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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.
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.
Review the 15 evaluations we worked on in 2017 and the main findings of the validation of the ReTS system
2018 evaluation week in Latin America and the Caribbean
Between 2002-12 several programs aimed at boosting growth were implemented, but did they work?
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.
OVE’s Annual Report discusses key themes emerging from 15 evaluations completed in 2016 and provides brief summaries for all of them.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.