2022 Evaluation of Aid Evaluation

Assessment of the EBA’s Country Evaluations: Quality, Use & Learning

Ole Winckler Andersen, Elliot Stern

This report assesses a portfolio of five country evaluations (CEs) commissioned by EBA between 2015 and 2017 and published between 2016 and 2018. These CEs, in Tanzania, Uganda, Cambodia (the site of 2 studies) and Bosnia-Herzegovina took a long-term view consistent with the long-term priorities and continuities of Swedish development cooperation policies.

The assessment was expected to draw lessons for EBA from these CEs, i.e. to:

  • Explore what can be learnt from the evaluations that have been conducted so far, focusing on the use, learning and relevance for Swedish development cooperation.
  • Assess the quality of the evaluation reports using the EBA policy for study quality.
  • Identify aspects of the EBA country evaluations that could be improved to increase the quality, use, learning and relevance for the Swedish development cooperation.