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Development Effectiveness Reviews 2017

Annual Development Effectiveness Reviews 2017 : Transforming Africa — Unlocking agriculture’s potential

Each year, the Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) provides an update of Africa’s progress against its development goals, and assesses the contribution made by the African Development Bank (AfDB, or the Bank) to that progress. The ADER serves an important management function for the Bank, helping us to identify where we are performing well and where we need to do better. It also provides our stakeholders and partners with a better understanding of our objectives, our portfolio, and our performance against our targets.

In this ADER, the central theme is “feeding Africa through agricultural transformation” – a critical objective for achieving economic prosperity and job creation and for eliminating poverty and hunger. The ADER also assesses the Bank’s progress on the other four High 5s and on our cross-cutting priorities of governance, fragility, gender and climate change, highlighting their interlinkages and their contribution to our Feed Africa objectives.

This year, the ADER analysis is based on a new Results Measurement Framework, prepared to help the Bank sharpen its strategic focus and accelerate the pace of internal reforms. The framework is structured around the Bank’s “High 5s”—the five priority areas for achieving our Bank Strategy 2013–2022: Feed Africa, Light up and power Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa, and examines cross-cutting and strategic areas. It also reflects our new Development and Business Delivery Model, which is designed to maximise development impact and value for money.