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Regional: Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)- Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50092-002 Status: Active

The proposed subproject is the first of three under the cluster regional research and development technical assistance (TA) approved on a no-objection basis by the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 27 July 2016. High- and mid-level evaluations and outreach activities for funding under the Subproject seeks to improve ADB strategies, policies, processes, and operations subsequently benefiting its developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific. Subproject 1 will draw from the Board approved 2016- 2018 work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) and, where appropriate, its next rolling program for approval in December 2016.

 
Project Name Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)- Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018
Project Number 50092-002
Country Regional
Bhutan
Fiji
Georgia
Kyrgyz Republic
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9172-REG: Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017 2019 - Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018 (Subproject 1)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water supply services

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance / Finance sector development - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed subproject is the first of three under the cluster regional research and development technical assistance (TA) approved on a no-objection basis by the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 27 July 2016. High- and mid-level evaluations and outreach activities for funding under the Subproject seeks to improve ADB strategies, policies, processes, and operations subsequently benefiting its developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific. Subproject 1 will draw from the Board approved 2016- 2018 work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) and, where appropriate, its next rolling program for approval in December 2016.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

High- and mid-level evaluations complement project evaluations and give a view to assessing the operations and directions of the ADB. IED's knowledge and country programs give feedback on the development results and/or effectiveness of ADB. This advice is needed for accountability to stakeholders (including Management and Board of Directors) and to strengthen ADB as a learning organization. To keep its strategic relevance and operational utility, IED's evaluation focus is continuously refined to align with the development landscape and to recent or upcoming changes in ADB.

With the merger of the Asian Development Fund (ADF) and ordinary capital resources (OCR) in 2017, it will be critical to have an evaluative perspective of the experience in ADB's various business like energy, urban and private sector operations. Likewise, evaluations on possible areas of expansion like support to micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises and engagement with State-owned enterprises will provide insights on new business opportunities for ADB. Further, with the enhanced financial capacity, a review of the financing modalities, like policy-based lending, needs to be undertaken. The selection and design of evaluations should also take into account recent global developments like the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (or COP21). Further, evaluations should consider how ADB will engage with middle income countries (MICs) as most of its development member countries will be MICs in the near future.

High-level thematic and sector evaluation work will need to build on evaluations of country and project performance. As such, country-level evaluations like Country Assistance Performance Evaluations (CAPEs) and validations of Country Partnership Strategy Final Reviews (CPSFRVs) are as important as knowledge-type evaluations. In the same token, impact evaluation on projects in priority areas enhances lessons for development effectiveness. Taking together the various levels of evaluation work, findings and lessons learned can be inputs to strategies as well as design and implementation of new operations.

Impact Development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, strategies, and business processes improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Use of evaluation by the ADB Board of Directors and its DEC, ADB Management and operations staff, and country agencies and stakeholders increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Evaluation studies, knowledge briefs, and other evaluation products completed

Knowledge-sharing and learning events satisfactorily conducted

Evaluation outreach products and services and derivative products from learning events disseminated

Information system for managing and disseminating evaluation knowledge improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bhutan - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the formulation of studies and activities, concerned evaluation teams will hold consultations with various institutions in government and civil society, including nongovernment organizations, on their topic. These consultations may be determined or firmed up at the concept and/or evaluation approach paper stage.
During Project Implementation During the implementation of studies and activities, concerned evaluation teams will hold consultations with various institutions in government and civil society, including nongovernment organizations, on their topic. These consultations may be determined or firmed up at the concept and/or evaluation approach paper stage. Where appropriate, and mandatory in the case of CAPEs, draft reports will be sent to government and other stakeholders for feedback
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will fund a mix of international and national consultants to support each evaluation team. Consulting service requirements (including positions, terms of reference, deliverables, cost estimates) are indicative at this time. These are to be developed and/or firmed up during preparation of the concept or evaluation approach paper. Lump-sum payments or output-based contracts will be used as appropriate. The need for services from consulting firms (along with applicable selection method and type of technical proposal to be used) will also be considered during the concept and/or evaluation approach paper stage.
Procurement The TA will also fund workshops, training, seminars and conferences held either for preparing a draft report or to support learning and dissemination events. Cost estimates for these events will be prepared during their concept paper stage.
Responsible ADB Officer Graham, Benjamin M.
Responsible ADB Department Independent Evaluation Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, IED
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Aug 2016

TA 9172-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Sep 2016 - 15 Sep 2016 28 Feb 2019 30 Jun 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 15 Sep 2016 2,074,642.71

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018 - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 27 May 2020 02 Jun 2020
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018 - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Apr 2020 09 Apr 2020
Support for Evaluation Research and Information Systems Development and Management Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)- Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018 Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2020
Lead International Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2020 04 Feb 2020
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)- Senior Research and Evaluation Associate for Country and Sector Work Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2019
Peer Reviewer Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2019 07 Aug 2019
SES and Outreach 2017–2019 (Subproject 1)—SES and Outreach for 2017–2018 — SWE: ADB Support for Transport (Evaluation Analyst [TOC] [national]) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019
Policy and Development Results Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)- Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018 Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2019 07 Jun 2019
Knowledge Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2019 31 May 2019
Corporate Evaluation of the Safeguard Policy Statement (Senior Social Safeguards Specialist: IND Country and Project Case Assessments) Individual - Consulting Closed 17 May 2019 23 May 2019
Lead Knowledge Solutions Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Apr 2019 06 May 2019
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)- PCR Validation Associate Evaluator cum Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Senior Knowledge and Evaluaiton Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019
CPSFR Validation for Cambodia (2014-2018) - Country and Strategy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2019
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1) - PVR Technical/Operations Support Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 04 Apr 2019
Evaluation Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
Resource Person for ADB Annual Meeting IED Institutional Event Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2019 11 Mar 2019
SAPE Local National Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2019
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019 (Subproject 1)-Associate Evaluator/Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2018 04 Dec 2018
Research Evaluation Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018
Domestic Country Expert (Nepal) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Nov 2018 22 Nov 2018
International Country and Strategy Expert (Nepal) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Nov 2018 22 Nov 2018
Corporate Evaluation of ADB's Private Sector Equity Investments (External Peer Reviewer) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 May 2018 22 May 2018
Corporate Evaluation of ADB's Private Sector Equity Investments External Peer Reviewer) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018
Corporate Evaluation on ADB Private Sector Equity Investments (International Private Equity and Direct Equity Investments Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Corporate Evaluation on ADB Private Sector Equity Investments (International Equity Investments Policy, Strategy and Indian Market Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Corporate Evaluation of ADB Private Sector Equity Investments (Private Sector Equity Investments Market and Financial Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018: Associate PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018
Communications and Outreach Lead Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Oct 2017 30 Oct 2017
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2018 (Subproject 1): Thematic Evaluation Study on ADB's Support for SMEs - Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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