Recent Evaluations

Date: 31/01/2017

This report summarizes the findings of the independent evaluation of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB or Bank) Country Strategy and Program in South Africa for the period 2004 to 2015. The evaluation is intended to inform the next country strategy paper (CSP) due in 2018; and to contribute to accountability and learning. To provide solid evidence for its findings, the evaluation included thorough project assessments as well as review of the broader portfolio of strategies and of non-lending activities.

Date: 09/11/2016

The Comprehensive Evaluation of the Development Results (CEDR) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB, or Bank) aims to provide an independent, credible and evidence-based assessment of development results achieved by the Bank between 2004 and 2013. It seeks to answer three questions: (1) Has the Bank achieved its objectives? (2) Has the Bank proposed results-focused strategies and programs? And, (3) Has the Bank emerged as a valued partner at country level?

Date: 21/10/2016

This synthesis outlines the key findings of 33 evaluations of support for private sector development (PSD) undertaken by bilateral and multilateral institutions over the past five years. The purpose of the synthesis is to inform the strategic direction, design, and implementation of future PSD initiatives so as to leverage the sector’s role in spurring economic growth and advancing development effectiveness in Africa.

Date: 19/10/2016

This report presents a summary of findings, conclusions and recommendations from an evaluation of the Bank's Country Strategies and Program in Zambia over the period 2002–2015. The evaluation was conducted to support the preparation of the Zambia Country Strategy 2016–2020 and contribute to IDEV's comprehensive evaluation of the Bank's development results (CEDR). The evaluation seeks to assess the relevance and performance of the Bank's strategic interventions in Zambia and identify findings, conclusions and recommendations to inform strategies and operations going forward.