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AEC 2010 - Improving Effectiveness in Agriculture and Rural Development in Africa: Lessons Learnt from Evaluations
Evaluation plays an important role in international financial institutions by providing objective and credible assessments of performance and results, and by drawing lessons from past work, which will contribute to stronger performance and better development outcomes in the future. At the African Development Bank, independent evaluation is carried out by the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV), which undertakes a wide range of evaluation work. Past OPEV agricultural sector evaluations of projects, sector policies, country assistance strategies, or business processes, have helped accumulate a substantial volume of evaluative evidence, research, and knowledge. But these findings are not always available in concise and accessible formats.