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, thus, resulting in well-designed and -monitored projects in ADB DMCs. The C-TA will comprise three subprojects, with each subproject covering 5 impact evaluation studies, for a total of 15 studies distributed over the five ADB regional departments.
|Project Name||Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (Subproject 3)|
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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, thus, resulting in well-designed and -monitored projects in ADB DMCs. The C-TA will comprise three subprojects, with each subproject covering 5 impact evaluation studies, for a total of 15 studies distributed over the five ADB regional departments.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||This is to start implementing subproject 3 with a total amount of $1.5 million in line with the C-TA design.|
|Impact||The impact will be improved development effectiveness of ADB-designed projects responsive to the development needs of the DMCs.|
|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 2 projects in ADB incorporated impact evaluation in project design and implemented in collaboration with project executing agencies in the DMCs.|
|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) Two impact evaluation studies are being conducted covering two sectors (agriculture and natural resources, and water ) across two DMCs (Bangladesh and Nepal).
3) A pilot study that evaluates the effects of modernized irrigation infrastructure, volumetric water pricing, and water saving technology on water use efficieny in Bangladesh is being implemented through close collaboration between ERCD and SARD.
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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.
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.
|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||Yamano, Takashi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Fact Finding||06 Sep 2017 to 06 Sep 2017|
|Approval||12 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Oct 2017||-||12 Oct 2017||31 Mar 2019||31 Dec 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||12 Oct 2017||468,059.99|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Developing Impact Evaluation Methodologies, Approaches, and Capacities in Selected Developing Member Countries (Subproject 3): TA Subproject Proposal||TA Subproject Proposal||Oct 2017|
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Impact Evaluation of Energy Interventions: A Review of the Evidence||Reports||Apr 2019|
|Impact Evaluation of Transport Interventions: A Review of the Evidence||Reports||Apr 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|CONDUCTING BASELINE, MID-LINE AND ENDLINE SURVEYS FOR THE IMPACT EVALUATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN BANGLADESH||Firm - Consulting||Closed||25 May 2019||18 Jun 2019|
|Impact Evaluation Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||02 Feb 2019||08 Feb 2019|
|Survey Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Nov 2018||13 Nov 2018|
|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 Development||Technical Assistance 9402||15 Nov 2019||SRG Bangladesh Limited (BANGLADESH)||House 12, Road 2A (Chairmanbari), Banani, Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh||Asian Development Bank||Consulting Services||149,542.00||—|
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