Evaluation of PUM Netherlands Senior Experts 2012-2015

The purpose of the theory-based evaluation of the Evaluation of PUM Netherlands Senior Experts 2012-2015 was to assess the: (continuous) relevance of the PUM programme, including the poverty focus as well as the relevance for the aid and trade agenda; improvement of the monitoring and evaluation function of PUM; adequacy of available management information for […]

Work in Progress – Evaluation of the ORET Programme: Investing in Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries

This evaluation assessed the extent to which the ORET programme reached its stated objectives and it accounted for ORET’s functioning in the period 2007-2012 and the (financial) resources used. It also aimed at learning lessons for other Dutch public infrastructure investment programs and private sector development policies in developing countries. The main research questionsof this […]

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 […]