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Corporate and Thematic Evaluation Studies

Corporate and Thematic Evaluation Studies extract and aggregate data and information on a specific theme, e.g., nongovernment and civil society organizations, participation, governance, gender, environment, capacity building. This may involve different modalities, sectors, or countries.

  • November 2017

    Results-Based Lending at the Asian Development Bank: An Early Assessment

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) introduced the results-based lending (RBL) instrument in 2013, with a 6-year pilot phase (June 2013–June 2019). ADB did so in response to the increasing demand from governments and development partners for support for their key expenditure and development programs.
  • July 2017

    Boosting ADB’s Mobilization Capacity: The Role of Credit Enhancement Products

    The financing needs of developing countries are far greater than the funds available from governments’ own resources and from development finance institutions. In addition—and further increasing the financing gap—developing countries will need to attract huge amounts of finance to combat climate change and achieve other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Mobilizing nondevelopmental sources of capital is therefore of great importance to developing countries and their strategic development partners.
  • May 2017

    Thematic Evaluation on ADB Support for Gender and Development

    This evaluation of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) support for gender and development (GAD) examined the relevance and results of ADB’s gender priorities at the corporate, country, and project levels during 2005–2015.
  • November 2016

    Real-Time Evaluation of ADB’s Safeguard Implementation Experience Based on Selected Case Studies

    This evaluation examines the value added by the environmental and involuntary resettlement safeguards policies of ADB, and identifies what remains to be done to ensure their effective application. The evaluation uses a case study approach to assess the application of ADB’s safeguards in 12 projects in three countries, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic and Sri Lanka. These countries were considered to be around the median in terms of the environmental and involuntary resettlement sensitivity of their roads, energy and water projects.
  • November 2016

    ADB’s Engagement with Middle-Income Countries

    Middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific face several evolving development challenges, including poverty, inequality, unplanned urbanization, environmental degradation and climate change, low productivity and lack of competitiveness, macroeconomic instability, and insufficient economic diversification. At the same time, these countries have displayed dynamism that has created new opportunities.
  • February 2016

    Effectiveness of Asian Development Bank Partnerships

    Partnerships are more essential than ever before for achieving development effectiveness. They leverage financing, expertise, and knowledge for investment and development. They help organizations to close gaps and avoid duplications in their programs, support scaled-up operations, and promote harmonized approaches for better development results. ADB has expanded the attention it gives to partnerships in recent years. It has increased the number of partnerships it is involved in, and achieved a good measure of success.
  • October 2015

    Thematic Evaluation Study on ADB’s Efforts on Regional Cooperation and Integration

    The rapid growth in much of developing Asia has reduced income poverty and moved many countries to middle-income status. To continue advancing, however, the region must tackle the increasingly complex challenges of, among others, slowing economic growth, rising inequality, runaway climate change, and weak governance.
  • September 2015

    Corporate Evaluation Study on Asian Development Fund X and XI Operations

    Most countries benefiting from the Asian Development Fund (ADF) have seen moderate rates of economic growth and reduction of income poverty in the recent decade. But continuing challenges in fragile and conflict affected situations, substantial income and non-income disparities, environmental degradation, in addition to persistent pockets of extreme poverty, call for renewed and more effective development efforts in these countries.
  • March 2015

    Corporate Evaluation Study: ADB Support to Pacific Small Island Countries

    This evaluation assesses the relevance of the Pacific Approach in the Pacific small island states, the extent to which it was implemented and whether it has made a difference to results.
  • November 2014

    Corporate Evaluation Study: ADB Trade Finance Program

    Trade has long been recognized as an important tool for generating economic growth, for fostering competitiveness and integrating countries into the global market. Trade enhances a country’s access to goods, services, and technologies. Trade has been an engine of growth and poverty reduction in Asia and Pacific region. Trade finance provided by banks is a means and/or guarantee of payment, for international trade transactions. Trade finance has been described as the lifeblood of international trade because of the vital role it plays in assisting firms in managing trade risks.