Carefully evaluating development projects, and learning from success and challenges of past efforts, is more important than ever as governments fight COVID-19.
The COVID-19 crisis has taught us that robust and credible monitoring and evaluation systems are vital to ensure development projects and programs improve the lives of people most in need.
Governments and organizations, including multilateral development banks, are funding tens of billions of dollars in development projects and programs to help countries respond to COVID-19. The evaluation and monitoring process should not be bypassed.
For quality evaluations of international development projects and programs to lead to better results, they need to be influential.
Underserved businesses run by women in Armenia need help to create a reliable client base and convince skeptical banks that their enterprises are a good investment.
There is clear potential for replication and scaling up this model across developing Asia.
Big off-site urban sanitation operations should be complemented with smaller sanitation schemes in poor neighborhoods.
In its quest to become an industrialized nation, Viet Nam must redouble efforts to improve the skills of the labor force and cultivate high-technology, high value-add industries.
Recent evaluation shows these elements are crucial to supporting economic growth and eradicating poverty without further harming the environment.
Yes – but only if the focus is on quality and impact, and not on the quantity and volume of investment.