Impact Assessment

Review of achievements in private sector development against MDG 1, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2009

    This publication reviews the work of the Dutch Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in private sector development, analysing its contribution to Millenium Development Goal 1 - the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

    The MoFA has programmes in value chain development, business environment reform, conditional budget support and infrastructure development. The review begins by mapping these in an overarching results chain, before focusing in on many of the MoFA's individual programmes. Descriptions of the MoFA's activities are substantiated with data.

    The report also contains three short, country-level case studies. Finally, it lists challenges that the MoFA has faced in its PSD work, areas for improvement and the Ministry's PSD priorities for the future.