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

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 by September 2014
Responsible: Balbir Singh
Evaluation team: Gaia Consulting Oy

Synthesis study: Unintended effects of Norwegian aid

Based on research and previous evaluations, this study will summarise findings of unintended effects – both positive and negative. The study will also give recommendations for possible changes that may reduce the scope of negative unintended effects.
Time schedule: Report by May 2014
Responsible: Anita Haslie
Evaluation team: NIBR

Evaluation of Norway's support to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake

Evaluation of Norway's support to Haiti in the period 2010-2012 with two purposes: to assess the results of Norway's support, and to provide lessons learned regarding knowledge management and strategy making in complex political and institutional dynamics.
Time schedule: Report autumn 2014
Responsible: Øyvind Eggen
Evaluation team: Particip GmbH

The real-time evaluation of the Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)

This evaluation covers the period from 2007-2013, and its purpose is to determine the extent to which the anticipated outcomes were produced. The climate and development goals will be assessed separately, as well as how they are connected to each other. It will synthesise the results and lessons learned and serve as input to the future work of the Climate and Forest Initiative and the broader community of Reducing Emission for Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD).
Time schedule: Report by August 2014
Responsible: Ida Elisabeth Hellmark
Evaluation team: LTS International

Evaluation of the Norwegian support through and to umbrella- and network organisations in civil society

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide guidance to future support through and to civil society umbrella and network organisations, by assessing their effectiveness, efficiency and added value with regard to supporting civil society development. The evaluation will include Tanzania and Nepal as case countries for study, in addition to looking more specifically at the work of relevant organisations in Norway.
Time schedule: Report by September 2014
Responsible: Anette Haug
Evaluation team: Niras Natura AB in association with Chr. Michelsens Institute

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

Evaluation of the Norwegian aid administration's systems and practices to ensure Evaluability of Norwegian Grants

The evaluation will assess the systems, guidelines and routines in place to ensure evaluability and results measurement of Norwegian grants from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norad and the embassies. It will also assess to what extent the department’s evaluations are designed to measure results.
Time schedule: Report by April 2014
Responsible: Vibecke Dixon
Evaluation team: ITAD

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: 2013-2015
Responsible: Siv Lillestøl
Evaluation team: Oxford Policy Management

Evaluation of the Training for Peace (TfP) Programme

The evaluation is intended to provide insight into the effects of the TfP programme’s contribution to the training and deployment of peace operations personnel and to provide information on the programme’s progress towards its objective to build sustainable African capacity in peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. This includes the role of research and policy development in this work. The evaluation will primarily cover the current agreement period of 2011-2015.
Time schedule: Report by autumn 2014
Responsible: Anette Haug
Evaluation team: Chr. Michelsens Institute