ONGOING : Evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund

Date: 21/05/2017
Type: Project Performance Evaluation
Country(ies): Regional Members » Central Africa
Status: On-going

The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) is a multi-donor fund, administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB. It was established in 2008 and is expected to operate over ten years, with a possible extension in 2018. The CBFF initially received pledges of €119 million from the United Kingdom (£50 million, of which €19.4 million was withheld) and Norway (NOK 500 million), and then received an additional €14 million (CAD $20 million) from Canada in 2012. However, in 2014 the two principal funders stopped funding the CBFF. Since its inception, the CBFF has approved 38 projects through two separate calls-for-proposals.  
The main objectives of this independent evaluation of the CBFF are to (i) provide learning from the CBFF implementation (what worked and what did not work, and why), (ii) demonstrate the value of the CBFF, (iii) contribute to decisions regarding the enhancement of the quality of implementation of ongoing CBFF projects, and (iv) identify opportunities for enhancing the sustainability of the CBFF project achievements. This will inform ongoing project delivery and wider decisions around the future of the CBFF post-2018 and other complementary programmes tackling similar complex issues of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in the Congo Basin.