Development Effectiveness and Results
In the Spotlight
Strong partnerships create better development outcomes. Fourteen stories from across Asia and the Pacific demonstrate how the hard work of ADB’s developing member countries in partnership with ADB project teams and other partners continues to change people’s lives.
Sri Lanka has moved beyond being a place to find low-cost labor to manufacturing goods for export. ADB continues to support Sri Lanka in private sector development, knowledge solutions, and development of advanced infrastructure.
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.
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.