Guidelines for Preparing a Design and Monitoring Framework

Institutional Document | January 2019

This publication describes how to develop a design and monitoring framework for projects of ADB.

The framework outlines the planned performance of a project. As a link between project design, implementation, and evaluation, it provides the basis for the project performance management system. The purpose of these guidelines is to help improve the quality and consistency of design and monitoring frameworks used across ADB.


  • The Design and Monitoring Framework: A Tool for Managing for Development Results
  • Design and Monitoring Framework Structure
    • Results Chain
    • Risks
    • Assumptions for Partner Financing
    • Performance Indicators with Targets
    • Data Sources and Reporting
  • Design and Monitoring Framework Formulation Process
    • Select a Key Country Development Outcome
    • Undertake Stakeholder Analysis
    • Develop a Project Problem Tree
    • Develop a Project Results Chain
    • Formulate the Content of the Design and Monitoring Framework
    • Confirm Alignment with Government Sector Objective
  • Application of Design and Monitoring Frameworks in ADB
    • Link to Corporate Results Framework
    • Integration of ADB Priorities in the Design and Monitoring Framework
    • Link to Economic Analysis
    • Multitranche Financing Facilities
    • Results-Based Lending
    • Policy-Based Lending
    • Other Modalities
    • Additional Financing
    • Major and Minor Change
    • Cofinancing
    • Technical Assistance
  • Appendix: Design and Monitoring Framework Methodology

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • 54
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM199901-2
  • 978-92-9261-480-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-481-2 (electronic)


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