Impact of development (agenda 2063): AfDB organizes evaluation week 2018

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African countries have implemented structural sustainable development programmes, including the African Union agenda 2063, with a view to achieving the economic and social progress of the continent.

As part of its contribution to the efforts to achieve agenda 2063, which include, inter alia, the promotion of employment through agriculture and industrialization, access to energy and drinking water, diversification of food sources and promotion of inclusive growth and equality for a better life for all Africans, the African Development Bank, through its Department for independent evaluation of development (IDEV), organizes from 5 to 7 September 2018 its third knowledge sharing forum, called "evaluation week 2018", under the theme "strengthening the impact of development".

The Forum, which is a biennial event, provides a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices in evaluation and development in Africa. The 2018 Edition of evaluation week aims to facilitate reflections on the contribution of evaluation in the implementation of the priority areas of agenda 2063.

Participants will reflect on various perspectives such as agricultural value chains and public private partnerships for infrastructure development, as well as processes such as the collection of knowledge from evaluation, capacity building and strategic partnerships to promote evaluation, among others.

More than 300 participants, representing institutions and evaluation associations, are expected to attend this forum; civil society; the private sector; and the media as well as members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, management staff and operations. The President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina will deliver the welcome address followed by an opening speech by His Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister to the Presidency of South Africa for the planning, monitoring and evaluation.

When: September 5-7, 2018

Where: headquarters of the AfDB Avenue Joseph Anoma Abidjan, plateau

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