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Country Assistance Program Evaluations

Country Assistance Program Evaluations (CAPEs) evaluate the entire ADB support to a country covering ADB's strategy, policy dialogue, both completed and ongoing projects and technical assistance, and ADB's performance. It provides ADB and the country with a basis for deciding on changes in the future country partnership strategy.

  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Bangladesh
    24 May 2021 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of independence. Over this period, impressive development targets have been reached and, before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Bangladesh was recording the highest rates of growth in its economic history and the highest in South Asia. The economy grew by 8.2% in 2019 and, until the pandemic, by a similar level in 2020. The high levels of poverty that Bangladesh experienced 50 years ago have fallen consistently over the last 3 decades. 
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Indonesia, 2005-2018
    23 Oct 2019 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Indonesia, 2005-2018

    The Indonesian economy has been growing at a steady annual rate of about 5% in recent years. Indonesia has also made great progress in reducing its poverty rate, which fell below 10% in 2018, although income inequality is high and rural poverty remains a challenge. Infrastructure bottlenecks, a weak business environment, skills shortages, and low productivity and competitiveness are among the many challenges that Indonesia faces in accelerating its economic growth.
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Azerbaijan
    14 Jan 2019 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Azerbaijan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) program in Azerbaijan over 2011–2017 consisted of 47 lending and nonlending operations totaling $5.1 billion: 21 sovereign loans and guarantees, 10 nonsovereign loans, and 16 technical assistance projects.
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for India
    24 May 2017 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for India

    This evaluation assesses the performance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) strategy and program for India from 2007 to 2015. Its findings are intended to feed into the design of the next country partnership strategy (CPS). ADB provided a total of $22.1 billion to India, including $17.2 billion through sovereign loans and grants, $4.7 billion for nonsovereign operations, and $151.7 million in technical assistance grants. Most of the supported operations are in transport, energy, finance, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Sri Lanka
    03 Oct 2016 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Sri Lanka

    This evaluation assesses ADB’s support for Sri Lanka over 2006–2015, to inform the preparation and design of a new country partnership strategy that will guide ADB’s Sri Lanka operations from 2017 to 2021. 
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for the People’s Republic of China
    24 Aug 2015 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for the People’s Republic of China

    For more than three decades beginning in the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has experienced uninterrupted growth. By 2010, the PRC had been transformed in to an upper middle-income country. It is now the world’s second largest economy, the largest exporter of merchandise and the fifth largest exporter of commercial services. Massive development challenges have accumulated along the way, most notably related to governance and fiscal imbalances, environmental degradation, and social inequalities. The government has chosen to slow down growth and address these challenges.
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Papua New Guinea
    06 Feb 2015 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Papua New Guinea

    This report is the second country assistance program evaluation for Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first evaluation covered the period 1986–2002, and was prepared in September 2003. This second evaluation covers the period January 2001–June 2014, spanning three country strategies—country assistance plan, 2001–2003; country strategy and program, 2006–2010; and country partnership strategy (CPS), 2011–2015. The report provides an assessment of the performance of ADB support to the country during the evaluation period, and discusses factors affecting performance.
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Tajikistan
    06 Aug 2014 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Tajikistan

    This evaluation provides the first assessment of ADB strategies and programs in Tajikistan from 1998 to 2013 with the objective of improving the effectiveness of the development support ADB provides to the country. 
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Pakistan
    12 Nov 2013 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Pakistan

    This evaluation assesses the performance of ADB operations in Pakistan, and provides lessons and recommendations for ADB's new country partnership strategy (CPS), scheduled for approval in 2014.
  • Country Assistance Program Evaluation Report for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
    19 Oct 2012 | Evaluation Document

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation Report for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

    This evaluation provides an independent assessment of ADB's strategy and program in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2011. It identifies key issues and challenges and draws lessons and recommendations to guide future operations. 

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