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1 1 The three year rolling ( ) work programme and 2010 budget of the Office of Evaluation Fifty-Ninth Evaluation Committee Session 9 October 2009

2 2 Main comments from EC and EB Sequencing of evaluation work programme (CLEs) with IFAD replenishment commitments A more balanced presentation Linking OE work programme to the delivery of corporate management results Request for more details on human and financial resources

3 3 Responses to comments Undertake 2 key CLEs in 2010: CLE on IFADs approaches and results in promoting gender equity and womens empowerment CLE on IFADs Private sector development and Partnership strategy Postpone CPE Haiti to 2012 Remove the planned CPE China from the work programme and provide inputs to the self-evaluation of the country programme in China by management Devote more space to the 2010 Work Programme in the document Link OE priorities to the delivery of specific corporate management results Provide more details on OE human and financial resources

4 4 Work Programme A. Conduct CLEs, CPEs and PEs B. Specific evaluation work required by EP C. Evaluation outreach and partnership D. OE effectiveness and methodology Contribute towards achieving selected IFAD corporate management results, e.g. CMRs 1 and 2

5 5 A. Conduct CLEs, CPEs & PEs Complete the outreach activities related to the JAE. Complete the CLE on efforts and approaches to promoting gender equity and womens empowerment in IFAD operations in December Undertake the CLE on IFADs Private Sector Development and Partnership, to be completed in April Three further CLEs are included in the forward programme: (i) A review of the efficiency of IFAD operations, to be initiated in 2011; (ii) IFADs Policy dialogue approaches and results, to be initiated in 2012; and (iii) IFADs Supervision Policy, to be initiated in Finalize CPEs in Argentina, Kenya, Niger and Yemen. Undertake CPEs in Ghana, Rwanda and Vietnam in CPEs in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Jordan and Madagascar are included in the forward programme. Undertake PEs in Brazil, Ghana, Laos, Rwanda, and Tanzania in Others are also provisionally included in the rolling work programme.

6 6 B. Specific evaluation work required by Evaluation Policy ARRI. Three year rolling work programme and annual budget. Four regular sessions of EC, additional ad-hoc and country visit each year (Mozambique in 2010, Yemen in 2011 and Ghana in 2012 as decided by the EC in July). Comments on PRISMA, RIDE. Comments on IFAD management policy proposals, as required.

7 7 C. Evaluation outreach and partnership Continue organization of in-country learning workshops at the end of each evaluation, dissemination of evaluation reports, profiles and insights; development of ARRI learning themes, and updating of the OE internet sub-site. Participate in internal platforms (e.g. OSC, CPMT) to strengthen learning and knowledge management. Continue to participate actively in the discussions of ECG, and UNEG. Continue involvement in ECD, commensurate with priorities and resource availability.

8 8 D. OE Effectiveness and methodology Continue the application of the evaluation manual, and internal OE peer review activities. Implement the recommendations of the external peer review of OE.

9 Resource issues Same levels of human resources as in Around 2.3% real decrease in 2010 budget. After mandatory increases over which OE has no control (inflation factor, and staff cost), OEs budget proposal for 2010 is around USD 5.9 million (0.74% of IFAD programme of work for 2010 – down from 0.88% in 2009). In addition, the EB in September decided that OE should include a one time below the line allocation of USD for the completion of the external peer review of OE and IFADs evaluation function.

10 OE Evaluation Budget (US$) Proposed 2010 budget 2008 budget 2009 budget (USD at 0.79) 1.5% inflation Staff cost increase by ICSC (USD at 0.79) Real Decrease Total 2010 budget (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)=(1)+(2)+(3)-(4) Evaluation work (non-staff cost) Evaluation work (staff cost) Total One-time cost for the external peer review of OE in

11 OE revised Evaluation Budget (US$) Proposed 2010 budget 2008 budget 2009 budget (USD at 0.79) 1.5% inflation Staff cost increase by ICSC (USD at 0.722) Real Decrease Total 2010 budget (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)= (1)+(2)+(3)-(4) Evaluation work (non-staff cost) Evaluation work (staff cost) Total One-time cost for the external peer review of OE in Note: OE has just been informed by FS that the final exchange rate of USD at will be used by IFAD for requesting the 2010 budget. At this new exchange rate, the staff cost will be USD for the same level of human resources required for 2010), bringing OEs total proposed budget to USD

12 OE Human resource requirements 2008 level2009 level2010 Professional staff General service staff Total

13 13 Next Steps The OE WPB will be discussed at the Audit Committee in November. Finally, the OE WPB will be submitted to the EB in December for approval.

14 14 Cost of evaluation work Evaluation typeCost (USD)Professional Staff time (days) Project evaluation Country programme evaluation Differentiated costs based on the size of the portfolio, size of country, and the availability of evaluative evidence: Big portfolio: Medium portfolio: Small portfolio: Corporate level evaluation Differentiated cost: – ARRI

15 15 OE Human Resources Human Resource CategoryNumber in 2010 Director1 Deputy Director1 Senior Evaluation Officers3 Evaluation Officers4.5 Evaluation/Communication Officer1 Evaluation Research Analyst1 Total Professional staff11.5 Administrative assistant1 Assistant to the Director1 Assistant to the Deputy Director1 Evaluation assistants5 Total General Services staff8 Grand total19.5 Note: OE also benefits from the services of 1 APO from Germany.


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