Improving Project Outcomes | Asian Development Bank

Improving Project Outcomes

Institutional Document | August 2011

This report presents problems and factors that influence project success, looks at how ADB pursues improvements in project outcomes in a holistic manner, and recommends areas ADB could emphasize more to ensure project outcomes are achieved.

A number of initiatives have been launched under Strategy 20202 in ADB in recent years with the purpose to improve project outcomes. These include steps taken to increase project quality under the Streamlined Business Processes and recommendations contained in the 2010 Good Project Implementation Practice Report of the project implementation working group. In addition regional departments have been undertaking initiatives to address particular issues faced in their client countries. As a result of these various initiatives the Development Effectiveness Review 2010 Report showed an upward trend in the quality at entry of new operations and speed of project start-up.

This report presents an analysis of the problems and considers factors that influence project success, looks at how ADB is pursuing improvements in project outcomes in a holistic manner encompassing all stages of the project cycle and concludes with recommendations on areas ADB could put further emphasis to ensure project outcomes are achieved.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Project Outcomes Problem Analysis
  • Regional Operational Context
  • ADB's Actions to Improve Project Success and Outcomes
  • Recommended Actions to Improve Project Outcomes
  • Appendixes