Regional: Strengthening Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Innovations

Sovereign Project | 45292-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Strengthening Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Innovations
Project Number 45292-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8003-REG: Strengthening Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Innovations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 950,000.00
TA 8003-REG: Strengthening Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Innovations (Supplementary)
Financial Sector Development Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Inclusive finance - Insurance and contractual savings - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Understanding significantly increased by training and conference completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The three-day training and three-day conference have been held successfully in August 2012.

Eleven small grants to support design of evaluation studies with a maximum of $15,000 per grant were completed in October 2013.

By March 2014, ADB selected 5 out of 21 proposals for large grants with a maximum of $150,000 each to conduct impact evaluations of development interventions, of which 3 are related to financial inclusion, 1 small and medium enterprise development and 1 post-conflict management and governance. Mobilization payments have been made to all 5 studies. Some have finished the baseline date collection by March 2015. These evaluation studies are expected to be completed by 2016.

After the transfer of this TA from EAAR, extension were made for the five grantees until completion of the TA on 31 December 2016.

Most of the activities of some grantees i.e. formalization of partnerships and study design, finalization of survey instruments for baseline survey and monthly consumption of survey module, testing of mobile survey platform, surveyor training, introduction of payroll accounts delivered by partner organizations were completed. The remaining tasks will be completed before the TA completion date.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with PRC China Academy of Sciences, and informally with DMC participants in basic evaluation training under IED RETAs for CAREC and GMC.
During Project Implementation Ongoing consultations with field offices of IPA and with all ADB DMCs on training participation and options for developing better impact evaluation studies in member countries. The conference and training markedly increased linkages between academics, DMC officials, and implementers. Ongoing consultations with the InterAmerican Development Bank, Visa Foundation, Citi Foundation, and others are ongoing, to replicate the event in future years.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services One international consultant for 10 person-months, intermittent, will recruited by single-source selection (SSS) from the Financial Access Initiative through the Innovations for Poverty Action to manage all arrangements for the training development and delivery, conference setup, management and logistics, grants competition and general grants implementation oversight. FAI/IPA established and ran the first conference in 2010, administers a Gates Fund grant for evaluation trial grants, and has established a unique and extensive worldwide network of evaluation researchers. No other evaluation network of this nature exists at the current time. It has a unique capability to provide a qualified research professional for this task, as the R-CDTA work is a natural continuation of previous work (the 2010 conference) and it has experience of exceptional worth for the assignment. The consultant will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ahyoung Kim
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 20 Sep 2011
Fact Finding 17 Oct 2011 to 21 Oct 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8003-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2011 - 16 Dec 2011 31 May 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,450,000.00 16 Dec 2011 1,030,241.77

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