Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB’s Support for the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector
ONGOING EVALUATION. This paper sets out the rationale, approach, and methodology for an independent evaluation of the support of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for agriculture, focusing on the agriculture, natural resources, and rural development (ANRRD) sector. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess ADB’s support to agriculture and provide guidance for more effective support in the future. The focus of the evaluation will be on the ANRRD sector, with non-ANRRD investments limited to a characterization.
The sector-wide evaluation will identify determinants of success, good practices, areas of potential comparative advantage, lessons, and recommendations. The sector-wide evaluation will cover a 12-year period from 2005 to 2017, with emphasis on the period since 2008 following the adoption of Strategy 2020. The evaluation will have both a retrospective (summative) and prospective (formative) orientation.