Lessons Learned from ADB's Response to the Global Economic Crisis of 2008-2009

Date: July 2011
Type: Papers and Briefs
Economics; Evaluation
Series: Learning Lessons


This synthesis distills the lessons and key findings from a real-time evaluation study on ADB’s response to the global economic crisis of 2008–2009. The study covered ADB’s crisis-related assistance (loans and grants) provided in 2009 and 2010 from the concessional Asian Development Fund (ADF); ordinary capital resources (OCR); and other ADB specific funds, particularly the Countercyclical Support Fund (CSF) and Trade Finance Program (TFP). This synthesis makes no attempt to evaluate or summarize the response in its entirety, but rather pulls together some of the key emerging lessons to make them available to a broader audience.

Lessons Learned from ADB’s Response to the Global Economic Crisis of 2008–2009 by Independent Evaluation at Asian Development Bank