The workshop, jointly organized by the African Development Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department and the Islamic Development Bank Group Evaluation Group, aims to foster learning from self- and independent evaluations. Indeed, evaluations of water and sanitation projects implemented by development agencies provide useful lessons about what works well and what does not work. They offer concrete knowledge that can improve services for beneficiary populations and ensure the sustainability of projects. Appropriating and using evaluation processes and results and thinking effectively is an essential first step to doing things better.
The overall aim of the evaluation capacity development program is to encourage and facilitate promulgation of the use of evaluation information in policymaking and resource allocation in all levels of governments in the pilot countries. This would contribute to a culture of evidence-based decision-making in the public sector, and improve development outcomes of the public investment program.
The Impact Evaluation (IE) training is at advanced level and will cover concepts and methods of IE such as Randomized Controlled Trials, propensity score matching, regression discontinuity, instrumental variables, case studies and any recent development in IE methodology. The training will also cover how to commission an impact evaluation and develop basic designs for case studies from participants’ own experience.
This programme, customised for government officials involved in contract drafting and negotiations from various African Development Bank member countries, will enhance the capacity of professionals to effectively negotiate and manage natural resource agreements and participate in national and cross-border transactions in light of the legal, fiscal and social implications arising from the exploitation in the mining sector.
The overall goal of the course to adequately sensitize participants to the various branded project-related training packages that are offered by the Institute. Also, they are to be equipped with cutting edge skills for PIU staff training cum capacity development. The first objective is to build a critical mass of trainers across the Bank forproject/program-related capacity building activities. The second objective is to update participant’s skills and improve their capacity to Plan training programs, lead sessions at training workshops and evaluate training outcomes. At the end of the workshop, the participants will be equipped with cutting edge knowledge, skills and attitudes for designing and delivering and evaluating training sessions, with emphasis on adult in-service training.
The 17th Session of the Operational Learning and Knowledge Seminar Series, was jointly organized on May 6 2014 at the temporary relocation agency in Tunis, Tunisia by the Vice-Presidency for Country and Regional programs (ORVP), the Quality Assurance and Results Department (ORQR), the Bank’s Independent Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) and the Delivery and Performance Management Office (DPMO) on the topic “Promoting a Culture of Managing for Results in Bank Operations“. The proposed session was co-chaired by Mr. Jacob Kolster, Director of the North Africa Regional Department (ORNA) and Mr. Simon Mizrahi, ORQR Director.
The objective of the training was to improve capacities of OWAS staff in designing good RLFs and improve the monitoring of results, as part of OWAS M&E strategy.
This session proved to be valuable opportunity for the projects to expose the numerous doubts and problems they faced with regards to the designing of RLF for OWAS operations, and seek clarification from ORQR.
On April 7 2014, the Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) and the Quality Assurance and Results Department (ORQR) carried out a training on the Implementation Progress and Results (IPR) rating methodology,
The training was specifically tailored to OWAS requirements.
The objective of the training was to improve capacities of participants to correctly apply the IPR methodology with respect to the assessment of performance of both the Development Objective (DO) and Implementation Progress (IP) ratings.
This session proved to be valuable opportunity for the projects to expose the numerous doubts and problems they faced with regards to the application of the IPR rating methodology.
The training approach and program have been developed through a consultative process and structured around presentations illustrated with practical cases drawn from past and current Bank’s projects and delivered by Bank staff to facilitate exchange of experience
The aims of the course are to: