Evaluation and Monitoring



Your contact: Vincent Coppens
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E-mail: vincent.coppens@ade.eu

Within the context of increasing globalisation and integration of economies, the formulation of relevant policies and their implementation present a major challenge. The growing concern with accountability and progressive improvement of strategies confers a key role on evaluation in this respect.

Evaluation at the level of aid programmes and public policies is at the heart of ADE's range of activities. ADE provides various types of evaluation support:

  • implementation of evaluation studies, from ex ante through to ex post;
  • development and promotion of evaluation methods and tools on the basis of acquired experience and expertise;
  • capacity-building in evaluation through training and creation of and support for networks of evaluators;
  • dissemination of evaluation results, for instance through organisation of workshops or participation in conferences.

To date ADE has carried out more than two hundred evaluations. These studies:

  • have been commissioned by different types of client at international (European Commission, UN, World Bank), national, regional or local levels;
  • concern different fields of expertise, mainly development aid, regional development and competitiveness, and agricultural and rural development;
  • have been conducted at global, EU, regional, country or local level;
  • include policy, strategy, programme and project evaluations.

ADE offers the advantage of combining key expertise in evaluation - capitalising on its wide expertise in the field - with sector expertise drawn from its three other areas of excellence. ADE has dedicated staff working exclusively on evaluations and who are specialised in complex strategic level evaluations.

Latest publications

Evaluation of the European Commission's Humanitarian Interventions in India and Nepal, 2013-2017
The evaluation covered humanitarian interventions in India and Nepal during the period 2013-2017 funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). It included the different sectors in which support was provided, notably Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFIs), Water and Sanitation, Health, Food Assistance, Protection, Recovery and Disaster Risk Reduction. This study was selected as the “Evaluation of the month” for May 2018 by ALNAP, a leading global humanitarian evaluation network: “This evaluation is worth a look given the very different country contexts it covers. Evaluating interventions across different countries and contexts is often challenging. This evaluation succeeds in grounding its assessments in a good understanding of the local contexts, whilst avoiding the pitfall of creating two separate evaluations under one name. It’s also worth checking out Case Study 3 on operating in complex and politically sensitive environments. The case study describes the policy framework, main challenges faced and how they were mitigated, all of which helps ground the findings, conclusions and recommendations in a good understanding of the broader context.”
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Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy and Program in Ivory Coast (2006-2016)
Summary report
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Evaluation of the Joint Programming Process
This study evaluates the process of Joint Programming of development cooperation between the European Union and its Member States during the period 2011-2015. It is based notably on 14 country case studies, additional visits to the EU and 7 Member States headquarters, an extended survey, and documentary review.
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