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Chair's Summaries of the Discussions of the Development Effectiveness Committee of the Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board, the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discusses selected major evaluation reports submitted by the Independent Evaluation Department (IED).

DEC discussion of an independent evaluation report usually precedes full Board discussion of a Management proposal related to the topic of the evaluation. The DEC's objective is to enable the anticipated related Board discussion to become better informed. Consistent with ADB's Public Communications Policy, the Chair's Summary of each DEC discussion is made publicly available.


  • Board Documents | 28 Mar 2019

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 28 March 2019

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 28 March 2019. The Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussed the Independent Evaluation Department’s (IED) proposal to establish a new technical assistance (TA) completion report (TCR) system. DEC welcomed this initiative, noting the volume of TA provided by ADB was $4.2 billion from 2002 to 2018.

  • Board Documents | 25 Feb 2019

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 25 February 2019

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 25 February 2019. The Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussed the corporate evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) on ADB’s Private Sector Equity Investments (PSEI) from 2006-2017 (evaluation period). IED assessed ADB’s 67 PSEI totaling $1.8 billion, of which $853 million were in direct equity investments and $943 million were through private equity funds (PEFs).

  • Board Documents | 08 Feb 2019

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 8 February 2019

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 8 February 2019. The Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussed the Independent Evaluation Department’s (IED) report on Sector Assistance Program Evaluation (SAPE): ADB’s Support to Pakistan’s Energy Sector from 2005 to 2017 (evaluation period). The support amounted to $7.76 billion (with $6.17 billion committed and about $3 billion disbursed) and covered 28 sovereign loans ($5.43 billion), 12 non-sovereign operations or NSO ($725 million), and 10 technical assistance (TA) projects ($8.3 million).

  • Board Documents | 24 Jan 2019

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 24 January 2019

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 24 January 2019. The DEC discussed the Country Assistance Program Evaluation: Azerbaijan, 2011-2017, inputs from which will inform Management’s preparation of the next Country Partnership Strategy for Azerbaijan, 2019-2023 that will focus on supporting economic diversification and inclusive growth.

  • Board Documents | 22 Nov 2018

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 22 November 2018

    This document summarizes the discussion of the meeting of the ADB Board of Directors held on 22 November 2018 discussing the sector-wide evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) on ADB Support for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development (ANRRD).

  • Board Documents | 12 Nov 2018

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 12 November 2018

    This document summarizes the discussion of the meeting of the ADB Board of Directors held on 12 November 2018 discussing the thematic evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) on State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Engagement and Reform.

  • Board Documents | 09 Nov 2018

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 5 September 2018

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 5 September 2018. The Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussed the Independent Evaluation Department’s (IED) Thematic Evaluation of ADB’s Support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME), 2005-2017: Business Environment, Access to Finance, Value Chains, and Women in Business.

  • Board Documents | 09 Nov 2018

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 2 July 2018

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 2 July 2018. The committee discussed the Independent Evaluation Department’s (IED) Corporate Evaluation on ADB’s policy-based loans (PBLs) covering the period 2008 to 2017. This study is relevant to ADB’s ongoing exercise to finalize its Strategy 2030, as well as to members who use PBLs.

  • Board Documents | 08 Oct 2018

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 8 October 2018

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 8 October 2018. The Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussed the Independent Evaluation Department’s (IED) 2019-2021 Work Program and 2019 Budget.

  • Board Documents | 10 Sep 2018

    Chair’s Summary of the Committee Discussion on 24 April 2018

    This paper documents the Chair's Summary of the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC) discussion held on 24 April 2018. The commitee discussed the 2017 Annual Portfolio Performance Report.

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