Project evaluations

Since 2011, IOE conducts project performance assessments, subsequently renamed project performance evaluations (PPEs). The overall purpose of a PPE is to promote accountability and learning for better development effectiveness. PPEs assess project results and impact based on the project completion report validation and additional information and data collection at the country level through a short field mission.

PPEs generate findings and recommendations that inform the design of new projects as well as the implementation of ongoing projects.

Before 2011, IOE conducted full-fledged project evaluations, which included interim and completion evaluations.




  • Programme for Sustainable Development in Rural Mountain Areas (2015)
  • Mountain Areas Development Programme (2008)


  • Rural Development Project for the Northeastern Provinces (PRODERNEA) (2009)
  • Programa de Crédito y Apoyo Técnico para Pequeños Productores Agropecuarios del Noroeste Argentino (1995)


  • Rural Areas Economic Development Programme (2012)
  • North West Agricultural Services Project (NWASP) (2001)


  • North-East Development Project (2013)


  • Finance for Enterprise Development and Employment Creation Project (2016)
  • Microfinance for Marginal and Small Farmers Project (2014)
  • Microfinance and Technical Support Project (2012)
    • Netrakona Integrated Agricultural Production and Water Management Project (2003)


  • Community-initiated Agriculture and Resource Management Project (CARD) (2008)
  • Toledo Small Farmers Development (1994)


  • Republic of Benin: Roots and Tubers Development Programme (2010)
  • Income - Generating Activities Project (2005)
  • Projet de Développement Rural de l'Atacora (1991)


  • Agriculture, Marketing and Enterprise Promotion Programme (2014)
  • First Eastern Zone Agricultural Project (1997)
  • Punakha Wangdi Valley Development Project (1993)


  • Management of Natural Resources in the Chaco and High Valley Regions Project (2014)
  • Proyecto de Desarrollo y Consolidación de las Colonias de PequeñosAgricultores en el Departamento de Santa Cruz (PRODEPA) (1998)
  • Proyecto de Desarrollo Agropecuario Cotagaita-San Juan del Oro - Resumen ejecutive de la evaluación terminal (1993)
  • Cotagaita San Juan Del Oro Agricultural Development Project (1993)
  • Chuquisaca North Agricultural Development Project (1993)
  • Chuquisaca South Rural Development Project (1993)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Farm Reconstruction Project, Re-stocking Activities (1996)


  • Arable Lands Development Project (1992)


  • Sustainable Development Project for Agrarian Reform Settlemen North-East (Dom Hélder Câmara Project) (2011)
  • Federative Republic of Brazil: Gente de Valor - Rural Communities Development Project in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia (2015)
  • Community Development Project for the Rio Gavião Region (PROGAVIÃO) (2003)
  • Second Ceara Integrated Rural Development Project (1994)

Burkina Faso

  • Community-based Rural Development Project (2008)
  • Special Programme Soil and Water Conservation and Agro-forestry in the Central Plateau (2004)
  • Special Programme for SWC/AGF in the Central Plateau (1993)
  • Projet de Développement Rural de l'ORD de l'Est (1987)


  • Rural Recovery and Development Programme (2012)
  • East Mpanda Rural Development Project (1987)


  • Rural Poverty Reduction Project in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng (2013)
  • Community-Based Rural Development Project in Kampong Thom and Kampot (2012)

Cape Verde

  • Community-based Agriculture and Livestock Development Project PRODAP (1996)
  • Projet de Développement Agricole intégré d'Assomada (1987)

Central Africa Republic

  • Projet de Développement Rural Intégré de l'Ombela Mpoko (1988)


    • Quadis of Kamen Agricultural Development Project (2003)

  • Evaluation Intermediaire du Projet de Sécurité Alimentaire au Nord-Guéra (PSANG, Phase 1) (1999)
  • Projet de Sécurité Alimentaire au Nord-Guéra - Phase I (1999)


  • Environment Conservation and Poverty-Reduction Programme in Ningxia and Shanxi (2016)
  • Rural Finance Sector Programme (2013)
  • West Guangxi Poverty-Alleviation Project (2010)
  • Qinling Mountain area Poverty-alleviation Project (2010)
  • Southwest Anhui Integrated Agricultural Project (2006)


  • Rural Microenterprise Development Programme (PADEMER) (2007)


  • Projet de Développement des Cultures Vivrières dans le District de Kindamba (1992)

Costa Rica

  • Northern Zone Agricultural Credit Development Project (1998)
  • Proyecto para Pequeños Productores de la Zona Norte (1996)
  • Proyecto de Crédito Agrícola (1987)

Côte d'Ivoire

  • Cote d'Ivoire: projet de développement rural de Dabakala Katiola
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Projet de pêche artisanale en lagune Aby (1989)

Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

  • Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea: Uplands Food Security Project(UFSP) (2009)


  • Djibouti - Projet de Développement de la Pêche Artisanale - Phase I (1996)
  • Republic of Djibouti: Microfinance and Microenterprise Development Project (2016)


  • Integrated Rural Development Project (1991)

Dominican Republic

  • South Western Region Small Farmers Project - Phase II (2011)
  • Pequeños Productores Agrícolas de la Región Sur Oeste (1996)
  • Proyecto Pequeños Productores Agrícolas de la Región SurOeste (1994)


  • Development Project for Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian Peoples (PRODEPINE) (2004)
  • Proyecto de Desarrollo Rural Integrado Sur de Loja - DRISUR (1992)


  • Fayoum Agricultural Devleopment Project (FADD) (1992)
  • Minya Agricultural Development Project (MADP) (1992)
  • West Beheira Settlement Project (WBSP) (1992)

El Salvador

  • Agricultural Credit for Phase III of a Programme (1990)
  • Smallholders' Agricultural Development Project in the ParacentralRegion (PRODAP) (1998)

Equatorial Guinea

  • Agricultural Development Project on the Mainland (1993)


    • Eastern Lowlands Wadi Development Project - Completion Evaluation (2004)


  • Pastoral Community Development Project II (2016)
  • Rural Financial Intermediation Programme (2011)
  • Southern Region Cooperatives Development and Credit Project (SOCODEP) (2008)
  • Special Country Programme, Phase II (SCP II) (2005)
  • Special Country Programme (1995)

Gambia, The

  • Rural Finance and Community Initiatives Project (2005)
  • Jahaly and Pacharr Smallholder Development Project (1994)
  • Small-Scale Water Control Project (SSWCP) (1995)


  • Rural Development Project (2014)
  • Rural Development Programme for Mountainous and Highland Areas (2014)
  • Agricultural Development Project (2007)


  • Rural Financial Services Project (2012)
  • Rural Enterprises Project – Phase II (2011)
  • Upper West Agricultural Development Project (2006)
  • Upper East Region Land Conservation and Smallholder Rehabilitation Project (LACOSREP) - Phase II (2005)
  • Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (RTIP) (2004)
  • Rural Enterprises Project (2000)
  • Upper East Region Land Conservation and Smallhoder Rehabilitation Project (LACOSREP) (1998)
  • Smallholder Rehabilitation and Development Programme (1990)


  • Rural Development Programme for Las Verapaces (2009)
  • Proyecto de Desarrollo Agrícola para Pequeños Productores en Zacapa y Chiquimula (PROZACHI) (1997)
  • Generation and Transfer of Agricultural Technology and Seed ProductionProject - PROGETTAP (1992)


  • Fouta Djallon Agricultural Rehabilitation and Local Development Programme (PRAADEL) (2005)
  • Smallholder Development Project in North Lower Guinea (PAPE-BGN) (2003)
  • Projet de Développement des Petites Exploitations en Guinée Forestière (PDPEF) (2002)
  • Second projet de développement rural de Siguiri (1995)
  • Projet de réhabilitation agricole du Fouta Djallon (1994)
  • Projet de développement rural de la région de Siguiri (1991)


  • Small-Scale Irrigation Schemes Rehabilitation Project (2003)


  • Programa de Desarrollo Rural De la Región de Occidente (2000)
  • Proyecto de Desarrollo Rural de la Región Occidental (1998)


  • Livelihoods Improvement Project in the Himalayas (2015)
  • National Microfinance Support Programme (2013)
  • North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project for Upland Areas (2006)
  • Andhra Pradesh Tribal Development Project (2001)
  • Tamil Nadu Women's Development Project - Completion Evaluation (2000)
  • Orissa Tribal Development Project (1998)
  • Tamil Nadu Women's Development Project - Mid-term Evaluation (1995)


  • Smallholder Cattle Development Project - Phase II (1995)
  • Smallholder Cattle Development Project (1994)
  • Income Generating Project for Marginal Farmers and Landless (1994)


  • Hillside Farmers Support Project (1994)
  • Small Farmers Credit Project (1991)


  • Agricultural Resources Management Project in the Governorates of Karak and Tafilat (2001)
  • National Programme for Rangeland Rehabilitation and Development (2012)
  • Yarmouk Agricultural Resources Development Project (2011)
  • Agricultural Resources Management Project - Interim evaluation (2004)
  • Agricultural Resources Management Project - Mid-term evaluation (2001)
  • Income Diversification Project (1997)


  • Animal Health Services Rehabilitation Programme (1995)


  • Agricultural Investments and Services Project (2016)


  • Rural Livelihoods Improvement Programme in Attapeu and Sayabouri (2015)
  • Oudomxay Community Initiatives Support Project (2011)
    • Northern Sayabouri Rural Development Project Interim Evaluation (2004)

  • Xieng Khouang Agricultural Development Project (1995)
  • Bokeo Food Security Project (1995)


  • Smallholder Livestock Rehabilitation Project (2004)


  • Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Programme (2014)
  • Soil and Water Conservation and Agroforestry Programme (SWaCAP) (1997)
  • Local Initiatives Support Project (1993)
  • Agricultural Marketing and Credit Project (1991)


  • Smallholder Rice Seed Development Project (1989)


  • Upper Mandraré Basin Development Project – phase 2 (2009)
  • Project de Mise en Valeur du Haut Bassin du Mandrare (2000)


  • Kasungu Agricultural Development Project (1992)
  • Smallholder Fertilizer Project (1986)
  • Dowa West Rural Development Project (1981)


  • Projet de développement agricole en zone lacustre (1993)
  • Projet fonds de développement villageois de Ségou (1990)


  • Oasis Sustainable Development Programme (2016)
  • Poverty Reduction Project in Aftout South and Karakoro - Interim Evaluation (2011)
    • Projet de Développement des Oasis (2003)

  • Projet d'Amélioration des Cultures de Décrue à Maghama (2000)
  • Projet des Petits Périmètres Irrigués (1997)
  • Programme de redressement agricole I - Projet Oasis (1992)


  • Rural Diversification Programme (2014)
  • Small-Scale Agricultural Development Project - Ex-post Evaluation (1997)
  • Small-Scale Agricultural Development Project - Completion Evaluation (1994)


  • Rural Development Project of the Mayan Communities in the Yucatan Peninsula (2006)
  • Development for Marginal Rural Communities in the Ixtelra Region (1999)
  • Oaxaca Integrated Rural Development Project - Ex-post evaluation(1991)


  • Rural Business Development Programme (2012)


  • Rural Poverty-Reduction Programme (2013)
  • Arhangai Rural Poverty Alleviation Project (2007)


  • Rural Development Project in the Mountain Zones of Al-Haouz (2014)
  • Tafilalet and Dades Rural Development Project (PDRT) (2006)
  • Projet de développement des parcours et de l'élevage dans l'Oriental (PDPEO) (2002)
  • Projet de Développement Rural de Plaine des Abda, Province de Safi (1998)
  • Livestock and Pasture Development Project in the Eastern Region - Mid-term evaluation (1995)


  • Niassa Agricultural Development Project (NADP) (2007)
  • Second Agricultural Rehabilitation Project (2002)
  • Nampula Artisanal Fisheries Project (2000)


  • Northern Regions Livestock Development Project (2002)


  • Hills Leasehold Forestry and Forage Development Project (2003)
  • Production Credit for Rural Women (1995)
  • Second Small Farmer Development Project (1993)


  • Desarrollo Rural Integrado de la Region Pronorte (1990)


  • Special Country Programme – Phase II (2007)
  • Programme Spécial National I Volet CES-DRS (1993)
  • Second Projet de Développement Rural de Maradi (1989)


  • Community-Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme (2016)


  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Dir Area Support Project (2008)
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Community Development Programme (2015)


  • Rural Development Project for Ngöbe-Buglé Communities (2001)
  • Proyecto de Desarrollo Rural para las Comunidades Guaymí (1991)

Papua New Guinea

  • South Simbu Rural Development Project (1991)


  • Peasant Development Fund Credit Project (2005)
  • Integrated Rural Development in the Department of Paraguari (1992)


  • Republic of Peru: MARENASS
  • Peru: Proyecto Crédito para Pequeños Agricultores de la Sierra
  • Peru: Proyecto de Desarrollo Rural de la Sierra Alta de Cusco y Arequipa
  • Republic of Peru: Development of the Puno-Cusco Corridor Project


  • Republic of the Philippines: Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management Project
    • Philippines: Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management Project – Project performance assessment (2012)

  • Republic of The Philippines: Rural Micro-Enterprise Finance Project
  • Republic of the Philippines: Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project - (CHARM)
  • Republic of the Philippines: Western Mindanao Community Initiatives Project (WMCIP)

Republic of Maldives

  • Atolls Credit and Development Baning Project (1991)
  • Maldives: Atolls Credit and Development Baning Project


  • Romania: Apuseni development project


  • Republic of Rwanda: Support Project for the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture
  • Rwanda: Gikongoro Agricultural Development Project
  • Rwanda: Smallholder Cash and Export Crops Development Project

Saint Lucia

  • Saint Lucia: Small Farmers Agricultural Development Project

Saint Vincent

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Smallholder Crop Improvement and MarketingProject

Sao Tome and Principe

  • Sao Tome et Principe: Pilot food crop development project
  • Sao Tome et Principe: Second Artisanal Fisheries Development Project


  • Rural Micro-Enterprises Project (2004)
  • Agricultural Development Project in Matam (2004)
  • Projet de Développement Agroforestier de Diourbel (1995)
  • Projet de Développement Rural Intégré de M'bour et Louga (1991)


  • Seychelles: Employment Generation Project

Sri Lanka

    • Sri Lanka: Small Farmers and Landless Credit Project


  • Republic of the Sudan: Gash Sustainable Livelihoods Regeneration Project
  • Sudan: Southern Roseires Agricultural Production
  • Sudan: The Northern Region Agricultural Rehabilitation Project


  • Swaziland: Smallholder Agricultural Development Project
  • Swaziland: Smallholders Credit & Marketing Project


  • United Republic of Tanzania: Participatory Irrigation Development Programme (PIDP)
  • Tanzania: Smallholder Support Project in Zanzibar
  • Tanzania: Southern Highlands Extension and Rural financial Services Project
  • Tanzania: Smallholder Development Project for Marginal Areas
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Rural Financial Services ProgrammeandAgricultural Marketing Systems Development Programme
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Kagera Agricultural and Environmental Management Project


  • Thailand: Agricultural Diversification and People's Irrigation Project in the North


  • Togo - Programme national de petit élevage


  • Tunisia: Rainfed Agriculture Development Project in the Governorate of Sidi Bouzid
  • Tunisia: Integrated Agricultural and Rural Development Project in the Governorate of Siliana
  • Tunisia: Irrigation Development Project in the Governorate of Sidi Bouzi


  • Republic of Turkey: Sivas-Erzincan Development Project


  • Republic of Uganda: Area-Based Agricultural Modernization Programme
  • Uganda: Hoima / Kibaale Districts Integrated Community Development Project - Interim evaluation
  • Uganda: Agricultural Development Project
  • Uganda: Southwest Region Agricultural Rehabilitation Project
  • The Republic of Uganda: District development support programme
  • Republic of Uganda: Vegetable Oil Development Project


    • National smallholder support programme phase II (PRONAPPA II) (1999)

  • Eastern Republic of Uruguay: Uruguay Rural Project (2013)


  • Venezuela: Proyecto de Apoyo a Pequeños Productores en el Estado de Sucre
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: Economic Development of Poor Rural Communities Project (PRODECOP)
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: Support Project for Small Producers in the Semi-Arid Zones of Falcom and Lara States (PROSALFA)

Viet Nam

  • Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: Rural Income Diversification Project in Tuyen Quang Province - Project performance assessment
  • Viet Nam: Agricultural Resources Conservation and Development Project in Quang Binh Province
  • Viet Nam: Ha Giang Development Project for Ethnic Minorities


  • Republic of Yemen: Tihama Environment Protection Project
  • Republic of Yemen: Raymah Area Development Project


  • Zambia: Smallholders Services Rehabilitation Project
  • Zambia: Forest Resource Management Project
  • Zambia: North Western Province Agricultural Development Project - Mid-term evaluation
  • Zambia: North Western Province Area Development Project - Interim evaluation report