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On 15 May 2013, the Director General, Independent Evaluation Department, received the following response from the Managing Director General on behalf of the Management on the Thematic Evaluation Study on ADB’s Support for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
This special evaluation study brings country perspective and information on gender issues, gender results from ADB-assisted projects, and stakeholders' view on the challenges for implementing gender mainstreaming.
This special evaluation study reviews ADB's assistance portfolio of rural road associated projects from 1996 to 2007; differentiates inclusive growth and inclusive development through a literature review; and presents case studies.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the program designed to establish a civil service in Nepal that is more results- and people-oriented and gender-responsive. Its specific objectives were to develop internal capacity within the government, improve efficiency and governance, enhance the competence and motivation of civil servants, and establish processes for improving performance in key ministries. IED overall assessment: Partly successful
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project intended to promote efficiently functioning enterprises in Kyrgyz Republic by implementing best practices in corporate governance and reforms in bankruptcy laws and procedures. IED overall assessment: Successful.
This issue of the Learning Curves summarizes the evaluation of ADB's Poverty Reduction Trust Funds which are assessed in terms of its objectives, contributions and links to the achievement of ADB's strategic objectives.
This special evaluation study assessed the ADB's Poverty Reduction Technical Assistance Trust Fund against their objectives; gauged the contributions and the links to the achievement of ADB's strategic objectives; looked for positive outcomes; evaluated performance with country case studies (in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nepal, and People's Republic of China); and drew lessons to make recommendations.
This issue of the Learning Curves summarizes the study on the performance of the seventh replenishment of ADF for 2001-2004 and the eighth replenishment (ADF IX) for 2005-2008 in preparation for donor meetings on the ninth (ADF X) for 2009-2013.
This issue of the Learning Curves summarizes the evaluation study on ADB's approaches to partnering and harmonization in the context of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
This issue of the Learning Curves summarizes the special evaluation study on the Effect on Microfinance Operations on Poor Rural Households and the Status of Women to determine how effective its projects had been in reducing rural poverty and improving the status of women.