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Annual Report24
Corporate Evaluation343
Country Strategy Evaluation559
Evaluation Synthesis17
Expanded Supervision Report0
Expanded Supervision Report Review Note132
Impact Evaluation22
Knowledge Product3
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Project Performance Evaluation Report654
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Self-Evaluation Validation Synthesis43
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Recommendations Highlights

Gabon: Evaluation of the Bank’s Country Strategy and Program (2011-2020)

02-Jul-2021 | CA10073 | Country Strategy Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Deepen the analysis of Gabon’s specific context and challenges, especially the constraints to economic diversification and the conditions for private sector growth through the creation of a conducive environment for SME development. ... More

Evaluation of the Partnerships at the African Development Bank Group, 2008-2019

25-May-2021 | TR10032 | Thematic Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Define and set out the strategic directions for partnerships and resource mobilization, clarifying priorities and ensuring coherence. It is crucial to strategically rethink the Bank’s relationships with partners in order to be more effective and develop more win-win partnerships. The Bank could consider: a) Developing a Bank-wide action plan to better coordinate partnership and resource mobilization efforts for the achievement of the High 5s; b) Applying a more coherent programmatic approach to the partnerships portfolio, building on their potential synergies. ... More

Evaluation of the AfDB’s Country Portfolio Review and Restructuring Policy

19-Mar-2021 | CO10029 | Corporate Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Refocus the CPR on the analysis of portfolio problems, with a view to problem-solving and promoting progress towards a country’s development results. This should be done while using the existing and newly developed corporate level portfolio management tools (such as the Bank’s Red Flag system in Flashlight Reports, Delivery Dashboard, Country Portfolio Snapshot) for portfolio monitoring. ... More

Evaluation of Mainstreaming Green Growth and Climate Change into the AfDB's Interventions

02-Mar-2021 | CO10028 | Corporate Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Locate the department responsible for GG-CC appropriately in the Bank’s hierarchy, so that it provides overall strategic oversight and guidance for all GG-CC activities, including responsibility for appropriate targets that are cascaded throughout the institution. Priority actions include: i) engaging equally well with all operational complexes; ii) ensuring that the Bank’s climate finance target is shared across complexes and regional delivery units; and iii) making GG-CC mainstreaming a mandatory process for project appraisal, similar to the E&SS disclosure requirement. This will enhance the unit’s efforts to maximise upstream influence on strategic planning and decision-making, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of GG-CC mainstreaming, and to support RMCs that are implementing NDC action plans and projects. ... More

Evaluation of the AfDB’s Engagement with Civil Society

23-Feb-2021 | CO10027 | Corporate Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Enhance awareness and common understanding of the purpose and potential value-added of CSE to the Bank’s mandate. The following actions are suggested to address this issue: a) Communicate more widely the guiding documents, tools and mechanisms for CSE (CSO database, CSO Forum, CSO Committee, etc.) among the Bank staff, as well as CSOs, through the use of appropriate media (e.g., internal and external outreach events, publications, website, and mainstream and social media); b) Strengthen internal collaboration across the Bank’s departments to consolidate the CSE efforts by creating adequate space and relevant incentives; c) Develop an M&E framework for CSE that clarifies the CSOs’ added value, the Bank’s spheres of influence, dimensions of expected change, and indicators to monitor and measure results. D) Integrate the CSE output and outcome indicators into the Bank’s Results Framework. E) Prioritize learning and knowledge management around CSE. ... More

Synthesis Report on the Validation of 2014-2019 Expanded Supervision Reports

16-Feb-2021 | VS10007 | Self-Evaluation Validation Synthesis

Recipient: Bank

The Bank should ensure that Non-Sovereign Operations reaching early operating maturity are systematically self-evaluated. The process covering the entire project results cycle should be better aligned with the Bank’s guidelines between the relevant parties (PINS, PIFD and SNDR). This process should include the practice of maintaining the net approval population of projects and strictly monitoring for early operating maturity for this population of projects. ... More

Impact Evaluation of AfDB-Funded Ghana Fufulso-Sawla Road Project

01-Dec-2020 | IE10004 | Impact Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Enhance the Bank’s integrated approach to its road investment to foster development impact in terms of poverty reduction. Evaluation results showed that a road alone is not enough to tackle poverty. The poor, lacking assets to take advantage of better opportunities that a road may bring, benefit from additional support. This suggests that integrated projects are necessary to tackle poverty effectively. Indeed, while the inclusion of community development projects in road projects such as the FSRP make up a small fraction of overall cost, they can make a significant difference, particularly for increasing access to social services. Such projects provide an impetus for amplifying the social impacts of roads, which in the long run brings an added value to multidimensional poverty reduction and inclusive development. Thus, first, the Bank should explore more of these integrated road projects and proactively adopt them as flagships for its inclusive growth, poverty reduction, and rural deve ... More

Evaluation of the AfDB’s Support to the Energy Sector in Africa

17-Nov-2020 | SR10011 | Sector Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Review the targets set for the AfDB’s contribution to meeting the NDEA’s objectives and assign clear accountabilities that are cascaded through the respective complexes. The targets set for the AfDB’s contribution to meeting the NDEA’s objectives should be reviewed to reflect available financial resources – particularly with the successful GCI-VII and the ADF replenishment – as well as the timeline for delivering the strategy. The needed financing for the NDEA targets could still be further trimmed down by increasing local content in projects procurement (e.g. services, goods, and works). This would contribute to other High-5 objectives such as industrialization and job creation. Assigning clear accountabilities that are cascaded through the respective Complexes is also critical. To this end PEVP could play a coordinating role – but other Complexes also need to deliver, e.g. policy advice, mobilization, other sectors - energy demand, etc. ... More

Egypt Country Strategy and Program Evaluation 2009-2018

30-Sep-2020 | CA10071 | Country Strategy Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

The Bank’s pipeline and next Egypt CSP should strike an appropriate balance between budget support and investment operations underpinned by the Bank’s comparative advantage. Both lending modalities have responded to the changing country context and performed well over the evaluation period. Going forward, consider focusing on the following: 1) The fiscal situation in Egypt could change suddenly due to volatility of the economy and global economic shocks. In such cases, if the Bank initiates a PBO, it should build on the experience gained over the years in implementing this lending modality to strengthen or further pursue reforms; 2) Building on the Bank’s strong portfolio in infrastructure development in the poorer regions of the country; supporting investments in improving connectivity that will help bring disadvantaged regions into the economic mainstream; 3) Through enhancing partnerships and coordination with other development partners, venture into supporting the emerging priori ... More

Impact Evaluation of the African Development Bank-supported small-scale irrigation projects in Malawi

28-Sep-2020 | IE10003 | Impact Evaluation

Recipient: Bank

Support capacity and governance systems of local institutions. The Bank should support institutional capacity building including the governance systems of WUAs or WUGs, who are the direct beneficiaries of the irrigation schemes and entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining and operating the irrigation schemes. Capacity building should include: i) training for members of the associations or groups in financial management, ii) procedures for getting legal status, iii) commercial farming, iv) scheme management, and v) agronomic practices. In this approach, the Bank should first ensure the use of existing infrastructures before embarking on similar interventions in Malawi. ... More