finland’s foreign-, security, trade -and development policies. This review was carried out to gain a clearer picture of international recruitment supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and generate ideas for how it can be developed further.
Annual Report on Evaluation 2022
What works well and what does not work in Finland’s development policy and cooperation? Why are evaluations and evaluation capacity important? It is described in the annual report on development evaluation, which sums up the key results of the evaluations completed in 2022.
Evaluation report: System-Wide Evaluation of the UNDS Socio-economic Response to COVID-19
The evaluation concluded that on-going UN development system (UNDS) reforms have supported a coherent and effective UNDS response to socio-economic impacts of the crisis. There has been a focus on vulnerable groups, including women, refugees, youth, older people, people with disabilities and migrant workers. However, ensuring a strong focus on a more equitable and environmentally sustainable recovery, including action to address climate change, has been a challenge for UN country teams (UNCTs).
Evaluation report: Evaluation of the Finnish Development Policy Influencing in the European Union
An independent evaluation concluded that Finland’s process for influencing the European Union (EU) on development cooperation is relevant, coherent, reasonably efficient and runs smoothly. However, institutionalised Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems are almost non-existent.
Evaluation report: Catalysing Change – Finland’s Humanitarian Assistance 2016–2022
An independent evaluation concluded that Finland’s humanitarian assistance is relevant to beneficiaries and adapts to their changing needs. Significant results have been delivered on gender equality and disability. Then again, human resource constraints pose limitations and aid management system does not support Finland’s ‘adaptive capacity’.
Joint Evaluation of the Protection of the Fundamental Rights of Refugees during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The evaluation examined the effectiveness of international cooperation, and the combined response of host states, United Nations (UN) system agencies and non-governmental and civil society organisations, including refugee-led organisations (RLOs), in ensuring the protection of the rights of refugees during the global pandemic.
Evaluation Report: MOPAN 2015–21
The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is a network of 21 countries that assesses the performance of multilateral organisations. In 2020, MOPAN commissioned an independent external evaluation for the 2015-21 period. The evaluation addresses three main questions related to MOPAN’s efficiency, effectiveness, and relevance.
Assessment Report: From Reactivity to Resilience
The independent assessment studied the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to learn from it and thereby enhance MFA’s ability to respond and adapt development policy and co-operation and humanitarian assistance in crisis situations.
Metaevaluation of Project and Programme Evaluations in 2017-2020
Evaluations are conducted in order to learn from successes and setbacks, and the lessons learned are used for further enhancing the quality of development policy and cooperation. Metaevaluations assess the quality of decentralized evaluations and aggregate findings from them to form an overall picture of the quality of development cooperation.
Evaluation report: Water as an Entry Point for Peace Mediation – Evaluation on Finnish Water Diplomacy
This independent evaluation studied the future ambition and possibilities of the Finnish water diplomacy. At the same time it looked at the past water sector cooperation to identify lessons that can be learned from processes where diplomatic objectives are intertwined with technical cooperation.
Evaluation report: The Transition Process of Finnish-Vietnamese Cooperation in 2008–2020
Evaluation report: Finland’s Development Cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Annual Report on Evaluation 2020
Kehitysevaluoinnin vuosiraportissa esitetään yhteenveto evaluointien esiintuomista kehityspolitiikan ja -yhteistyön vahvuuksista sekä kehittämiskohteista. Viime vuonna toteutetut laajat evaluoinnit kohdistuivat mielenkiintoisiin ja ajankohtaisiin mutta samalla haastaviin kehityspolitiikan ja -yhteistyön kysymyksiin. Evaluointien aiheina olivat maaohjelmat hauraissa konteksteissa, vaikuttaminen monenkeskisessä yhteistyössä sekä kumppanimaiden talouden vahvistaminen.
Evaluation report: Evaluation of Economic Development, Job Creation and Livelihoods
Peer Review of Evaluation Functions in Ireland, Switzerland and Finland
Evaluation report: Finnish Development Policy Influencing Activities in Multilateral Organisations
Evaluation Report “Adapting for Change – Country Strategy Approach in Fragile Contexts”
Kehitysevaluoinnin vuosiraportti 2019
Final Report of Developmental Evaluation of the BEAM Programme: Synthesis of Main Results
Evaluation on Knowledge Management: “How do we Learn, Manage and Make Decisions in Finland’s Development Policy and Cooperation”
Kehitysevaluoinnin vuosiraportti 2018
Evaluation on Forced Displacement and Finnish Development Policy
The Development Evaluation Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) commissioned an evaluation on forced displacement and development policy. The purpose of the evaluation was to increase awareness and knowledge of the concept of forced displacement and the links between humanitarian assistance and development objectives, and help to integrate these concepts into the practices in the MFA. The evaluation looked at how coherently Finland’s development policy and its targets relating to forced displacement have been implemented and how the coherence could be enhanced in development policy and cooperation.
Review of Human Rights-Based Approach in Finland’s Development Policy related to Forthcoming Evaluation
Evaluation: Improvement of Women’s and Girls' Rights in Finland’s Development Policy and Cooperation
Evaluation on Programme-based Support through Finnish Civil Society Organizations I
Kehitysevaluoinnin vuosiraportti 2015: Tasa-arvo vahvistuu koulutuksessa
Evaluation of Finland's humanitarian mine action
Evaluation of inclusive education in Finland's development cooperation in 2004–2013
Evaluation: Meta-Evaluation of Project and Programme Evaluations in 2012–2014
The meta-evaluation assessed the quality of evaluation reports and their Terms of Reference (TORs), Finland’s development co-operation, and evaluation management and capacity development services of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA).