Mid-Term Evaluation of Guinea Bissau Country Strategy 2015-2019

Date: 07/12/2017
Type: Country Assistance Evaluation
Country(ies): Regional Members » West Africa » Guinea-Bissau
Status: On-going

In order to support the development efforts of Guinea-Bissau (GB), the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved in 2014 the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for the 2015-2019 period. This strategy aims, through its two pillars, to contribute to the resilience of government institutions and to foster investments that can generate economic benefits that promote inclusive growth. As of October 30, 2017, the Bank's active portfolio in Guinea-Bissau amounted to UA 37.45 million for 8 projects covering the social, governance, energy and agriculture sectors and one multinational energy project.

At the request of the Board of Directors of the Bank, the Department of Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) undertakes a mid-term evaluation of the strategy and program in Guinea-Bissau. The purpose of this pilot evaluation is to provide an independent assessment of the strategy after two years of implementation and to inform the discussion on the further implementation of the strategy. It aims in particular to:

- Inform the Board of Directors about the relevance of the strategy and the effectiveness of the mid-term program implementation and the underlying factors.

- Strengthen the effectiveness of project implementation for the remaining period of the CSP (2018-2019)

- Generate knowledge to strengthen the Bank's interventions in other countries in transition

- Learn lessons on the usefulness and timeliness of mid-term evaluations.

To do this, the evaluation will answer several questions related to the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and gender. Similarly, cross-cutting issues related to partnerships and capacity building will be discussed.

This evaluation is based on the theory of change and will meet the OECD / DAC criteria and the principles of the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG). Mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) will be used for data collection and analysis. The results of the evaluation are expected for the second quarter of 2018.

Evaluation team: Oswald Agbadome (M.AGBADOME@AFDB.ORG), Latefa Camara (L.CAMARA@AFDB.ORG

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