Annual Report on the 2018 Country Performance Assessment Exercise

Institutional Document | February 2019

ADB conducts country performance assessments for all developing member countries with access to concessional resources. This annual report provides information on the results of the 2018 assessments.

ADB links the allocation of concessional assistance resources to country performance. This system is based on the principle that aid is most effective in accelerating economic growth and poverty reduction in countries where policy and institutional performance is strong. Under the concessional assistance policy, ADB gauges the performance of eligible borrowers with access to concessional resources by conducting annual country performance assessments, and uses the results to derive concessional resource allocations. This annual report provides information on the conduct and results of the 2018 assessments. It also summarizes efforts to harmonize the allocation system of ADB with similar approaches to the performance-based allocation of concessional resources at other multilateral development banks.


  • Introduction
  • The Performance-based Allocation System
  • 2018 Country Performance Assessment
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB funds and products
  • Asian Development Fund

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