Impact Evaluation: A Discussion Paper for AusAID Practitioners

Friday, October 12th, 2012

"There are diverse views about what impact evaluations are and how they should be conducted. It is not always easy to identify and understand good approaches to impact evaluation for various development situations. This may limit the value that AusAID can obtain from impact evaluation. This discussion paper aims to support ...

AusAID: Establishment of Independent Evaluation Committee

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

[from AusAID website, 11 May 2012] Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced the establishment of an Independent Evaluation Committee (IEC) to strengthen the independence and credibility of the work of the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE). Chaired by Jim Adams—a former Vice President of the World Bank—the Committee will oversee ODE in ...

“Unleashing the potential of AusAID’s performance data”

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A posting on the Development Policy Blog by Stephen Howes, on 15 february 2012. This blog examines AusAID’s Office of Development Effectiveness latest annual report released just before Christmas 2010, which was published in two parts, one providing an international comparative perspective (and summarized in this blog), the other drawing on ...

Is Australian Aid Fair Dinkum? A Forum On The Independent Review Of Aid Effectiveness

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Venue: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Tce, Parkes 8222, Canberra Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2011 6:00 PM Summary "In a world where we have achieved so much, from quantum leaps in medical research to the development of sophisticated technologies, it seems implausible that there are more hungry people in the world today ...

Released: Australian Government’s response to the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The 'Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness' and the Government's response were released on 6 July 2011 by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, in an official launch at Parliament House, followed by a Ministerial Statement to Parliament. For an overview, see this page on the AusAID website Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness: Independent Review ...

AusAID’s Information Publication Scheme: Draft Plan & Consultation

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The 12th April 2011 Draft plan is now available in pdf and MS Word Introduction "AusAID is the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development, an executive agency within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. Its primary role is the implementation and oversight of the Australian Government aid program. The ...

AusAID-DFID-3ie call for Systematic Reviews

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) have just launched a joint call for proposals for systematic reviews to strengthen the international community’s capacity for evidence-based policy making. AusAID, DFID and 3ie ...