Evaluation Capacity Development

Developing the capacity to plan, conduct, disseminate and use evaluations, both within the AfDB and in Regional Member Countries (RMCs), is important to the goal of promoting an evaluation culture, and has long been part of the mandate of the Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the AfDB. Development effectiveness on the African continent depends not only on the Bank’s operations, but also on those of the RMCs. IDEV has therefore increasingly engaged in developing the evaluation capacity of RMCs. The approach taken is to support evaluation institutions and organizations in Africa to build capacity to supply evaluation and also raise demand for their use. IDEV provides support to three initiatives for RMCs: