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This special evaluation study seeks to understand why problems of project performance and project quality continue to occur in ADB projects despite a general trend to higher number of projects being rated successful or better over the past few years.
The purpose of the 2008 Annual Evaluation Review is to (i) outline the evaluation activities of OED in 2007, (ii) summarize the performance of ADB projects and programs as shown in the completed self- and independent evaluations, and (iii) synthesize the key findings and lessons from 2007 evaluation reports to guide future operations.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project aimed to strengthen regional development management office operations, provide training, strengthen social infrastructure, and improve physical infrastructure in Maldives. IED overall assessment: Partly successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project envisaged to improve the quality and relevance of skills-training programs by building a high-quality workforce to address the issues of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youth in Sri Lanka. IED overall assessment: Successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project which endeavors to sustain growth in grains productivity and grain farming household income and to achieve cost-effective, resource efficient food security in the Philippines. IED overall assessment: Unsuccessful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project targeted at women, girls and infants of four provinces in Pakistan focusing on reproductive health care, control of common infections, health and nutrition education, skilled delivery care, emergency obstetric care, family planning and sexually transmitted diseases. IED overall assessment: Successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project designed to expand and improve civil aviation infrastructure, and to support safer operations based on international standards and practices at selected airports in the Philippines. IED overall assessment: Unsuccessful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project aimed to identify, develop and support new arrangements for the development of commercially oriented agriculture in Papua New Guinea through private-public partnerships and smallholder development. IED overall assessment: Partly successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project aimed at sustainably raising agricultural production and incomes through improved irrigation systems and strengthened water user associations in rural areas of Central and Eastern Nepal. IED overall assessment: Successful.
This sector assistance program evaluation provides an independent assessment of ADB’s assistance to the Mongolian transport and trade facilitation sectors and identifies areas for further improving the effectiveness of its interventions.