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2012 - Evaluation of the Assistance of the AfDB to Fragile States
24/04/2014 15:28
2012 - Evaluation of the Assistance of the AfDB to Fragile States
Human and Social Development - Criticals Factors in Three Succesfull Adjustment Programmes
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Criticals Factors in Three Succesfull Adjustment Programmes
Energy & Power - Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: Energy sector impact study
15/01/2014 18:52
Energy & Power - Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: Energy sector impact study
The purpose of the study was to assess the socio-economic impact of the sixteen ADB electricity-sector interventions on the target end-user groups in the three countries. The projects, in general, have been effectively implemented and have functioned as intended. In all cases, they appear to have had positive impacts, although the general lack of preproject baseline studies does not permit these to be quantified with any precision.Read more

Categories: Energy & Power, Transport

Transport - A Study on Sectoral and Project Performance Indicators
15/01/2014 18:52
Transport - A Study on Sectoral and Project Performance Indicators
Performance indicators (PIs) are essential in the transport as well as other sectors to improve the quality of Bank Group portfolio. Their need arises from the increasing emphasis being placed by the Borrowers and the Bank Group on a more definitive range of clear /explicit objectives which projects would serve. The need for indicators also stems from increasing concern for better management of the entire project cycle, including more systematic monitoring of implementation and broad based tracking of development impact.Read more

Categories: Transport

Human and Social Development - Evaluation of Bank Group Policy - Based Lending Operations, 1986 - 97
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Evaluation of Bank Group Policy - Based Lending Operations, 1986 - 97
In response to the directives of ADF VI mid-term review, Management, in 1993 commissioned a study on Bank Group experience in policy-based for the period 1986-1993. The study was carried out by a team of two consultants. The present report is written in response to a similar directive on ADF VII to: "Assess the development impacts of policy-based (PBL) instrument and report on experience".Read more
Environment - Evaluation of the Performance and Effectiveness of the African Development Bank's Environmental Policy and Environment Assesment Procedure
15/01/2014 18:52
Environment - Evaluation of the Performance and Effectiveness of the African Development Bank's Environmental Policy and Environment Assesment Procedure
This is the first review of the implementation and effectiveness of the Bank’s environmental policy since it was approved by the Board in 1990. During the past nine years many changes have taken place including a major reorganisation of the Bank staff and structure during 1995 - 96. There is also an evolving change in Africa with a greater awareness of the need to integrate ecological stability and social concerns into development activities. The African Development Bank is a unique African institution and reflects the changing values on the continent. The review notes the reflection of that change in the evolving importance of environment from the ADF-VI Lending Policy to a central pillar of development in the ADF-VIII Lending Policy. In that respect the implementation of the Bank’s Environmental Policy is of prime importance as one of the leading instruments of change in its RMC constituency.Read more

Categories: Environment

Human and Social Development - Bank's Experience in Poverty Reduction Projects
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Bank's Experience in Poverty Reduction Projects
Multiple-component rural development projects of the eighties were difficult to implement, certainly due to institutional weaknesses and the inadequate human resource capacity in borrowing countries. However, that fact does not contradict the relevance of the strategy and objectives of rural development projects. In the etymological sense of the term, the aim of such projects was not to combat poverty but to improve the living standard of rural dwellers. Thus, their stated ambition was to contribute to reducing poverty. It is true that for the projects reviewed and whose appraisal reports go back to the early eighties, even though the word "poverty" is not expressly stated, the designers clearly had the concept in mind.Read more
Economic & Financial Governance - Lines of Credit Impact Study, 10 May 1993
15/01/2014 18:52
Economic & Financial Governance - Lines of Credit Impact Study, 10 May 1993
Human and Social Development - Term Review of the Microfinance Initiative for Africa (AMINA) of the African Development Fund (ADF), 9 October 2000
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Term Review of the Microfinance Initiative for Africa (AMINA) of the African Development Fund (ADF), 9 October 2000
AMINA was unable to achieve its strategic objective due to a number of flaws in the design of the pilot program. The contradictions in the design were exacerbated by poor internal program management, including lack of strategic planning, poor human resource management, poor document management, and lack of understanding of the Bank’s institutional environment.Read more
Human and Social Development - Review of Bank's Experience with regard to Rural Finance
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of Bank's Experience with regard to Rural Finance
The review of the Bank’s experience was conducted on an initial sample of 20 projects in 15 RMCs distributed in all the regions of intervention, over a 15-year period (1983-1998). However, some ten projects fulfilling the criteria for microcredit activities under AMINA were examined following the recommendations of the in-house task force. The projects studied under the review were not fully consistent with the guidelines on poverty reduction and women in development in rural areas. Their design and implementation are not actually geared towards overall rural sector development. In practice, all activities of these projects are focused on financing agricultural sector development and their effects in this domain are difficult to measure in the absence of objective indicators, and of a monitoring and evaluation system that can generate data on the sub-projects financed.Read more
Agriculture & Agro-industries - Review of Bank Experience in Agricultural Sector Adjustment Programmes
15/01/2014 18:52
Agriculture & Agro-industries - Review of Bank Experience in Agricultural Sector Adjustment Programmes
Human and Social Development - Review of the Bank’s Experience in the Financing of Rural Health - Presentation Note
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of the Bank’s Experience in the Financing of Rural Health - Presentation Note
This document present the comments by the Operations Complex and an Action Plan on the Review of the Bank’s Experience in Rural Health (ADB/BD/IF/99/11 -ADF/BD/WP/99/15) distributed on 02 February 1999Read more

Categories: Health

Water Supply & Sanitation - Review of Bank Experience in Financing Rural Water Supply Projects
15/01/2014 18:52
Water Supply & Sanitation - Review of Bank Experience in Financing Rural Water Supply Projects
Human and Social Development - Review of the Bank's Experience in the Financing of Dam Projects
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of the Bank's Experience in the Financing of Dam Projects
Total Bank loans to the 10 projects examined under this review amounts to UA 122.07 million, representing an average of 15.9% of the project costs. Bank financing went primarily to civil engineering (8 out of the 10 projects). It also financed electromechanical equipment in three projects as well as the training and resettlement of populations (1 project). On the whole, the implementation of the ten (10) projects was satisfactory. Six projects are considered to have performed satisfactorily as they have attained the results defined at appraisal. Three of the multi-purpose dam projects have failed to perform satisfactorily.Read more

Categories: Energy & Power, Transport

Independent Evaluation of the Decentralisation Strategy and Process at the African Development Bank
15/01/2014 18:52
Independent Evaluation of the Decentralisation Strategy and Process at the African Development Bank
Human and Social Development - Review of the Bank’s Experience in the Financing of Rural Health
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of the Bank’s Experience in the Financing of Rural Health
The sectoral goals and objectives of rural health projects have, on the whole, been consistent with the health care policies of the Bank and member countries, even for projects approved prior to the adoption of the Bank’s Health Policy in 1987. However, many problems were noted in respect of rural health, despite some significant improvements between 1977 and 1991, primarily concerning the effective implementation of the policy.Read more

Categories: Health

Information & Communication Technology - Review of Bank Experience in the Telecommunications Sector
15/01/2014 18:52
Information & Communication Technology - Review of Bank Experience in the Telecommunications Sector
As stated in the report, the unstable sectoral, technological and policy environment has rendered outdated all operational lessons and recommendations based on this review and specific to the sector. Taking that warning into account, it may be concluded from this review that the Bank’s involvement is satisfactory overall. However, that performance is highly attenuated by the Bank’s general slowdown in the field for not having a telecommunications policy or strategy policy, unlike in other infrastructure and utility sectors. This weakness should be overcome as a priority if the Bank is to maintain its knowledge capital in the sector and possibly regain the de facto leadership role it played until recently. In subsequent paragraphs, the study reviews the general lessons applicable to project implementation and summarizes relevant recommendations drawn from various PCRs and PPERs.Read more
Human and Social Development - Review of Road and Railway Transport Projects - Recommandations and Follow - up Actions
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of Road and Railway Transport Projects - Recommandations and Follow - up Actions
The document present the Matrix of Recommandations and Follow-up actions of the Review of Road and Railway Transport ProjectsRead more

Categories: Transport

Human and Social Development - Review of the Performance Evaluation Reports of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Mali and Morocco
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of the Performance Evaluation Reports of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Mali and Morocco
On the whole, the programmes under review obtained encouraging outcomes but their macro-economic performance remained poor, and required further structural reforms to stabilize the macro-economic framework. The performance was positively influenced or affected by exogenous factors during programme implementation, which could jeopardize sustainability of the positive impacts of the programmes. It should be pointed out that the programmes did not contribute to improving the social indicators and solving the crucial problems of unemployment and poverty, which remain critical despite a few measures and initiatives taken to solve them. As indicated earlier, the sectoral performance remains very poor and not influenced by the structural measures implemented under the programmes.Read more
Human and Social Development - Review of Post Evaluation Reports of Education Projects in the Scientific, Technical and Vocation Training Sector
15/01/2014 18:52
Human and Social Development - Review of Post Evaluation Reports of Education Projects in the Scientific, Technical and Vocation Training Sector
The physical implementation (infrastructure, furniture and equipment) of education projects, particularly those of the scientific, technical and vocational training sub-sector, is satisfactory. However, the problems of maintenance remain sources of concern. The absence or inadequacy of the cost recovery systems (registration and school fees) and the difficulty for the Governments to allocate the necessary funds to the operating budgets of the structures created diminished the sustainability of the positive effects of these projects. The socio-economic impact of these projects is often difficult to measure owing to the shortcomings of the statistical information systems. However, it is possible to confirm that improvement in the job accessibility for the target beneficiaries of these projects was low owing to the insufficient macro-economic performance of the States.Read more

Categories: Education

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