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We evaluate our work

Internally and externally executed topic-based evaluations are important tools which we can harness to make DEG's work even more effective. Insights gained from these evaluations help us, and our customers, to accompany future private commitments in a more focused manner, and enable us to further develop our Development Effectiveness Rating on an ongoing basis. Joint evaluations with other European development financiers serve to advance learning across all institutions.

Our latest evaluations


Between economic growth and climate change: Supporting developing countries reach sustainable, climate-smart development

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Explorative Research Study on approaching DFI’s development impacts from a net perspective

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Research study on the transformative impact of Gender-Lens Investing (2021)

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All evaluations at a glance

Case studies by DEG or on its behalf

In addition to its topic-based studies, DEG carries out case studies on selected customers or specific customer clusters. Case studies supplement topic-related studies with a practice-oriented single view.

Managing Environmental and Social Risks
Nambia (2017) Bank Windhoek (PDF, 380 KB, non-accessible)
South Africa (2017) Metier Capital Growth Fund II (PDF, 226 KB, non-accessible)
Mozambique (2017) BIM Bank (PDF, 249 KB, non-accessible)
Panama (2017) Multifin Bank (PDF, 817 KB, non-accessible)
El Salvador (2017) Banco Proamerica (PDF, 271 KB, non-accessible)
Vietnam (2017) Techcom Bank (PDF, 174 KB, non-accessible)
Georgia (2017) TBC Bank (PDF, 212 KB, non-accessible)

Committed to fair working conditions (2015) DBL-Group: High labour and safety standards in the Bangladeshi garment industry pay off (PDF, 658 KB, non-accessible)
Enabling higher yields and net increase in farmers’ income (2015) The professionalization of the Brazilian fertilizer producer Aminoagro leads to higher development impacts (PDF, 880 KB, non-accessible)
Local sourcing, a success story (2015) A Namibian cement producer boosts development by realizing local and national resource and employment potential (PDF, 925 KB, non-accessible)
South-South investment paves the way for the future (2015) The Chinese garment manufacturer Texhong Renze diversifies its production in Vietnam (PDF, 756 KB, non-accessible)

Further information

In 2014 DEG has formulated goals and principles of evaluation. They are depicted in "DEG evaluation - a guiding principle" (PDF, 59 KB, non-accessible).