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 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a view to issuing a series of lessons learned 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, … 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 was a GIZ initiative aimed at promoting and achieving a more inclusive and sustainable approach to AI at the international level. This was accomplished 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, examined the extent to which WFP effectively and efficiently deployed the most appropriate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and how, why, and under which conditions the use of these technologies contributed to management and program objectives. The team designed a mixed-methods approach consistent with WFP’s proposed analytical framework and outlined the factors affecting … 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, and 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 … 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. The goal was to ensure the dissemination and uptake of their technical work, highlighting the most promising applications … Read More

Evaluation of the EU Cooperation with the World Bank

Jul 22 2022

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

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

Jul 22 2022

DPA, in collaboration with ADE, aimed 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 the WFP Policy on Building Resilience for Food Security (2015). This evaluation followed WFP OEV’s methodological approach for policy evaluations, with the objective of providing … Read More

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 development, roll-out, and implementation of Cycles, a digital grants and project cycle management tool. DPA 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

The main objectives of this feasibility study were to evaluate the capacity and skills of the AI Movement to fulfill the intended role and objectives and to align with UNESCO’s principles and requirements. This report presented the evaluation results based on the nine criteria outlined in Document 40 C/79, following visits to the center’s facilities and interviews with representatives from … Read More