Publications - Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Development Policy Results Report 2018
Finland's Development Policy Results Report, which has been prepared by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, was submitted to Parliament on 1 November 2018. The report presents results of Finland's development policy and development cooperation reported in 2015–2018.
Evaluation: Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) of Ghana
Ghana is one of the most important maritime centers in West Africa, where improving maritime safety is important. Continuous monitoring of mobility and anchorage near the gas pipeline along the coast is also central. The project supported by Finland improved maritime vessel traffic management technology in Ghana. The project was completed in 2013. It was implemented with a concessional credit scheme of 17.7 million euros and Finnish technology was delivered to the project. The evaluation assessed the implementation, results and impacts of the project and paid particular attention to the sustainability of the project. In addition, the aim was to provide recommendations to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on programming of the new investment support instrument “The Public Sector Investment Facility” (PIF) for developing countries.
Manual for Bilateral Programmes 2018
The revised "Manual for Bilateral Programmes" replaces the version published in 2016. The new version of the manual provides updated instructions on how the MFA guidelines on Result Based Management (RBM) and on the Human Rights Based Approach to Development (HRBA) direct the project work at different stages of project cycle as well as some other small updates on the implementation of project cycle.
Evaluation: Improvement of Women’s and Girls' Rights in Finland’s Development Policy and Cooperation
The Government of Finland has had a longstanding commitment to promoting the rights and status of women and girls and supporting gender equality. In order to have knowledge and lessons on the results on the ground the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) decided to carry out an evaluation on women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality. The overarching purpose of the evaluation was to learn from good practices. The evaluation thus searched for gender changes and the mechanism contributing to these changes.
Finnish Water Way – International Water Strategy
Finnish Water Way – International Water Strategy Finland aims for responsible and equitable water security. The strategy extends to 2030 and builds on the key concept of the Finnish Water Way, a Finnish approach to sustainable water management based on close cross-sectoral collaboration.
Report on development cooperation in the education sector
Finland’s competence in the education sector is of the highest standard around the world. This should also be more strongly reflected in the priorities and funding of development cooperation according to a report entitled “Stepping Up Finland’s Global Role in Education” .
Evaluation on Finnfund Special Risk Instrument
KPMG evaluated the EUR 50 million Finnfund Special Risk Instrument (SRI) that was in use between years 2012 and 2015. The evaluation is a requirement for the possible renewal of the SRI. In the SRI the MFA takes part of Finnfund’s investment risk in projects that are risky but at the same time have good development and/or environmental impacts.
Evaluation: "Farmers’ Clubs for Wealth Creation among Smallholder Farmers in Mozambique”
Mid-term evaluation of the project ‘Farmers’ Clubs for Wealth Creation among Smallholder Farmers in Mozambique’ in two provinces; Sofala and Zambézia in 2014-2018. The objective of the project is to contribute to reducing rural poverty by strengthening the farmers’ productivity and sustainable agricultural practices.
Evaluation: The WASH in Schools Programme in Afganistan (2008-2014)
The WASH in Schools (WinS) Programme in Afganistan from 2012 aims to make visible the value and impact of school sanitation as perceived by the community and thereby raise the level of ownerships; promote the importance of WASH in schools at national, state and district levels as well as to improve hygiene practices among school children, their families and communities. UNICEF wished to conduct an evaluation of the WASH in Schools (WinS) programme, whose findings and recommendations are intended to (1) guide UNICEF, the GoA and other stakeholders to improve the WinS programme, and (2) contribute to evidence-based policy making in the field of WASH and maximize the impact of the programme.
Kehitysyhteistyön mielipidemittaus 2017
Suomalaisista 85 prosenttia pitää kehitysyhteistyötä tärkeänä. Kehitysyhteistyötä tärkeänä pitävien osuus on noussut tasaisesti vuodesta 2010 lähtien. Suomalaiset kannattavat erityisesti naisten ja tyttöjen aseman edistämistä kehitysyhteistyöllä. Suurin osa eli 64 prosenttia suomalaisista pitää sitä parhaana tapana vähentää globaalia eriarvoisuutta.
Evaluation: Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is a multi-year program responding to the call made at Rio+20 to support countries in pursuing green economy policies. PAGE is a partnership between five UN agencies – the UN Environment (formally known as UNEP), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The Mid-Term Evaluation assesses project performance to date (in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency), and determines the likelihood of the project achieving its intended outcomes and impacts, including their sustainability. The evaluation has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote operational improvement, learning and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned.
Evaluation: “Wanawake-Wanaweza” Project on Womens' Leadership and Political Participation
The Women’s Leadership and Political Participation (WLPP), Wanawake-Wanaweza project was a 2-year project (2014-2016) designed and led by UN Women to improve participation and representation of women, youth and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) as leaders in the political process in Tanzania. The end of project evaluation consisted of 3 components: i. conducting a utilization and equity focused end-project evaluation answering the DAC components of Design, Relevance & Coherence, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Sustainability; ii. capturing best practices of the project as key learnings; and iii. incorporating the key learnings to develop a new project document.
Evaluation: Syria Recovery Trust Fund
The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) is a coordinated mechanism to support recovery efforts in Syria and to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. The SRTF works to restore essential public services and to strengthen the capacity of the local governance institutions that provide them in zones controlled by the moderate Syrian opposition. A Mid-Term Review of the SRTF was directed to provide an independent assessment of whether the SRTF is an effective instrument for delivering international support. The review criteria include an assessment of the Fund’s Theory of Change, the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of SRTF projects, and of the Fund bodies and systems and procedures that support projects.
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