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This evaluation focuses on the performance of ADB’s decentralization for quality service delivery and development effectiveness and provides policy recommendations.
ONGOING EVALUATION. An operational review in phase 1 of this evaluation will examine the effectiveness of ADB’s approach to support the strengthening and effective application of country safeguard systems by its developing member countries, and the degree and effectiveness of the implementation of safeguard requirements for financial intermediary projects.
ONGOING EVALUTION. The evaluation will examine ADB’s governance policies and plans and appraisal of its governance operations over the past decade. By evaluating ADB’s governance experience and drawing on lessons and evidence from the wider global experience, the evaluation will provide guidance to strengthen the effectiveness of ADB’s future work in this area. The evaluation findings will feed directly into the 2014 midterm review of Asian Development Fund XI.
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.
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.
ONGOING EVALUATION. The special evaluation study aims to understand how ADB’s private sector operations are contributing to inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth as part of the efforts to promote private sector investments and growth, and how ADB can position itself to achieve stronger development impact, directly or indirectly.
This SES assesses ADB's support for promoting good governance in Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) from 2000 to 2010.
ONGOING EVALUATION. This special evaluation study will assess ADB’s strategies and assistance programs for strengthening the enabling environment for private sector development over the last decade to identify lessons for the strategic positioning and design of future ADB support in this area.