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Summative Evaluation of Canada's Afghanistan Development Programme, 2004/05 to 2012/13

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Canada
Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; PHC/MNCH/RH/Nutrition/W&S; Reproductive Health / Maternal health / newborn health
Narrative description of project:
Development cooperation with Afghanistan was the largest Canadian programme, amounting to C$ 1.9 billion over ten years from 2001 to 2011. Of this, C$ 1.6 billion were disbursed by DFATD and its predecessor CIDA. In 2013, DFATD commissioned a comprehensive evaluation of Canadian humanitarian aid and development cooperation covering the period from 2004/05 to 2012/13. The evaluation was implemented and led by Ecorys, a Dutch consulting company that mobilised specialists in the areas of humanitarian aid, gender, human rights, and education. hera provided expertise in public health.
Description of services provided:
The hera public health expert reviewed 31 Canadian health sector cooperation projects implemented during the period with a total disbursement of C$ 196 million, and conducted on-site in-depth evaluations of a sample of projects with a focus on health systems strengthening, maternal and child care, and polio eradication. The findings were presented in a special health sector report and contributed to the overall country programme evaluation report that was published by DFATD.