This report in two volumes presents the findings, conclusions, lessons learnt and recommendations of an evaluation of the Norwegian civil society grant administered by Norad. The objectives of the evaluation were to assess and document effects of Norwegian aid through Norwegian civil society organisations and their local partners. This includes the effects of using Norwegian civil society organisations as intermediaries. The evaluation period ran from 2006 to the present. Ethiopia, Nepal and Uganda were selected as country case studies. The evaluation identifies a series of lessons learnt and presents several recommendations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad that can be used to improve future efforts to strengthening civil society in developing countries.

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