Development Effectiveness and Results

In the Spotlight

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.

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Fast Facts

67%2011-2013total completed ADB operations rated both successful and likely sustainable
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82%2013share of ADB operations that achieved intended outcomes, exceeding the 80% target
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