Evaluation of Projects Co-financed by the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

The synthesis report concludes that the projects score moderate to satisfactory on the contribution to poverty alleviation and changes in sustainable growth, self-reliance, food security, safety and public health. The added value of the PPP’s is mostly positive. As for financial, institutional, ecological, technical and social sustainability particularly the projects in Ethiopia show good results. […]

Evaluation of Development-relevant Infrastructure Development Programme ORIO

Kilimanjaro International Airport

The external evaluation of the ORIO programme assessed its achievements so far. Its main objectives were: to determine the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, additionality and policy coherence of the ORIO programme; to learn from the assessment of the functioning and effects of the ORIO programme and the use of resources, in order to generate relevant information […]

Evaluation of CBI Integrated Programmes 2012-2018

This external evaluation intended to reflect on and provide input for adjustment of the approach of CBI – the centre for the promotion of imports from developing countries. Its main purpose was therefore to determine a series of lessons and recommendations for the future. It covered three regional Integrated Programmes (IPs) that were implemented in […]

Evaluation of Migrant Entrepreneurship Projects

The aim of this project was the evaluation of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and sustainability of six so-called migrant entrepreneurship projects implemented in the countries of origin of diaspora living in the Netherlands. Implementation period: October 2018 – July 2019 Report: Marije Balt, Willem Cornelissen, Niek de Jong, Wim Naudé and Anja Willemsen. External Evaluation […]

Evaluation of project “Manos al Agua” in Colombia

This evaluation of the project Intelligent Water Management – also known as project “Manos al Agua” – that was implemented in the Colombian coffee sector forms part of the evaluation of the Sustainable Water Fund of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project “Manos al Agua” was evaluated by means of application of both […]

The gaps left behind: An evaluation of the impact of ending aid

The Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ERBS and Ecorys carried out six country studies to ascertain the impact of the ending of Dutch aid: Bolivia, Burkina Faso (English, French), Guatemala, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Zambia. Researchers of ERBS are co-authors of the studies on Bolivia and Guatemala. Reports: […]

Mid-term evaluation of the transition facility

The Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the so-called Transition Facility of the Netherlands Government had three objectives: To account for the policies pursued in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. To draw lessons from practice with the aim to improve current policies. To serve as key information for the policy evaluation of two major components of the […]

Impact evaluation Electrifying Rural Tanzania: A Grid Extension and Reliability Improvement Intervention

Electrifying Rural Tanzania, a rigorous impact evaluation As assignment under the Framework Contract with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung and the Georg August Universität, Göttingen (with the Economics Department of the University of Dar es Salaam as local partner) conducted an impact evaluation for the Electrifying […]

El puerto que no debió construirse (The port that should not have been constructed)

Report: Niek de Jong, Rafael del Cid, Vivian Guzmán and Otto Genee. El puerto que no debió construirse (The port that should not have been constructed). ORET Evaluation 2007-2012 – Case study of Project “Champerico Fishery Port, Guatemala” (ORET transactions GT00017 and GT00018). Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. March 2015 https://www.iob-evaluatie.nl/binaries/iob-evaluatie/documenten/publicaties/2015/402_bijlagen/bijlagen/guatemala-port/oret-casestudy-guatemala-port.pdf ORIO […]

Grenada Labour Market Needs Assessment

The key objectives of the Labour Market Needs Assessment were: Conducting a review and analysis of available labour market data that would provide insights into skills demand and supply; Developing a methodology for qualitatively and quantitatively assessing skills needs and potential skill shortages; Designing and conducting a skill needs survey among employers in Grenada; and […]