AfDB Agricultural Value Chain Evaluation published

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The African Development Bank’s IDEV (Independent Development Evaluation) has commissioned ADE to carry out an evaluation of nine agricultural value chain interventions by the African Development Bank over the period 2005–2016. The nine case studies were conducted as inputs to the IDEV-managed formative evaluation titled “AfDB Support for Agricultural Value Chains Development: Lessons for the Feed Africa Strategy,” which was completed in December 2017 and published early June 2018.

The evaluation aimed to: 

i) assess the relevance, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of the Bank’s support to value chains development; and

ii) provide lessons and recommendations for the implementation and design of agricultural value chains interventions associated with the Feed Africa Strategy.

The evaluation is theory-based with a focus on learning. It takes a non-traditional approach in that it does not evaluate specific investments or operations, but rather aims to understand how the Bank’s operations have applied the Agricultural Value Chains Development’s theory of change in different contexts. It draws evidence from a literature review, policy and strategy review, portfolio review and 9 country case studies in Africa: DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia.

To download the summary report, click here.

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