Development cooperation evaluation reports: Comprehensive evaluations
Evaluation report 2012:5 Finnish support to development of local governance
The evaluation assessed Finnish support to local governance and decentralisation. It examined the North-South Local Government Cooperation Programme (NSLGCP) of the Association of Regional and Local Authorities of Finland and 10 other programmes.
Evaluation report 2012:4: Finnish Consessional Aid Instrument
The objective of this evaluation is to assess how the Finnish Concessional Credit Scheme has contributed in 2002-2009 to poverty alleviation, achieved sustainable concrete results and also its shortcomings. Evaluation is based on project documentation; publically available documents; internal reviews and evaluations; interviews with select stakeholders and field visit to Vietnam.
Evaluation Report 2011:5: Junior Professional Officer Programme
Finland är en av de viktiga leverantörerna av JPOs till multilaterala organisationer och den största bland de nordiska bidragsgivarna. Programmet administreras produktivt och relativt effektivt, men den långsiktiga påverkan är mindre. Som redskap för att skapa erfarna utvecklingsutövare är programmet väldigt effektivt.
Pariisin julistuksen evaluointi, vaihe II
Vuonna 2005 hyväksytty Pariisin julistus avun tuloksellisuudesta on merkittävä kansainvälinen sopimus ja uudistusohjelma – siihen huipentuvat usean vuosikymmenen yritykset parantaa avun laatua ja sen vaikutuksia kehitykseen. Tämä raportti on riippumaton kokonaisvaltainen evaluaatio näistä pyrkimyksistä parantaa kansainvälisen avun tuloksellisuutta, ennen kaikkea vuodesta 2005 alkaen.
Evaluation report 2011:2 Results-Based Approach in Finnish Development Cooperation
This evaluation looks at the implementation of a results-based approach in Finland’s development cooperation. Results-based management uses performance information for improved decision-making. Although widely referred to in the documents of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA), there is no formal policy and strategy for working in this way.
Evaluation report 2011:1 Evaluation of the Sustainability Dimension in Addressing Poverty Reduction: Finnish Support to Energy Sector
This evaluation examines the results and impact of Finnish aid to the energy sector from 2000 to 2009. The findings rely on a documentation review and case studies in Kenya, Vietnam, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The projects are well in line with the development agendas of Finland and its partner countries. Finland coordinates closely with other donors and partner countries to design activities in a way that facilitate harmonisation.
Evaluation report 2010:5/I: Finnish Support to Forestry and Biological Resources
The evaluation of Finnish Support to Forestry and Biological Resources, as part of the wider evaluation of the Sustainability Dimension in Addressing Poverty Reduction, aims to assess the performance and outcomes in terms of contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development.
Evaluation Report 2010:4: The Sustainability Dimension in Addressing Poverty Reduction: Synthesis of Evaluations
Finnish development policy calls for a balanced approach to development cooperation, in which the three dimensions of ecology, society and economy are treated as equally important. This study assesses whether and how the implementation of this policy has enabled real progress towards its goal of sustainable poverty reduction.
Evaluation report 2010:2: Development Cooperation with Ethiopia 2000–2008
The present evaluation was commissioned by Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in order to obtain an assessment of the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of Finland’s development cooperation with Ethiopia in the period 2000–2008. All elements of Finland’s aid to Ethiopia are covered: bilateral, multilateral, Finnish NGOs, support to Ethiopian civil society organizations, humanitarian assistance, and the use of other instruments.
Evaluation report 2010:1: The Transition towards a New Partnership with Egypt
The Finnish Government decision to gradually discontinue development cooperation with middle income countries including Egypt resulted in a new partnership between Finland and Egypt. The objective of this evaluation was to provide professional, external views on the transition and on opportunities and possibilities for strengthening the relations between the two countries.
Evaluation report 2009:6: Political Parties of Finland for Democracy (DEMO Finland) Development Programme
The purpose of the evaluation is to achieve an overall picture of the development activities of DEMO Finland, which begun in 2006 after a pilot phase from 2004, and to draw lessons for the benefit of future planning. The methods used were systematic document study, interviews with 80 key actors and observers, a survey answered by 100 participants and focus groups with over 200 participants.
Evaluation Report 2009:3: Support to Development Research
The current report is mainly focusing on the bilateral development research and touches only to a limited level the multilateral channels. This evaluation has much of document review and desk-study nature, although it also includes interviews by a number of important stakeholders.
Evaluation report 2008:6: The Cross-cutting Themes in the Finnish Development Cooperation
In the current evaluation, the leading principles of the Finnish Development Cooperation, the human rights, rule of law, good governnance and democracy, were taken as the starting point. All the cross-cutting issues – be it equality, rights of women and girls, rights of the vulnerable groups of the populations etc. – prerequire an enabling environment to prosper.
Evaluation report 2008:4: FIDIDA: An Example of Outsourced Service 2004-2008
The evaluation deals with cooperation with the Finnish Disabled People‘s International Development Association (FIDIDA) since 2004, comprising yearly an average of 22 project appraisals, 40 follow-ups of annual reports and two monitoring field trips and the provision of advice and training for the NGOs in the project.