Review of Cycles, NRC’s Project and Grants Management Tool

Dec 12 2022

In this review commissioned by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), DPA studied the process of development, roll-out and implementation of the Cycles tool across the organization, assessed the state and effectiveness of the current system, and identified current and future needs for a digital project and grants management tool. 

Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Category 2 Center Under the Auspices of UNESCO on Artificial Intelligence

Dec 07 2022

DPA conducted a feasibility study that included a full assessment and a recommendation. The final report summarized the findings and conclusion on whether or not the proposed Center should be created as a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO. DPA´s approach and methodology were based on three steps: 1) Identification of key documents and stakeholders; 2) Collection and … Read More

Strategic Assessment of the European Commission’s Work in Digitalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jul 22 2022

This study, produced in collaboration with ADE, assessed the European Union’s external cooperation for development in the cross-cutting field of digitalization in SSA, with a view to issuing a series of lessons learnt and recommendations to inform current and future cooperation work. In particular, this evaluation focuses on understanding and analyzing DEVCO’s investments and projects in the region, the extent … Read More

Evaluation of the EU Cooperation with the United Nations in External Action

Jul 22 2022

This evaluation, led by our partner ADE, provided an independent assessment and evidence on the EU-UN cooperation in external action-building through the analysis of five thematic areas: 1) Green Deal; 2) Sustainable, economic, social, human development; 3) Governance, security and governance; 4) Migration and forced displacement; 5) Transition to a new digital era (led by DPA). The evaluation assessed the … Read More

World Bank Crisis Risk Finance Analytics (CRFA) Strategic Review, Dissemination, and Technical Design on Big Data and Technology for Financial Resilience

Jul 22 2022

In collaboration with the Global Risk Financing Facility, the Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance (CDRF) team at the World Bank, and the European Space Agency (ESA), DPA reviewed the work of the CRFA program, specifically from an outreach and data management perspective, to ensure dissemination and uptake of their technical work, highlighting the most promising applications and anticipating opportunities and … Read More

Evaluation of the WFP’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Climate Change Policies

Jul 22 2022

DPA, in collaboration with ADE, aims to examine the WFP´s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRR\M) and Climate Change (CC) policies under one evaluative framework, as well as in synergy with the current evaluation of WFP Policy on Building Resilience for Food Security (2015). This evaluation follows WFP OEV’s methodological approach for policy evaluations, with the objective to provide a … Read More

Evaluation of the EU Cooperation with the World Bank

Jul 22 2022

This evaluation, led by our partner ADE, provides an overall independent assessment and evidence on the WB cooperation in external action building via an ex-post and prospective analysis of the partnership. Among other research objectives, the evaluation assesses the achievement of EU objectives and priorities in the field of international cooperation and development as a result of this partnership; the … Read More

Consulting Services on International AI-policy and Data Governance Policies, Data Protection, and Privacy for GIZ Fair Forward

Jul 20 2022

FAIR Forward Artificial Intelligence is a GIZ initiative aimed at promoting and achieving a more inclusive and sustainable approach to AI at the international level. This is done through three pillars of work: 1) strengthening local AI technical know-how 2) removing entry barriers to AI by improving access to AI technologies and data; and 3) developing policy frameworks including ethical … Read More

Strategic Evaluation of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Use of Technology in Constrained Environments

Jul 20 2022

This evaluation, developed in collaboration with ADE, looked at the extent to which WFP has effectively and efficiently deployed the most appropriate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and how, why and under which conditions the use of technologies has contributed to management and program objectives. The team designed a mixed methods approach consistent with WFP’s proposed analytical framework and outlined … Read More