ODE is currently working on the following evaluations.
Meta-evaluation of DFAT's support for skills development
The evaluation looks at a selection of bilateral and regional skills development investments in the Pacific and identifies factors that contribute to success in relation to sustainability and effectiveness. The evaluation synthesizes existing program evaluations.
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.
Delivery of Australian Aid Objectives through Multilateral Organisations
The ODE is conducting an evaluation into Australia’s ability to achieve its 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper priorities through multilateral organisations (MLOs). This evaluation will draw on case studies across a sample of MLOs. It will analyse how Australia has worked with MLOs in the past and make recommendations on how Australia can work with MLOs in the future.
Pacific Economic Infrastructure
The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) is undertaking a strategic evaluation of Australia's official development assistance (ODA) for economic infrastructure development in the Pacific from 2008-2018. This ODE evaluation will provide evidence for DFAT and its infrastructure investment partners about how Australia can maximise development outcomes and promote Australia's strategic and policy priorities through its economic infrastructure investments in the Pacific. The evaluation will assess how Australia can best work bilaterally with partner Governments and/or through the Multilateral Development Banks to deliver quality infrastructure assistance, and identify priority areas of infrastructure development where Australia can add the most value in the Pacific.
Conflict Prevention and Peace Building
This evaluation will assess DFAT's engagement in conflict prevention and peace building through diplomacy, trade, aid, and security. The evaluation will examine policy settings, institutional settings and Whole-of-Government engagement practices to inform the review and development of policies and contribute to international knowledge sharing of good practice engagement. The evaluation reviews performance against three good practice areas: integrated analysis, prevention, Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Australia's roles as a catalyst for peace through a case study and systems analysis approach.