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  • April 2015

    2015 Annual Evaluation Review

    This report examines ADB’s operational performance in 2014 and follow-up to evaluation recommendations. This report focuses on urban water supply and sanitation operations in a series of sustainability analysis.
  • March 2015

    Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This project performance evaluation report aims to assess the performance of the first phase of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) program of grants provided to Ministries of Health in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam.
  • March 2015

    Philippines: Acquisition and Rehabilitation of the Masinloc Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant

    During the 1980s and early 1990s, the Philippines’ power sector suffered major electricity supply shortages. In response to the shortages, the National Power Corporation (i) invested substantially in costly fast-track diesel and oil-fired power plants, (ii) implemented new public sector generation projects including Masinloc, and (iii) completed 27 contracts for construction of independent power plants.
  • March 2015

    Best PCR and XARR Awards

    Good quality self-evaluations can be an important feedback mechanism for operational departments that helps strengthen ADB’s future projects and programs. In recognition, Independent Evaluation is awarding well-prepared project completion reports (PCRs) for sovereign projects and extended annual review reports (XARRs) for nonsovereign projects that were validated by Independent Evaluation in 2012-2013.
  • March 2015

    Corporate Evaluation Study on the Effectiveness of Asian Development Bank’s Partnerships

    ONGOING EVALUATION. ADB has been involved in inter-agency collaboration since its establishment. In the past, ADB and its partners tended to develop partnerships primarily to promote the cofinancing of projects. ADB gradually broadened its approach to emphasize the need for strategic partnerships, bolster ADB’s initiatives for coordination at a strategic level, leveraging resources, and fostering knowledge exchange.
  • March 2015

    Corporate Evaluation Study: ADB Support to Pacific Small Island Countries

    This evaluation assesses the relevance of the Pacific Approach in the Pacific small island states, the extent to which it was implemented and whether it has made a difference to results.
  • February 2015

    Maldives: Employment Skills Training Project

    The Maldives is a small economy that relies on essentially two avenues for sustained growth—primarily the development of its human resources and, secondary, the marine and fisheries sector. The economy has been growing steadily but the supply of domestic labor has not met demand; the gap is being filled by expatriates, who are often preferred by employers as they have lower expectations for wages and working conditions in general. The supply gap for skilled and semiskilled positions is partly caused by a mismatch of skills in the Maldives’ local workforce.
  • February 2015

    Mongolia: Customs Modernization Project

    Customs inspection equipment and anti-smuggling detection facilities in Mongolia were inadequate in most customs border posts. The Mongolian Customs General Administration (MCGA) had only one customs laboratory located in Ulaanbaatar, where samples of goods had to be brought for examination. In line with the anticorruption law of 2006, the issue of governance needed to be addressed by improving business processes and equipping MCGA with modern technology, facilities, and procedures.
  • February 2015

    Kazakhstan: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe–Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program (Project 1)

    The Government of Kazakhstan developed a transport sector strategy to make the road system larger, better, more accessible, affordable, efficient, safe, and more environmentally friendly. The strategy also emphasized greater integration among different modes; cost recovery; and more outsourcing of construction, maintenance, operations, and management to the private sector.
  • February 2015

    Indonesia: Participatory Irrigation Sector Project

    Despite progress made in increasing production, the agriculture sector of Indonesia at the time of project preparation was characterized by inadequate and dilapidated infrastructure, especially in relation to irrigation. Hence, the government continued its irrigation management reform program, seeking to further increase food production, create rural employment, and reduce poverty. Irrigation management reforms focused on the physical and fiscal sustainability of irrigated agriculture.