What is the Independent Development Evaluation ’s Mission?

IDEV’s mission is to help the African Development Bank to foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa through independent and influential evaluations.

Such evaluations assess the Bank Group’s policies, procedures and operations, review performance, and report on results in order to draw useful lessons and promote accountability. IDEV will ensure effective communication of evaluation results to the Bank’s stakeholders.

IEG Director-General Caroline Heider and African Development Bank Operations Evaluation Department Director Rakesh Nangia discuss the challenges of defining what is relevant when determining the impact of a development project, and the prospect of updating the OECD DAC criteria to allow for greater complexity in evaluating development projects.