Eswatini (former Swaziland) AfDB Evaluation published

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The African Development Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation Unit (BDEV) has commissioned ADE to carry out an evaluation of the AfDB strategy and program in Eswatini during the period 2009-2018.

Overall, the evaluation found that the AfDB’s interventions in Eswatini were relevant to the country’s needs, development challenges and priorities. The portfolio was found to be well aligned with the Bank’s corporate priorities and with Eswatini’s country policies. The evaluation however found some shortcomings, including overreliance on the farmer company model in agriculture; a focus on highways rather than feeder roads in transport; and on using Swaziland Development Finance Corporation’s existing practices to reach small and medium enterprises.

The evaluation has proposed a set of recommendations for improving the development outcomes of the Bank’s interventions in Eswatini.

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Eswatini (former Swaziland): Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Country Strategy and Program (2009-2018)