Evaluation Network member - Agence Française de Développement


Agence Française de Développement

5, rue Roland Barthes
75598 PARIS Cedex 12

Tel: + 33 1 53 44 31 31
Fax: + 33 1 44 87 99 39
Email: site@afd.fr
Website: Evaluation Unit

Department background / Présentation de l'Agence

The French Development Agency (AFD), the primary implementing agency for French aid, houses the Evaluation and Knowledge Development Unit (EVA) which has two main objectives; to draw lessons from the past in order to improve future aid policies, programmes and projects, and to serve as the basis for accountability.  The unit is responsible for conducting evaluations in line with these objectives, and in particular for: (i) defining evaluation methods and the quality assurance process; (ii) producing impact analyses of some of the programmes AFD supports; (iii) managing thematic or strategic evaluations; (iv) carrying out meta-evaluations and developing a knowledge base on specific topics. 


The unit also provides methodological support to end-of-project evaluations carried out in the field.



The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies" provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation.

Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines and distribution of evaluation reports.

France's Evaluation profile     



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