Evaluation and Monitoring



Your contact: Vincent Coppens
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E-mail: vincent.coppens@ade.eu

Within the context of increasing globalisation and integration of economies, the formulation of relevant policies and their implementation present a major challenge. The growing concern with accountability and progressive improvement of strategies confers a key role on evaluation in this respect.

Evaluation at the level of aid programmes and public policies is at the heart of ADE's range of activities. ADE provides various types of evaluation support:

  • implementation of evaluation studies, from ex ante through to ex post;
  • development and promotion of evaluation methods and tools on the basis of acquired experience and expertise;
  • capacity-building in evaluation through training and creation of and support for networks of evaluators;
  • dissemination of evaluation results, for instance through organisation of workshops or participation in conferences.

To date ADE has carried out more than two hundred evaluations. These studies:

  • have been commissioned by different types of client at international (European Commission, UN, World Bank), national, regional or local levels;
  • concern different fields of expertise, mainly development aid, regional development and competitiveness, and agricultural and rural development;
  • have been conducted at global, EU, regional, country or local level;
  • include policy, strategy, programme and project evaluations.

ADE offers the advantage of combining key expertise in evaluation - capitalising on its wide expertise in the field - with sector expertise drawn from its three other areas of excellence. ADE has dedicated staff working exclusively on evaluations and who are specialised in complex strategic level evaluations.

Latest publications

Evaluation of the Joint Programming Process
This study evaluates the process of Joint Programming of development cooperation between the European Union and its Member States during the period 2011-2015. It is based notably on 14 country case studies, additional visits to the EU and 7 Member States headquarters, an extended survey, and documentary review.
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Evaluation of Blending
ADE has undertaken an ambitious evaluation of Blending as an EU aid modality. The term refers in particular to “blending grants with loans”. The purpose is a strategic use of a limited amount of grants to mobilise larger amounts of financing from partner financial institutions, and thereby enhance the development impact of investment projects. Since 2007 the EU has set up for this purpose a series of 7 regional investment facilities: the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (ITF); the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF); the Latin American IF (LAIF), the Caribbean IF (CIF), the IF for Central Asia (IFCA), the Asian IF (AIF) and the IF for the Pacific (IFP). They cover a broad range of sectors, from energy to transport, water/sanitation, finance for SMEs, and environment. The evaluation provides an independent assessment of blending as an aid delivery instrument which has gained significant interest and funding for the EU over the last decade. It reviews in particular the relevance, value-added, and results of Blending. It aims at informing future EU choices on blending.
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Burundi: Evaluation of the Bank’s Country Strategy and Program 2004–2015, Summary Report

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