Each year, the Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) provides an update of development trends in Africa and assesses the contribution that the African Development Bank has made to that progress. The ADER is an important tool that helps the Bank to reflect on its achievements and identify areas where it needs to do better. Set against the background of a pandemic and a global economic crisis, this year’s ADER reveals how the unprecedented upheaval affected Africa’s development and the operations of the Bank.
The ADER assesses progress against the Bank’s Results Measurement Framework (RMF) for 2016–2025. It monitors the contribution of activities to the Bank’s High 5s — Light up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa — to cross-cutting priorities, and to long-term goals of promoting inclusive growth and green growth. The ADER also measures the progress made on strengthening the portfolio and reforming our internal systems and processes, to position the Bank to deliver better development results for Africa.