The ADB corporate results framework, introduced in 2008, is a management tool that helps ADB monitor and improve its performance to achieve the goals set out in Strategy 2020. Strategy 2020 is the guiding framework ADB uses in its mission to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
In 2012, ADB reviewed its results framework to ensure its continued relevance and usefulness as a performance management tool. In 2013, ADB updated its results framework to align it with the outcomes of the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020. The revised results framework contains 91 indicators arranged in a two-section, four-level structure as follows:
- Section I, consisting of level 1, tracks the state of development in the region. ADB uses this part of the results framework to monitor the relevance of Strategy 2020. It is not intended to assess ADB's performance
- Section II, consisting of levels 2, 3, and 4, measures ADB's performance in implementing Strategy 2020 to maximize its development effectiveness. Level 2 measures the success of ADB's completed operations and quantifies the results delivered. Level 3 tracks ADB's performance in managing new and ongoing operations. Level 4 assesses the adequacy of ADB's organizational capacity to facilitate the effective management of its operations.
The structure of the ADB Results Framework
ADB monitors its progress against the results framework in the annual Development Effectiveness Review report.