Current work

ODE is currently working on the following evaluations.


Teacher Development

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.


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


Samoa Country Evaluation

In 2019, ODE will undertake an evaluation of Australia’s engagement with Samoa. The evaluation will assess the coherence and relevance of Australia’s engagement, including aid, in Samoa and the types of results being achieved. The aim is to provide insights to improve the quality of Australia’s engagement to achieve its objectives.


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.


Last Updated: 14 December 2018