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ONGOING. This paper outlines IED’s approach in the preparation of the commentary report on the implementation performance and relevance of Strategy 2020. The report will cover selected issues pertaining to Strategy 2020 objectives, implementation thus far, and trends and issues going forward. It will draw primarily on recent and ongoing IED evaluations and consider lessons of experience that point towards a forward looking agenda to deliver development results.
This paper examines the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and the implications for Asia and for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It warns that if the problems of agricultural productivity are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
This report reviews the emerging experience with the economic crisis emanating from the Euro area to draw implications of such situations for Asia and ADB. It draws on analysis within the ADB, in other international financial institutions (IFIs), and in the research community, with particular attention to the lessons from evaluations of past crises and IFI responses to them.
This working paper focuses on disaster risks connected to the phenomenon of climate change. It asserts that the confluence of three factors--rising exposure of populations, increasing vulnerabilities, and the changing nature of the hazards themsevles--are contributing to turn these hazards of nature into intense natural disasters.
This paper seeks to summarize the knowledge products obtained from existing ADB studies, statements, and initiatives on inclusive growth, inclusive development, or inclusive social development.
This paper defines inclusive development, in particular distinguishing it from growth, pro-poor growth, and inclusive growth, and differentiating them from each other. It then applies this definition to specific issues focusing on rural infrastructure.
This paper presents the classification of evaluation utilization based on theoretical literature and the factors that affect utilization and highlights the importance and potential in increasing the use of evaluation findings.
This paper seeks to understand "Managing for Development Results (MfDR)" and identify known conditions for successful adoption, its application to developing countries and the emerging challenges in adopting MfDR.
This paper assessed, compared, and noted trends in the design and monitoring frameworks of ADB project and program loans, regional technical assistance loans and grants, and advisory technical assistance loans and grants from 2000 to December 2005.
This paper examines the lessons learned from previous experience with ADB's emergency loans and discusses ADB's responses to the tsunami in light of the Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy approved in May 2004.