Approach Paper: Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: IDB's Comparative Advantage

Jul 2013
This approach paper identifies the rationale, the main evaluative questions, and the methods to be used for an evaluation by the Inter-American Development Bank's Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) on Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The evaluation is the second in a two-stage evaluation of citizen security. The first evaluation examined five citizen security operations. That evaluation focused on the implementation challenges the Bank faces. This second phase of the evaluation will look more broadly at all of the Bank's work in citizen security, including both lending and non-lending activities. It will also attempt to identify the Bank's strengths (and weaknesses) in addressing one of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region's most pressing challenges: the persistence of crime and violence.