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Meeting global challenges and making a difference - aligning international development policy with global goals: analysis of responses

Published: 29 Sep 2016
Part of:
International
ISBN:
9781786524959

Analysis of responses received during consultation on international development policy.

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Meeting global challenges and making a difference - aligning international development policy with global goals: analysis of responses
Annex 2: Response rate for individual consultation questions

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Annex 2: Response rate for individual consultation questions

Consultation question Number of responses received % of total 129 responses
Q1 Do you support the Scottish Government ambition to improve its International Development programme, through focusing our efforts more effectively? (Yes / No / Don't know) 122 95%
Q2 In the context of reducing our geographical focus, which, if any, additional criterion could best help us select priority countries? (Please explain which criterion, and why.) 109 84%
Q3 Scottish Government seeks to develop the model of Scotland's international development approach (working in bi-lateral partnership, as in Malawi) with a new set of fewer priority countries. What else might we specifically do to enhance the effectiveness of this partnership approach? (Please explain why.) 110 85%
Q4a Are there any of these countries, in addition to Malawi, that you would support continuing engagement with? (Please select two from the list: Rwanda / Tanzania / Zambia / Pakistan / Bangladesh / India) 98 76%
  Please explain your choices. 115 89%
Q4b Is there any alternative country that you would consider Scotland would be better investing in, rather than the current priority countries? (Yes / No) 102 79%
  If yes, please say which alternative country you would consider. 32 25%
  Please explain your answer. 59 46%
Q5a A further element of refocusing Scottish Government partnerships and efforts is to consider whether regional clusters among or within priority countries would support the delivery of a more effective and focused programme. Please share your views on this proposition, including which inter-national (among countries) clusters you think would work best and why. 75 58%
  Please explain what cluster would work best and why. 103 80%
Q5b Which intra-national (within a country) clusters you think would work best and why. 53 41%
  Please explain your answer. 84 65%
Q6a Currently Scotland engages with its diaspora communities to engender better links with priority countries. Do you consider diaspora links to be adding value to our International Development programme? (Yes / No / Don't know) 115 90%
Q6b If yes, are there ways we could use our diaspora links to greater value? 77 60%
Q7a Scottish Government supports a number of thematic priorities (listed below) across all the priority nations. In seeking to focus our efforts better, and connect better to the Global Goals, which of the current themes do you think are best suited to our partnership working approach, and the specific priority countries we will work with? (Respondents could tick as many as they liked from the list: Health / Water and sanitation / Education / Governance and human rights / Sustainable economic development / Renewable energy / Food security / Climate change) 103 80%
  Comments 79 61%
Q7b Please select up to 5 themes that you consider most useful for our future planning. 100 78%
  Please tell us why. 103 80%
Q8 Are there alternative themes that you believe should replace the current themes, to best support the partnership working approach and ambition to work with fewer countries? (Respondents invited to suggest three themes and give their reasons.) 61 47%
Q9 Using the themes identified above, when considering that the Scottish Government partnership approach draws on expertise in Scotland, whose specific expertise do you think could be harnessed to help deliver the programme ambitions? 76 59%
Q10a When considering that the Scottish Government partnership approach also draws upon sources of expertise in priority countries, are there specific considerations to include when harnessing 'local expertise' to help deliver the programme ambitions? (For example, priority countries' academic expertise, governance, private sector, science, third sector) 97 75%
Q10b When considering that the Scottish Government partnership approach also draws upon sources of expertise in priority countries, are there specific considerations to include when harnessing 'local expertise' to ensure that the programme priorities continue to match each country's priorities? (For example, priority countries' academic expertise, governance, private sector, science, third sector.) 80 62%
Q11a Currently Scottish Government partnership projects also adopt cross-cutting themes (gender equality, human rights, inclusivity). Do you believe these add value to project outcomes? (Yes / No / Don't know) 113 88%
  Why? 95 74%
Q11b Would you suggest further or alternative cross-cutting themes? 103 80%
  If so, which would you suggest and why? 58 45%
Q12 Scottish Government is keen to deploy the best funding models for its main country programmes, to suit our strategic priorities, and effectively deliver outcomes. Please share any views you have on the best model(s) to achieve this ambition. 103 80%
Q13 Scottish Government recognises that flexible funding between funding rounds is often required to meet specific demands. Please share any views you have on how Scottish Government could best support both planned and flexible spending. 87 67%
Q14 In order to focus its funding efforts better, Scottish Government is inclined to adjust the proportions of funding that are allocated to its (long term) IDF programme, and to its flexible funded elements. Please share any views you have on this in the text box below. 72 56%
Q15 Thinking further ahead, Scottish Government would like to support term funded programmes across political and funding periods. Please share any views and ideas, or examples of good practice on what conditions and arrangements would be required to support this ambition. 87 67%
Q16 Scottish Government believes we could make better use of the expertise of the Scottish private sector in future through our international development work. Please share any views and ideas on how best to achieve this ambition. 91 71%
Q17 Utilising Scottish expertise is a principle of the Scottish Government International Development programme. Thinking of the academic sector in Scotland, in particular, please share any views and ideas you have, on how we could improve engagement between the Programme and Scotland's academic expertise. 83 64%
Q18 Scottish Government believes that partnerships can also be realised through peer-peer knowledge sharing on key areas of mutual interest, through which both institutions can strengthen their knowledge, skills and capacity and empower their people. We are keen to adapt our current funding mechanisms to support this interest. Please share any views you have, especially on funding mechanisms, on how best to support this ambition. 73 57%
Q19 Scottish Government's ambition in its international development programme is to support sustainable growth in our priority partner countries, and to encourage better trade and investment links between these countries and Scotland. Please share any views you have on how this ambition might be achieved. 80 62%
Q20 Scottish Government recognises that evaluation of our investments and initiatives must inform better targeting of our efforts. Please share any views on how we might improve our monitoring and evaluation. 80 62%
Q21 In the longer term, Scottish Government is committed to integrating the principles and priorities of its International Development programme into its broader policy agenda. Please share any views you have as to where we should best focus our efforts in the 'Beyond Aid' agenda. 89 69%
Q22 Please provide any views on any other issues that we have not otherwise covered in this consultation paper, and on which you would like to give your views. 57 44%

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