Evaluation of ADB’s Support for Accelerating Progress in Gender Equality

Evaluation Document | 11 January 2024

ONGOING EVALUATION. This paper sets out the rationale, approach, and methodology for an independent evaluation of the Asian Development Bank’s support for accelerating gender equality in Asia and the Pacific. The evaluation is included in the Independent Evaluation Department’s 2023–2025 work program, to be completed in 2024.

The evaluation will provide a strategic assessment of ADB’s positioning and contribution to accelerating progress in gender equality in Asia and the Pacific, covering the period 2016–2023. The evaluation will be conducted in the final year of implementation of ADB’s operational plan for priority 2 (OP2) and will therefore provide an independent assessment of ADB’s approach, taking into consideration the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other contextual changes that have emerged since the elaboration of OP2, and provide recommendations and lessons to inform the next operational plan.