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Highlights – Board Meeting of 14 December 2018
This approach paper relates to the independent evaluation of the Implementation of the Bank’s DBDM. The Board noted that the approach paper incorporate guidance that was obtained from Governors during the Governors’ Consultative Committee (GCC) meeting in Rome on 5th December. The Board urged the evaluator to consider full assessment of the fifth pillar of the DBDM reforms; namely, Improving financial performance and increase development impact and to consider elements of financial performance beyond disbursements and use innovative methods to measure development impact. The Board welcomed coherence as an evaluation criterion and advised for broad consultations with staff in the HQ and country offices, as well as beneficiaries, namely RMCs, to collect evidence and carry out the evaluation. At the end of the deliberations, the Board approved the Approach Paper of the Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of the DBDM. Going forward, a preliminary findings report will be presented to the Board on April 5th 2019 for guidance.