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Evaluation of Finland’s Development Cooperation Country Strategies and Country Strategy Modality

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pdfSynthesis report (PDF, 267 sivua, 2 042 kT)

Across countries the evaluation found country strategy objectives and the assessed interven­tions relevant to partner countries and to Finland’s development policy objec­tives.The countries evaluated are Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nepal, Zambia, Tanzania and Vietnam. When implemented, many interventions in the six countries delivered results. However, implementation was often delayed, so that the full allocation of Finn­ish resources to the strategies was not used efficiently to produce results over the strategy period. The results achieved were found not to be consistently sustainable.

Policy influence and coordination are strong contributing factors to country strategy portfolio effectiveness and impact, including through donor coordination structures; participation in policy dia­logue through sector forums; or establishing successful prototypes in its interventions and then leveraging these by influencing country and develop­ment partners to take them up.

The evaluation concluded that the country strategy modality is a highly relevant instrument for the MFA. The focus on bilateral cooperation meant that it was not fully relevant in the transitioning contexts, where strategic thinking about other forms of partnership is required.

pdfEthiopia report (PDF, 129 pages, 1199 Mb)

pdfMozambique report(PDF, 115 pages, 938 Mb)

pdfNepal report (PDF, 125 pages, 1020 Mb)

pdfTanzania report(PDF, 129 pages, 1093 Mb)

pdfVietnam report(PDF, 115 pages, 1121 Mb)

pdfZambia report(PDF, 134 pages, 1054 Mb)

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