The research and development TA will support a time slice of evaluation studies from the 2012-2014 work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Higher level evaluations to be financed by this TA will include (i) a country assistance program evaluation and its associated sector assessments; (ii) the validation of a country partnership strategy final review; (iii) a regional country assistance program evaluation on ADB's Pacific DMCs; (iii) a sector/thematic/corporate evaluation; and (iv) dissemination of knowledge publications. Possible topics for the sector, theme, and corporate evaluations include (i) institutional effectiveness and instruments of ADB, e.g., ADB's decentralization model, co-financing; (ii) promotion of inclusive growth; (iii) social development, (iv) promotion of good governance; (v) trade finance; and (vi) environment and climate change.
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