Our Role

Why Evaluation Matters?

Evaluation is a necessary part of strong and effective governance and knowledge management, both of which are essential for learning, institutional development, accountability and policy-making. It focuses on the expected and achieved outcomes, examining the results chain, implementation processes, contextual factors and causality, in order to understand the range of factors that contribute to or constraint the achievements of a specific intervention. It aims to determine the Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Sustainability and Impact of the interventions and to assess the contributions of CDB and its development partners to the delivery of the intended outcomes.

An evaluation provides evidence-based analysis of data and information that is credible, reliable and useful, enabling the timely incorporation of findings, recommendations and lessons into strategy, policy and decision-making. Furthermore, evaluation practice creates the space and opportunity for reflection, sharing lessons and emerging best practices, as well as building evaluation capacity for CDB staff, member countries, and other stakeholders in the development process.

Strategic Pillars

Purpose and Principles

Practices (Products and Services)