Ongoing evaluations

This page gives and overview of evaluations where the evaluation team has signed the contract. Work on the evaluation is currently being executed.

Norwegian Evaluations

Joint evaluation of support to capacity development

Support to capacity development constitutes a major component of development cooperation. In cooperation with Sida in Sweden and Danida in Denmark, the Evaluation Department will take a closer look at experiences from support to capacity development. For more information, see Sida's web site below.
Time schedule: Report spring 2015
Responsible: Øyvind Eggen

Baseline study of Norwegian aid to Myanmar

Myanmar and Norway are entering into long-term development cooperation, after years of Norwegian engagement in the peace process and support to humanitarian efforts. The main focus is on natural resource management within energy, environment and climate change, and institutional cooperation is a central component of these areas. To ensure quality evaluations of the assistance to a country that has only recently opened up to donors, a study to collect and analyse baseline data in selected areas is now commissioned.
Time schedule: Report spring 2015
Responsible: Eva Kløve
Evaluation team: Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies

Evaluation of Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund)

Norfund has now been in operation for more than 15 years. The main purpose of this evaluation is to understand the role of Norfund as an instrument of Norwegian development assistance policy by documenting developmental outcomes of its activities. The evaluation is thereby meant to contribute with lessons for future programming of development financing for a sustainable private sector, particularly in the least developed countries.
Time schedule: Report February 2015
Responsible: Balbir Singh
Evaluation team: Gaia Consulting Oy

Framework agreement for evaluation of the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NORHED)

The purpose of this real-time evaluation of NORHED is to secure knowledge-based learning within the field of higher education and development, so that future investments may contribute to more effective capacity development in higher education institutions to promote development. It is expected that four to five evaluations will be comissioned
Time schedule: 2014-2016
Responsible: Ida Lindkvist
Evaluation team: Development Portfolio Management Group by University of Southern California

An impact evaluation of the Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI)

NIPI is one of five bilateral partnership initiatives, where the Norwegian government together with national partners aim to accelerate progress on the health related millennium development goals promoting maternal and child health. The primary aim of the evaluation is to provide evidence to stakeholders on the efficiency and effectiveness of individual interventions. The evaluation employs quasi-experimental methods to attribute impact.
Time schedule: 2013-2016
Responsible: Siv Lillestøl
Evaluation team: Oxford Policy Management

Joint Evaluation of Norwegian Support through the Multilaterals to Basic Education

Norway’s support to education has doubled during the last decade, and a substantial part has been channeled through multilateral actors. The purpose of the evaluation is therefore to generate evidence on the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of Norwegian aid to basic education through the multilateral channel during the past decade (2003-2012). As main recipients of support to basic education, UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will be the object of this evaluation. The countries selected for case studies are Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nepal, Pakistan and Zambia. The evaluation is now put out to tender.
Time schedule: Report expected in June 2015
Responsible: Eva Kløve
Evaluation team: Development Portfolio Management Group by University of Southern California

Results concerning equality and women’s rights

Previous evaluations on gender equality and women’s rights in development, including the mid-term review of the Norwegian Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation (2007-2013), have mainly focused on institutional issues and processes. There is little knowledge of and documentation on what happens with the primary target groups in the recipient countries.
Time schedule: Report spring 2015
Responsible: Siv Lillestøl
Evaluation team: SIPU International