Regional: Impact Evaluation of Selected Projects in South Asia (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 44157-013 Status:

Summary

The proposed SSTA will support continued mainstreaming of impact and other evaluations in SARD operations over the medium term through (i) designs and roadmaps of IE of selected new projects; (ii) suitable IEs and other evaluations, covering various dimensions of selected completed projects; and (iii) preparation of robust Project Completion Reports (PCRs). Assessing the effectiveness of its projects is seen as an integral part of SARD operations to improve its operations and the quality of projects and programs delivered on the ground.

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Project Name Impact Evaluation of Selected Projects in South Asia (Phase 2)
Project Number 44157-013
Country Regional
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8035-REG: Impact Evaluation of Selected Projects in South Asia (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed SSTA will support continued mainstreaming of impact and other evaluations in SARD operations over the medium term through (i) designs and roadmaps of IE of selected new projects; (ii) suitable IEs and other evaluations, covering various dimensions of selected completed projects; and (iii) preparation of robust Project Completion Reports (PCRs). Assessing the effectiveness of its projects is seen as an integral part of SARD operations to improve its operations and the quality of projects and programs delivered on the ground.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

IE involves using primary and secondary data sources and quantitative methods to assess welfare effects attributable to specific development interventions. IE can be used as a powerful tool to help assess which policies, programs and projects work and which don't. It can also inform which project design and variations thereof of an intervention works best, and whether a pilot project should be scaled up and/or changed. Findings from evaluation of later stages of a project can feed into policy-making, for instance regarding the nature and extent of subsequent phases of the project. A well planned IE can feed into PCRs to maximize policy impact and learning.

In light of the adoption of ADB Results Framework in 2008 and annual reporting of its achievements through the Development Effectiveness Review (DEfR), increased emphasis has been given to evaluation, and in particular rigorous impact evaluation that helps establish causal links between project designs and development outcomes. To support more evidence-based evaluations and enhance learning from its operations, SARD is promoting good evaluation practices in its operations and has prepared a rolling program for IEs and similar type of evaluations. The status of IE-related work and candidate IE projects are reflected and regularly updated in the SARD 2011 IE Work Plan. Progress of IE is also closely monitored in SARD 2011 result-based Work Plan. More generally, IEs are expected to help improve delivery of development outcomes as the IE findings can help inform project selection and design

Impact Impact evaluation mainstreamed in SARD operations

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome SARD Management considers lessons to mainstream impact evaluation in SARD operations
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Impact evaluation of selected projects

2. Selected impact evaluation reports, project briefs and impact stories published

3. Enhanced awareness and capacity of staff and DMCs to conduct impact evaluation

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Technical inputs provided for baseline surveys of Improving Small Farmers' Access to Market in Maharashtra (Grant 9147) and Improving Gender Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka (Grant 9158). Impact evaluation study of Bhutan: Farm Roads to support poor farmer's livelihoods completed.

2. 3 Gender consultants completed gender and development case study reports in India. Drafts of 15 project briefs prepared.

3. Selected DMC participants were sent to training on Impact Evaluation last 17-21 June 2013 in Guangzhou China, a training on results chain and impact evaluation was conducted last 5-7 August 2013 in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The S-CDTA will require, on an intermittent basis, approximately 6 person-months of international consultant (IE Specialist/Team Leader) and 7 person-months of national consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hans Carlsson
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2014

TA 8035-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 - 22 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2014 30 Nov 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 22 Dec 2011 197,344.24

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