Strategic Evaluation Work Programme and Reports

The strategic evaluation work programme delivers in-depth, independent evaluations of sectors, programmes and issues to support New Zealand Aid Programme-wide strategy and policy development, high-level operational decision-making and learning.  

Current strategic evaluations

Infrastructure investment in the Pacific: formative evaluation

The evaluation will help improve the design, delivery and management of our current infrastructure Activities in the Pacific. It will underpin future investment decisions in both energy and other infrastructure investments.

Targeted completion: late 2015

2014/15 Country Programme evaluations in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga

The four country Programme evaluations are piloting a new Programme evaluation framework and approach. Learnings will be applied to country Programme evaluations in the future.

Targeted completion: late 2015

Completed evaluations

Evaluation of New Zealand's fisheries sector work in the Pacific

A strategic evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for Pacific fisheries from 2003-2010 focuses on the impacts of New Zealand support and whether stated objectives have been met. It includes advice and recommendations for on-going support of the fisheries programme.

Evaluation Fact Sheet (PDF, 586KB)

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Evaluation of Taxation Reform in the Pacific

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade commissioned a strategic evaluation of donor assistance for taxation reform in the Pacific from 2002 to 2012. Conducted by the Sapere Research Group, the evaluation provides insights into the process of tax reform and how it might be improved to deliver better results.

Evaluation Fact Sheet (PDF, 697KB)

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Evaluation and Research of Police Work Funded Under the New Zealand Aid Programme

An evaluation of police work funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme from 2005-2011.  The evaluation found improvements in community safety and a particular strength in community policing.  It recommended building on these successes to increase the effectiveness of police support. 

Evaluation Brief (PDF, 230KB)

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