ADB Results Framework 2013-2016: Quick Guide

Institutional Document | April 2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) corporate results framework is a management tool that helps ADB monitor and improve its performance to achieve the long-term development goals set out in Strategy 2020. Strategy 2020 is the guiding framework ADB uses in its mission to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.

The results framework translates Strategy 2020 into a detailed set of indicators and targets to help ADB plan its work better and sharpen its focus on delivering development results. ADB assesses its progress annually against the results framework's indicators, baselines, and targets. The development effectiveness review process highlights where ADB has been successful, where challenges remain, and where remedial action is needed. Management reviews the findings and decides what actions ADB needs to take to improve its effectiveness.

The results of the review process are published annually in the Development Effectiveness Review Report. The purpose of the report is to communicate the findings of the review and Management's recommendations to staff and stakeholders in a factual and transparent manner.


  • Background and Purpose
  • Structure of the Revised Results Framework
  • Improvements
  • Results Framework Indicators