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    AfDB to evaluate development projects

    APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)

    The Development Evaluation Week, a biennial event of the African Development Bank (AfDB), to promote evaluation as a tool for project monitoring and review is planned for September 2018 in Abidjan, APA learned on Wednesday from the pan African institution.

    Some 300 participants are expected at the event whose theme is: “Strengthening the Impact of Development.”

    From September 5 through 7, 2018 the AfDB’s Department of Independent Evaluation of Development (IDEV) will hold its evaluation week in Abidjan,” according to a briefing note on its official website.

    It said the Development Evaluation Week is a biennial and global knowledge-sharing event for AfDB member countries and for several decision-makers, including government officials, technical and financial development partners, the civil society and the private sector.

    “This knowledge-sharing forum aims to promote evaluation as a valuable tool for monitoring and reviewing progress in the implementation of the Agenda 2063, to adjust future policies and programmes in producing a more important impact.”

    It added: The meeting will “allow for discussions of development assessment approaches that foster innovation and broader learning, but also draw lessons from past experiences.”

    The AfDB said that through such activities, it will “better understand the strategies likely to help African states to benefit from the knowledge acquired during the implementation of its flagship programmes, to improve the design and deployment of future development programmes.”


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