Review of ADB Harmonization Strategies and Activities in Selected Programming Operations

Evaluation Document | 1 February 2008
The joint country strategy initiative originated in 2004 when the four largest donors in Bangladesh - Asian Development Bank (ADB), Department for International Development (DFID), Japan, and the World Bank - agreed to synchronize the timing of their individual country assistance strategies.

The joint country strategy initiative originated in 2004 when the four largest donors in Bangladesh - Asian Development Bank (ADB), Department for International Development (DFID), Japan, and the World Bank - agreed to synchronize the timing of their individual country assistance strategies. The objectives were to (i) share analytical work; (ii) achieve consensus on priority development outcomes, strategy approaches, and analysis of development issues; (iii) prepare a joint development strategy and outcomes matrix; and (iv) identify areas of comparative advantage for leading policy dialogue with the Government and sector programming. ADB decided to delay the country strategy process until the joint country strategy and subsequent national poverty reduction strategy (NPRS) processes had been completed.

Contents 

  • Joint Country Strategy Initiative: Bangladesh
  • Country Gender Assessment: Indonesia
  • Railway Sector Investment Program: Bangladesh
  • Public Financial Management Reform Program: Cambodia
  • Decentralization Support Facility: Indonesia