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15-Jan-2014

2012 - Mainstreaming Gender Equality-A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere? - Working Paper

Since the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Gender and Development in 1995, the majority of multilateral and bilateral donors have put gender policies and/ or strategies in place to promote equality in the design and delivery of development assistance to partner countries. Evaluations of these policies and mainstreaming processes began in the late 1990s. Some organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation (Norad), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the World Bank have conducted multiple...
15-Jan-2014

Nigeria - Economic and Power Sector Reform Programme (EPSRP) - PPER

This operation is an ADF loan of UA 100 million with a first tranche of UA 67 million and a second tranche of UA 33 million. It was approved by the AfDB Board on 1st October 2009. It was originally anticipated that first tranche disbursement would take place in March 2010 and the second tranche in September 2010. It represents both the first Bank PBO in Nigeria, and the first Bank PBO in the energy sector. It is the largest sectoral PBO that the Bank has approved over the evaluation period. The origin of the operation was a proposed power sector project which AfDB wished to take forward...
15-Jan-2014

DRC - Emergency Programme to Mitigate the Impacts of the Financial Crisis (PUAICF) - PPER

The Programme d'Urgence d'Atténuation des Impacts de la Crise Financière Internationale (PUAICF) was designed as a balance of payments support programme accompanied by a government commitment to allocate counterpart funds to meet urgent expenditure items in the 2009 budget, in response to the effects of the international financial crisis on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A request for support was received in March 2009, following a consultative mission in February 2009 and correspondence with the IMF about the possibility of providing support. The programme was formulated in close...
15-Jan-2014

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

This independent evaluation of Policy Based Operations (PBOs) was undertaken by the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) to examine how effectively PBOs have been used by the Bank over the period 1999 to 2009. The main focus of the evaluation was on the Bank‟s own policies and procedures for the design and implementation of PBOs and how this compares with experience of PBOs in other development agencies and emerging international best practice. The results of the evaluation will help to inform a new AFDB policy on PBOs, which is currently being developed.
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 - Evaluation of Policy Based Operations in the AfDB - Review of Literature and Experience

This review of literature and experience aims to summarise the main lessons that have emerged from the use of policy based operations (PBOs) since they first emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, focusing on lessons from the academic and policy literature as well as from the implementation experience of different agencies undertaking PBOs including the emerging evidence on good practice. PBOs have developed from instruments aimed principally at addressing short-term macroeconomic problems and bringing about specific policy reforms to instruments primarily directed (through budget...
15-Jan-2014

1999-2009 - Evaluation of Policy Based operations in the African Development Bank - Institutional and Policy Review - PPER

The Institutional and Policy Review (IPR) examines how the African Development Bank’s corporate strategy and specific policies and guidelines on Policy Based Operations (PBOs) have evolved and the extent to which these provide a clear and coherent framework for the design and delivery of PBOs. It also considers the evolution of the Bank’s organisational structure, systems and staffing arrangements for delivering PBL over the evaluation period (1999-2009).
15-Jan-2014

Tanzania - Joint Assistance Strategy - Review of the Harmonization Process in five Countries

Aid to Tanzania is currently at an unprecedented level, more than double its real value in the early 1990s. The AfDB is the 11th largest donor and ranked in the top quarter among all contributors present in Tanzania. This makes the Bank a significant donor, but a relatively small player in terms of overall aid flow to the country which accounted for about 45% of the GoT budget in 2005. With some 45 active donors in Tanzania, many sectors are overcrowded. Government of Tanzania (GoT) and Development Partners (DPs) are currently rationalizing both the number of donors per sector, and the number...
15-Jan-2014

Zambia - Joint Assistance Strategy - Review of the Harmonization Process in five Countries

The harmonization process in Zambia started in March 2003 when the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) developed with interested donors (Nordic countries, UK and the World Bank) a framework for Harmonization in Practice (HIP) but now open to all donors. Many development partners active in Zambia have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) submitted in April 2004 or indicated interest in participating informally in the HIP initiative along with GRZ which forms the basis of the JASZ. However, not all donors are prepared to support the MoU: one bilateral donor noted that the MoU...
15-Jan-2014

Uganda - Joint Assistance Strategy - Review of the Harmonization Process in five Countries

The development of joint donor strategies, joint programs, and joint evaluations is no longer an option for development assistance in Africa, but a must in the political context of harmonization, alignment, and country results-orientation. Business-as-usual no longer works and will have to change to enhance development effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of ODA lending and other forms of external assistance. The question is not if, but how to improve harmonization and cooperation, and we need to learn the lessons from past and ongoing experiences. This report summarizes such...
15-Jan-2014

Ethiopia - Joint Assistance Strategy - Review of the Harmonization Process in five Countries