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Policy Brief: Lernen aus dem zivilen Engagement in Afghanistan

  • Christoph Hartmann
  • Maren Weeger
  • Dr. Anne Lange
  • Dr. Anne Lange
  • Dr. Katja Mielke
  • Dr. Katja Mielke

Angesichts der großen Zahl von Krisen und Konfikten weltweit ist es wichtig, aus vergangenen und laufenden Engagements in fragilen Kontexten zu lernen, um Erfolge wiederholbar zu machen und Fehler zu vermeiden. Die Erkenntnisse der ressortgemeinsamen Evaluierung des zivilen Engagements der Bundesregierung in Afghanistan zeigen, was aus dem bis dato finanziell wie personell beispiellosen deutschen Engagement für zukünftige Einsätze in hochfragilen und von Gewaltkonflikten geprägten Kontexten gelernt werden kann. In diesem Policy Brief werden die zentralen Ergebnisse und Empfehlungen der Evaluierung vorgestellt.

Bibliographical information

  • Hartmann, C., M. Weeger, A. Lange und K. Mielke (2024), Lernen aus dem zivilen Engagement in Afghanistan, DEval Policy Brief 3/2024, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval), Bonn und Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei (DHPol), Münster.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Fragility and conflict Afghanistan Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Strengthening the Role of Partner Countries in Evaluating Development Cooperation: A Framework for Analysis

  • Prof. Dr Jörg Faust

Development cooperation is one of the few policy fields where evaluation is deeply institutionalised as an important component in the policy cycle. Independence, utility and credibility are overarching principles that guide both evaluation criteria as well as processes. Still, a challenge exists in how to adequately strengthen the role of partner countries in the evaluation of development cooperation. This policy brief suggests a framework for analysis, consisting of four interdependent dimensions which should be carefully considered: a partner dimension, a process dimension, an intensity dimension and a capacity dimension. Using such a framework allows to develop tailor-made reforms for diferent types of evaluations as well as organisations instead of proclaiming one overarching normative blueprint.

Bibliographical information

  • Faust, J. (2024), Strengthening the Role of Partner Countries in Evaluating Development Cooperation: A Framework for Analysis, DEval Policy Brief 2/2024, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Evaluation Capacity Development Instruments and structures of development cooperation Supraregional Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Cash Transfers and Cash Plus Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • Dr Atika Pasha
  • Dr Viviana Urueña
  • Stefanie Knoll
  • Dr Kathrin Wolf
  • Christiaan de Swardt
  • Mathilda Featherston-Lardeux
  • Dr Denise Hörner

This policy brief presents the findings of an Evidence Gap Map (EGM) that depicts the available evidence on cash transfers and cash plus programs across a wide range of outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. The EGM facilitates evidence-informed decision-making in social protection by enabling easy access to the existing rigorous evidence. It also seeks to address the current lack of a systematic mapping of the evidence on the impact of cash transfers. This policy brief pinpoints critical areas and populations for which limited or no evidence exists, and hence suggests potential avenues for closing those knowledge gaps.

Bibliographical information

  • Pasha, A., V. Urueña, S. Knoll, K. Wolf, C. De Swardt, M. Featherston-Lardeux and D. Hörner (2024), Evidence Gap Map: Social Protection. Cash Transfers and Cash Plus Programs in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: Policy Brief, Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) and German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation External Publications

Cash Transfers and Cash Plus Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Evidence Gap Map

  • Dr Atika Pasha
  • Dr Viviana Urueña
  • Stefanie Knoll
  • Dr Kathrin Wolf
  • Christiaan de Swardt
  • Mathilda Featherston-Lardeux
  • Dr Denise Hörner

In recent years, the body of evidence on the effects of cash transfers and cash plus interventions has increased significantly, particularly for low- and middle-income countries. The range of studied outcomes spans diverse fields such as health, education, consumption, and women's empowerment. As more studies and information become available, the need for synthesis and evidence mapping becomes ever greater. This evidence gap map aims to facilitate evidence-informed decision-making by enabling easy access to the existing rigorous evidence on cash transfers and cash plus programs in low- and middle-income countries. It includes a total of 709 impact evaluations and 33 systematic reviews and provides a visual and interactive representation of these studies in a framework of cash transfer types and a broad range of outcomes. Moreover, it pinpoints critical areas with limited or no evidence, highlighting areas in which more impact evaluations or syntheses are needed.

Bibliographical information

  • Pasha, A., V. Urueña, S. Knoll, K. Wolf, C. De Swardt, M. Featherston-Lardeux and D. Hörner (2023), Cash Transfers and Cash Plus Programs in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: Evidence Gap Map, Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) and German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Evidence Gap Map

Implementation of Recommendations from DEval Evaluations. Synthesis of the Implementation Monitoring of DEval Evaluation Recommendations (2015-2018)

  • Heike Steckhan
  • Prof. Dr Jörg Faust

In an implementation monitoring process DEval assesses the extent to which the recommendations of DEval evaluations have actually been implemented in development policy practice and to what extent the changes suggested by these recommendations have occurred. This first synthesis report summarises the findings from a pilot phase of implementation monitoring. It looks at recommendations from ten DEval evaluations published between 2015 and 2018. The transparent presentation of how addressees dealt with the recommendations and the derivation of conclusions as well as possible learning potential, for both DEval and the addressees, contributes to improving evaluations, their recommendations and their implementation.

Bibliographical information

  • DEval (2023), Implementation of Recommendations from DEval Evaluations. Synthesis of the Implementation Monitoring of DEval Evaluation Recommendations (2015 – 2018), German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Germany Reports

Policy Brief: Public Opinion of the 2030 Agenda: A Mid-Term Review

  • Dr Sebastian H. Schneider
  • Dr Alexandra Gödderz
  • Dr Helge Zille
  • Dr Martin Bruder

The interim report of the 2030 Agenda in summer 2023 shows that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved by 2030 with the progress that is currently observed. In addition, the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the numerous wars and conflicts as well as economic challenges are likely to further set back the achievement of the goals. In the year marking the half-way point of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations (UN) is therefore calling on all countries to intensify their efforts. At the same time, all citizens continue to be called on to make their own contributions to sustainable global development. Against this backdrop, it is important to continuously monitor public perception of the 2030 Agenda. The German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) has therefore analysed how awareness of the SDGs has changed since 2015 and how the attitude of the German population towards the 2030 Agenda has changed compared to 2017.

Bibliographical information

  • Schneider, S. H., A. Gödderz, H. Zille and M. Bruder (2024), Public Opinion of the 2030 Agenda: A Mid-Term Review, DEval Policy Brief 1/2024, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Sustainability Germany Policy Briefs
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