Joint Evaluation of the Agriculture and Rural Development Policies and Operations in Africa of the African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development - Final Report (6.5 MB)
Joint Evaluation of the Agriculture and Rural Development Policies and Operations in Africa of the African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development - Summary Report (506 KB)
Abstract: The review of the Bank’s experience was conducted on an initial sample of 20 projects in 15 RMCs distributed in all the regions of intervention, over a 15-year period (1983-1998). However, some ten projects fulfilling the criteria for microcredit activities under AMINA were examined following the recommendations of the in-house task force. The projects studied under the review were not fully consistent with the guidelines on poverty reduction and women in development in rural areas. Their design and implementation are not actually geared towards overall rural sector development. In practice, all activities of these projects are focused on financing agricultural sector development and their effects in this domain are difficult to measure in the absence of objective indicators, and of a monitoring and evaluation system that can generate data on the sub-projects financed.
Abstract: This is a Project Performance Evaluation Report (PPER) of the National Agricultural and Livestock Extension Rehabilitation Project (NALERP) in Tanzania. NALERP was conceived by the Government of Tanzania in 1987 at a time when the extension services had been fragmented between the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MALD) and the various parastatals, and the food crop research did not receive appropriate priority. Key aspects of extension – supervision, training, logistics, linkages with other knowledge and input systems – had suffered from lack of resources and an inefficient institutional structure. NALERP was designed to resuscitate and rebuild the agricultural and livestock extension service through institutional rehabilitation and capacity building and human resource development.