Regional: Selected Evaluation Studies for 2012, Phase 1

Sovereign Project | 46011-001

Summary

The research and development TA will support a time slice of evaluation studies from the 2012-2014 work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Higher level evaluations to be financed by this TA will include (i) a country assistance program evaluation and its associated sector assessments; (ii) the validation of a country partnership strategy final review; (iii) a regional country assistance program evaluation on ADB's Pacific DMCs; (iii) a sector/thematic/corporate evaluation; and (iv) dissemination of knowledge publications. Possible topics for the sector, theme, and corporate evaluations include (i) institutional effectiveness and instruments of ADB, e.g., ADB's decentralization model, co-financing; (ii) promotion of inclusive growth; (iii) social development, (iv) promotion of good governance; (v) trade finance; and (vi) environment and climate change.

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Selected Evaluation Studies for 2012, Phase 1 Aug 2012

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Project Name Selected Evaluation Studies for 2012, Phase 1
Project Number 46011-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8134-REG: Selected Evaluation Studies for 2012, Phase 1
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public administration
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The research and development TA will support a time slice of evaluation studies from the 2012-2014 work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Higher level evaluations to be financed by this TA will include (i) a country assistance program evaluation and its associated sector assessments; (ii) the validation of a country partnership strategy final review; (iii) a regional country assistance program evaluation on ADB's Pacific DMCs; (iii) a sector/thematic/corporate evaluation; and (iv) dissemination of knowledge publications. Possible topics for the sector, theme, and corporate evaluations include (i) institutional effectiveness and instruments of ADB, e.g., ADB's decentralization model, co-financing; (ii) promotion of inclusive growth; (iii) social development, (iv) promotion of good governance; (v) trade finance; and (vi) environment and climate change.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The new results framework laid out under Strategy 2020 has enabled ADB to monitor its developmental role and improve business performance. Taking into account the constraints to Asian development, findings, lessons, and recommendations from IED's higher level evaluations under this TA are to provide feedback and learning, in particular useful and practical inputs the formulation of future policies, strategies, and programs of ADB.

Under the guidance of its new Leadership Team, IED has recently initiated significant changes in its work program and internally in order to strengthen the department and make it more relevant, responsive, and influential to ADB work (e.g., enhancing accountability and learning). High level evaluations are being selected for their strong potential impact on ADB policies and operations (and also on DMCs). With each high level evaluation being a product in its own right, it demands a more rigorous set of evaluation questions, more use of external expertise, more in-country consultations, and dissemination.

Impact Improved development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, strategies, and business processes
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased use of evaluation findings, lessons, and recommendations by the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) of the ADB Board of Directors and ADB Management
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Useful lessons and recommendations from completed evaluation reports
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Independent Evaluation Department evaluation team will carry out project document and database reviews including consultations with concerned operations and non-operations departments of the ADB.
During Project Implementation The IED evaluation team will (i) carry out interviews with beneficiaries and affectees, DMC government staff, non-government organizations, and development partners including ADB, (ii) undertake questionnaire surveys and internet searches, and (iii) conduct field visits.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Independent Evaluation Department of the ADB will implement the TA and supervise all planned studies. These studies will require the services of 15 international consultants for 22 person-months and 22 national consultants for 29 person-months. Detailed terms of reference for consulting services required for each evaluation study will be indicated in the evaluation approach paper. ADB will primarily engage consultants on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Specific requirements for services of consulting firms (e.g., surveys) will be considered during preparation of the evaluation approach paper.
Procurement To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Hans Van Rijn
Responsible ADB Department Independent Evaluation Department
Responsible ADB Division Independent Evaluation Department
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Dec 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 10 Aug 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Jun 2012

TA 8134-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Aug 2012 - 10 Aug 2012 31 Aug 2014 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 10 Aug 2012 629,265.67
Title Document Type Document Date
Selected Evaluation Studies for 2012, Phase 1 Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2012

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