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This second independent evaluation of the ADB program in Pakistan (the first was in 2007) covers operations and policy dialogue during 2002–2012. The focus is on the results of two country strategies, one covering 2002–2006 and the other 2009–2013. The evaluation assesses the performance of ADB operations, and provides lessons and recommendations for ADB’s new country partnership strategy (CPS), scheduled for approval in 2014.
Validates the completion report’s assessment of the project which aims to support the devolution of responsibility and authority to local governments, decentralization of economic growth to reduce province-wide disparities, and reduction of urban infrastructure deficiencies. IED overall assessment: Unsuccessful
The 2012 evaluation highlights some of the successes and shortcomings of disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific, particularly through case studies in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan, and identifies areas for improvement.
Validates the completion report’s assessment of the project, which aimed to sustain and improve agricultural practices through better natural resources management, enhance community infrastructure, and improve rural livelihood opportunities and alternatives. IED overall assessment: Successful
Validates the completion report’s assessment of the project, whose outcomes were to increase agriculture production, job opportunities, and farm income in the project area by extending the main canal and irrigation system, and providing facilities for surface drainage and on-farm water management. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.
Validates the completion report’s assessment of the program which aims to strengthen road institutions, reduce transport costs and increased access of rural populations to markets and social services in Punjab province in Pakistan. IED overall assessment: Less than successful
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.
This report assesses the performance of ADB program loans to the devolved social services in Punjab provinces in Pakistan. It reviews factors affecting the performance, assesses how the devolved social services delivery in Punjab has changed, and draws lessons and recommendations.
This report assesses the performance of ADB program loans to the devolved social services in Sindh provinces in Pakistan. It reviews factors affecting the performance, assesses how the devolved social services delivery in Sindh has changed, and draws lessons and recommendations.
Validates the PCR's assessment of the project which aims to assist the government of Pakistan to define, plan, prepare, and implement an environment for infrastructure development consistent with the country's medium-term development framework.