Review of the ADB Results Framework

Date: December 2012
Type: Policies, Strategies, and Plans
ADB administration and governance


In January 2012, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) began a review of its results framework to ensure its continued relevance as a corporate performance management tool. ADB adopted its results framework in 2008 to monitor progress toward the goals of its long-term strategic framework, Strategy 2020. The ADB results framework has driven the institutionalization of results-based management at ADB, strengthened accountability for results, and improved the communication of corporate performance.

Under this review, ADB assessed achievements and challenges in the use of the framework, examined good practices, and consulted key stakeholders on areas that need to be strengthened. This paper proposes changes to the structure, indicators, and targets of the results framework.

The proposed results framework reflects Management’s judgment given the available information at the time of preparing this report. As in the past, ADB will review the framework, including its indicators and targets, for possible refinements as more information becomes available.

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Development Effectiveness and Results at ADB


  • Executive Summary
  • Proposed Results Framework, Targets, and Baselines
  • Assessment of Existing Results Framework and Improvement Principles
  • Proposed Revised Results Framework
  • Use of the Proposed Results Framework
  • Recommendation
  • Appendixes