Country Program Evaluation: Dominican Republic 2013-2016
This will be the fourth independent evaluation by OVE of the IDB's country program with the Dominican Republic, and the first to cover the work of the entire IDB Group in the country. This Country Program Evaluation (CPE) covers the IDB Group's program over the period 2013-2016, which was guided by the Bank's country strategy with the Dominican Republic 2013-2016. This CPE therefore aims to analyze the IDB Group's relationship with the country, taking an independent viewpoint, assessing in particular the program's relevance and effectiveness, including both financial and nonfinancial products offered by the IDB Group during the period under analysis. This evaluation is intended as an input to the new country strategy document the IDB Group is preparing. The evaluation draws upon a diverse range of sources of information. These include interviews with key respondents: current and former government civil servants, project executing agencies, IDB Group sector specialists, international cooperation partners, members of academia and civil society familiar with the country's development challenges and individuals from the various sectors in which the Bank works. The Bank's programming, supervision (PMR, PSR) and evaluation (PCR and XPSR) documents were also analyzed. OVE backed up its documentary review with an analysis of internal and external databases.