Development Effectiveness and Results
In the Spotlight
The second high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) will take place in Kenya in 2016. In the run-up to the event, the GPEDC will need to consider some difficult questions on what to focus on for the post-2015 world, writes ADB's Manju Senapaty in a blog entry.
Development policy makers are recognizing that engaging citizens and civil society can complement government efforts to promote good governance.
ADB saw a rise in success rates and outcomes achieved in its operations in 2014, with most completed on budget, says an ADB performance review released today.
The 2014 Development Effectiveness Review tracks recent development progress in Asia and the Pacific, assesses ADB’s development effectiveness, and identifies areas where ADB’s performance needs to be strengthened.
Providing the right development aid is not only about the size of the loan or the number of roads or schools built. It is about knowing the loan is improving people’s lives in a sustainable way.
It is about ensuring that the school educates children with skills to support a country’s economic future, or that when a new highway is built, it not only spurs growth and fosters trade but also brings tangible benefits to surrounding communities.