IFAD’s independent evaluation ratings database
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is making publicly available all the ratings on the performance of IFAD-supported operations evaluated since 2002. As such, IOE joins the few development organizations that currently make such data available to the public at large. The broader aim of disclosing such evaluation data is to further strengthen organizational accountability and transparency (in line with IFAD’s Disclosure and Evaluation Policies), as well as enable others interested (including researches and academics) to conduct their own analysis based on IOE data.
All evaluation ratings may be seen in the Excel database. At the moment, the database contains ratings of 295 projects evaluated by IOE. These ratings also provide the foundation for preparing IOE’s flagship report, the Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD operations (ARRI).
As in the past, IOE will continue to update the database annually by including ratings from new independent evaluations conducted each year based on the methodology captured in the IFAD Evaluation Manual. It might be useful to underline that IOE uses a six-point rating scale (where 6 is the highest score and 1 the lowest) to assess the performance of IFAD-funded operations across a series of internationally recognised evaluation criteria (e.g., relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, rural poverty impact, sustainability, gender, and others).
Moreover, in 2006, IOE’s project evaluation ratings criteria were harmonized with those of IFAD’s operations, to ensure greater consistency between independent and self-evaluation data (Agreement between PMD and IOE on the Harmonization of Self-Evaluation and Independent Evaluation Systems of IFAD). The Harmonization agreement was further enhanced in 2011, following the Peer Review of IFAD’s Office of Evaluation and Evaluation Function. The aforementioned agreements also allow to determine any ‘disconnect’ in the reporting of project performance respectively by IOE and IFAD management.
IOE Reports Interactive Map 2014
In the context of the 10th anniversary of IFAD's independent evaluation function, the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) developed this interactive map to provide an easy and quicker access to nearly 200 evaluation reports released from 2003.
The reports are grouped by region (as per IFAD regional divisions), country, year and type of evaluation. Over these ten years, IOE has accumulated a significant amount of evaluative data for larger-scale analysis of performance and impact of IFAD operations.
The reports are a product of staff of IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation and the findings and conclusions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of IFAD Member States or the representatives to its Executive Board. The designations employed and the presentation of material in these publications do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IFAD concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The designations “developed” and “developing” countries are intended for statistical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.
The interactive map is going to be updated regularly. General information about IOE’s publications, including evaluation reports produced before 2003 and other types of reports not contained in this interactive map (thematic evaluations and project completion report validations) are also available on the Evaluation Gallery or upon request from the Independent Office of Evaluation, firstname.lastname@example.org.