Ongoing Evaluations

Date: 21/05/2017

The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank is undertaking an evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF). This is a ten-year program established in 2008, with a possibility of extension in 2018. The CBFF aims at alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change by reducing the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin through the sustained management of the Congo Basin Forest Resources for increased benefits accruing to the Congo Basin Governments and forest-dependent communities. 38 projects have been approved so far.

Date: 02/05/2017

The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank is undertaking a comparative study of Board processes, procedures, practices and the extent to which they could contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Board of Executive Directors in fulfilling its mandate. The primary objective of the study is to draw lessons and good practices emerging from other Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and from relevant reviews and evaluations for the information of and consideration by the Bank’s Board.

Date: 03/04/2017

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) bring together the expertise of both the public and private sectors, allowing each to do what it does best in order to deliver projects and services in the most efficient and effective manner. Within the context of the African Development Bank (AfDB), PPPs refer to a form of financing mechanism where the public and private sectors agree to jointly establish and/or operate a public investment project or activity. Creating an enabling environment for PPPs emerges as a common success factor increasingly important in many countries.


Date: 17/01/2017

This evaluation covers the African Development Bank’s assistance to Côte d’Ivoire over the period 2006-2016. It aims at evaluating the development results obtained by the Bank’s assistance in Côte d’Ivoire (accountability) and at drawing lessons from past performances to improve the Bank’s future strategies in the country (learning). Because Côte d’Ivoire has been plagued by political instability, profound social division, and a progressive slowing down of its economy, it is defined as a transition state by the AfDB, World Bank, AsDB and OECD.