German Institute for Development Evaluation
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How do politicians, public administrators, and civil society actors in partner countries perceive the reform support provided by German development cooperation?

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DEval supported the development of evaluation standards for Latin America and the Caribbean with its Evaluation Capacity Development project FOCEVAL.

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How are projects distributed across developing and emerging countries concerning their political and economic structures?

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Health systems strengthening in German development cooperation: an unfinished business

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How to improve impact-oriented planning and the preconditions for measuring impact in a new partner country? Find out more about DEval’s approach and findings within the context of the program on sustainable economic development in Myanmar.

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Open Small and Medium Enterprise Survey Myanmar here >


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Assignment of development workers - an outdated instrument of personnel development cooperation?

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English summary forthcoming


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On 5-6 November 2015, DEval and the evaluation units of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation hosted an international conference in Berlin.

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Which contribution do non-financial elements of budget support make for meeting the objectives of this instrument?

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Which developments have been promoted or initiated in the practice of evaluation in German development cooperation by the last „system review“?

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The report „Baseline study of DEval and its environment“ recorded the status quo of the institute’s performance areas for future impact assessment of its work.

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Can development cooperation enable an environment that is conducive to stability? A guest contribution of the Policy Brief series presents the results of a long-term impact analysis in Northeast Afghanistan 2007–2013.

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What is the German approach to Aid for Trade? How could the approach be refined?

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Afghanistan is one of the main partners of German Development Cooperation. The assessment of the evaluative work on German DC in Afghanistan conducted until the end of 2013 is being reviewed in a report.

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30 years of Rwandan-German Development Cooperation in the Health Sector: What are the lessons learnt?

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What we do

We conduct strategic evaluations, develop and adapt evaluation methods and approaches and promote evaluation capacity development in the partner countries of German Development Cooperation.

Lecture on ECD project FOCEVAL

DEval kindly invites you to the series lecture on 4 May, 2017 "Evaluation and Evidence Based Policy Making in Germany".

Roundtable discussion "Into the Breach: European Foreign Aid in the Face of U.S. Retrenchment"

AidData kindly invites you to the roundtable discussion, 27 April, on how the development cooperation efforts of the U.S., Europe, and other actors are perceived by those they seek to influence.

Panel discussion "European Development Policies and aid effectiveness in light of the SDGs"

EADI kindly invites you to the panel discussion, 21 March, on "European Development Policies and aid effectiveness in light of the SDGs".

Workshop "Introduction to Systematic Reviews"

The Campbell Collaboration, the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and DEval kindly invite you to a two-day hands on workshop on the principles of systematic reviews from 14 to 15 of March 2017 at IZA in Bonn.

Conference „The Domestic Dimensions of Development Cooperation“

On 24/25 October 2016, the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB) at the University of Antwerp hosted the conference in cooperation with DEval.