Lessons from self-generated RIEs are often shared with other projects within GDC organisations. In some cases, they are also used for designing follow-up projects and for adjustments within the current project. Results are often use for accountability, mostly toward the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Self-generated evidence from RIEs is however not used for strategic decision-making.
„Look at the strategies; they are full of normative theses. But they don’t somehow say that this has proven itself. [...] There is no empirical foundation for such things. I hardly know of any strategy that says: We’ve had great experiences, they’re robust, and that’s why we’re going to continue. (Int_35).”