ADB puts a premium on results and helps its developing member countries (DMCs) to manage for that. Strong national and sector monitoring and evaluation systems are necessary to assess efforts to reduce poverty, and to demonstrate results. They are an avenue for improving performance in terms of the quality, quantity, and targeting of goods and services. They also enrich the quality of ADB's own monitoring and evaluation.
With evaluation capacity development (ECD) as a mandate, the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) has been undertaking the following activities:
To help build on gains achieved from IED's recently-completed Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) technical assistance (TA) project, this TA aims to further support ECD in results-based M&E and related networking and knowledge sharing activities in selected DMCs, mainly in the same GMS DMCs (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam). This also complements IED's ongoing projects, listed below.
This project aims to improve M&E capacity of a number of government officials from countries under ADB's Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program by supporting them to attend SHIPDET
This project aims to institutionalize results-based M&E and increase the quality of self-evaluatoin reports at executing agencies of ADB developing member countries by providing on-the-job training for up to five months per government official at the Independent Evaluation Department.