Does IDEV evaluate all completed projects?

No. The IDEV 2014-2016 approved Work Programme sets out that IDEV will undertake 50 Project Completion Report (PCR) Validation Notes in 2014, followed by 30 each in 2015 and 2016. 25 Expanded Supervision Report (XSR) Validation Notes will also be part of the work programme each year. IDEV will also start conducting a small number of field based PCR Validation Notes in 2015 and is planning to gradually increase the field based validations to at least 50% of the cohort in the outer years (2016-2018).
In addition, IDEV will undertake one project cluster evaluation each year. The cluster evaluations will provide a building block for thematic and sector evaluations as well as the development results component of the comprehensive evaluation.

IDEV seeks to ensure an appropriate balance between project level evaluations and Sector, Thematic, Country and Corporate level evaluations. It also aims that evaluations support the priority areas set out the Bank’s Strategy for 2013-2022: At the Center of Africa’s Transformation:

  • Infrastructure development
  • Regional economic integration
  • Private sector development
  • Governance and accountability
  • Skills and technology
  • Fragile states
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Gender