Accomplishments 1990 - 2014

 While GIDE over the 24 years of its establishment evolved from impact evaluation at project level to policy level, it also developed skills in capacity building from hands-on workshops to Masters and PhD Program in Africa.  GIDE relies on a strong relationship with impact evaluation institutions world-wide to underscore the Institute’s strong commitment to impact evaluation of projects/programs and policies and provide capacity building opportunities that are accessible and relevant to African researchers, policy makers and practitioners.  

Today, GIDE has a unique expertise in delivering cost effective, yet inclusive impact evaluation through: (i) Systematic Reviews - synthesis of evidence;  (ii) Performance Evaluations of Projects, Programs & Policies and  Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Audit as well as capacity building in these three areas.   The Institute has extensive Africa-wide experience in impact evaluation with a goal for services in low income countries of Asia also.  Internationally, GIDE is forging a successful reputation as a project manager and provider of highly-skilled expert assistance in the areas of impact evaluation and cross-cutting institutional and public sector capacity building in: (i) Systematic Reviews (ii) Environmental Impact Assessment; and (iii) Regional Integration.  Capacity building is undertaken through hands-on workshops; and on-line and in-class training courses in collaboration with partners such as the Flowers School of Management and Technology, Germany and universities in Africa and USA.

Since its inception GIDE worked and continue  to work in 20+ African countries with a number of bilateral and international development agencies including African Development Bank (AfDB), Australia Government, DAAD (Germany), Gov. of Netherlands, IDRC (Canada), IFC,  JICA (Japan), SIDA (Sweden), Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden), FAO, UNICEF, UNDP, OECF (Japan), USAID, World Bank etc. To date, GIDE accomplished over 50+ impact evaluation projects with these agencies.

Examples of GIDE's accomplishments in inclusive green growth through impact evaluation and related capacity building from 1990 - 2014 are summarized below:

Environmental Impact Assessment of the Lesotho Highland Water Project, the Katse Dam. [Courtesy of Photobucket].  The Katse Dam - One of the largest  infrastructural projects for which GIDE has accomplished Environmental Impact Assessment. It is  a major international undertaking and is now the highest dam in Africa with a height of 185m.  It is also one of the world's largest concrete arch dams in terms of volume, with a capacity of nearly 2 billion cubic meters and a surface area of 38.5 square kilometers (1998/99).

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Environmental Audit

  • Environmental Impact Assessment - Training Manual: Flowers School of Management & Technology, Germany 
  • EIA of Meki Irrigation and Rural Development Project, (Ethiopia, JICA)
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Leopard Rock Lodge, Meru National Park, (KENYA, IFC)
  • Analysis of environmental laws, policies and instruments in Kenya (OECF)
  • Assessing the Cost of Greenhouse-induced Sea-level Rise Effects on the East African Coast: Assessment of Externalities (ABI-UNEP/UNFCCC).
  • Analysis of green-gas emissions in various industries in Kenya (JICA).
  • Elaboration of Two Numeric “Green” Accounting Models Linking Emissions and Natural Resource Accounts to GDP: Tools for Evaluating Development Impacts (ABI-UNEP)
  • Evaluation of the Environmental and Social Impacts of the damage by EI Nino floods on Tana Delta Irrigation Project (Kenya, (OECF)
  • EIA of the Smallholder Irrigation Project in the Foothills of Mt. Kenya, (Kenya, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, JICA)
  • EIA of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 1B, (Lesotho, Government of Lesotho/African Development Bank/World Bank).
  • EIA of the Kurasini Export Processing Zone (EPZ), (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Government of Tanzania/African Development Bank).
  • EIA of the Mwea Irrigation Development Project, (KENYA, National Irrigation Board, Kenya/OECF).
  • Environmental Audit of the Dagoretti Slaughter houses, (KENYA, The Netherlands).
  • Environmental Audit of Water, Sanitation/ Waste Management in Mwea Irrigation Scheme, (Kenya, UNDP)
  • EIA of the Horticultural and Traditional Food Crops Development Project (Kenya, AfDB)
  • Environment and Social Impact Assessment of the Malaria and Schistosomiasis Control Methods in Mwea Irrigation Scheme: A Study of Insecticide Impregnated Mosquito Nets and Papyrus Mats, (Kenya, UNICEF)
  • EIA of the Malaria and Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) Control Methods in the Kibimba Rice Scheme: A Study of Insecticide Impregnated Mosquito Nets and Papyrus Mats (Uganda, UNICEF)
  • Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of using Insecticide-impregnated Mosquito Nets in Irrigation Schemes in Selected African Countries, (UNICEF & WHO)
  • EIA of Integrated Irrigation Project, (The Seychelles, AfDB)
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of the Agricultural Marketing & Processing Infrastructure Project, (ZAMBIA, AfDB)
  • Assessment of the Country Environmental Profile of Kenya (JICA
  • Assessment of the Country Environmental Profile of Kenya (OECF)
  • Assessment of the Country Environmental Profile of The Seychelles (AfDB)
  • Assessment of the Regional (African) Environmental Profile (AfDB)
  • Environmental Assessment of the Suitability of a Bell 206 (Jet Ranger) Helicopter for the Strategic Control of Armyworm in Primary Outbreak Areas of Kenya
  • The Environmental Impact Study of Tana Delta Irrigation Project. Final Report to Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund for Japan (OECF)
  • EIA of the Community-based Smallholder Irrigation Project for Promotion of Horticultural Production in the Foothills of Mt. Kenya (JICA)
  • Environmental Impact and Economic Potential of Slaughterhouse and Fish Processing Wastes in Kenya. (Government of The Netherlands)
  • EIA of the Mwea Irrigation Development Project (Nippon Koei Engineers)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Horticultural/Traditional Food Crops Project, Kenya (AfDB)
  • EIA: Agricultural Marketing/Processing Infrastructure Project, Zambia (AfDB)
  • Assessment of the Impact of Endod Plant (Phytolacca dodecandra) for Controlling Malaria and Schistosomiasis in East Africa (UNICEF).
  Executive Director Explains in 1995,   GIDE's 20 Year-Vision of Inclusive Green Growth  

Executive Director Explains in 1995, GIDE's 20 Year-Vision of Inclusive Green Growth  

Systematic Reviews (SRs) - Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

•    Evidence Based Practice: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Policy in Social and Economic Development of Africa 
•    A systematic Review of How Network Marketing Contributes to Inclusive Development and Women’s Economic Empowerment? Synthesis of Evidence and Lessons

Capacity Building - Impact Evaluation

  • Systematic Reviews: Meta Data Analysis and Narrative Synthesis - Training Manual: Flowers School of Management & Technology, Germany 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment - Training Manual: Flowers School of Management & Technology, Germany
  • Evaluation and Mainstreaming Regional Integration in National Development Plans - Training Manual: Flowers School of Management & Technology, Germany
  • Training Modules II/IV: Mainstreaming Crosscutting Issues (gender, environment, poverty) in Sectoral and the Project Cycle (AfDB) – delivered training for AfDB staff
  • “Easy Reference Guide” for Mainstreaming Crosscutting Issues(gender, environment, poverty) in Sectoral/ Project Cycle (AfDB) - delivered training for AfDB staff
  • Masters and PhD Program on Environment & Gender Studies, Kenya (DAAD) – delivered lectures to students & supervised graduate thesis/dissertation research in collaboration with respective collaborating universities where students enrolled
  • Environmental Impact Assessment in Eastern and Southern Africa: Kenya, Botswana Djibouti, Lesotho, Mozambique, Somalia and Zimbabwe – conducted “hands-on” workshops for government staff.
  GIDE’s Accomplishments are Attributed Largely to Management Working Closely with the Board of Directors in Implementing its Strategic Plan Relating to its Policy Studies and Capacity Building Program including the Masters & PhD Program in Environmental Economics & Household Economics.

GIDE’s Accomplishments are Attributed Largely to Management Working Closely with the Board of Directors in Implementing its Strategic Plan Relating to its Policy Studies and Capacity Building Program including the Masters & PhD Program in Environmental Economics & Household Economics.

Performance Evaluation of Projects, Programs & Policies

  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Blantyre/Shire Highlands and Namwera-Mangochi Rural Development, Malawi (AfDB)
  • Evaluation of Sub-regional Capability in Monitoring and Managing Environmental Aspects of Pesticides in East and Southern African countries (USAID)
  • Assessment of Improvement of Pesticide Management in East and southern Africa: The Potential Role of NGOs (USAID)
  • Evaluation of the Role of NGOs in the implementation of AGENDA 21 of UNCED in Africa (UNEP & IUCN)
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Sidamo-Gamo Gofa Peasant Agricultural Development Project, Ethiopia (AfDB)
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Impact on African Development Bank (ADB) Operations of the Environmental Management Training of Bank Sector Specialists, Cote D'Ivoire (AfDB/USAID)
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Uganda Poverty Alleviation Project – Microfinance Support Centre (AfDB)
  • Assessment of Opportunity Costs and Trade-offs in Natural Resource conservation in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania (UNEP)
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Agricultural Production and Marketing in Lake Victoria Crescent, Uganda (JICA)
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Institutional Training Programme for Environmental Management of the AfDB (USAID)
  • Mid Term Review of the Environment and Sustainable Development Programme of the African Development Bank in Africa (ADB) (Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire, AfDB).
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Increased Food Production Aid by Japan (2KR) in Kenya for 1992/93 and 1993/94 Crop Years (JICA).
  • Mid Term Review of the African Biodiversity Institute’s Africa-wide Masters and PhD Program (DAAD, Germany)
  • Assessment of the Water Resources and Activities of Donors and NGOs in Water Development and Community-Based Water Supply in Kenya (the Government of Kenya/JICA)
  • End of Project Performance Evaluation of the Japanese Government X-ray Project in Kenya (JICA)
  • Evaluation of Impact of Insecticide Impregnated Mosquito Nets for Malaria Control in Botswana's Endemic Areas.  (UNICEF/ESARO)
  • Biodiversity Prospecting: Evaluating the Economic Potential of Ocimum Plants (Ocimum basilicum L) as a Community-based Tool for Malaria control  in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.  (IDRC).