2022: Evaluation of the Shareholder Special Fund (2016-20)
The EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (SSF) was established in 2008 so the Bank could respond more effectively to the remaining transition challenges in its region of operations by providing essential grant resources – technical cooperation and co-investment grants – to support the Bank’s operations and policy dialogue. Since its inception, more than €1.1 billion of the Bank’s net income allocation has been channelled through the SSF, supporting upwards of 2,200 TC and co-investment grant projects throughout the EBRD regions. In parallel to backing the Bank’s transition agenda, the SSF has also become an integral part of its crisis response toolbox. The last full evaluation of the SSF took place in 2014. This latest evaluation offers an independent, comprehensive up-to-date assessment of the Fund. It looked principally at the period January 2016 to December 2020, though it also considered changes in and performance of the SSF since, where relevant.
2014: The EBRD Shareholder Special Fund – interim evaluation
The Evaluation department has prepared an evaluation of the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund at Management’s request to assess specific issues of its operations and management. This is to feed into Management and Board strategic and operational planning work, including with respect to grants and donor support. The evaluation draws specific attention to important operational, planning and governance issues of the fund flowing largely from divergent views on its intended priorities and how best to operationalise them.
2013: TC experiences in new countries of operations - Mongolia Cooperation Fund
The Mongolia Cooperation Fund was a multi-donor fund established in 2001 to finance technical cooperation activities in a then new member country prior to its eligibility for regular EBRD operations. This evaluation serves primarily to examine this experience with early use of technical cooperation funds, for potential findings and lessons applicable to subsequent new member countries.
2012: Synthesis paper- Findings and insights from technical cooperation evaluations
This study presents a consolidation of the knowledge and findings from past evaluations of technical cooperation initiatives. Between 2000 and 2010, the Evaluation department wrote 60 technical cooperation evaluations, producing 262 findings. Yet 92 per cent of the findings relate to processes for managing technical cooperation rather than to actual results, relevance to the mandate or future sustainability. This invites reflection on the process for both the design and management of initiatives, and the evaluation approach that has been employed in this area for more than a decade.
2011: FAO Framework Agreements
The cooperation between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the EBRD started soon after the creation of the Bank in 1991. This is an evaluation of the framework cooperation agreements to share costs of technical cooperation initiatives in joint FAO and EBRD countries of operations
2010: EBRD Shareholder's Special Fund
Established in April 2008 with the net income that the Bank achieved in the previous year, its function is to facilitate the Bank’s operations by financing technical cooperation (TC) measures and non-TC support, and supplementing the grant funds provided from donor organisations. This report looks at the functioning and appropriateness of the procedures set up for its implementation, on the features of its portfolio to date, and makes recommendations for the future.
2008: Japan-European Cooperation Fund mid-term review
An evaluation of the Japan-European Cooperation Fund, a bilateral trust fund that has contributed to a wide range of Bank projects. On account of the Fund's prolific activities in technical cooperation (TC) operations, this offers a comprehensive analysis of the role of TCs using representative case studies.
2005: Mongolia Co-operation Fund
Set up in 2001 in preparation of Mongolia becoming a new country of operation and supported by four existing bank member countries, provided financing for technical cooperation operation in various fields.
Project completion report assessments for technical cooperation projects
From 2006 to 2010, EvD annually assessed technical cooperation (TC) Project Completion Reports produced by the Official Co-financing Unit (OCU, now under the Technical Cooperation department). EvD also reviewed reports prepared by consultants and conducted interviews with operation leaders on TC projects. Findings were aggregated to highlight a number of lessons for future technical cooperation projects. This annual report was discontinued in 2011, and TC is now evaluated as part of the operation self-assessment, EvD validations and EvD operation evaluation process.