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This Learning Curves sum up the evaluation of ADB’s decentralization in allocating staff, budgets, activities, responsibilities and decision-making authority between ADB and resident missions. It also discussed operational issues under the current decentralization model and provided recommendations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of ADB’s operations.
This Learning Curves summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the real-time evaluation of ADB’s multi-tranche financing facility. It examines the cost and benefits associated with the modality, by considering efficiency gains or cost reductions as well as gains in development effectiveness. It reviews whether the lessons or initial outcomes before the modality was mainstreamed led to any changes in policy for the facility or operating requirements to improve its effectiveness. It also provides insights into the future design of multi-tranche financing facility interventions.
This Learning Curves discusses the evaluation of ADB’s support for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
This Learning Curves summarizes the country assistance program evaluation for the Kyrgyz Republic which assesses ADB’s country strategies and program from 1994 until 2010. ADB support was rated satisfactory, although major constraints and risks remain.
This Learning Curves provides an overview of the evaluation on ADB’s support to Afghanistan. It aims to provide an independent assessment of ADB support from 2002 to 2011, to identify areas for improving the effectiveness of ADB’s interventions, and to provide evaluation lessons and recommendations.
This Learning Curves summarizes the impact evaluation study which quantifies the economic and noneconomic impacts of shallow tubewell irrigation in Nepal. It reviews the environmental impacts on project’s beneficiaries, analyzes effectiveness and sustainability of water user groups, and generates findings, lessons and recommendations.
This edition of Learning Curves summarizes the evaluation that examines how ADB can become a stronger knowledge institution. As a key development player in the region, ADB could be at the forefront in specific knowledge areas and at the cutting edge in connecting knowledge with financing for better development results.
This Learning Curves provides an overview of the evaluation on ADB’s Social Protection Strategy. It aims to assess the effectiveness of ADB’s response to the Strategy both in terms of support and advice it has provided to its developing member countries, and the relevance of its support to emerging social protection needs in the region. The study also aims to help inform future ADB support for social protection in Asia and the Pacific.
This Learning Curves provides an overview of the evaluation on ADB’s support for the transport sector in Sri Lanka. It aims to provide an independent assessment of ADB support between 1999 and 2010 to the Sri Lanka transport sector, to identify areas for improving the effectiveness of ADB’s interventions, and to provide evaluation lessons and recommendations.
This Learning Curves provides an overview of the evaluation on ADB’s microfinance development strategy. The study had two objectives: assess the performance of the ADB’s microfinance assistance, and build knowledge on the effectiveness of microfinance in reducing poverty based on ADB’s experiences.