Country Assistance Evaluations

28-May-2019

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...
28-May-2019

Mauritania - Country Assistance Evaluation 1994-2004

This report evaluates the Bank Group’s assistance to Mauritania by focusing on the 1994- 2004 period. Its preparation was done in two stages: the sector evaluations provided the basis for the overall evaluation at country level, which completed and validated preliminary results of sector reviews. Two sector reviews were prepared on agriculture and rural development and on the social sectors as well as internal notes on the other sectors. The report was restructured following the preparation of new Guidelines for Country Assistance Evaluation at the end of 2004. The timetable for the...
24-Aug-2015

1996-2004 - Morocco - Evaluation of Bank Assistance to the Public Utilities Sector

This evaluation of Bank Group assistance to Morocco covers the period from 1996 to 2004. It covers lending activities as well as non-lending activities such as studies, assistance, policy dialogue, and portfolio review and aid coordination. It also considers sectoral, intersectoral and crosscutting aspects (poverty, gender, environment, regional integration and private-sector). Focus is on three areas : i) the assistance strategy as presented through an analysis of the CSP, analysis and consultancy services, and aid coordination; ii) relevance and quality-at-entry, efficacy, efficiency,...
24-Aug-2015

1994-2004 - Morocco - Evaluation of Bank Assistance to the Education Sector

Objectives, Scope, and Methodology of the Review: This review of the Bank’s assistance to the education sector in Morocco seeks to assess the consistency of the Bank’s policies and strategies with the policies and strategies defined by Moroccan authorities. It also seeks to evaluate the performance of the Bank’s interventions in the sector. It draws lessons from experience and makes recommendations to strengthen the Bank’s policies and strategies and to improve the quality of future operations. The study covers active Bank interventions over the 1994-2004 period. It is based on reviews of...
15-Jan-2014

1996-2008 - Gabon - Management Response to Gabon Country Assistance Evaluation

Convergence with the findings of the portfolio review: The recommendations arising from the evaluation of Bank assistance to Gabon for the 1996-2008 period primarily reflect the need for greater strategic selectivity of Bank interventions, based on economic and sector work and more focused policy dialogue. Similarly, they call for more synergy in the use of the Bank's skills mix to step up the impact of interventions. They also mention the need to improve the quality at entry of operations and build the capacity of implementing agencies and portfolio monitoring and evaluation. Lastly, they...
15-Jan-2014

2008 - Ethiopia - Management Response to Ethiopia Country Assistance Evaluation Recommendations

The Ethiopia Country Assistance Evaluation (E-CAE) follows a standard CAE methodology in which conclusions are triangulated from: i) a top-down review of expected CSP outcomes; ii) a bottom-up review of project outcomes contributing to the CSP; and, iii) a review of Bank and borrower performances. The report reads well and reflects a serious effort at evidenced-based analysis. OPEV is to be commended for the quality of document.
15-Jan-2014

Uganda - Country Assistance Evaluation - Approach Paper

This Approach Paper (AP) sets out proposals for a joint evaluation of recent assistance to Uganda provided by the World Bank and the African Development Bank. The evaluation will be conducted jointly by the evaluation offices of the two institutions. The paper is being submitted to the African Development Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness for information. The paper will also be submitted in parallel to the World Bank’s Committee for Development Effectiveness.
15-Jan-2014

1996-2004 - Tanzania - Country Assistance Evaluation

Tanzania has been making major strides in its economic reforms. The rate of GDP growth has averaged 5.3 per cent between 1996 and 2004 achieving 6.7 per cent in 2004. Despite this progress, poverty remains widespread and persistent. There are wide disparities in poverty between regions, underscoring the need for a more targeted and diversified approach to poverty reduction efforts. There was a growing understanding between the government and development partners on the urgent need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of external resources to achieve poverty reduction goals. In response...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Rwanda - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB

Aid to Rwanda increased very rapidly post 1995 due to reconstruction activity and then levelled off towards the end of the decade, before increasing again from 2001 onwards. Since then there have been constant increases in aid flows with a significant scaling up of aid experienced between 2006 and 2008. An estimated 95% of all official development assistance (ODA) to Rwanda is provided in the form of grants. AfDB has been one of the top ten donors to Rwanda during the evaluation period, contributing around 5.1% of total aid between 1999 and 2008.
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Morocco - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB

Morocco has made considerable advances in development in the past decade. An extensive reform programme focussing on social and economic transformation has been pursued by the Government of Morocco (GoM). Donor aid represents only a small portion of financing to the Government (4-5%), but has seen a steady increase over the past decade, from 1.2% of GNP in 2000, to 1.6% in 2006, and an estimated 5% in 2010. Whilst grant disbursements were the predominant form of aid at the beginning of the evaluation period there has been an increasing focus on loans and General Budget Support (GBS). In 2002...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Tanzania - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB

Tanzania has been one of the largest recipients of foreign aid in Africa since the 1970s. During the evaluation period there has been an increase in aid disbursements from USD 925 million in 1999 to USD 2330 million in 2008. The way in which aid has been delivered has changed over the past ten years. At the start of the evaluation period most aid was through structural adjustment support or projects. When Tanzania qualified for HIPC debt relief during 2001 and its first Poverty Reduction and Strategy Paper (PRSP) was approved in late 2000 this changed. There followed a marked shift towards...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Sierra Leone - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB

Sierra Leone has over the period covered by this evaluation seen the end of an extremely destructive civil war that began in 1991 and finally ended at the start of 2002. Since then,, Sierra Leone has successfully conducted two general and presidential elections and two local elections. The 2002 election which saw President Kabbah re-elected in a landslide victory was judged free and fair by election observers as were the first local elections in 35 years that were held in 2004. The 2007 elections marked an important milestone in the consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone with a peaceful...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Ethiopia - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB

In 1991 the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) emerged victorious after a long civil war against the Marxist military regime known as the Derg which had ousted the Emperor in 1975. Since then Ethiopia has been moving gradually towards democracy from a highly centralised and autocratic means of operating. The 1994/5 Constitution established Ethiopia as a Federal State comprised of nine autonomous Regions and two Chartered Cities with extensive powers and responsibilities related to regional development, and with fully-fledged three-branch governments. The evaluation...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Botswana - Evaluation of Policy Based Lending in the AfDB

15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Egypt - Evaluation of Policy Based Lending in the AfDB

In September 2004 the Government of Egypt (GoE) launched a comprehensive reform programme for its financial sector – the Financial Sector Reform Program (or FSRP). This programme was planned to run from 2005 through 2008. The total cost of this operation was estimated at $9.2 billion. The African Development Bank was approached for financial support and in 2006 the Bank conducted a joint appraisal mission with the World Bank and a Development Budget Support Loan (DBSL) of $500 million was provided as a single tranche operation. This was alongside financing for FSRP from the World Bank ($500...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Burkina Faso - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of USD 520. For the past two decades Burkina Faso has enjoyed social and political stability and has made some progress on democratisation and economic and social reforms. Regular elections have been held, without major incidents, since the adoption of the Constitution in 1991. Burkina Faso is very dependent on Official Development Assistance (ODA). Indeed, against the global trend, in 2009 ODA represented 14.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Burkina Faso, higher than the ratio...
15-Jan-2014

1996-2004 - Cameroon - Evaluation of Bank Group Assistance to the Transport

The objective of the study is to evaluate Bank assistance to Cameroon in the transport sector, as well as its impact on the country’s development, within the framework of the Bank’s strategies during the period 1996-2004. The goal is to see whether these strategies were relevant, if the interventions achieved their goals, if the allocated resources were used judiciously and if the instruments used were the most appropriate. The purpose of this evaluation is thus to measure the performance of the Bank, while highlighting the factors on which it was able to adopt policy actions (strategy,...
15-Jan-2014

1996-2008 - Gabon - The African Development Bank’s Independent Evaluation Department (OPEV) Releases its Evaluation of the Bank’s Assistance

Despite the relevance of its strategies, the Bank’s assistance to Gabon during 1996- 2008 was generally unsatisfactory, according to an evaluation report released by the Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department in May 2011. Active portfolio performance improved but remained unsatisfactory overall because of persistent generic problems. Overall performance of completed projects was also unsatisfactory. The report identifies long delays in fulfilling loan conditions, inadequate quality at entry, problems of implementation capacity, as well as the consequences of protracted sanctions as some of...
15-Jan-2014

1996-2008 - Gabon - Country Assistance Evaluation

Gabon is a sparsely populated country with an estimated population of 1.5 million inhabitants (2008). It is the 4th oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Its cooperation with the African Development Bank dates back to 1974. The aim of this study is to assess the Bank’s assistance in Gabon over the 1996-2008 period and its impact on the country’s development, so as to draw conclusions and make useful recommendations for the future. The evaluation criteria are based on those of the Development Aid Committee (DAC). The Bank’s actions were based on the three Country Strategy Papers (CSPs)...
15-Jan-2014

2007 - Uganda - Country Assistance Evaluation - Approach Paper

This Approach Paper (AP) sets out proposals for a joint evaluation of recent assistance to Uganda provided by the World Bank and the African Development Bank. The evaluation will be conducted jointly by the evaluation offices of the two institutions. The paper is being submitted to the African Development Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness for information. The paper will also be submitted in parallel to the World Bank’s Committee for Development Effectiveness.