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New evaluation products: Published version, Profile and video of the ARRI 2014

Display Date: 2/6/15




New evaluation products just released


ARRI 2014

Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations evaluated in 2013

brief summary of findings

direct link:  Full document

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is pleased to present its twelfth Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI). The report draws on a database of 224 project evaluations completed by IOE since 2002.

The 2014 ARRI reveals that the performance of IFAD-financed operations is satisfactory in several evaluation criteria, such as rural poverty impact, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and innovation and scaling up. IFAD’s performance as a partner is the best it has been since the ARRI was first produced in 2003. The numerous reforms to IFAD’s operating model are having a positive effect on performance, in particular direct supervision and implementation support, the establishment of IFAD country offices and better portfolio management. Benchmarking analysis concludes that performance of IFAD-supported projects is on par with or better than the agriculture operations of selected multilateral development organizations.

There are areas that remain a challenge, which need to be addressed to further improve IFAD’s development effectiveness. These include the sustainability of benefits, operational efficiency, and the performance of governments as partners.

This year’s learning theme covers the issue of project management. Among other issues, the ARRI underlines that good project management is essential for positive outcomes.

All the new ratings included in the 2014 ARRI have now been inserted in the IFAD’sindependent evaluation ratings database.



 direct link:Profile

direct link: Video - 2014 ARRI highlights