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Understanding the change in complex programmes. Needs and challenges for development aid evaluation after Paris Declaration
Journal Title: RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione 
Author/s: Gabriele Tomei 
Year:  2013 Issue: 56-57 Language: Italian 
Pages:  30 Pg. 141-170 FullText PDF:  323 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIV2013-056008
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Paris Declaration puts development aid in front of a new complexity, dealing with the need for integrating different policies, activating many different stakeholders, implementing the strategy at different levels. Consequently, evaluation has to dismiss rigid input-output analytical frames and to assume a more responsive methodologies. Using UNDP ART Initiative as a test, the paper suggests how to innovate evaluation with more reflexive and participatory approach based on the inclusion of diverse point of view, the analysis of the possible configurations of context-mechanisms, and the analysis of the process-outcomes dynamics.
Keywords: Development Aid; Aid Effectiveness; Realistic Evaluation; Outcome Mapping; Participative Evaluation; Paris Declaration.

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Gabriele Tomei, Understanding the change in complex programmes. Needs and challenges for development aid evaluation after Paris Declaration in "RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione" 56-57/2013, pp. 141-170, DOI:10.3280/RIV2013-056008

   

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