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The Influence of Transnational Organisations: A Comparison of Effects in America, Asia and Europe

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Transnational Organisations are very active in supporting the development of evaluation. Some of these activities are targeting at the implementation of global networks, including both state and non-state actors, others are primarily focusing on nations states and the civil society in these countries. While especially the large UN agencies installed the evaluation function within their global organizational structure, they are also pioneers in developing evaluation institutions and models for other national and transnational organizations. This chapter summarizes the findings offered by authors on several transnational organizations in America, Asia and Europe and complements it with the detected influences of transnational organizations in the various country chapters.

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    Remarks The oval includes the transnational organisations presented in the three GLOBE volumes. The networks included are somehow mentioned in these chapters. The fat lines indicate membership relations, the dotted lines show observer state or supporting role.

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Meyer, W. (2023). The Influence of Transnational Organisations: A Comparison of Effects in America, Asia and Europe. In: Stockmann, R., Meyer, W., Zierke, N. (eds) The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Asia-Pacific. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-36918-6_15

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