We improve the effectiveness of Financial Cooperation (FC) in line with the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting FC projects with our evaluation expertise by critically assessing them, and by identifying lessons learned for future projects.
We combine internal and external evaluation expertise to systematically assess the effects of completed FC projects and to support ongoing FC projects by means of impact evaluations. We enhance institutional learning by facilitating evaluation results in products that are tailored to the target group and can be used efficiently. We are committed to professional excellence, continuous skills enhancement and innovation.
As an agile team of sector experts with scientific and/or operational experience, we see ourselves as a “knowledge hub” for evaluation and impact measurement within KfW Development Bank. We cooperate with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and network with other national and international institutions dedicated to evaluating development cooperation. The involvement of local partners and their interests and learning objectives are important to us. Our work incorporates relevant standards of the evaluation community (DeGEval, OECD-DAC) and of empirical research, in particular with respect to the protection of personal rights and the anonymity of personal data as well as an ethical code of conduct.
We are an independent evaluation unit that uses renowned and state-of-the-art methods in three pillars of evaluation work: