Donor and development agency approaches to measuring infrastructure results

Abstract

The Department for International Development (DFID) is developing infrastructure results targets to support the new Economic Development Strategy. A key input is an understanding of how other development agencies measure their economic infrastructure results.

DFID requested Evidence on Demand to undertake a rapid desk-based study to review and summarise how other development agencies measure their economic infrastructure results and produce a narrative outlining any patterns observed.

The objective of the work was to produce a clear and concise summary of other development agencies’ approaches to measuring economic infrastructure results accompanied by a brief narrative describing any patterns observed.

Bilateral donor agencies and multilateral institutions were considered for this study. The bilateral donor agencies from Germany (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ), Netherlands (The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs - NEDA), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - SIDA), Norway (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD), Japan (Japan International Cooperation Agency - JICA), US (US Agency for International Development - USAID), Australia (Australian Agency for International Development - AusAID), and France (Agence Francaise Development - AFD) were included. The multilateral agencies covered are the World Bank (WB), AfDB (African Development Bank), ADB (Asian Development Bank), EC (European Commission), EIB (European Investment Bank), and IFC (International Finance Corporation).

The infrastructure sectors included are: Energy, Water and Sanitation, and Transport. ICTs (Information and Communications Technologies) were not included in the review as DFID has very limited engagement in ICT and is not intending to measure results in this sector. Where agencies measure results on Regional Infrastructure or Economic Corridors separately, this was also recorded, as were indicators on Cities and Urbanisation.

This report has been produced by Transport Research Laboratory for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by HTSPE Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited.

Citation

Shafiqur Rahman, A. Donor and development agency approaches to measuring infrastructure results. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) i + 49 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_hd.august2014.Rahman]

Donor and development agency approaches to measuring infrastructure results

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