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Development evaluation for development effectiveness

Brief reflections by the Bank’s Evaluator General on the work of the African development bank, highlighting what works, what does not and what we learned in advancing the Bank’s transformational agenda for Africa.

16 Sep 2019

Returning to working on Africa – to ensure evaluation helps to maximize development results

By Roland Michelitsch I am just starting my new role as Evaluator General of the African Development Bank (the Bank) Group. For me, it will be returning to working on the development challenges of a region I have come to appreciate and love: Africa. Indeed, my very first job in the World Bank – as a summer intern in 1992! – was on exploring the nexus between population, agriculture and environment in the region, and later I worked as regional economist for Sub-Saharan Africa at  the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as well as on important topics for the region, such as...