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Financing multinational operations became one of the top priorities of Bank policies and strategies in 1998. OPEV’s evaluation of the Bank’s multinational operations finds that the Bank has developed an increasingly coherent strategic and operational framework to guide its assistance towards regional integration in Africa. Over the last decade, multinational operations grew significantly, from 6% in 2000 to over 15% in 2010.
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The objective of the evaluation was to evaluate past experiences, draw lessons, and formulate recommendations to inform and guide the Bank‘s future investments in this sub-sector; as well as to provide timely insight into specific issues relevant to the Bank‘s renewed focus on agricultural water in Africa.
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This independent evaluation of the African Development Bank’s assistance to fragile states, acknowledges that the Bank has made progress and had a positive impact. However, it calls for a “change in direction” to allow the Bank’s vision for its work in fragile situations to be implemented in practice. The Bank now needs to reorganize and plan to strengthen support to member countries that are going through periods of instability.
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This evaluation synthesis examines experiences in mainstreaming gender equality across multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, based on evaluations from these organizations. It highlights trends in findings, challenges facts and good practices. It provides valuable insights for policy and operational change strategies.
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This evaluation reviews the establishment and implementation of 28 bilateral and thematic trust funds monitored and partly administered by the Bank’s Partnerships and Cooperation Unit (ORRU). It assesses the procedural effectiveness of the implementation of the Trust Funds: it attempts to set forth the scope and scale of the procedural issues; distinguish at what stage in the process problems are most critical.
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This evaluation reviewed a portfolio of 137 investments approved by the AfDB Board between 2006-2011, which account for a total approved investment volume of UA 3.9 billion, of which UA 3.5 billion is committed. It assessed four aspects of the NSO portfolio: the strategic alignment of the portfolio; the performance; the risk management framework and the risk exposures, and Institutional efficiency.
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This evaluation assesses the extent to which the Bank’s efforts to mainstream environmental issues into the road infrastructure projects it finances have been relevant, efficient, and effective. It also assesses how far such measures have been taken up by RMCs and reviews the sustainability of the outcomes of the Bank’s assistance.
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Knowledge Management at the AfDB: “Are we there yet?” And what will it take to ‘get there?’ This is the focus of a Special Edition of eVALUation Matters, released during the 2013 AfDB Annual Meetings in Marrakech. eVALUation matters is a quarterly knowledge publication of the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank.
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This issue of eVALUation Matters brings you voices from AfDB regional member countries (RMC). The quality of the essays submitted for the contest launched to celebrate 25 years of evaluation at the AfDB demonstrates the wealth of RMC skills in policy and development program evaluation
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This special issue of eVALUation Matters brings highlights from the 2012 Evaluation Week. It presents a snapshot of each day’s activities, starting with the warm welcome message delivered by the Director of OPEV, Rakesh Nangia, who praised President Kaberuka for his 'incredible drive to improve everything'.