Multilateral Development Banks' Common Performance Assessment System (COMPAS) 2007 Report

Date: March 2008
ADB administration and governance
Series: Multilateral Development Banks' Common Performance Assessment System (COMPAS) Report


Over the past few years, managing for results has clearly moved to occupy center stage in the operations of multilateral development banks (MDBs). This has been a welcome development: First, for the billions of people worldwide who are still trapped in poverty, and for whom increased focus on results by MDBs holds the promise of a better future. Second, for the MDBs themselves, who find that focusing on delivering results improves their management capacity and strengthens their relevance in a rapidly globalizing world.

The Common Performance Assessment System (COMPAS) report, an annual publication, was launched in 2005. It aims to report on the individual and collective progress made by the five major MDBs


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Performance of Multilateral Development Banks
  • Matrix of Indicators
    • Appendix 1 Corporate Profiles of Multilateral Development Banks Participating in the COMPAS
    • Appendix 2 Profiles of Private Sector Operations of Multilateral Development Banks
  • List of Charts and Tables
    • Table 1: 2007 COMPAS Categories of Indicators
    • Chart 1: Overall Performance of MDBs with Respect to the COMPAS Categories of Indicators