The second edition of IDEV’s Evaluation Roundup for the year 2019

Welcome to the second edition of IDEV’s Evaluation Roundup for the year 2019. In this edition, we feature four evaluations recently published, as well as job opportunities available at IDEV.
 

Completed Evaluations
Evaluation of the Quality at Entry of African Development Bank Group Operations (2013-2017) 

18 Oct 2018 | Corporate EvaluationIn response to the persistent challenges experienced by the Bank over the past 25 years with respect to the quality at entry of its operations, IDEV completed in 2018 an assessment of all sovereign and non-sovereign operations approved between 2013 and 2017. The evaluation had three objectives: 1) to assess the quality at entry of the Bank’s operations against an evidence-based standard; 2) to examine the extent to which the Bank’s conceptual and procedural framework for quality is positioned to promote the quality at entry of new operations and contribute to strategic decision-making; and 3) to identify recommendations to inform the Bank’s forward-looking quality agenda.Download the full reportDownload the executive summary
Evaluation of the Quality of Supervision and Exit of African Development Bank Group Operations (2012-2017) 

19 Oct 2018 | Corporate EvaluationThis evaluation follows logically from the Quality at Entry evaluation, and examines the supervision and closing of Bank projects. It sought to provide evidence of the extent to which the Bank’s project supervision system is relevant, adequate and aligned with best practice. It also assessed the performance of the Bank’s Quality Assurance framework during project implementation and completion, and examined the factors that shape supervision effectiveness. It finally sought to draw lessons that will inform the Bank’s future use of supervision under its transformation agenda.Download the full reportDownload the executive summary
Evaluation of Quality Assurance across the Project Cycle of the African Development Bank Group (2012-2017) 

20 Oct 2018 | Corporate Evaluation This evaluation sought to determine the extent to which the Bank’s processes for assuring the quality of both public and private sector operations of the African Development Bank: (i) are appropriate; (ii) comply with Quality Assurance standards; (iii) address risk management; and (iv) contribute to organizational learning as well as to the achievement of development outcomes. It builds upon the above-mentioned evaluations of Quality at Entry and Quality of Supervision and Exit, and further analyses the quality assurance processes for compliance with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguards. The three evaluations were presented to the ADF-14 Mid-Term Review meeting in October, and Bank Management is preparing a Quality Assurance Implementation Plan in response to the evaluations.Download the full reportDownload the executive summary
Do Lines of Credit Attain their Development Objectives? An Evaluation Synthesis 2010-2017 

13 Nov 2018 | Evaluation SynthesisLines of Credit (LOCs) are a relevant instrument for International Financial Institutions to lend to Financial Intermediaries – they represent 10 percent of the African Development Bank’s total portfolio. Until 2004, 90% of the volume of AfDB lending to the private sector was in the form of LoCs. This percentage has drastically decreased since then, giving way to investments in equity funds and guarantees. By looking at 12 recent evaluations of LOCs, this evaluation synthesis assesses the extent to which LOCs are a relevant, cost-effective, and sustainable instrument in increasing access to finance and fostering inclusive growth.Download the full reportDownload the executive summary 
News and updatesIDEV Contributes to the 9TH AfrEA International Conference 
The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) held its 9th biennial International Conference from 11-15 March 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on the theme of “Accelerating Africa’s Development: Strengthening National Evaluation Ecosystems.” IDEV supported the event by helping to organize the first three days of the conference, which included a series of professional capacity development workshops at the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters. 
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APNODE Executive Committee Chairperson Addresses ECOWAS Parliament 
On 12 December 2018, in Abuja, Nigeria, the Chairperson of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE), Senator Roger Mbassa Ndine, addressed the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament. His presentation to the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament focused on sensitizing the Parliament about APNODE’s objectives, mission, achievements and its institutional structure. 
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African Parliamentarians Engage in Evidence-based SDG and Agenda 2063 Reporting 
Hon. Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule, Vice-Chairperson of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) represented the Network at a multi-stakeholder workshop on the theme “Towards Evidence-based SDG and Agenda 2063 Reporting: Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities for the Africa We Want”. The workshop was organized by the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) and the African Union (AU). 
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OpportunitiesIDEV is hiring a Division Manager – Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Country and Corporate Evaluations.Deadline: 30 Mar 2019Find out moreIDEV is hiring a Division Manager – Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth; Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; and Integration Evaluations.Deadline: 30 Mar 2019Find out more

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