Evaluation: how we work
Evaluation at the CEB is organised on the basis of cycles, covering a range of operations classified under the same sector of action, that have a similar approach or common objectives, or that employ a comparable financial instrument.
The first steps in launching an evaluation cycle are an analysis of the Bank’s project portfolio and a review of international good practices in the sector. An analytical framework is prepared, which establishes the methodological fundamentals and criteria to be applied systematically to the individual evaluations within a given cycle. This ensures comparability of approaches and findings as well as the appropriate analyses.
Evaluations of individual CEB-financed operations are the building blocks of an evaluation cycle. At the same time, these evaluations constitute a key self-standing product of the CEB evaluation system.
Evaluations are an opportunity to dialogue with stakeholders at all levels (international, national and local) on the final outcomes of CEB-financed operations, and in particular, the social effects of the CEB loans.
Evaluation provides an assessment of the performance of CEB-financed operations using internationally recognised evaluation criteria and drawing on evidence collected through qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. A final aggregate rating summarises the overall performance of the evaluated operation.
The evaluation cycle culminates in an Evaluation Synthesis focusing on emerging overarching strategic- and corporate-level issues pertaining to the given sector of action or specific theme.