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Regional: Evaluation Capacity Development through PCR/TCR Preparation (Self-Evaluation) Training

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47304-001 Status: Closed

The S-CDTA aims to respond to DMCs requests for evaluation capacity development of executing and implementing agency staff by providing training opportunities to concerned officials in selected DMCs. The training aims to familiarize concerned officials with the principles of evaluation, guidelines in preparing project/technical assistance completion reports (PCR/TCR) based on IED's Projec Performance Evaluation Rating guidelinesb; and equip them with requisite knowledge and skills to conduct evidence-based self-evaluation, and prepare good quality PCRs that captures lessons and findings and provides useful inputs to ADB's PCR; and promote institutional learning process of participants' agencies

Project Details

Project Officer
Ahmed, Farzana Independent Evaluation Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Evaluation Capacity Development through PCR/TCR Preparation (Self-Evaluation) Training
Project Number 47304-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8604-REG: Evaluation Capacity Development through PCR/TCR Preparation (Self-Evaluation) Training
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The S-CDTA aims to respond to DMCs requests for evaluation capacity development of executing and implementing agency staff by providing training opportunities to concerned officials in selected DMCs. The training aims to familiarize concerned officials with the principles of evaluation, guidelines in preparing project/technical assistance completion reports (PCR/TCR) based on IED's Projec Performance Evaluation Rating guidelinesb; and equip them with requisite knowledge and skills to conduct evidence-based self-evaluation, and prepare good quality PCRs that captures lessons and findings and provides useful inputs to ADB's PCR; and promote institutional learning process of participants' agencies
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Evaluation is an important part of ADB's project cycle. Evaluation of ADB operations comprises two parts: (i) self-evaluation by the operations departments responsible for preparing and implementing projects, programs, and TA operations leading to a completion report; and (ii) independent evaluation by IED through the preparation of project and cluster TA performance evaluation reports. IED also validates a statistically significant sample of project completion reports (PCRs) through validation reports.

A PCR is prepared by processing department for all completed projects and TAs (except TAs resulting in a loan) usually 12 24 months after project completion. The main objective of a PCR is to learn from the experiences of borrowers, executing agencies, and ADB in implementing projects, and to use the lessons to improve the performance of ongoing and future ADB-financed projects. The PCRs ratings are used as a measure of ADB's development effectiveness and as inputs to country partnership strategy formulations.

IED's guidelines on project performance evaluation report (PPER) preparation defines the performance rating categories and rating criteria and PCR preparation follows these guidelines.

Executing agencies also prepare their own PCRs, which serve as an input to ADB's PCR. ADB staff also guide executing agencies in preparing their PCRs by providing general guidance and requirements, including the contents of the PCRs. However, a review of selected government PCRs indicates that these vary significantly in quality, contents, analysis, and preparation. This often becomes challenging to the ADB staff responsible for PCR preparation. The training aims to address these concerns

The main output of the S-CDTA will be workshop to train executing and implementing agency staff in preparing quality PCRs. As stated above, the training is expected to equip staff in better understanding of evaluation principles, link between M&E, and sound understanding ADB's guidelines in preparing PCRs. Another key output will be PPER guidelines translated in national language to promote better understanding of the guidelines by executing and implementing agency staff.

The expected impact of the proposed small scale capacity development TA (S-CDTA) will be more transparent and better result analysis, demonstrated by good quality PCRs validated by IED. The expected TA outcomes will be enhanced self-evaluation capacity of executing and implementing agency staff, timely submission of good quality PCRs by executing agencies to ADB, and identification of relevant lessons from project implementation. The training will help executing and implementing agencies to also institutionalize evaluation culture in their own agencies.

Impact Improved and systematized quality of government results analysis and reporting
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved self-evaluation capacity at participants' agencies, by end-2016
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Workshop on Preparation of Self-Evaluation to be conducted by IED for executing and implementing agencies officials/staff

Guidelines translated in national language and adopted by respective executing and implementing agencies.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A draft TA Paper was circulated to regional departments for comments. The TA paper was subsequently finalized to address comments from RDs.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Up to 3 consultants will be engaged under this TA.

(i) A short-term international consultant will be engaged intermittently for up to 35 working days to help develop and conduct the training program.

(ii) A short-term national consultant, based in Manila, will be recruited intermittently for a total period of 6 weeks each year to provide logistical support to the

(iii) A national consultant, based on Manila, will be hired, at TA completion, for 4 weeks to prepare a S-CDTA completion report to assess overall TA performance.

Procurement No procurement of equipments under this TA
Responsible ADB Officer Ahmed, Farzana
Responsible ADB Department Independent Evaluation Department
Responsible ADB Division IETC
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Jan 2014

TA 8604-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2015 31 Jul 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 13 Dec 2013 202,510.32

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