Office of Development Effectiveness
Strengthening the effectiveness of Australia's aid program
The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade builds stronger evidence for more effective aid. ODE monitors the performance of the Australian aid program, evaluates its impact and contributes to international evidence and debate about aid and development effectiveness.
DFAT’s operational evaluation projects listed
ODE is making information about DFAT’s operational evaluations easier to access, listing details of 39 current and recent DFAT operational evaluations on our website. Five good-practice evaluation products are also featured, and the Operational Evaluations section plans to establish a regularly-updated operational evaluations index.
Independent Evaluation Committee Communiqué
The Independent Evaluation Committee (IEC) has released a communiqué outlining the outcomes of its meeting on 26 June 2014.
ODE releases an evaluation of Australia’s response to the Horn of Africa Humanitarian crisis, 2011
ODE has released its evaluation of Australia’s response to the Horn of Africa Humanitarian crisis, 2011. The evaluation assessed the effectiveness of Australia’s response and identifies how to improve Australian humanitarian assistance.
ODE releases two reviews of operational evaluations of Australian aid
ODE has released two reports on evaluations commissioned by DFAT’s aid program areas and completed in 2012. Quality of Australian aid operational evaluations assesses the quality of 87 evaluation reports and considers their utility. Learning from Australian aid operational evaluations synthesises the key, recurring lessons of the 64 evaluation reports assessed as credible.
ODE releases evaluation of Australian aid to Timor-Leste
ODE’s evaluation of Australian aid to Timor-Leste focused on the planning and implementation of aid to Timor-Leste from 2006 to 2013. It concluded that the country program has made steady but uneven progress in implementing several of the country strategy’s key commitments, and that DFAT needs to build coherent, long-term and appropriately-resourced programs that address a limited set of clear and compelling development objectives.