ODE is currently working on the following evaluations.
Climate Change Assistance
The evaluation of climate change assistance will offer specific operational lessons on successfully incorporating climate change into design and implementation by assessing the performance of a number of past and current climate change investments with a focus on effectiveness, sustainability and value for money. The findings of the evaluation will be used by the Sustainability and Climate Change Branch to communicate with program areas about how to consider and incorporate climate change in their initiatives.
Disability Inclusive Development
This evaluation will draw out overarching lessons and practical learning on how to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream aid investments. Case studies of programs that have successfully mainstreamed the inclusion of people with disabilities as participants and beneficiaries will be undertaken. It will also evaluate disability inclusion policies, measures and successes in global programs including: Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), Australian Volunteers, Australia Awards and the Direct Aid Program.
This evaluation will analyse the relationship between Australian assistance for teacher development and the expected outcomes of improved teacher effectiveness and student learning. Its purpose is to understand the quality of Australian aid for teacher development since 2009-10, and identify lessons to improve future assistance in this area.
A number of programs in South-East Asia are transitioning to economic partnerships involving Australia's diplomatic, trade and aid resources. The evaluation will contribute to learning about how we can engage effectively in partner government policy and budget cycles, and about the effectiveness of other tools that can be used in policy reform.
Pacific Health Programs 2008-2017
Between 2008 and 2017, Australia invested $1.4 billion in official Overseas Development Aid (ODA) aimed at improving health outcomes in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea (PNG), making Australia the major funder of health assistance in the Pacific. This ODE evaluation will provide an independent assessment of the effectiveness of DFAT's health assistance in the Pacific in terms of its contribution to strengthening country-level health systems and services in eight Pacific island countries. The findings will inform bilateral and regional programming in future, improve cross-sectoral collaboration, and guide support provided by DFAT.
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a priority for the Australian Government, both domestically and in our foreign policy and aid program. This evaluation will examine Australia's support to prevent and respond to VAWG in developing countries—particularly in the Pacific where gender-based violence rates are among the world's highest. The evaluation is a ten year follow up to ODE's 2008 evaluation Violence against Women in Melanesia and East Timor.
Evaluation of Australia’s development assistance to end violence against women and girls 2008-2018