The following is a list of approach papers for the current year. Approach papers are published here as they become available.
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List of Evaluations
- Approach Paper: Sustainability of Water and Sanitation Interventions in Rural Areas. Water Supply and Sanitation Program for Small Communities
Date: Jan, 2014
The objective of the evaluation is to measure the sustainability of the Bank's interventions in the supply of water and sanitation services financed by the Water Supply and Sanitation Program for Small Communities (PR-0118). The evaluation starts by considering that, in order to achieve the developm...
- Approach Paper: Country Program Evaluation: Barbados (2010-2013)
Date: Oct, 2013
This approach paper summarizes the scope, methodological approach and main evaluation questions for the proposed assessment of the Bank's program with the Government of Barbados during the 2010-2013 period.
- Approach Paper: Climate Change and IDB: Building Resilience and Reducing Emissions
Date: Aug, 2013
This evaluation from the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) documents and draws lessons from what the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has done over the past decade with a view to making a strong future contribution to increasing climate-change resilience and reducing GHG emissions in L...
- Approach Paper: Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: IDB's Comparative Advantage
Date: Jul, 2013
This approach paper identifies the rationale, the main evaluative questions, and the methods to be used for an evaluation by the Inter-American Development Bank's Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) on Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The evaluation is the second in a two-st...
- Approach paper: Comparative Case Studies: IDB Supported Urban Transport Projects
Date: Jun, 2013
The IDB's support for Urban Transportation projects in Latin America has grown rapidly in recent years, with annual lending volume for the urban transport sector growing by 36% from 2005 to 2012, comprising more than 20 percent of the transport sector lending portfolio by 2012. This support is like...
- Approach Paper: Country Program Evaluation: Dominican Republic (2009-2013)
Date: Jun, 2013
The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the Country Program Evaluation (CPE) for the Dominican Republic for the period 2009-2013. This approach paper defines the evaluation's scope. This CPE ims to analyze the Bank's relationship with the country, taking an independent and holis...
- Approach Paper: Country Program Evaluation: Paraguay (2009-2013)
Date: Jun, 2013
This approach paper defines the scope and content of the Paraguay country program evaluation (CPE) for the period 2009-2013. This is the third time the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) has provided an independent look at the Bank¿s program with Paraguay. The current evaluation covers the 200...
- Approach Paper: Evaluation of the Results of the Realignment
Date: May, 2013
The realignment was proposed to remedy the loss of relevance and presence of the Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean because it had been unable to adapt to: (i) greater access by the countries to alternative sources of financing, (ii) the appearance of new actors, such as subnational governments...
- Approach Paper: A Comparative Analysis of SME Models Supported by IDB: The Case of Brazil
Date: Apr, 2013
The evaluation of the effectiveness of SME-oriented projects has gained particular relevance in recent years, as they have been used as an instrument to help achieve IDB's strategic goals, defined by the IDB's Ninth General Capital Increase (IDB-9) mandate, such as poverty reduction and competitiven...
- Approach Paper: Evaluability Review of Bank Projects 2012
Date: Mar, 2013
In 2011 OVE began using the DEM and the self-evaluation system as a way to assess the evaluability of the Bank's portfolio by validating the DEMs of a sample of projects. The first exercise was used as pilot to set the standards OVE would use and to inform the Board and Management of the new approac...