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Regional: Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (Subproject 2)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46185-003 Status: Active

The provision of a Technical Assistance Cluster (C-TA) for Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (DMCs) in an aggregate amount not exceeding $4.5 million equivalent aims to improve the development effectiveness of ADB-designed projects responsive to the development needs of DMCs. The outcome will be that impact evaluation is mainstreamed in ADB operations through each subproject resulting in well-designed and monitored ADB projects in DMCs.

 
Project Name Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (Subproject 2)
Project Number 46185-003
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8993-REG: Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (Subproject 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The provision of a Technical Assistance Cluster (C-TA) for Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (DMCs) in an aggregate amount not exceeding $4.5 million equivalent aims to improve the development effectiveness of ADB-designed projects responsive to the development needs of DMCs. The outcome will be that impact evaluation is mainstreamed in ADB operations through each subproject resulting in well-designed and monitored ADB projects in DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This is to start implementing subproject 2 with a total amount of $1.50 million in line with the TA design.
Impact The impact will be improved development effectiveness of ADB-designed projects responsive to the development needs of the DMCs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Impact evaluation is mainstreamed in ADB operations through each subproject resulting in well-designed and monitored ADB projects in the DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome As of March 2018, a total of 17 projects in ADB incorporated impact evaluation in project design and implemented in collaboration with project executing agencies in the DMCs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Impact evaluation studies adopting appropriate methodology with effective technical support conducted

Impact Evaluation awareness-raising seminars and capacity building workshops for ADB staff and DMC officials

Reports and dissemination workshops on lessons learned from review of methodologies and conduct of pilot studies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1) Seven impact evaluation studies are conducted covering 5 sectors (education, energy, finance, social protection and transport) across 4 DMCs ( India, Papua New Guinea, People's Republic of China and the Philippines). Of the 7 studies, 2 were completed baseline while the rest are at various stages of implementation.

2) Eight seminars were conducted where methodologies and results of impact evaluation studies in various sectors/themes (e.g., energy, finance, poverty reduction and social development, social protection, transport, climate change and disaster risk management, and rural development and food security) were presented. Resource persons include reputable experts in their respective field.

3.a) The Impact Evaluation (IE) portal, a repository of IE information, materials, and activities within ADB, was launched in 2017 and continuously updated and improved since then. It is intended for bankwide dissemination of IE materials (approved proposals, status of implementation, financial status, evaluation reports, survey instruments, etc.) and was made possible by a cross-departmental undertaking led by ERCD.

3.b) A pilot study that analyzes the impact of the introduction of IT on customer acquisition and retention under off-grid roof-top solar power business in rural India is being implemented through close collaboration between ERCD and PSOD.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design RDs were consulted in identifying potential projects in which to do impact evaluation studies for funding under the TA.
During Project Implementation

Each study supported by the TA was/is being conducted in close collaboration with project executing agencies in the DMCs, e.g., district agricultural offices, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation, etc. For instance, the Impact Evalution of the Pilot Graduation Program of SERD is being conducted in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) of the Philippine Government.

Established in 2013, the Impact Evaluation Committee (IEC), in which representatives from the 5 regional departments (RDs) sit as members, provides overall guidance and oversight for the cluster TA (C-TA 0012), and reviews/approves proposals (impact evaluation studies) submitted by RDs for funding under the TA. IEC meetings are conducted, as needed, to discuss relevant issues relating to the implementation of the impact evaluation studies funded under the TA.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement ADB, whenever necessary, will procure equipment in accordance with its Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Procurement will be coordinated with relevant departments whenever necessary. Upon TA completion, procured equipment will be disposed of and/or transferred to the implementing agencies in accordance with the project administration instruction on administering grant-financed technical assistance projects.
Responsible ADB Officer Takashi Yamano
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 28 Oct 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2018

TA 8993-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Oct 2015 - 28 Oct 2015 31 Mar 2017 09 Oct 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 28 Oct 2015 1,030,313.53

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (Subproject 2)-Survey Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Sep 2017 15 Sep 2017
Research Associate for Impact Evaluation Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2019 12 Apr 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Research and Developme Technical Assistance 8993 07 Apr 2017 Graduate School of Education, Peking University (China, People's Republic of) 5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing China, People'S Republic Of Asian Development Bank 101,876.00
Research and Developme Technical Assistance 8993 07 Apr 2017 Graduate School of Education, Peking University (China, People's Republic of) 5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing China, People'S Republic Of Asian Development Bank 101,876.00
Research and Development Technical Assistance 8993 07 Apr 2017 Graduate School Of Education, Peking University (China, People's Rep.Of) 5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing China, People'S Republic Of Ministry of Road and Transportation 101,876.00
Research and Development Technical Assistance 8993 11 Jul 2017 Tebbutt Research(AUSTRALIA) Commercial suite 30605, Tower 3, 9 Lawso Southport, Australia, QLD 4215 Australia Asian Development Bank 140,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.