An evaluation that assesses the performance and results of ADB’s sector strategy and operations across the entire Asia Pacific region over an extended period to inform future engagement of ADB with the sector.
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB Energy Policy and Program, 2009–2019Economies benefit from abundant access to energy that is efficient, secure, equitable, and environmentally and financially sustainable. Much progress has been made in improving access to electricity in the Asia and Pacific region. Even so, energy reliability and sustainability need to improve. While total energy supply and demand in the region has more than doubled since 2000, the primary energy mix has not changed significantly and is still heavily reliant on coal and crude oil, affecting the long-run sustainability of energy systems.
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB Support for TransportTransport systems provide arteries for efficient movement of people and goods in a well-functioning economy. The Asia and Pacific region has witnessed brisk economic growth and social development leading to increased mobility and urbanization. Rapid growth and urbanization creates pressure on transport system and services, which need to keep up not only to sustain the economic growth, but also to ensure much needed equitable access and quality services for all sections of the society.
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB’s Support for the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development SectorThe Asia and the Pacific region is transitioning from largely agrarian and rural economies to increasingly nonagricultural and urban economies, and from subsistence to commercial agriculture. However, because Asia is home to most of the world’s hungry and most of the poor still live in rural areas and are engaged with agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods, agriculture and rural development remains a cornerstone as countries make this transition.