MFS II development interventions Joint Evaluations
AIID organised a workshop on 15 and 16 May on the Joint Evaluations of MFS II development interventions. MFS II is the co-financing system of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Development organisations, grouped into consortia, receive grants from the Dutch government through this scheme, worth EUR 1.9 billion for the period 2011-2015. The Joint Evaluations consist of eight country evaluations and a synthesis of these separate reports. The evaluation will analyse the impact towards the attainment of MDGs for 60 development projects, towards the capacity development of 63 Southern partner organisations, and towards strengthening civil society in the eight countries studied.
AIID, which has been awarded the Indonesia and synthesis briefs, organised this workshop to streamline the evaluations, discussing methodology, outcome indicators and a scoring system for the individual evaluations. Emmanuel Jimenez, of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group, gave a keynote speech, stressing the need for attribution and the necessity of establishing a counterfactual and a theory of change. The workshop brought together around 100 participants, mainly scientists from the different country teams and professionals from the whole spectrum of Dutch development organisations.Back to list