Evaluation Approach Papers and Terms of Reference

15-Jan-2014

A Review of the Contribution Made by Bank Supported Physical Infrastructure Projects and Programmes Towards Promoting Regional Integration in Africa - Approach Paper

The Bank’s performance on infrastructure projects and programmes has never before been reviewed and evaluated in a regional integration context. Performance assessments based on supervision and project completion reports shows that physical infrastructure projects, especially those in the transport sector, have performed well. On the other hand, the performance of lines of credit has been mixed and points to the need to be more selective in the choice of national and regional development banks as on-lending institutions. River basin-based initiatives show some mixed outcomes, with performance...
15-Jan-2014

Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Economic and Sector Work (2005-2010) - Approach Paper

Over the past several years, the Bank has strengthened its focus on knowledge and learning. The ‘Knowledge Management Strategy 2008-2012’ spells out the Bank’s vision of becoming the ‘premier knowledge bank for Africa’. Knowledge includes strategic and applied research, statistical and data work, operational and field experiences, networking and partnerships, and economic and sector work (ESW). It thus encompasses Bank activities that identify, generate, use, and disseminate information and expertise within and outside the institution to achieve its objectives.
15-Jan-2014

2010 - Evaluation of African Development Bank Assistance to Fragile States - Approach Paper

Reconstruction and rehabilitation for post-conflict and crisis ravaged countries has been one of major historical justifications for the Multilateral Development Banks. The World Bank (IBRD) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) were both created during the final years of World War II to assist Europe and other countries to rebuild their economies. The Charter of the African Development Bank does not specifically mention post-conflict reconstruction but the institution has played and continues to play a role in the reconstruction of those Regional Member Countries (RMCs) coming out of...
15-Jan-2014

Integrated Water Resource Management-How Relevant Is It to Water Operations by the African Development Bank? - Evaluation Approach Paper

Water resources and water services in Africa are severely underdeveloped with less than five percent of Africa’s surface and groundwater harnessed for use1 . Water utilization for agriculture and energy production is low, constraining economic growth, poverty reduction and the achievement of the MDGs. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 40 percent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water and 69 percent to improved sanitation facilities with worse conditions in rural areas. The health implications of these statistics are enormous; over 1 million African children die from water related diseases...
15-Jan-2014

Rwanda - Programme d’alimentation en eau potable et d’assainissement en milieu rural (PNEAR) - Phase de lancement - Document d’orientation pour l’évaluation de performances du sous-programme

15-Jan-2014

Cameroun - Projet de réduction de la pauvreté et actions en faveur des femmes dans l’extrême nord (PREPAFEN) / Guinée-Projet d’appui aux activités économiques des femmes (PAAEF) - Note d’orientation

15-Jan-2014

Project Performance Evaluation Reports for Mozambique: Maputo Water Supply Rehabilitation Project - Zambia:Central Province Water Supply and Sanitation Project - Approach Paper

15-Jan-2014

An Evaluation of Environmental Mainstreaming in African Development Bank Support to the Road Transport - Approach Paper

Environmental awareness in the African Development Bank has increased in recent years with a growing understanding of the potential risks to its operations if the wider impacts of projects on the environment are not fully considered. The Bank recognizes that African countries need to address environmental problems such as local air and water pollution, noise, soil erosion, water scarcity, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change to achieve sustainable development. Accordingly, the Bank has committed itself to mainstream environmental1 management issues in its overall policy...
15-Jan-2014

Fostering Regional Integration in Africa - An Evaluation of the Bank’s Multinational Operations, 2000-2010 - Approach Paper

The Bank‟s interest in financing multinational operations is rooted in its mandate to foster regional integration. Article 2 of the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank states that in order to contribute to the sustainable economic development and social progress of its regional members, the Bank should finance investment projects and programmes, giving special priority to: a) projects or programmes which by their nature or scope concern several members; and b) projects or programmes designed to make the economies of its members increasingly complementary and to bring about an...
15-Jan-2014

Review of the Independence of the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) of the African Development Bank - Draft Terms of Reference for Consultancy Services

The Bank has been undertaking evaluations of its development assistance, processes and procedures since many years now with the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) playing the key – but not the only – role in the evaluation process.
15-Jan-2014

Design and Assistance to the Implementation of a «Results-Based Management and Evaluation System of Development Effectiveness

Results-based management (RBM), also known as performance management, has been adopted by many governments and donor agencies to provide a coherent framework for learning and accountability in a decentralized environment. First a management system and second a performance reporting system, RBM supports the on-going corporate transition from an annual budget exercise to a strategy-driven corporate planning cycle, and from an internal management focus on inputs and outputs to an outward-looking orientation centered on achieving results through partnerships. RBM emphasizes development...
15-Jan-2014

Evaluation of the Decentralisation Strategy and Process in the African Development Bank - Concept Note

Under the direction of the Committee of Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE), the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will undertake an independent evaluation of the Bank’s decentralisation strategy and process. The results of this study will inform the mid term review of the African Development Fund (ADF), scheduled for mid 2009, and the ADF replenishment discussions to be conducted in 2010.
15-Jan-2014

A Joint Evaluation by IFAD and AfDB on Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa

The Presidents of AfDB and IFAD launched the idea of a joint evaluation - as an opportunity to further strengthen the results of and partnership between the two organisations
15-Jan-2014

Review of Bank Assistance Effectiveness in the Education Sector (1975-2005) - Approach Paper

This approach paper aims at presenting mainly the background, the rationale, the expected deliverables, and the timeframe for undertaking the review of Bank assistance to the education sector of the Regional Member Countries (RMCs). The Bank started its lending activities in 1967 but it was in 1975 that it started assistance to the education sector when it financed the first education project in Mali. In 1986, the Bank adopted its education sector policy, which was revised in 2000 to better address long-standing as well as new challenges. After 30 years of assistance to the education sector...
15-Jan-2014

Review of Bank Group Assistance to the Sub-Regional Development Banks - Approach Paper

This approach paper is prepared to define the need for and objectives of the Review of Bank Assistance to sub-Regional Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). It demarcates the scope, outlines the methodology, and specifies the expected deliverables of the Review. The paper also estimates the staff/weeks and budget required for the Review.
15-Jan-2014

ADB/IFAD-A Joint Evaluation of Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa - Draft Approach Paper

CODE members will recall the Information Note (ADB/BD/IF/2006/241/Rev.2 of 4 October 2006) sent by OPEV on its intent to undertake a joint evaluation of the agriculture sector assistance with IFAD and to submit the (draft) approach paper of the joint evaluation to CODE just as soon as it is finalized in late October / early November.
15-Jan-2014

Annual Review of Development Effectiveness Report - Approach Paper

There is increasing demand on development institutions to demonstrate results and effectiveness on the ground. It is therefore not a surprise that the AfDB, in the course of ADFIX Replenishment discussions, was instructed by the ADF Deputies to prepare independent annual development effectiveness reports on Bank Group activities.
15-Jan-2014

Review of Bank Group Supervision and Monitoring System - Approch Paper

The Bank’s primary vehicle of development assistance to its clients is its portfolio. It is therefore important that its effective implementation and progress in meeting intended development outcome be properly monitored and supervised.