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Independent Evaluation of General Capital Increase VI and African Development Fund 12 and 13 Commitments: Overarching Review
The Sixth General Capital Increase and the African Development Fund replenishments reflected a vote of confidence in the AfDB and its leadership. Overall, the evaluation found a Bank that is on the move. The Bank is delivering its commitments in terms of agreed documents or establishing agreed structures, albeit often late. The Bank is on the road to positive reform, in the direction that both it and its stakeholders want to see.
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This evaluation was one of the three components of an overall evaluation assessing the Bank’s implementation of General Capital Increase and African Development Fund 12th and 13th replenishment commitments. The evaluation assesses the management's efficiency and effectiveness in delivering on its strategic priorities and areas where further improvements may be possible.
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Overall, the evaluation has three major messages. First, the Bank has been able to produce a good range of regulatory and strategic documents, generally of acceptable quality and highly relevant to its own priorities. Second, the suites are not well organised, due to a lack of clarity and to issues around management of information. Third, the existence of the documents does not guarantee their correct and full implementation.
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The review was undertaken to provide a synthesis of project evaluations prepared during 2008-09, and highlight the key issues around the Bank’s overall approach to project completion reporting, taking account of changes introduced in 2009. The review revealed that greater progress in compliance with project completion reporting (PCR) is evident, but timeliness remains a substantial issue.
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Strategizing for the “Africa We Want”: Evaluation of the quality at entry of country strategy and regional integration strategy papers
This report presents the findings of the independent evaluation of the quality at entry of country and regional integration strategies. The Bank has made little progress in achieving its target of 100 percent of Country Strategy Papers rated as satisfactory or better (S+)1. However, quality at entry, measured against moderately satisfactory or better (MS+), has improved over the study period.
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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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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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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 evaluation concluded that the Bank has made substantial progress in its use of Polic-Based Operations, moving away from past dependence on the IMF and the World Bank for design of its engagement in structural adjustment operations
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A joint evaluation of the agriculture and rural development policies and operations in Africa of the African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.