IDEV 2017 Annual Report

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African Development Bank, Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV)
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Publication Date: 
August, 2018

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Key accomplishments in 2017

Faced with capacity constraints, IDEV did not manage to deliver as many evaluations as in previous years. Nevertheless, we delivered nine influential reports, five of which concerned the Bank’s “High 5” priorities, contributing to learning and accountability in these areas. Two other evaluations aimed to contribute to improving institutional efficiency and effectiveness across the Bank. IDEV also held two knowledge events on private sector development in Kenya and South Africa and organized three sessions at the AfrEA biennial conference. We produced 114 new knowledge products in 2017, and distributed more than 18,000 copies of our publications.

We also made great strides in building evaluation capacity within the Bank (by organizing trainings and webinars) and in regional member countries by working together with governments and through initiatives such as Twende Mbele, a partnership among Benin, South Africa and Uganda to improve monitoring and evaluation; and by hosting the Secretariat of the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation.