Validation of Azerbaijan Country Partnership Strategy Final Review, 2019–2023
ONGOING EVALUATION. The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will conduct a validation of the assessments and findings of the final review of the Azerbaijan Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), 2019–2023, received by IED in March 2023. The validation will assess new operations approved under the current CPS, 2019–2023 and operations approved under the previous CPS and active during the current CPS period. The validation aims to inform ADB’s future operations and its forthcoming CPS for Azerbaijan.
The final review assessed the Azerbaijan CPS, 2019–2023 overall successful. It assessed the country program highly relevant, less than effective, efficient, and likely sustainable, and with satisfactory development impacts.
The validation will draw on document reviews, portfolio analysis, and online consultation meetings with ADB staff and stakeholders. It will be prepared in accordance with the 2015 Guidelines for the Preparation of Country Assistance Program Evaluation and Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validations.