Project General Description
The Comprehensive Evaluation of Development Results is on track for delivery middle of 2016.
The first part of the CEDR “package” agreed with the Board’s Committee for Operations and for Development Effectiveness consisted of three evaluation related to the implementation of commitments made by the Bank as part of the Sixth General Capital Increase and the 12th and 13th replenishments of the African Development Fund. The three evaluations looked at: (i) the overarching set of commitments and the process to agree them, (ii) the policy and strategy making and implementation, and (iii) the management of the administrative budget. All three have been delivered, discussed by CODE in October 2015, and will be presented at the ADF Mid Term Review meeting in November 2015.
The second part of the package is constituted by a synthesis of 14 country evaluations representing about 60% of approvals between 2004 and 2013, aiming at answering two key questions, to what extent has the Bank contributed to development results in Africa, and what are the main factors explaining Bank performance. The 14 building block evaluations are all on-track, with 5 to be delivered before end of 2015, and 9 more in the first half of 2016. The synthesis process will start early 2016 and the report will be delivered in July 2016.
Canadian funds have been used to recruit consultancy services, for conducting evaluation work in 3 out the 14 countries selected as building blocks, for providing quality assurance for 3 others, and for undertaking a benchmarking study contributing to the evaluation of administrative budget management.