Evaluation Policy

To enhance the independence and effectiveness of evaluation in ADB, the revised policy as described in Section IV of the Review of the Independence and Effectiveness of the Operations Evaluation Department was approved by the ADB Board of Directors in December 2008 and took effect on 1 January 2009.

This comprehensive review was undertaken in February 2008 to examime ADB's current arrangements for the operations evaluation function. Aside from presenting key findings from the review process, the paper also proposed a number of changes to further enhance the independence and effectiveness of the evaluation function.