Evaluation of the African Development Bank Group’s Support for Renewable Energy – report is out

Key words
  • Regional development
  • Environment and climate change
  • Data and development

ADE, in consortium with Marge, has finalized the evaluation of the 2012-2021 AfDB Support for Renewable Energy. The objective of the evaluation was to inform the Bank’s strategies and operational approach to renewable energy supply sector assistance. The evaluation had an accountability dimension, reporting to stakeholders on the performance Bank’s interventions and results, and a learning dimension, highlighting factors which have positively or negatively affected the Bank’s support to renewable energy, such that the Bank can improve its future strategies and operations. The goal was to derive evidence-based lessons that can inform the design and implementation of future AfDB renewable energy interventions.

In this framework, the evaluation covered geothermal, hydro, solar and wind renewable energy sources and concerned the 2012-2021 period, notably covering the introduction of the AfDB Energy sector policy (2012) and the New Deal on Energy for Africa (2016-2025). Ten countries were selected as case studies: Cameroon, Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Morocco, DRC, Madagascar, Uganda.

The summary evaluation report and the management response can be found on IDEV’s website here.

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