Annual Review on Development Effectiveness

15-Jan-2014

1998-2004 - Tanzania - Evaluation of Bank Assistance to the Health Sector

Objective, Scope and Methodology of the Evaluation: The evaluation objective is to review the Bank’s health policy, strategy and interventions during the period 1989 to 2004 to identify good practices and shortcomings in order to draw up useful lessons for the Bank’s future health interventions. The evaluation is based on documentary sources and interviews with Bank staff, country officials, development partners’ experts, and stakeholders during the country visit. Two lending and two non-lending interventions were examined.
15-Jan-2014

2001-2004 - Uganda - Review of the Bank Group Assistance to the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Detailed Technical Analysis of Study Key Findings Report

The African Development Bank (ADB) in early November 2001 signed a contract with Development Consultants International Ltd. (DCI) to undertake a detailed review of the ADB Group assistance to the agriculture and rural development sector in Uganda in order to assess the overall development effectiveness of the Bank Group assistance strategy to the sector; and thereafter to draw lessons and recommendations from the findings of the study. DCI fielded two consultants1 who arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 10th November 2001 and commenced the assignment on Monday 12th November 2001.
15-Jan-2014

1977-2001 - Ethiopia - Bank Group Assistance to the Transport Sector

The objective of this desk Study is to analyze Bank Group experience in the 11 projects financed by it in the transport sector in Ethiopia and assess their relevance, efficacy, efficiency and impact, including capacity building, in achieving the overall goals and objectives of the Bank and the Government. It also seeks to assess the sustainability of impact and benefits. The Study finally identifies the principal findings and lessons of relevance, for optimization of efficiency of implementation and enhancement of development impact of the Bank Group's future operations and makes appropriate...
15-Jan-2014

1994-2001 - Rwanda - Evaluation of the Bank’s Assistance in the Agricultural Sector

The major objective of this evaluation is to review systematically the assistance of the Bank to the social sector in Rwanda, from the standpoint of both the strategies of the Bank and of the country, as well as aid in the form of lending and non-lending operations (studies, institutional strengthening, policy guidance and dialogue, coordination and mobilisation of resources, etc.). The present evaluation deals with the results obtained by the assistance programme between 1994 and 2001, by laying special emphasis on emergency issues and the principal challenges of development and post-...
15-Jan-2014

1996-2007 - Ethiopia - Country Assistance Evaluation

Ethiopia is an important country in many ways. A large country of 1.1 million km2 , it is strategically positioned in the troubled Horn of Africa. With a population of nearly 80 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. Economic growth rates have been high in recent years, averaging nearly 9% between 2004 and 2006. Yet almost 10% of the population experiences chronic food insecurity, and although poverty levels are slowly declining, around 36% of Ethiopia’s people live below the $1 a day poverty line. Despite signs of progress, the development...
15-Jan-2014

Morocco - Country Assistance Evaluation 1996-2005

Morocco is one of the major clients of the ADB window; it represents 16.6% of the allocation of net total commitments per country, ahead of Tunisia (16%) and Algeria (10.2%). Its cooperation with the Bank dates as far back as 1970, but this evaluation will focus on the strategy implemented by the Bank between 1996 and 2005. During this period, the Bank produced three strategy papers (CSP) to guide its assistance to Morocco. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of this assistance to the country’s development, with a view to drawing useful conclusions and making recommendations...
15-Jan-2014

1996-2004 - Tanzania - Country Assistance Evaluation

Tanzania is making major strides with its economic reforms. The rate of GDP growth has averaged 5.3% over the past five years reaching 6.7 percent in 2004 as the Government pushes on with reforms including a program to privatize large state enterprises. Despite this progress, poverty remains widespread, deep and persistent. Moreover, there are wide disparities in the status of poverty between regions, underscoring the need for a more targeted and diversified approach to poverty reduction efforts. There is a growing understanding between Government and Development Partners that there is an...
15-Jan-2014

Ghana - Country Assistance Evaluation 1998-2003

Ghana is well endowed with natural resources as evidenced by its rich soils and favourable climate for agriculture which remains the mainstay of the economy. Agriculture accounts for 40% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs about over half of the labour force. The service sector accounts for 33% of the GDP, while the industrial sector, including manufacturing and construction, accounts for about 27% of the GDP. Following fiscal turbulence in the 1990s, strong stabilization measures introduced in 2001 resulted in stringent controls on government spending, reduction/restructuring of...
15-Jan-2014

Review of 2008 - Annual Evaluation Results

The African Development Bank (“the Bank”) is playing a rapidly growing role in supporting Africa’s social and economic development. Like all development finance institutions, it is continually challenged by its shareholders, clients, and donors to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations: to show results for the resources it deploys, to track the results over time, and to report progress against stated goals and benchmarks. This challenge is heightened now, as available resources are stretched by the financial crisis. Independent evaluation plays an important role in the...
15-Jan-2014

Review of 1988 - Evaluating Results

15-Jan-2014

Review of 1989 - Project Performances Results

15-Jan-2014

Review of 1994 - Operations Evaluations Office

15-Jan-2014

Review of 1990-1991 - Review of Operations Evaluations Results

15-Jan-2014

Review of 1996-1998 - Evaluation Results - Lessons from Experience and Some Implications for the Future

This Review of Evaluation Results covers all 75 projects reviewed by OPEV between 1996 and 1998 -- projects approved between 1976 and 1992 and completed between 1979 and 1997. The availability of detailed project rating performance data based on the 1996 Guidelines for most projects allowed an in-depth analysis of the main factors determining project outcomes or development effectiveness, institutional development and sustainability in a manner that it was not hitherto possible to do ( Chapter 1 ). Chapter 2 reviews the main sector-specific and cross-cutting lessons of those projects while...
15-Jan-2014

Review of 2001-2002 - Evaluating Results

This review of evaluation results is the ninth of OPEV series of reviews of post evaluation results. The objective of the review is to better understand the trend of the portfolio performance of the Bank Group and to learn from past successes and failures. The review covers 59 projects in 28 countries whose completion reports and project performance evaluation reports were prepared in 2001 and 2002. The projects were approved between 1983 and 1997 and were completed between 1993 and 2001. The performance rating method used for the projects was similar to that of the last two reviews allowing...
15-Jan-2014

Review of 1999-2000 - Evaluation Results

This report is the eighth in the Bank Group's series of reviews of post-evaluation results and covers all the projects and programmes evaluated and distributed by OPEV during 1999 and 2000. It has taken into account the findings of the seventh review covering the period 1996-1998. That review was already in draft when work on this one started
15-Jan-2014

Review of 1992-1993 - Review of the Results of the Operations