Strategische Evaluierung des OEZA/ADA Engagements zu Good Governance
The purpose of this strategic evaluation of ADA’s engagement on Good Governance (2007-2017) is threefold:
(1) To sharpen and focus ADC’s strategic and operational approach to GG and its alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ;
(2) to identify enabling and hindering factors for ADC’s GG engagement and provide evidence for institutional learning at the strategic level;
(3) to inform a review/update of existing ADC GG policy documents and tools, in particular, the Policy Document on GG , ADA’s Handbook on GG and its Social Standards Assessment (SSA) ;
The evaluation will be forward looking and formative, learning and improvement-oriented. It will also inform decision-making with regards to the future the future positioning of the GG portfolio in strategic and operational ADC engagement.
- Evidence is generated that allows to assess the relevance, effectiveness/impact and efficiency of the different ADC’s strategic and operational approaches pursued to promote Good Governance
- Lessons learned and good practice from ADA’s experience on Good Governance to date are identified
- Collective and individual learning through the evaluation process
Target group / Beneficiaries
The main target group of this evaluation is ADC/BMEIA Senior management, ADA program management at HQ and in the field and ADA implementing partners on GG.
The evaluation covers and targets all ADC/ADA GG engagement; particular countries will be selected only - during the inception Phase - within the framework of the two cases studies.
Desk Research/document review
Kick-off and Inception Phase
Data Collection and Interview Phase
Data Analysis and report drafting and finalization
Presentation of Draft Report
ADC engagement and support to promoting Good Governance (GG) predates the establishment of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), in 2004. This strategic evaluation is the first evaluation of ADA’s GG portfolio.
The period covered by the evaluation spans from 2007 - the year after ADC’s Policy Document on Good Governance was adopted - to 2017, the last year for which yearly data are available. The evaluation will cover completed and ongoing, but not planned activities on Good Governance.
In its assessment of efficiency and effectiveness/impact, the evaluation will focus on Good Governance as a core area of Intervention and within this on the core of Good Governance, excluding certain sub-areas, notably as security management and reform, civilian peace building, conflict prevention and resolution, participation in international peacekeeping operations, reintegration and SALW control, child soldiers and general budget support-related aid.
The evaluation’s thematic and country focus should be guided by available evaluative evidence on the performance of Good Governance.
In parallel to the strategic evaluation of ADC’s Good Governance engagement also a meta-evaluation of ADA’s programme/project evaluations and an evaluation of the Environmental and Social Impact Management (ESIM) at ADA are taking place. Any relevant findings coming out from these two evaluations and from other ADA strategic or project/program evaluations relevant to GG will inform this GG evaluation.
This evaluation will focus on the assessment of the criteria relevance, effectiveness/impact and efficiency. The evaluation will help assess in what circumstances ADA’s work on good governance has been most effective and identify the causal mechanisms for successful engagement and failure.
The Evaluation will be accompanied by a Reference Group and a Peer Review.