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Evaluation of IDB Invest

This evaluation seeks to independently assess and report on the effectiveness of the implementation to date of the Renewed Vision, aimed at promoting development in the region through the private sector.

gLocal Evaluation Week 2023

During the 2023 edition of the gLOCAL Evaluation Week, OVE hosted three insightful webinars on development effectiveness, evaluation capacity development initiatives in Guatemala, and the role of artificial intelligence in policy evaluation.

Evaluation of the IDB´s Governance

Assesses to what extent the IDB's governance arrangements allow it to operate effectively and efficiently while providing sufficient accountability, transparency, and stakeholder voice in decision-making.

Evaluation of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI)

Examines the MICI policy and its implementation pursuant to the requirement established in the respective policies of the IDB and IDB Invest.

Supporting learning & accountability at the IDB Group

OVE's Chiaki Yamamoto explains The 2022 Validation Cycle.

OVE’s Country Product Protocol

The Updated Country Product Protocol revises the scope, approach, and process for OVE’s country products: Independent Country Program Reviews (ICPRs) and Expanded Country Program Evaluations (XCPEs).

OVE’s Annual Report 2022

Highlights findings and lessons from the evaluations and products conducted throughout the year; presents the work dedicated to evaluation capacity development, knowledge, and dissemination efforts; and previews the 2023-2024 work program.

OVE’s Review of Project Completion Reports and Expanded Supervision Reports: The 2022 Validation Cycle

OVE supports the IDB Group’s learning and accountability through the validation of IDB PCRs and IDB Invest XSRs. The 2022 Cycle showed that only about half (53%) of the Sovereign-Guarantee validated operations achieved a positive overall outcome rating, while 57% did so on the Non-Sovereign-Guarantee side.

IDB Group´s Evaluations Recommendations Tracking System 2021

OVE validated Management’s action plans to address 120 active recommendations from 29 evaluations. OVE assessed the relevance, evaluability, implementation, and adoption of the action plans.

COVID-19: What can we learn from past responses to public health crises?

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented economic and humanitarian impacts. To address the situation effectively, response and recovery efforts must be guided by evidence. This is where evaluation comes into the picture: evaluation can tell us what works, what doesn’t, and why.

IDB’s Ninth General Capital Increase: Implementation and Results

In 2010 the IDB’s Board of Governors approved the 9th General Capital Increase (IDB-9), adding $70 billion in paid-in and callable capital and tying it to a series of Bank reforms. This evaluation reviews IDB’s implementation of the IDB-9 mandates, focusing on to what extent they have been implemented, what has been achieved, and what challenges remain going forward.

OVE’s Annual Report

Review the 15 evaluations we worked on in 2017 and the main findings of the validation of the ReTS system

Evaluation week 2018

2018 evaluation week in Latin America and the Caribbean

Assesing Firm-Support Programs in Brazil

Between 2002-12 several programs aimed at boosting growth were implemented, but did they work?

Public Private Partnerships at the IDB

PPPs have become a tool that can help reduce infrastructure gaps in the region. However, while potentially useful, infrastructure projects pose many risks: technical, construction, operating, financial, force majeure, regulatory/political, project default, environmental and social. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) can play an important role in supporting the development of suitable environments to attract private investment, in providing independent project preparation assistance, and in helping close financing gaps.

2016 Annual Report

OVE’s Annual Report discusses key themes emerging from 15 evaluations completed in 2016 and provides brief summaries for all of them.

Evaluation Week in Latin America and the Caribbean: EVAL 2017

The CLEAR Center for Latin America opened a call for proposals to register activities for the 2017 Evaluation Week, which will take place on June 5 to 9. Register your activity before March 16.

Seminar: Conditional Transfer Programs

The objective of this seminar was to discuss critical factors in the implementation of Conditional Transfer Programs (CCT) in Central America and learn about IDB's experience to respond to those challenges as presented in the evaluation: "Comparative Case Studies: Review of IDB Institutional Support to the Conditional Cash Transfer in Three Lower-Middle-Income Countries", published in 2015.

Evaluation of IDB Group's Work Through Financial Intermediaries

This evaluation assesses the Inter-American Development Bank Group’s (IDBG’s) direct and indirect work through almost 300 Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) financial intermediaries (FIs). This line of work is important not only to IDBG, which provided FIs with $17 billion in approvals from 2005 to 2014, but also to a majority of development finance institutions (DFIs) that view these operations as a cost-effective way to reach smaller beneficiaries. Yet most DFIs have concerns about FI operations’ development effectiveness and attribution of results.

OVE Annual Report 2015

This is the second Annual Report OVE has produced. The first section provides a brief overview of the evaluation work OVE undertook in 2015. The second section addresses a special topic of current relevance in IDB—this year, policy-based lending. Policy-based loans are a key component of IDB’s toolkit to assist LAC countries.

The Evolution of Administrative Spending in the Inter-American Development Bank

The Office of Evaluation and Oversight conducted a review of the Inter-American Development Bank´s (IDB) administrative spending at the request of IDB´s Board of Executive Directors. The oversight study “The Evolution of Administrative Spending in the Inter-American Development Bank,” was presented to the Board on November 1st, 2016. It was classified as “Confidential – Internal Use” by the Board, pursuant to the exception concerning the disclosure of corporate and administrative information contained in the IDB’s Access to Information Policy.

Seminar- Agricultural health and food safety in LAC

The objective of the seminar was to create a space for dialogue and exchange of experiences and knowledge among agencies in charge of providing agricultural health and food safety services, the private sector, and specialists and evaluators from the IDB, among other actors.

Comparative Case Studies of Three IDB-supported Urban Transport Projects

This evaluation presents lessons learned from OVE's in-depth comparative case studies of three IDB-funded BRT projects in Lima, Cali, and Montevideo and makes suggestions to inform future IDB support for urban transport projects.

Country Program Evaluation: Panama 2010-2014

This document presents an evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Panama over the period 2010-2014.

Colombia 2011-2014 Country Program Evaluation

This document presents an evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Colombia over the period 2011-2014.

OVE Annual Report 2013-2014

This first Annual Report reviews the past two years of work for the Office of Evaluation and Oversight. Part I reports on OVE’s recent evaluation activities and findings, on developments in the Bank’s evaluation “architecture”, and on management’s progress in implementing agreed-upon recommendations from previous OVE evaluations. Part II highlights a special topic, seeking to put OVE’s work in a broader perspective by bringing new analysis and linking OVE’s evaluation work to major themes of importance to development effectiveness. This year’s themes are the Bank’s core objectives of growth and poverty reduction.

Climate Change at the IDB

This is OVE’s first evaluation of IDB’s interventions and institutional set-up related to Climate Change. It seeks to document IDB’s efforts and results to date, identify lessons to guide future engagement, and provide recommendations for Bank Management.

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