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This study assesses ADB’s operations in promoting inclusive growth during 2000–2012. This is a timely exercise as it comes at the halfway mark of Strategy 2020’s term. The study looks at how ADB set and monitored its institutional priorities for promoting inclusive growth at the corporate level and through its country operations.
This thematic evaluation study seeks to understand how ADB has been contributing towards private sector development by improving the enabling environment for private sector businesses to identify ways of enhancing such efforts in line with Strategy 2020 objectives.
This evaluation focuses on the performance of ADB’s decentralization for quality service delivery and development effectiveness and provides policy recommendations.
This evaluation study assesses the alignment of ADB’s corporate strategies to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and considers whether setting global targets made a difference to the development results in the region’s developing countries. The study looks at emerging issues for the new development agenda post-2015 to feed into ADB’s contribution to that agenda. It covers ADB’s portfolio from 2002 to 2011.
This evaluation examines the costs and benefits associated with the multitranche financing facility modality, by considering efficiency gains or cost reductions as well as gains in development effectiveness. The evaluation reviews whether lessons or initial outcomes before it was mainstreamed led to any changes in policy for the facility or operating requirements to improve its effectiveness. The study also provides insights into the future design of multitranche financing facility interventions.
This study identifies lessons to help ADB become a stronger knowledge institution. It looks back to assess past accomplishments against expectations, as well as looking forward to determine what features are essential to make ADB more effective as a knowledge institution and how these features can be adapted to the changing context of the Asia and Pacific region.
To what extent and how effectively has ADB responded to the social protection needs in Asia and the Pacific since the approval of the Social Protection Strategy in 2001. This is the focus of this special evaluation study with the object of informing future ADB support to social protection in Asia and the Pacific.
The special evaluation study will assess the relevance of ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy, the adequacy of ADB response to disaster and disaster risks in the Asia and Pacific region, and the development of good practices for implementation of ADB operations and country programming.
This study shows that ADB’s support has been relevant and responsive to the sector development needs of developing member countries. ADB support performed reasonably well at the macro level in easing regulatory and policy constraints. However, it was less than effective in market and institutional development, sustainability of microfinance operations, and outreach to the poor.
This SES assesses ADB's support for promoting good governance in Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) from 2000 to 2010.