Country Program Evaluation: Uruguay 2016-2020
As part of its 2019-2020 annual work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) prepared an evaluation of the 2016-2020 country program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with Uruguay. This Country Program Evaluation (CPE) is the fourth independent evaluation of the Uruguay country program. Following the Bank's Protocol for CPEs (document RE 348-3), the main goal of the CPE is to “provide information on Bank's performance at the country level that is credible and useful, and that enables the incorporation of lessons and recommendations that can be used to improve the development effectiveness of the Bank's overall strategy and program of country assistance.” The CPE has been prepared during the second half of 2019 and the first semester of 2020, in time to be an input for the new IDB Group (IDBG) Country Strategy (CS) with Uruguay, which is expected to be finalized during the second half of 2021. This CPE focuses on the financial and nonfinancial relevance of the CS and country program, and on the program's implementation, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability. This CPE will be the first for Uruguay to cover operations of IDB Invest since OVE's oversight mandate was extended to IDB Invest with the 2016 consolidation of the IDBG's non-sovereign-guaranteed (NSG) windows.