Regional: Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2019 (Subproject 2)- Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2018–2019
Subproject 2 of the cluster RDTA for Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019, focuses on the incoming 2018- 2020 program cycle and supports a mix of cross-cutting evaluations (3), country evaluation and validations (3), the validation system for PCRs and XARRs, and knowledge and/or derivative outreach products. Subproject 2 also supports key initiatives of the 2018- 2020 program such as more learning events and/or internal and external outreach events and the reintroduction and/or strengthening of sector work (across and within countries) through a sector wide evaluation (2) and sector assistance program evaluation (1). Most of these deliverables are due in 2019.
Graham, Benjamin M.
Independent Evaluation Department
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|Project Name||Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2017-2019 (Subproject 2)- Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2018–2019|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Agriculture research and application - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management - Rural market infrastructure - Rural sanitation - Rural solid waste management - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management
Education / Non-formal education - Pre-primary and primary - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training - Tertiary
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind
Finance / Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions - Central banking systems - Finance sector development - Inclusive finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds - Money and capital markets - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing - Trade finance
Health / Health sector development and reform - Health system development - Mother and child health care - Nutrition
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services
Public sector management / Decentralization - Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management - Reforms of state owned enterprises - Social protection initiatives
Transport / Air transport - Multimodal logistics - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban housing - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban slum development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||Subproject 2 of the cluster RDTA for Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach 2017-2019, focuses on the incoming 2018- 2020 program cycle and supports a mix of cross-cutting evaluations (3), country evaluation and validations (3), the validation system for PCRs and XARRs, and knowledge and/or derivative outreach products. Subproject 2 also supports key initiatives of the 2018- 2020 program such as more learning events and/or internal and external outreach events and the reintroduction and/or strengthening of sector work (across and within countries) through a sector wide evaluation (2) and sector assistance program evaluation (1). Most of these deliverables are due in 2019.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
ADB must adapt to stay relevant and responsive to a more diverse, dynamic, and demanding clientele. This requires it to evolve strategically, operationally, institutionally, and culturally. ADB is well positioned to meet the challenge and can set itself as a valued partner to development actors in Asia and the Pacific. Evaluation evidence offers optimism from ADB''s 50 years of experience and strong partnerships, amidst strengths and improving performance.
The 2018- 2020 work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) seeks to contribute to these efforts and aims for a stronger impact on the institution, its priorities and operations. Towards balance accountability and learning, it expects to make a difference in terms of (i) influence of ADB strategy, (ii) input for sectors; (iii) recommendations for country strategies, and (iv) improve evaluation: self-evaluations and validation.
Improved strategies, policies, processes, and operations of the Asian Development Bank subsequently benefits its members in the Asia and Pacific region. Corporate, thematic and sector-level evaluations build on country and project-level evaluations and validations. Taken together, findings, lessons and recommendations learned from independent evaluations provide inputs to strategies, policies, processes as well as design and implementation of new operations. The cluster regional research and development technical assistance Cluster TA 0021 was to fund select independent evaluations and outreach through three subprojects over the period 2017 -2020.
|Impact||Development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, strategies, and business processes improved|
|Description of Outcome||ADB Board of Directors and its Development Effectiveness Committee, ADB Management and Operations staff, and country agencies and stakeholders are better informed by their increased use of evaluations|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Evaluations and other evaluation products satisfactorily completed
Learning from and awareness of evaluations improved
Evaluation outreach products and services and derivative products from learning events disseminated
Information systems for managing and disseminating evaluation knowledge improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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 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 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|
|Consulting Services||The TA will fund a mix of international and national consultants and/or resource persons to support the evaluation teams. 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 the preparation of the recruitment concept note and 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 to support preparation of a draft report or for learning and dissemination events. Cost estimates for these events will be prepared during their concept or approach paper stage.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Graham, Benjamin M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Independent Evaluation Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, IED|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||20 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Nov 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Dec 2017||-||20 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2020||31 Dec 2021||19 Jul 2022|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,500,000.00||01 Aug 2022||2,359,260.57|
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