Annual Report Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee, 2018
This annual report summary presents the DEC’s discussions on the evaluation studies conducted by the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) pertaining to ADB policies, strategies, and completed operations for the period of 1 January to 31 December 2018.
The DEC held 10 meetings in 2018, reviewed IED's findings and recommendations on ADB's institutional and development effectiveness, and provided feedback to IED and ADB Management. It commented on thematic and corporate evaluations conducted by IED, including (i) Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, (ii) ADB’s policy-based lending, (iii) ADB’s support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), (iv) ADB’s support for state-owned enterprises (SOEs), (v) ADB’s support for agriculture, and (vi) ex-post impact evaluation of a project in Nepal. It also reviewed and discussed selected chapters of the 2018 Annual Evaluation Review and the 2017 Annual Portfolio Performance Report.
Finally, from 2017–2018, the DEC commissioned an external review of IED to assess its effectiveness with respect to the quality and appropriateness of its work, the implementation of recommendation and their impact on ADB operations, and the robustness of the department’s institutional capacity.