Development cooperation ,27.03.2012

Meta-Evaluation of Development Evaluations (decentralised) in 2010 and 2011


There has been three Meta-analysis done on the entire evaluation volume of both centralised and decentralised evaluations, one in 1996 (covering the years 1988-1995, 150 reports), one in 2007 (covering the year 2006, 29 reports) and one in 2009 (covering the years 2007 and 2008, 33 reports). When the conclusions of these three Meta-analyses are compared, fairly little improvement in terms of sustainability and impact can be observed. The synthesis evaluation (Sustainability in Poverty Reduction: Synthesis 2010:4) from 2010 recommended evaluate not only the quality of development cooperation and evaluations but also how the quality has improved and how the results are better used, where the development cooperation should continue and what can be learnt. The current Meta-evaluation, covering the years 2010 and 2011 of decentralised ministry-wide evaluation activities, shall also contribute information on new locally based evaluation methods addressing the human rights and diminishing inequalities according to our coming new policy. Lessons extracted from projects and programmes implemented in different countries and sectors can offer insights to the planning and management of other projects even if their fields are dissimilar.

Funding decision  27.03.2012

200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Funding channel




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