Annual Report on the 2008 Country Performance Assessment Exercise

Date: May 2009
Type: Statutory Reports and Official Records
ADB administration and governance; ADB funds and products
Series: Annual Report on the Country Performance Assessment Exercise


Under the performance-based allocation (PBA) policy for Asian Development Fund (ADF) countries, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) links the allocation of ADF resources to country performance. The system is based on the principle that aid is most effective in accelerating poverty reduction in countries where policy and institutional performance is strong. Under the PBA system, ADB gauges the relative performance of all eligible borrowers with access to ADF by conducting annual country performance assessments (CPAs). This annual report provides information on the conduct and results of the 2008 assessments. It also summarizes progress in harmonizing ADB’s allocation system with similar approaches to PBA of concessional resources at other multilateral development banks (MDBs).


  • Introduction
  • The Performance-based Allocation System
  • 2008 Country Performance Assessment Exercise
  • Appendixes