Evaluation of IDB microfinance programme

Jan. 2011 - May. 2011

The project aims at evaluating the design, efficiency and effectiveness of the microfinance programme of the Inter-American Development Bank in the poorest and most conflictive states of Mexico, namely Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca. The evaluation takes place at three levels: the institutional level of the IDB, the intermediary institutions and the end beneficiaries, with a focus on the topics microfinance, agricultural production and environment, sociology/community development and gender issues/women empowerment. The results of the evaluation will be used to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as the replicability of the programme in the region.

Services provided


Elaboration of evaluation methodology.

Analysis of all relevant documents and reports.

Elaboration of questionnaires, interview guidelines and interview samples.

Preparation and implementation of field visits: collection of quantitative and qualitative data.

Interviews and group discussions with staff and stakeholders.

Visual documentation of the field visits.

Data processing and analysis; identification of achievements and challenges on all three levels and for all topics.

Elaboration of the Final Programme Evaluation Report.