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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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Environmental Mainstreaming, Safeguards and Results: Bank Road Projects and their Enabling Policy Environment, 1999-2010
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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A Quarterly Knowledge Publication of the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank Group.
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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Evaluation Matters - A Quarterly Knowledge Publication of the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank Group
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'.
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An effective and efficient evaluation function is crucial for the African Development Bank’s efforts to continuously strengthen the effectiveness of its development initiatives. This evaluation provides an independent and external assessment, a fresh perspective, but one that is evidence-based.
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The study’s main conclusion is that, relative to the significant funds expended on Public Finance Management (PFM) reform over the study period, success has been largely disappointing. The most substantial progress was found in a stronger legislative base.
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The findings show that between 2000 and 2010 Malawi has made significant strides in improving its Public Financial Management (PFM) systems and that these improvements can be traced to direct PFM inputs by donors and government.