• Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 The ERD initiative
  • 1.2 Objectives of the evaluation
  • 1.3 Methodological framework
  • 1.3.1 Mapping of comparable initiatives
  • 1.3.2 On-line surveys
  • 1.3.3 Interviews
  • 1.3.4 Document analysis
  • 1.3.5 Analysis of citations and quotations
  • 1.3.6 The evaluation timeframe
  • 1.3.7 Limitations of the evaluation
  • 1.4 Structure of this report
  • 2 Findings
  • 2.1 Introductory findings
  • 2.1.1 Seniority of the ERD initiative
  • 2.1.2 Perceived quality of reports
  • 2.1.3 Reading habits of ERD users
  • 2.1.4 Independence of ERD
  • 2.1.5 The ERD events: facts and figures
  • 2.2 Contribution to enhancing the research -policymaking dialogue
  • 2.2.1 Researchers and policymakers at consultations events
  • 2.2.2 How users assess ERD support to dialogue and policymaking
  • 2.2.3 Most useful reports for policymaking
  • 2.2.4 Contribution to policymaking: success stories
  • 2.2.5 Policymakers and reports: an on-going reflection
  • 2.3 ERD and stakeholders outside the EU development community
  • 2.3.1 Consultations and stakeholders outside the EU development community
  • 2.3.2 Geographic provenance of extra-EU stakeholders
  • 2.3.3 Further elements of the dialogue with extra-EU communities
  • 2.3.4 Fostering of the dialogue: main achievements
  • 2.4 Enhancing awareness; Contribution to the debate
  • 2.4.1 ERD as a visible process vs. ERD as an output
  • 2.4.2 Institutional visibility of ERD
  • 2.4.3 The topics of ERDs
  • 2.4.4 ERD as a support to the work of EU Delegations
  • 2.4.5 ERD as a source of reference