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This evaluation aims to draw relevant lessons to help improve future strategy and operations. It is based on a document review, sector evaluations and discussions with stakeholders. It focuses on transport, energy, water and sanitation and governance, the priorities of the Country Strategy Papers (CSPs). Overall, this evaluation finds that the performance of the Bank’s intervention strategies and programs were moderately satisfactory.
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On the whole, Bank Group assistance performance in Chad over 2002-2012 is deemed moderately satisfactory. Investments made in the area of infrastructure have helped create conditions for the sustained and inclusive growth of the entire economy. However, the Bank's intervention in economic governance and public sector management has not been successful, thereby limiting its positive role in the country’s overall economic growth.
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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 Gabon Country Assistance Evaluation (CAE) reviews assistance by the African Development Bank to Gabon over the 1996-2008 period, which covers 3 programming cycles, namely 1996-1998, 2003-2005 and 2006-2010, with each based on a Country Strategy Paper (CSP).
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Since 2008 the government of Sierra Leone appears to have a stronger strategic focus and direction. However there remain major concerns about corruption and fiscally unfavourable agreements with private companies, highlighted by high profile cases in relation to mining agreements.
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The report found that there has been a positive trend in AfDB participation in policy dialogue, but its capacity and added value in policy dialogue remains limited.
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The report shows that decentralisation has increased the efficiency of the policy-based operations implementation, but decision-making authority is still limited at country level.
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The overall assessment by the report was highly positive. Bank support was judged to have played an important role in supporting policy reform and institutional strengthening.
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The Bank has participated within an increasingly better functioning framework of budget support in Ethiopia reflected in the lesser problems with disbursement that have been encountered.