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Revitalising Evidence-based Policy for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Lessons from Existing International Science Partnerships

Author: Elizabeth Carabine 

Publication date: April 23, 2015

The convergence of agreements on disaster risk reduction (DRR), development finance, sustainable development and climate change in 2015 presents a unique opportunity for coherence across these inter-related policy areas.

Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy

Author: Tsui, J., Hearn, S. &  and Young, J. 
Publication date: 2014

This ODI working paper explores current trends in monitoring and evaluating policy influence and advocacy; discusses different theories of how policy influence happens; and presents a number of options to monitor and evaluate different aspects of advocacy interventions. Case studies describe how some organisations have used these options in practice to understand their impact and improve their advocacy strategies.

The Impact of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

Authors: Gaventa, J. & McGee, R.
Publication date: 2013

This issue of Development Policy Review arises from a study of the impact and effectiveness of transparency and accountability initiatives (TAIs) in different development sectors. It analyses existing evidence, discusses how approaches to learning about TAIs might be improved, and recommends how impact and effectiveness could be enhanced.

Monitoring and analysing food and agricultural policies in Africa: Synthesis report 2013

Authors: Angelucci F., Balie J., Gourichon H., Mas Aparisi A. & Witwer M. (for FAO)
Publication date: 2013

The synthesis report by FAO’s Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) team, is the first ever attempt to systematically analyze agriculture and food security policies in several African countries, using common methodology over years.

The process of institutionalising gender in policy and planning: the 'web' of institutionalisation

Author: Levy, C.
Publication date: 1996

This paper raises a critical question of concern: how to institutionalise or sustain change related to new perspectives in the practices of governments and other organisations involved in the development process. Doing so, it zooms in on the institutionalisation of a gender perspective in development policy, planning and practice.

Assessment of sustainability elements/key risk factors practical guide

Author: Norad
Publication date: 2010

The Practical Guide is a supportive document for carrying out screening of relevant sustainability elements/key risk factors. The Guide is designed to be of practical use when identifying, assessing and documenting the effects and risks of a programme, among these the cross cutting issues referred to in the various grant scheme rules.

DLP Background Paper 12: Monitoring and Evaluation when Politics Matters

Authors: Roche, C. & Kelly, L. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication Date: 2012

It seems that we are on the frontier of a narrative shift: between a technical, rational, and scientific approach to development, and a recognition that politics matters; that poverty reduction is not a technical problem but requires significant social change, and that this social change is, and must be, both political and locally led.

DLP Background paper 11: The Evaluation of Politics and the Politics of Evaluation

Authors: Roche, C. & Kelly, L. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2012

Few people would want to argue against the 'results' and 'value for money' agenda that now dominates the current fashions in evaluation and monitoring. But are we clear about what is meant by 'value'? Value for whom? And value over what period? Are all 'results' amenable to standard methods of evaluation,...?

ODI-ECDPM: Regional Aid for Trade effectiveness and corridors

Authors: Byiers, B. & Lui, D. (for ODI & ECDPM)
Publication Date: 2013

This study by ODI and ECDPM discusses the opportunities and challenges of improving the effectiveness of Aid for Trade (AfT) through a regional approach and focusing on Africa.

The World Bank: Development Evaluation in Times of Turbulence : Dealing with Crises that Endanger Our Future

Authors: Rist, R.C. et alii. (for The World Bank)
Publication date: 2013

The papers in this World Bank volume are from the 2011 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS). Nearly 350 development evaluators from eighty-five countries came together in Amman, Jordan to discuss and analyze the consequences of turbulence on evaluation.