Development Effectiveness Review 2013 Report

Institutional Document | April 2014

The 2013 Development Effectiveness Review is the seventh annual performance review of ADB and the first to apply the revised corporate results framework. It uses the 89 performance indicators of the revised framework to assess progress in implementing Strategy 2020, ADB’s long-term strategic framework. In particular, it evaluates ADB’s strengths and identifies areas where performance needs to be improved.

The findings of the 2013 Development Effectiveness Review will inform actions to improve ADB’s performance.


ADB improved its performance in several areas in 2013, including the following:

  • Success rates of completed operations improved;
  • Most core area results targets were met or exceeded; and
  • Human resources management and business process efficiency improved.

At the same time, ADB was also confronted with implementation issues, modest levels of development financing, and insufficient alignment with some areas of Strategy 2020.

The Strategy 2020 Midterm Review has identified various challenges, some of which are reinforced by the findings of the 2013 development effectiveness review.

The actions being proposed under the midterm review include measures to improve project performance, support efficient procurement (which in turn leads to higher disbursement), expand cofinancing, strengthen support for Public-private Partnerships, and ensure close alignment of ADB operations with Strategy 2020. These actions will therefore address the challenges identified by the 2013 development effectiveness review.


  • Report Highlights
  • Introduction
  • Level 1: Development Progress in Asia and the Pacific
  • Level 2: ADB’s Contributions to Development Results
  • Level 3: ADB’s Operational Management
  • Level 4: ADB’s Organizational Management
  • Appendixes
  • Scorecard

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • ADB funds and products
  • RPT146413-2
  • 978-92-9254-494-2 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-495-9 (Electronic)

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