In the Spotlight
Emerging risks and destabilizers as diverse as widening income inequality, slower growth, and climate change are reshaping Asia’s economic landscape at such a rapid pace says Independent Evaluation at ADB.
As Asia and the Pacific grapple with challenges in climate change, income inequality, and global economic slowdown, deeper development partnerships can offer new funds and ideas to help, says report from ADB's Independent Evaluation.
This evaluation study presents the findings of ADB's support for regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific.
A reformed and better resourced ADB seeks to foster inclusive and sustainable development in Asia’s poorest and most vulnerable countries benefitting from the Asian Development Fund.
The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) independently and systematically evaluates ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns that relate to organizational and operational effectiveness. By doing so, it contributes to achieving development effectiveness of ADB operations by providing evaluation feedback on performance, and generating and disseminating evaluation lessons.
There are two levels of evaluation in ADB:
- self-evaluation, conducted by those responsible for designing and implementing a country strategy, program, or project
- independent evaluation undertaken by IED
- Annual Evaluation Reviews
- Country Assistance Program Evaluations
- Sector Assistance Program Evaluations
- Corporate and Thematic Evaluation Studies
- Impact Evaluation Studies
- Syntheses of Evaluation Findings
- Project/Program Performance Evaluations
- Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports
- Validations of Project Completion Reports
- Validations of Country Partnership Strategy Final Reviews
- Evaluation Knowledge Studies
- Topical Papers
- Learning Curves
- Learning Lessons