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OVE’s work plan covers four evaluation areas: country program evaluations, sector and thematic evaluations, project evaluations and corporate evaluations.

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  • IDB’s Ninth General Capital Increase: Implementation and Results

    August 2018

    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 to IDB’s existing $100 billion capital base. Governors tied the capital increase to a series of Bank reforms, further detailed in the “Report on the Ninth Genera...

  • OVE Annual Report 2017

    March 2018

    The work of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) in 2017 focused on 15 major evaluations, summarized in this annual report. Additionally, the report includes a broader view of OVE's work in the last seven years, as well as the results of validations on the progress made by management impleme...

  • Snapshot: 2017 OVE Annual Report

    March 2018

    The work of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) in 2017 focused on 15 major evaluations and this annual report. In undertaking this work OVE specialists visited 16 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, reviewed over 1,000 Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) projects, and in...

  • IDB's Impact Evaluations: Production, Use and Influence

    October 2017

    During the last decade the Inter-American Development Bank has invested heavily in promoting impact evaluation as a tool to assess its effectiveness. In favoring the use of IE, the Bank’s intention has been to promote more effective interventions. The introduction of the Development Effectiveness Ma...

  • Approach Paper: Environmental and Social Safeguards Evaluation

    October 2017

    This is the approach paper for the forthcoming evaluation of the Inter-American Development Group's environmental and social safeguards systems. The paper lays out the evaluation's objectives and scope, the evaluation questions and the methodology which OVE will apply to conduct the evaluation as pa...

  • Approach Paper: Knowledge Generation and Dissemination in the Inter-American Devel...

    August 2017

    The IDBG has increasingly placed knowledge generation and dissemination as one of its core mandates. However, it was not until the Realignment of the Bank in 2007 that the Bank explicitly sought to increase its capacity to generate and disseminate knowledge.The evaluation will analyze the main insti...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of Direct Support to SMEs by the IIC

    June 2017

    This document describes the approach that the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) will take in reviewing the work of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in directly supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of IDB-9 Commitments

    June 2017

    The IDB-9 Agreement included a requirement that the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) conduct a mid-term review to determine to what extent IDB was implementing the IDB-9 mandates fully and effectively. OVE undertook the review during 2012 and delivered it to the Board in December 2012. The ...

  • Approach Paper: Production, Use and Influence of IDB's Impact-Evaluations

    April 2017

    The objective of the evaluation is to analyze the production, use and influence of the Impact Evaluations (IE) included in IDB loan, technical cooperation (TC), and economic and sector work (ESW) operations approved between 2006 and 2016. OVE will analyze not only the production of IEs and the syste...

  • Comparative Study of Equity Investing in Development Finance Institutions

    March 2017

    The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) requested that the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) produce this technical study to inform IIC's future equity business. The core content of this study is a comparative benchmarking of equity strategies, resu...

  • OVE Annual Report 2016

    March 2017

    OVE's Annual Report summarizes and explores key themes from 15 evaluation published in 2016. Additionally, this report includes the results of OVE's first round of validations on the progress made by management implementing OVE's recommendations, tracked in the Recommendations Tracking System (ReTS)...

  • Background Note: Management's Implementation of OVE Recommendations

    March 2017

    This note presents the results of the first full validation of recommendations made by the Office of Evaluations and Oversight (OVE), endorsed by the Board and tracked in the Recommendations Tracking System (ReTS). It looks at the relevance and implementation of management's actions in response to t...

  • Approach Paper: Comparative Study of Equity Investing in Development Finance Insti...

    July 2016

    The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) Board of Executive Directors mandated OVE to produce a technical study to inform IIC's future equity business. The core content of this study will be a comparative benchmarking of equity strategies, results and processes of selected Development Finance...

  • Approach Paper: Oversight Study: The Evolution of Administrative Spending in the I...

    May 2016

    The Board of Executive Directors is interested in exploring ways for the IDB to continue to reduce costs and increase efficiency. As part of OVE's work program and budget discussion for 2016-17, the Board requested that OVE include in its 2016 program a review of the Bank's administrative spending, ...

  • Corporate Evaluation: Contingent Lending Instruments

    May 2016

    Financial and economic crises and natural disasters can have serious and lasting negative effects on income and poverty, and can cause irreversible losses of physical and human capital. The welfare effects of exogenous shocks have prompted multilateral development banks, including the Inter-American...

  • OVE Annual Report 2015: Technical Note: Design and Use of Policy-Based Loans at th...

    February 2016

    This technical note was prepared by IDB's Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) as an input for OVE's 2015 Annual Report. The paper takes an integral look at IDB policy-based lending, a key instrument that has featured in individual OVE evaluations, including Country Program Evaluations and compa...

  • OVE Annual Report 2015: Summary of Activities and Analysis of Policy-Based Lending...

    February 2016

    This is the second time the Office of Evaluation and Oversight at the Inter-American Development Bank prepares an Annual Report. As in last year's report, the first part provides a brief overview of the evaluation work OVE undertook in 2015. The second part addresses a special topic of current relev...

  • Review of the Pilot Phase of the IDB's New Recommendations Tracking System

    September 2015

    Since the establishment of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) in 1999, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made significant strides in meeting the good practice standards established by the Evaluation Co-operation Group (ECG) that represents the evaluation arms of the major multi...

  • Approach Paper: OVE Annual Report 2015

    May 2015

    The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) has committed to produce its second annual report as part of its 2015 Board-approved work plan (RE-479-1). This approach paper sets out the proposed approach, drawing on lessons from the first exercise in 2014 and on suggestions made by the Board of Execu...

  • Office of Evaluation and Oversight Annual Report 2013-2014: Evaluation Overview an...

    March 2015

    This first Annual Report reviews the past two years of OVE's work, 2013-2014. It is designed in two parts. Part I reports on OVE's recent evaluation activities and findings, on developments in the Bank's evaluation "architecture" (including management self-evaluations and OVE validations) during the...

  • Evaluation of Special Programs Financed by Ordinary Capital

    December 2014

    The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank has requested that the Office of Evaluation and Oversight undertake an evaluation of Special Programs (SP) as part of its 2014 work program. The evaluation seeks to shed light on whether the current practice and arrangements for allocatin...

  • Approach Paper: Special Programs Evaluation

    July 2014

    The evaluation seeks to shed light on whether the current practice and arrangements for allocating $100 million from Ordinary Capital (OC) net income to 19 Special Programs (SPs) is an effective way to support technical cooperation to help address priority social and economic development needs in th...

  • Inter-American Investment Corporation: Tenth Annual Independent Validation Report ...

    June 2014

    This is the tenth consecutive year that IIC has contractually engaged OVE to support it in implementing a standardized system to account for the developmental and financial results of its investment projects. This system - within which reports like the present one serve to record the results of succ...

  • Second Independent Evaluation of the Japanese Trust Funds at the IDB

    May 2014

    This evaluation was conducted by IDB's Independent Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the request of the Japan Executive Director's Office at the IDB, on behalf of the Government of Japan (GoJ). The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the results obtained with JTF financing and to point...

  • Approach Paper: OVE Annual Report

    May 2014

    This paper describes OVE's approach to the preparation of its 2014 Annual Report. As discussed in OVE's Proposed 2014-2015 Work Program and Budget (RE-462), OVE's annual reports will describe routine OVE activities, summarize keyevaluation findings and recommendations in the context of development ...

  • Evaluation of the Results of the Realignment

    March 2014

    The Realignment defined four key goals to respond to a perceived loss of Bank relevance and presence in LAC: sharpening sector focus and expertise, sharpening country focus, strengthening risk- and results-based management, and enhancing institutional efficiency. To achieve these goals, it proposed ...

  • Evaluation of the Results of the Realignment Background Paper: Organizational Chan...

    March 2014

    This paper analyzes the effects of the Realignment process of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on internal collaboration outcomes. Network analysis methods are used to depict social networks and to measure the degree of collaboration between IDB employees at different points in time. Dra...

  • Evaluation of the Results of the Realignment Background Paper: Composition and Dyn...

    March 2014

    In 2006, the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) authorized a major restructuring of the Bank (the "Realignment") to address the perceived loss of relevance and presence of the institution in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Realignment introduce...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of the Results of the Realignment

    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 o...

    April 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...

  • Mid-term Evaluation of IDB-9 Commitments: Overview

    March 2013

    In 2010 the Governors of the IDB approved two formal agreements -the "Cancun Declaration" and the "Report on the Ninth General Increase in the Resources of the Inter-American Development Bank"- leading to the Bank's Ninth General Capital Increase (IDB-9). These agreements tied IDB-9 to a series of r...

  • IDB-9: Assessment of the Social Strategy for Equity and Productivity

    March 2013

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank), as part of its Ninth General Capital Increase (IDB-9), committed to prepare strategic documents for one of its priority areas, social policy for equity and productivity. This paper assesses whether that requirement was implemented fully and effecti...

  • IDB-9: Competitive Regional and Global International Integration

    March 2013

    Trade and regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been constant goals of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) since its inception. While the Bank has historically had a very active role in policy discussions with and technical assistance to countries on these...

  • IDB-9: Combating Fraud and Corruption

    March 2013

    This report reviews the implementation of the measures the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or Bank) has taken in the three strategic pillars of the anticorruption agenda: (i) strengthen the prevention of fraud and corruption in Bank operations; (ii) support transparency and anticorruption effor...

  • IDB-9: Country Programming

    March 2013

    This paper analyzes whether IDB-9 requirements surrounding the country programming process of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) are being implemented fully and effectively. The country programming process includes two documents: the Country Strategy, which provides a multiyear overv...

  • IDB-9: Country Systems

    March 2013

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank), in its Ninth General Capital Increase (IDB-9), committed to improve country systems in order to increase their use in programs financed by Bank resources. This report examines the implementation of that commitment. It assesses the Country Systems S...

  • IDB-9: Access to Information

    March 2013

    Following up on the IDB-9 commitments, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) established a new Access to Information Policy that took effect on January 1, 2011. The new policy was expected to match international best practices and to increase the overall transparency of the Bank, streng...

  • IDB-9: Corporate Results Framework

    March 2013

    In IDB-9 the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or Bank) mandated implementation of a corporate results framework (CRF), leading to greater emphasis on results throughout the Bank. This background paper responds to the Governors' request that the Office of Evaluation and ...

  • IDB-9: Financial and Risk Management

    March 2013

    This paper analyzes whether the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) has fully and effectively implemented the IDB-9 requirements related to risk and financial management. IDB-9 included four requirements in this area: (i) adopt a rule-based Income Management Model (IMM); (ii) implement th...

  • IDB-9: Evaluation of IDB-9 Commitments for Haiti

    March 2013

    The objective of this report is to assess the full and effective implementation of the Bank's support to Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, in fulfillment of the mandates of IDB-9, which included full debt forgiveness, delivery of concessional resources in 2010, and expansion of the Bank's Gr...

  • IDB-9: Human Resources Processes

    March 2013

    This evaluation assesses the implementation of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) commitments related to the human resources (HR) policies set out in the 2007 realignment and IDB-9. Under these commitments, the Bank is required to continue improving its organizational efficiency and capa...

  • IDB-9: Integrated Business Solution: Program Optima

    March 2013

    During 2008 and 2009, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) assessed and documented shortcomings and constraints in its information technology (IT) capabilities, and in 2008 it created the IT Roadmap project (later Program Optima) to address these issues. As part of the IDB-9 Report, t...

  • IDB-9: Lending Instruments

    March 2013

    The IDB-9 Agreement asks whether the financial instruments of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are properly aligned with the needs of clients. Before the global financial crisis, the Bank's concern was with the competitiveness of IDB financing; as borrowers gained increased access to global...

  • IDB-9: Operational Performance and Budget

    March 2013

    In IDB-9 the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) mandated the adoption of a results-based budgeting process (RBB) that would be aligned to and would help achieve the key performance targets of the Corporate Results Framework (CRF), as well as improve accountability and tr...

  • IDB-9: Review of the IDB Institutions for Growth and Social Welfare Strategy

    March 2013

    This paper reviews the 2011 Sector Strategy on Institutions for Growth and Social Welfare (SIGS) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank). The Strategy was produced as a requirement of the IDB-9 agreement. The review finds that the Strategy replicates a number of patterns observed in p...

  • IDB-9 Survey: Overview of the Results

    March 2013

    This document describes the results of the Ninth General Capital Increase Survey (IDB-9 Survey). This was an electronic survey sent by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) to all operational staff of the Bank between September 20 and October 4, 2012. The goal of the survey was to measure the...

  • IDB-9: The Development Effectiveness Framework and Overview

    March 2013

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or Bank) has worked hard to increase its capacity to report on results. The importance of this issue is reflected in many of the requirements that stem from the Ninth General Capital Increase (IDB-9) process. The IDB-9 Agreement mandates that the IDB report o...

  • IDB-9: Environmental and Social Safeguards, Including Gender Policy

    March 2013

    This paper reviews to what extent and how effectively the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) is implementing the IDB-9 requirements pertaining to environmental and social safeguards policies. The Bank's commitment to sustainability is enshrined in the Environmental and Safeguards Complia...

  • IDB-9: IDB Integrated Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and S...

    March 2013

    This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank¿s Integrated Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy (CCS). The Strategy was produced as a requirement of the IDB-9 Agreement and approved by Board of Executive Directors in March 2011. Managem...

  • IDB-9: Macroeconomic Sustainability Assessments

    March 2013

    One of the most debated parts of the IDB-9 Agreement was the requirement that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or Bank) enhance its macroeconomic analysis and link it to its country programming to avoid lending in unsustainable macroeconomic situations. The IDB-9 Agreement mandated that the ...

  • IDB-9: Assessment of IDB-9's Private Sector Development Framework

    March 2013

    This background paper assesses the actions of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) related to private sector development (PSD) that were mandated under the Ninth General Capital Increase in Resources (IDB-9). It finds that Management has taken the necessary formal steps to address most...

  • IDB-9: Knowledge Products

    March 2013

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has a diverse set of knowledge products: economic and sector work, knowledge products associated with loans, and a variety of non-reimbursable technical cooperation products (TCs) funded by either income from ordinary capital or donor trust funds. With growi...

  • Second Independent Evaluation: Multilateral Investment Fund

    February 2013

    This Final Report to Donors presents the findings of the Second Independent Evaluation of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) conducted by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Inter-American Development Bank. The first independent evaluation, produced by OVE in 2003 as Donors con...

  • Evaluation of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM)

    December 2012

    This evaluation of the Inter-American Development Bank's Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM, more commonly known by its Spanish acronym MICI) responds to two separate mandates. First, the policy establishing MICI stipulates that "two years after the effective date of the Mech...

  • IDB-9: Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM)

    December 2012

    This evaluation of the IDB's Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM, more commonly known by its Spanish acronym MICI) responds to two separate mandates. First, the policy establishing MICI stipulates that "two years after the effective date of the Mechanism, the Board shall reque...

  • Japanese Trust Funds at the IDB - Proposal for a Second Independent OVE Evaluation...

    November 2012

    The evaluation will seek to verify to what extent the most recent batch of Japanese Trust Funds (JTF) operations meet the objectives expressed in the agreement establishing the JTF at the IDB, and their subsequent amendments and sectorial preferences. The evaluation will cover the 225 JTF projects t...

  • Implementation of the Strategy for Indigenous Development (GN-2387-5): Lessons fro...

    September 2012

    Analysis of the portfolio related to indigenous peoples in the context of the Indigenous Development Strategy (IDS) approved in 2006, shows that: (i) indigenous issues are less prevalent in Country Strategies from 2006 onward; (ii) the instrument most used to address indigenous issues is technical c...

  • Evaluation of the Fund for Special Operations during the Eighth Replenishment (199...

    September 2012

    The objective of this evaluation is to complete the assessment of the performance of IDB's concessional lending program focusing on financial and developmental results. The evaluation found that the IDB remained the largest single source of concessional financing for the five poorest countries in th...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mecha...

    July 2012

    This approach paper describes the scope of the evaluation of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM) by the IDB's Office of Evaluation and Oversight. The forthcoming evaluation responds to two separate mandates: (i) The policy establishing ICIM stipulates that "two years afte...

  • Evaluation of Transnational Programs at the IDB

    July 2012

    This evaluation assesses IDB's role in contributing to the coordinated solution of transnational challenges during the period 2000-2011. The evaluation found that the relevance and effectiveness of IDB's Technical Cooperation program has been limited - in particular the Regional Public Good (RPG) p...

  • Evaluation of the Opportunities for the Majority Initiative

    June 2012

    The Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ) was originally set up for three years as a time-bound pilot initiative. The OMJ team has worked diligently to test the Base of the Pyramid model and develop the OMJ portfolio, and from that standpoint the initiative has been successful. Regarding O...

  • Approach Paper: OVE Mid-Term Evaluation of IDB-9 Commitments

    June 2012

    This approach paper describes OVE's approach to evaluating the implementation of the commitments contained in the Ninth General Increase in the Resources of the IDB (IDB-9). OVE's core objective for this evaluation will be to document the progress and effectiveness of implementation to date of the I...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of the Fund for Special Operations During the Eighth Re...

    March 2012

    OVE has carried out two Fund for Special Operations (FSO) evaluations. The first, "Oversight Note on the Performance Criteria for Allocating Concessional Resources" (RE-279), was presented to the Board of Executive Directors in 2003 and provided a preliminary review of the new performance-related al...

  • An Evaluation of the Bank's Non-Sovereign Operations with Sub-National Entities: 2...

    December 2011

    This evaluation examines the IDB's non-sovereign operations with sub-national entities during the 2007-2010 period. The delivery of loans to sub-national borrowers in this period was modest, not even near breaching the one-third ceiling. Attention to the sub-national sector is important in Latin Ame...

  • An Evaluation of One Pillar of the IDB's Knowledge and Learning Strategy: Training...

    December 2011

    This evaluation examines One Pillar of the IDB's Knowledge and Learning Strategy: Training Activities for IDB Operations Staff. The evaluation found that KNL has made significant progress since 2008 in developing and consolidating a system for organizing, coordinating and managing the IDB's training...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of Regional Programs at the IDB

    November 2011

    This approach paper presents the framework for the evaluation of IDB's regional operations between 2000 and 2011. The objective of the evaluation is to assess the IDB's role in identifying and contributing to the coordinated solution of transnational challenges. In this context, the evaluation will ...

  • An Evaluation Approach Paper: Opportunities for the Majority Initiative

    October 2011

    The objectives of the evaluation are to assess Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ)'s relevance vis-à-vis its mandate, its effectiveness in achieving development goals, its efficiency in delivering products, and the sustainability of both projects and the "business model" supported by the initiative...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluability Review of Bank Projects 2011

    September 2011

    Given the contributions of the Development Effectiveness Matrix (DEM) and the self-evaluation system of evaluability, OVE can now move away from a wholly separate system of reviewing project evaluability (as was done in 2001, 2005, and 2009). OVE can move towards a system of continuous validation, o...

  • Self Evaluation of OVE's Work: 2001-2010

    April 2011

    This self evaluation has been prepared by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) in response to a request from Executive Directors to support the work of the Independent Review Panel (IRP), which has been tasked with undertaking an external, independent review of the evaluation function at the...

  • Oversight Note on Credit Risk Management

    March 2011

    This evaluation examines IDB's management of credit risk of Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations. Although the IDB is not subject to the Principles for the Management of Credit Risk issued by the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision, these principles have been used as guidelines for this assessmen...

  • OVE's Proposal for Integrating Evaluability Review into the Bank's Quality Control...

    March 2011

    The objective of this proposal is to achieve a revised set of reliable evaluability standards to be applied to IDB's projects prior to approval. The proposal is based on the premise that the revision of the means by which the IDB ensures minimum evaluability entails changes not only to the evaluabil...

  • Evaluation of the Fund for Special Operations during the Eighth Replenishment (199...

    October 2010

    The Inter-American Development Bank is unique among the multilateral banks in the sense that it has provided concessional funding for its member countries since its inception, with the institution of the Fund for Special Operations (FSO) in the 1959 Agreement that established the Bank. The objective...

  • The Country Studies Initiative and its Effect on the Bank's Knowledge Strategy

    September 2010

    The Inter-American Development Bank has recognized that increasing the effectiveness of its analytical work is key to enhancing its development impact. In this context, in 2006, the Board approved the "Initiative to support country studies and improve and expand Bank loan operations" (document GN-23...

  • Is Gender Being Mainstreamed in Bank's Projects?

    September 2010

    In May 2010, the Bank presented a draft "Operational Policy on Gender Equality in Development" that, if approved, would replace its "Operational Policy on Women in Development" (OP-761). As stated in its draft document, the new Operational Policy intends to overcome a number of challenges that emerg...

  • Evaluation of the Bank's Processes for Managing Technical Cooperation

    May 2010

    This evaluation (RE-364) focuses on the functionality of processes utilized by the Bank to manage all of its non-reimbursable technical cooperation activities, funded by sources other than the administrative budget of the Bank - activities that are hereafter referred to as TC. This focus on the mean...

  • Evaluation Findings Regarding IDB-8 Guidance and Implications for Future Capital I...

    July 2009

    As shareholders contemplate a new capital increase for the Bank, members of the Board of Executive Directors have asked OVE to produce a summary of evaluation findings related to implementing the guidance provided by Governors since 1994. It has evaluated country programs in every borrowing member c...

  • Evaluation of the Quality of Economic Analysis for Projects Approved 1997-2006

    June 2009

    The Bank has put more emphasis both on ensuring the quality of its economic analysis and on optimizing its performance in terms of results. In keeping with this shift, OVE took on the task of evaluating the quality of economic analysis. To do so, it developed an instrument that established a series ...

  • The Evaluation of the New Lending Framework (2005-2008)

    September 2008

    This document (RE-342-1) presents an independent evaluation of the implementation of the New Lending Framework (NLF) covering the period 2005-2008. This evaluation is structured around the following 10 basic recommendations made to Management in the NLF document: Recommendation 1: Maintain th...

  • Evaluation of the Bank's Global Multisector Credit Operations: 1990 to 2005

    August 2007

    The Bank defines Global Multisector Credit Operations (GMCs) as loans with sovereign guarantees granted to intermediary financial institutions or similar agencies to enable them to on-lend to sub-borrowers for the financing of multisector projects. This evaluation (RE-336) is based on a detailed ana...

  • Evaluation of the IDB's Studies

    November 2006

    This document (RE-323) presents the evaluation carried out by OVE to assess the Bank's efforts in the production, storage, dissemination, and utilization of studies. This is consistent with Management view, that in 2002, informed the Board that "To optimize the use of our scarce resources, [The Bank...

  • Evaluation of IDB Action Plan for Private Sector Development in C&D Countries

    October 2006

    This paper (RE-319) presents the evaluation of the Action Plan in support of private sector development in C&D Countries performed by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight. In this context, considering that the strategies for private sector development in C&D countries have been recently implemente...

  • Assessment of the 2004 Project Completion Reports (PCRs) Produced under the Bank's...

    April 2006

    The Project Completion Reports (PCRs) are an IDB self-evaluation instrument written upon project completion. The Bank and the Executing Agencies share the responsibility for the achievement of the project's development objectives, and the PCR is intended to document this achievement. Thus the PCR is...

  • Evaluation of Country Portfolio Review Reports

    March 2006

    The purpose of this document (RE-314) is to present OVE's evaluation of the country portfolio review reports (CPRs). This report is divided into four chapters. Chapter two presents the frame of reference for the CPR evaluation. This is where the CPR's role in the Bank's evaluation system is defined,...

  • OVE Guidelines for Implementation of ECG Standards for Private Sector Evaluations

    September 2005

    This document (PS-125) presents the guidelines that will be used by the Private Sector Department (PRI) to prepare its Expanded Project Supervision Report (XPSR). The XPSR will help IDB to comply with the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) Good Practice Standards (GPS) and to initiate a process of i...

  • Report on the Evaluability of Bank Country Strategies

    September 2005

    This is a report (RE-309) of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight's main findings regarding the office's two years process of review of Bank Country Strategies. The report is organized in four chapters. The first chapter describes the proposed architecture of country strategies, as they are laid o...

  • Evaluation of the Bank's Direct Private Sector Lending Program: 1995-2003

    December 2004

    This report (RE-303) comprises the evaluation of the Bank's Direct Private Sector Lending Program performed by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight to determine the developmental effectiveness and additionality of private sector activities relative to other Bank activities. The evaluation team's w...

  • Instruments and Development: An Evaluation of IDB Lending Modalities

    August 2004

    The basic objective of this evaluation (RE-300) is to review the range of Bank instruments with respect to the issues of development effectiveness posed by the Governors. The evaluation focus on the instruments themselves, rather than on the specific operations each instrument has financed. The goal...

  • Evaluation of the Bank's Policy and Operational Practice Related to Natural and Un...

    April 2004

    he report covers OP-704 (approved in 1998), the IDB Action Plan on Natural Disasters (written in 2000), and operational and non-financial activities related to disaster prevention, mitigation and response undertaken by the Bank between 1995 and 2002. The report demonstrates that natural disasters po...

  • The Project Supervision System: An Evaluation of Use of Its Instruments

    April 2004

    Supervision at the IDB serves two main purposes. It provides the Board of Executive Directors and Senior Management with the means of managing the risks that affect Bank-financed operations and determines the extent to which such operations contribute to the accomplishment of the institution's devel...

  • Oversight Note on the Additionality of Resources of the C and D Action Plan

    November 2003

    As part of OVE 2003 work program (RE-290), the Board of Directors requested an oversight study on the "financial additionality" of the C and D Action Plan. Responding to this, this report addresses the issue of whether the Plan provided financial additionality to C and D borrowing member countries. ...

  • From Awareness to Action: An Evaluation of the Bank's Policy on Information Age Te...

    November 2003

    The purpose of this report (RE-289) is to present to the Executive Directors an evaluation of the Bank's Operational Policy on Information Age Technologies (OP-711) that was approved in December 1998. The report establishes, first, that information age technologies are vital as enablers of progress ...

  • Synthesis of OVE Evaluations of Bank Action for Private Sector Development

    October 2003

    This report (RE-287) briefly summarizes the main points arising out of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight's evaluations of Bank actions in private sector development over the past three years. It seeks to pinpoint the principal strategic issues in earlier OVE papers that go beyond assessment of ...

  • A Review of Selected Non-Reimbursable Technical Cooperation: Guyana, Nicaragua and...

    October 2003

    This report (RE-283) assesses how selected national non-reimbursable technical cooperation operations (TC) in Guyana, Nicaragua and Bolivia have met the objectives of Bank's technical cooperation policy guidelines (AT-80-10). The report examines these TC operations within the context of the Bank's C...

  • MIF Evaluation: Human Resources and Labor Market Projects

    September 2003

    This report is an integral part of the work program of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) to evaluate Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) activities, since the beginning of its operations in 1993, following the mandate of its Donors Committee. The ...

  • Oversight Note on the Performance Criteria for Allocating Concessional Resources

    March 2003

    This note (RE-279) represents the Office of Evaluation and Oversight's preliminary review of the new performance-related allocation criteria used by the Bank. It is confined almost exclusively to a methodological review of the allocative criteria and to a comparative analysis of the approaches used ...

  • Implicit IDB Strategy for Regional Integration: Its Evaluation

    May 2002

    This report (RE-265) is the first stage of an evaluation of the Bank's strategy for regional integration, being conducted by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight. It attempts to identify the Bank's implicit strategy and the way this is incorporated into programming and project management. The eval...

  • Evaluation of the Emergency Reconstruction Facility (ERF)

    May 2002

    The Bank's Executive Board approved the creation of the Emergency Reconstruction Facility (ERF) on November 11, 1998, along with Operational Policy Guidelines for addressing emergency situations arising from natural and unexpected disasters. The present evaluation (RE-264) is divided into three sect...

  • First Independent Evaluation Report to the IIC Board of Executive Directors

    March 2002

    This report (IIC/RE-2) is OVE'S first independent ICC evaluation report. Its purpose is to verify the findings and ratings of sixteen early operating maturity projects that were self evaluated by the IIC between September 2001 and January 2002. Written as a desk study, without the benefit of field v...

  • Analysis of Project Evaluability Year 2001

    January 2002

    In the course of the last few years, the Bank has assigned greater importance to the evaluation of the outcomes of its investments in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This study on the Bank's lending program was conducted to examine project "evaluability," meaning the degree to w...

  • Summary of OVE Work on Development Effectiveness

    January 2002

    The Bank's Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) has undertaken several studies during 2001 which bear on the issue of development effectiveness. Two of these, a Report on Development Effectiveness and a Report on the Results of the 2001 Evaluability Assessment Exercise, will be presented to the ...

  • Oversight Review of the IDB's Project Monitoring Review, the Mid-Term Evaluation, ...

    November 2001

    The monitoring , classification, and evaluation of the implementation process of the Bank's projects has been in place for several years already. The purpose of this report ( RE-247 ) is to present to the Board the current status of the three main instruments that are part of the monitoring and eval...

  • Analysis of Research Department's Activities and the Work of the Bank: Economic As...

    October 2001

    The principal objective of this study is to ascertain the impact of EARs on country papers, the Bank's operations program, and the countries' adoption of RES proposals. To achieve this objective, a comparative qualitative analysis of the encerronas for the various countries was prepared, the content...

  • Analysis of Research Department's Activities and the Work of the Bank: SIS - Socia...

    October 2001

    The Social Information System (SIS) can be defined as a suitable database that uses primary statistics from ongoing household income surveys in member countries and from MECOVI. The primary objective of this study (RE-254) is to analyze the use of SIS by different Bank departments. The analysis draw...

  • Evaluation of the IDB Emergency Lending: 1998-1999

    September 2001

    In 1998, in the context of "unanticipated" international financial turmoil, and concerned about the negative impact on the region's countries, the Board of Governors authorized the Board of Executive Directors to waive certain limitations on the lending program to permit the Bank to approve fast-dis...

  • Evaluation Capacity Building: Elements of an Approach to the Region

    September 2001

    This report (RE-252) describes the role of evaluation as an integral part of improving public sector management by providing regular feedback on the results of public action. It lays out some of the present challenges for the Bank in this area, as well as some considerations for the future direction...

  • Evaluation Report: An Evaluation of UNDP Participation in the Execution of Bank-fu...

    March 2000

    This report (RE-240) by the Evaluation Office presents the findings of an evaluation of the cooperation between the Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the execution of Bank-funded programs. The evaluation reviewed the UNDP's role in project execution and identified issues th...

  • Proposal to Enhance the Role of Oversight and Evaluation within Management

    December 1999

    This proposal (RE-243) was prepared in response to Recommendation 4 of the final report entitled "Strengthening Oversight and Rebuilding Evaluation in the Bank" (RE-238) by the Working Group of the Board of Executive Directors on Oversight and Evaluation in June of 1999. The objective of this propos...

  • Evaluation Report: Action Plan for Group C and D Countries

    November 1999

    In 1997, the Board of Executive Directors approved funding for a special program to improve the capacity of C and D countries to make effective use of Bank financing. The ultimate purpose of this initiative was to help the Bank and these countries to achieve the financing goals established in the Ba...

 

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