Evaluations

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

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  • Executive Summary: Evaluation of the Bank's Support for Gender and Diversity

    September 2018

    This executive summary sums up OVE's Evaluation of the Bank's Support for Gender and Diversity. The objective of this study is to assess how well and to what extent the IDB’s activities to date have promoted gender equality, women’s empowerment, and development with identity. The evaluation focuses ...

  • Evaluation of the Bank's Support for Gender and Diversity

    May 2018

    The objective of the evaluation is to assess how well and to what extent the IDB’s activities to date have promoted gender equality, women’s empowerment, and development with identity. The evaluation focuses on three key aspects: (i) the relevance of the Bank’s approach (its policy framework and the...

  • Comparative Evaluation: Review of Bank Support to Tax Policy and Administration, 2...

    September 2017

    This evaluation assesses the relevance, implementation, and effectiveness of the tax policy and administration interventions supported by the IDB over the last decade (2007-2016). To assess relevance, OVE identified and reviewed all lending and nonlending operations approved during the period that h...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of the Bank's Support for Gender and Diversity

    September 2017

    The objective of the evaluation will be to assess how well and to what extent the Bank’s activities to date have promoted gender equality, women’s empowerment, and development with identity. The evaluation will focus on three key aspects: (i) the relevance of the Bank’s approach to promoting gender ...

  • Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships Evaluation in Infrastructure: Executive ...

    March 2017

    Executive Summary of the evaluation that assesses the work done by the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure in Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The evaluation comes at a ...

  • Approach Paper: Review of IDB Support to Tax Policy and Administration, 2007-2016

    January 2017

    The objective of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, implementation and effectiveness of IDB's support for tax policy and administration during the last decade. OVE will assess IDB's contribution to tax policy and administration, with a focus on domestic taxes. To contextualize Bank's work on...

  • Evaluation of the IDB's Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative

    October 2016

    The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI), launched in 2012, is the Bank's most recent response to the urban development needs in the region. Through ESCI the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) aimed at redirecting its focus to improving urban planning practices and shaping developmen...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of Public-Private (PPPs) Partnerships in Infrastructure...

    August 2016

    This evaluation seeks to provide an overview of IDBG's work on infrastructure PPPs over the past decade and to draw lessons from the in-depth analysis of a sample of IDBG financed PPP projects, as well as from the experience of other MDBs, so as to help inform IDBG's strategic orientation in this ar...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of the IDB's Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative...

    June 2016

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has historically been very active in engaging in the region in urban projects, particularly urban improvement programs. This document presents OVE's approach to evaluate IDB's support to cities through the Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI). This ...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: SME Finance Backg...

    March 2016

    This background paper has been prepared in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation of the work of the Inter-American Development Bank Group through financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper focuses on those IDBG operations with FIs (mostly commercial banks) that ...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: Trade Finance Bac...

    March 2016

    This background paper has been prepared in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation of the work of the Inter-American Development Bank Group through financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper analyses a sample of trade finance program operations in the IDBG.

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: Environmental and...

    March 2016

    This background paper on environmental and social safeguards is part of the overall evaluation of the work of the Inter-American Development Bank Group through financial intermediaries. It focuses on IDBG's environmental and social safeguards policy framework as it applies to FI operations, and IDBG...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: Green Lending Bac...

    March 2016

    This document has been prepared in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation of the work of the Inter-American Development Bank Group through financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It reviewed the general portfolio of green lending operations and looked in detail at 3 specif...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries

    March 2016

    This evaluation assesses the lending of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) through financial intermediaries (FIs) from 2005 to 2014. It focuses on FI operations, an instrument IDBG uses to increase access to finance (A2F) in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) by supporting lending...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: Leasing & Factori...

    March 2016

    This background paper on leasing and factoring supports a more comprehensive evaluation of the work of the Inter-American Development Bank Group through financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean and seeks to provide more detailed information on IDBG's operations supporting A2F ...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: Housing Finance B...

    March 2016

    This background paper has been prepared in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation of the work of the Inter-American Development Bank Group through financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this background paper is to provide additional (and more detailed) in...

  • Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries: Benchmarking of D...

    March 2016

    In 2015, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight conducted an evaluation of the financial intermediary operations of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. The evaluation included an examination of other development finance institutions (DFIs) working with FIs in Latin America and the Caribbean t...

  • Review of the Bank's Support to Agriculture, 2002-2014: Evidence from Key Thematic...

    July 2015

    The objective of this evaluation is to assess the role of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB or Bank) support to agricultural development in the region since 2002. It reviews the relevance of IDB's overall support and the relevance, implementation, and effectiveness of selected projects in t...

  • Comparative Project Evaluation of Agriculture Health and Food Safety: Annex 3

    June 2015

    This is the third of seven detailed reports published with the evaluation Review of the Bank's Support to Agriculture, 2002-2014: Evidence from Key Thematic Areas conducted by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE). The objective of this note is to analyze the support that the IDB provided to ...

  • Food Security in LAC: Evaluation of the Focus of the IDB's Agriculture Portfolio: ...

    June 2015

    This is the first of seven detailed reports published with the evaluation Review of the Bank's Support to Agriculture, 2002-2014: Evidence from Key Thematic Areas, conducted by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE). This first annex analyses food security as an IDB strategic objective and rev...

  • Comparative Project Evaluation of Direct Support to Producers: Annex 2

    June 2015

    This is the second of seven detailed reports published with the evaluation Review of the Bank's Support to Agriculture, 2002-2014: Evidence from Key Thematic Areas conducted by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE). This second annex evaluates a number of projects, approved between 2002 and 2...

  • Measuring Project Performance at the IDB: Recent Developments in the PCR and XPSR ...

    June 2015

    This report discusses the most recent developments in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) on measuring project performance. It has two objectives: to review the overall design of the new Project Completion Report (PCR) system for public sector operations and the Expanded Project S...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries

    May 2015

    This document describes OVE's approach to evaluating the work of IDB Group (IDBG) through financial intermediaries (FIs). In OVE's 2015-2016 Work Program and Budget (RE-479-1), the IDB's Board of Executive Directors requested OVE to conduct an evaluation of "financial sector credit lines supported b...

  • Climate Change at the IDB: Building Resilience and Reducing Emissions

    November 2014

    Climate change (CC) poses important risks to development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Climate adaptation can limit the negative impacts and is important in achieving sustainable development and equity, including poverty reduction and economic growth. Integrating climate change mitigatio...

  • Independent Evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds: Summary

    November 2014

    This is the Executive Summary of the recently completed evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds. The evaluation was prepared by a consulting firm selected and supervised by a joint working group of the independent evaluation offices of five Multilateral Development Bank (MDBs) -ADB, AfDB, EBRD, I...

  • Background Paper: Agriculture and Natural Resources Sector

    October 2014

    In LAC the principal sources of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are land use change and agricultural activities, particularly cattle ranching (methane emissions) on converted land and natural grasslands. Although the land use change emissions have diminished over the last decade, together these sourc...

  • Background Paper: Energy Sector

    October 2014

    In the global context, LAC is one of the regions known to produce the lowest levels of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transformation and use of energy. Levels of GHG in LAC represent 5% of global emissions in the energy sector. OVE's sectorial study evaluates the IDB's actions in the secto...

  • Background Paper: Disaster Risk Reduction

    October 2014

    The frequency of natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, and earthquakes, is increasing in LAC as in the rest of the world. During the 1960s and 1970s, fewer than 20 disasters occurred per year, while during the 2000s the average increased to 50 disasters per year. This sector stud...

  • Background Paper: Transport Sector

    October 2014

    Between 2000 and 2009, emissions from transport in the Region increased by 12% on a per capita basis, while increasing less than 2% globally. Although per capita emissions in LAC are still low relative to those in developed countries, transport emissions in Europe and the United States are stabilizi...

  • Background Paper: LAC Small Island Development States

    October 2014

    Despite the many differences among Caribbean nations, Climate Change (CC) poses a serious threat to them all. Average temperatures in the Region have increased by 0.1° to 0.2°C per decade over the past three decades and rainfall patterns have shifted, with the number of consecutive dry days expected...

  • Approach Paper: Review of Bank Support to Agriculture in Latin America and the Car...

    May 2014

    The objective of the evaluation will be to assess the relevance, implementation, and effectiveness of the Bank's support to agricultural development in the region since 2002, with a particular emphasis on projects that aim to increase productivity, competitiveness, and incomes for farmers. To evalua...

  • IDB's Response to Key Challenges in Citizen Security, 1998-2012

    March 2014

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) has been involved in citizen security projects for almost two decades. Since 1999, strategic Bank documents have highlighted the importance of citizen security for the continued development of the region. Over the past 15 years the Bank has appr...

  • Review of IDB Support to Secondary Education: Improving Access Quality and Institu...

    October 2013

    This evaluation seeks to determine the extent to which the Bank supported equitable access to secondary education, improvements in secondary education quality, and reforms of education institutions to improve management capacity. In addition, it describes the approaches taken and examines the result...

  • Approach Paper: Climate Change and IDB: Building Resilience and Reducing Emissions...

    August 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 Compara...

    July 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...

  • How is the IDB Serving Higher-Middle-Income Countries?: Borrowers' Perspective

    February 2013

    This evaluation assesses how well IDB's current mode of engagement meets the needs and expectations of countries that have relatively higher income levels and increasing access to diverse funding sources. For the purpose of this evaluation OVE selected 10 countries as case study countries using thr...

  • Approach Paper: Income Dynamics in LAC: How is IDB Adapting in Higher Middle Incom...

    May 2012

    The main objective of the evaluation is to assess IDB's responsiveness and adaptability to the capacities and demands of countries with relatively higher income levels and sizeable middle classes. For the purposes of this evaluation, these countries are labeled as Higher Middle Income Countries (HMI...

  • Approach Paper: Review of IDB Support to Secondary Education-Quality and Learning ...

    May 2012

    The main objective of this evaluation is to identify lessons from IDB's support to secondary education policies and systems in LAC since 1995, with a particular focus on quality of education and learning outcomes. The evaluation will review the IDB's dialogue with countries on educational policies; ...

  • Approach Paper: Evaluation of Rural Land Titling and Regularization Projects

    April 2012

    The IDB has been working on land titling and regularization projects since its founding. A first set of projects was financed between 1960 and 1995. In 1995, a second set of projects began with the objective of regularizing land ownership and improving its administration. As of December 31, 2011, tw...

  • Approach Paper: Violence and Crime Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: ...

    March 2012

    In 2012, OVE will undertake an in-depth comparative review of five citizen security projects with the objective of drawing practical lessons on what works best in the design and implementation of inter-agency, multi-level, and participatory operations to lessen crime and violence in the region. Buil...

  • Approach Paper: Country Program Evaluation: Mexico 2007-2011

    March 2012

    This approach paper describes the Country Program Evaluation (CPE) of IDB's assistance to Mexico during the five-year period 2007-2011, and it is expected to serve as input for preparation of the IDB's Country Strategy with Mexico for the period 2013-2018. In conducting CPEs, the IDB applies standar...

  • Thematic Note: The Challenge of Integrated Watershed Management: Analysis of the B...

    October 2011

    The objective of this thematic note is to analyze IDB's actions in integrated watershed management during the period 1989-2010. The approach of the IDB's loan portfolio in this sector shifted from having an emphasis on resource management and conservation (in the 1990s) toward financial support for ...

  • OVE's Environmental Performance Review applied to the Energy Sector

    February 2011

    This review evaluates IDB's performance applying environmental safeguards to the energy sector (infrastructure), as well as IDB's review process of the environmental and social assessment conducted by borrowers. The review found consistency issues in the application of safeguards across different ty...

  • Crime and Violence Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from ID...

    October 2010

    As part of its duties, OVE regularly conducts ex post evaluations of the activities financed by the Bank. In this case, OVE is conducting an evaluation of the first generation of citizen security projects, approved before October 2009. These projects predate the Guidelines for Program Design and Exe...

  • Do we know if the Bank's pro-poor projects benefit the poor?

    September 2010

    The Inter-American Development Bank has been committed to reducing poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Bank's Institutional Strategy spells out its commitment to "contribute to the struggle against poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, making it a first priority to i...

  • IDB Action in Highway Development

    May 2010

    This study (RE-368) assesses the engagement of the Inter-American Development Bank in road infrastructure development in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1990 to 2009. It looks only at Bank support delivered for the development of intercity roads and highways, including national and departmental...

  • Evaluation of the Public Utilities Policy as Applied to the Electricity Sector (PU...

    January 2007

    This report (RE-326) evaluates the Public Utilities Policy governing Bank operations in the electricity sector (PUP-E). The evaluation covers all Bank activities between 1997 and 2005 that were directed toward the electricity sector, either wholly or in part, as well as operations prior to the PUP's...

  • Evaluation of the IDB's Role in the Fiscal Sector

    December 2006

    The object of this study (RE-317-2) is to evaluate the Bank¿s role in the fiscal sector of its borrowing member countries from 1990 to 2004, in order to extract learnings that can enhance the outcomes of the Bank¿s work in future, framed within its new business model (New Lending Framework-NLF). ...

  • Health Sector Evaluation: 1995-2005

    November 2006

    This report (RE-324) presents an evaluation of the conceptual and empirical basis of the key reform measures promoted by the Bank in its health sector interventions between 1995 and 2005. These measures depict the approach followed by the Bank to confront the problems of the sector. In this sense, t...

  • Review of the Youth Worker Training Sub Program in Colombia (CO0247)

    June 2006

    This report constitutes a review of the Youth Worker Training subprogram named "Jóvenes en Acción" which was a component of the Social Safety Net Program (CO0247). This document presents information about the entire program but the emphasis is given to "Jóvenes en Acción". The objective is to provid...

  • Independent Evaluation of the MIF (2002-2003): Final Report

    March 2004

    This report consolidates the main findings and areas of opportunity identified in the evaluation of MIF activities conducted in 2002 and 2003, pursuant to the work plan approved by the Donors Committee (MIF/GN-78). The evaluation reviewed some 500 projects totaling US$800 million and covering all th...

  • Independent Evaluation of the MIF (2002-2003): Final Report

    March 2004

    This report consolidates the main findings and areas of opportunity identified in the evaluation of MIF activities conducted in 2002 and 2003, pursuant to the work plan approved by the Donors Committee (MIF/GN-78). The evaluation reviewed some 500 projects totaling US$800 million and covering all th...

  • MIF Evaluation: Development of Venture Capital

    January 2004

    The objective of this report (MIF/GN-78-11) is to present the results of the evaluation of the initiative taken by the MIF to support Venture Capital Development in the region. The point of departure for this evaluation was to look at the international experience in SME/Venture Capital development a...

  • Evaluation of MIF Projects: Environment

    January 2004

    This report (MIF/GN-78-13) is the outcome of evaluation of a group of 17 MIF environment projects, as part of the work program of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) to evaluate MIF activities, following the mandate of its Donors Committee. The report is structured in accordance with the st...

  • Evaluation of MIF Projects: Market Functioning: Promotion of Competition and Consu...

    January 2004

    The purpose of this paper (MIF/GN-78-14) is to evaluate a set of projects in the MIF's "Market Functioning" portfolio, which includes 12 projects for a total MIF contribution of US$7.6 million. The MIF projects analyzed here concentrated on four areas of vital importance to the development of the pr...

  • MIF Evaluation - Business Development Services

    December 2003

    This document (MIF/GN-78-12) reports the results of OVE's evaluation to MIF's Business Development Services. From 1994 to 2002 a total of US$135 million were allocated for 100 Business Development Services (BDS) projects. Following the evaluation framework and methodology developed by OVE to carry-o...

  • Poverty Reduction and the IDB: An Evaluation of the Bank's Strategy and Efforts

    November 2003

    This report (RE-288) presents the evaluation conducted by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the poverty reduction efforts carried out by the IDB since the mid 1990's. Its purpose is to provide an account to the Bank's directors regarding the results achieved by the institution in terms of po...

  • Evaluation of Innovative Bank Projects that Work with Non-Governmental Organizatio...

    October 2003

    This purpose of this report (RE-285) is to evaluate whether the Bank is implementing the program to strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs), as indicated by the Board of Directors to the IDB in the document GN-1883-5. OVE chose to review the Bank's relationship with NGOs because NGOs are becom...

  • Evaluation of the Bank's Basic Education Strategy

    October 2003

    This report (RE-281) presents OVE's evaluation of the Bank's Basic Education Strategy. The document is organized as follows: Chapter I is an introduction, Chapter II presents an overview of the evolution of LAC's basic education outcomes during the '90s and outlines some of the main obstacles to pro...

  • MIF Evaluation: Support of Private Participation in Infrastructure

    September 2003

    This report (MIF/GN-78-9) comprises the evaluation of MIF's projects supporting private participation in infrastructure performed by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight. The evaluation was initiated in 2002, covering four thematic groups of projects: Alternative Dispute Resolution (GN-78-2), Micr...

  • Evaluation of MIF Projects: Alternative Commercial Dispute Resolution Methods

    November 2002

    The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the results obtained in the portfolio of alternative commercial dispute resolution (ADR) projects of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). As conceived by the MIF, ADR projects are intended to promote the use of arbitration and mediation as alternative ...

  • Evaluation of the MIF Projects: Microfinance

    November 2002

    This document (MIF/GN-78-3) is the outcome of an evaluation of the MIF microfinance projects, forming part of the general evaluation of the MIF activities undertaken by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE). In preparing this document, 24 projects have been studied in-depth and 26 evaluation ...

  • Evaluation of the Public Utilities Policy (PU Policy, OP-708) for Potable Water an...

    November 2002

    This evaluation report (RE-270) discusses the IDB's strategy for addressing problems in the potable water and sanitation sector and the associated public utilities policy (OP-708), which in 1996 replaced the public utilities tariffs policy (OP-718) that had been in effect since 1982. This report eva...

  • Evaluation of MIF Projects: Financial Reform & Capital Markets

    November 2002

    This evaluation (MIF/GN-78-4) measures the performance of MIF projects in the areas of financial reform and capital markets development. MIF operations are judged for their consistency with country priorities, Bank policy and a set of project design characteristics desired by the MIF. The report is ...

  • Summary of Evaluation Findings of 10 Projects that Include Indigenous People as Be...

    May 2002

    For this Bank study (RE-261) a set of projects in five countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru were chosen. This document presents a summary of the 10 evaluation findings of these projects and is organized around a number of issues that should be resolved if Bank projects are to i...

  • Report on: Environmental Regulation and Supervision of Infrastructure Investments

    August 2001

    This evaluation report (RE-241) is inserted within the overall context of the Environmental Management strategy activities in progress within the Bank. The assessment of five infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Chile, and Brazil contributes directly to lessons learned from past experience, particula...

  • Summary of Findings: Decentralization and Effective Citizen Participation: Six Cau...

    June 2001

    This study (RE-250) reviews six case studies in Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua to try and determine if citizen participation processes have attained or not the benefits and results that were expected. The case studies are not aimed at discussing which is the correct...

 

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