Evaluation Report Summary

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15-Jan-2014

2012 - Mainstreaming Gender Equality-A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere? - Synthesis Report

This chapter presents the main conclusions and suggested options for gender equality and women’s empowerment in development interventions and organizations, drawing the findings and discussions presented in chapters 4 and 5.
15-Jan-2014

2005-2008 - Independent Assessment of the Quality at Entry of ADF Operations and Strategies

This summary report presents the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of an independent review of quality at entry of African Development Fund operations and strategies for the years 2005 and 2008, commissioned by the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank. The objectives of the study were: a) to assess whether the quality at entry of strategies and operations financed through the ADF has improved in recent years; b) to identify key factors driving and/or constraining quality at entry of strategies and ADF-funded operations; and c) to recommend further...
15-Jan-2014

Internal Assessment of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative - Executive Summary

An intervention in the water sector provides wide benefits across other sectors given its important linkages to health, child mortality, education, gender empowerment, and food security. The Bank recognizes the strategic role and unique multi-sectoral nature of water and sanitation in advancing the Bank’s poverty reduction and economic growth agenda for the continent. Prior to 2003, more than 80 percent of Bank Group financing for water supply and sanitation focused on urban areas. The Bank took a strategic decision to increase its water sector investments in rural areas and launched the...
15-Jan-2014

Review of Bank Group Assistance Effectiveness in the Health Sector (1987-2005)

Africa faces major health challenges, which are adversely impacting economic development, human development, and poverty reduction efforts. In addition to a high disease burden resulting from persistence of such infectious diseases as HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, ongoing demographic and epidemiological transitions have led to a substantial rise in prevalence of noncommunicable diseases, accidents and injuries. Poor health care delivery systems in most of Africa, the migration of health professionals to urban areas and to other countries and continents, weak infrastructure with lack of clean...
15-Jan-2014

Mozambique - Electricity II Project - Project Performance Evaluation Report (PPER)

Despite the importance of the hydro-power potential of Mozambique which is estimated at 12 500 MW, most of the country’s energy requirements are currently met by biomass. The main raison is that the level of accessibility to electric power is only around 6%, the lowest in SADC region. The Government of Mozambique has a policy to develop its hydropower potential and expand the national network to supply adequate and reliable electric power to the various parts of the country. The Bank Group took part in constant way in the development of Mozambique electricity subsector with the total...
15-Jan-2014

Benin - BRSP and PRSSP Budgetary Support Programmes - Project Performance Evaluation Report (PPER)

The overall objectives of the two programmes, as indicated in the review of the appraisal and completion reports were complementary and aimed essentially at establishing a stable macroeconomic framework, capable of generating strong and sustainable growth of which the poor would be the primary beneficiaries. The specific objectives of these budgetary support and poverty reduction programmes were (i) acceleration of sustainable growth; (ii) improvement of access by the population to basic services and environmental protection; and (iii) promotion and strengthening of good governance. The...
15-Jan-2014

Tunisia - Competitiveness Support Programmes I and II - Project Performance Evaluation Report (PPER)

This evaluation covers two consecutive programmes. The Competitiveness Support Programme (PAC I, 1999-2001) totalled approximately Euro 416.7m (in 2001) of which the Bank provided Euro 148m. The co-financiers were the EC and the World Bank. PAC II (2001-04) totalled Euro 577m, of which the Bank provided Euro 216m. The overall aim of the programmes was to establish the basis of a competitive economy and to enable its sustainable growth. Apart from supporting macro-economic management, the programmes were aimed at the improvement of the environment for private investment and supporting...
15-Jan-2014

Review of Bank Assistance Effectiveness in the Health Sector - Evaluation Report Summary

The review was based on an extensive review of Bank health policy documents, guidelines, post-evaluation reviews and other relevant documents ; analysis of Bank project-related data; interviews with Bank health staff and managers; consultations with WHO-AFRO and other development partners in the health sector in Brazzaville on the preliminary review findings. The review was organized as follows: a) Review of Bank Health Sector Policy and Strategy; b) Cross-country portfolio review (56 projects profiled in Country Portfolio Reviews; supervision reports for 74 projects ; 14 PCRs; 2 PPERs) c)...
15-Jan-2014

Ethiopia - Review of Bank Group Assistance to the Public Utility Sector - Evaluation Report Summary

Public Utility Sector Effective policies, strategies and institutional arrangements are most critical for performance of the sector and for a lasting development impact. The Bank’s sectoral level assistance and association with the Government in policies, strategies and institutional development was limited. There was no sectoral level institutional support to bring reforms to encourage private sector participation in the public utility sector. This constrained the Bank’s contribution to the sector development and addressing the many cross cutting developmental issues such as social...
15-Jan-2014

Informal Note on PPER Summary of Four Agriculture Sector Projects

The purpose of this PPER summary report is to provide a brief overview of major aspects and findings from these four agricultural projects evaluated between 2002 and 2004, including a particular focus on the major recommendations and lessons learned. Comparative basic loan data, project timetables, and ratings are presented in Annex 1 Tables. Details on individual PPERs may be found in the respective documents, which include Executive summaries.