Regional : Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3)

Sovereign Project | 50092-004

The proposed subproject is the third and last under the cluster knowledge and support technical assistance (C-TA0021) for selected evaluation studies and outreach for 2017-2019. Subproject 3 supports the 2019-2021 Work Program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) in delivering evaluation reports and conducting outreach events to improve ADB's strategies, policies, processes, and operations, subsequently benefiting its members in Asia and the Pacific. Like Subprojects 1 and 2, it covers a mix of corporate and thematic evaluations (4), country program evaluation and validations (4), sector assessments (1), impact evaluation/systematic review (1), quick, ad hoc sector and thematic research and writing, outreach events, and the validation system for project completion reports (PCRs) and extended annual review reports (XARRs).

Project Name
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3)
Project Number
50092-004
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9696-REG: Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019"2020 (Subproject 3)
Source Amount
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
  • Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender
Some gender elements
Description

The proposed subproject is the third and last under the cluster knowledge and support technical assistance (C-TA0021) for selected evaluation studies and outreach for 2017-2019. Subproject 3 supports the 2019-2021 Work Program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) in delivering evaluation reports and conducting outreach events to improve ADB's strategies, policies, processes, and operations, subsequently benefiting its members in Asia and the Pacific. Like Subprojects 1 and 2, it covers a mix of corporate and thematic evaluations (4), country program evaluation and validations (4), sector assessments (1), impact evaluation/systematic review (1), quick, ad hoc sector and thematic research and writing, outreach events, and the validation system for project completion reports (PCRs) and extended annual review reports (XARRs).

Following IED''s work program, some of the cross-cutting issues to be examined under Subproject 3 are (i) addressing poverty and inequality through skills development; (ii) expanding the private sector operations by ensuring the additionality of ADB's nonsovereign operations and promoting PPPs; (iii) energy sector implications on operational priorities of Strategy 2030; and (iv) enhancing ADB's institutional effectiveness through One ADB.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB faces a rapidly changing socioeconomic, financial, and institutional landscape and needs to adapt to stay relevant and responsive to a more diverse, dynamic, and demanding clientele. The new corporate strategy, Strategy 2030 seeks to guide ADB's long-term efforts to respond to these changing needs and remain a key regional partner in the next phase of development. Under Strategy 2030, ADB expands its vision to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while helping efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. With the adoption of Strategy 2030, the key challenge for IED is to transition its Work Program to be more responsive to the new corporate strategy.

The 2019-2021 work program of IED is designed to address the operational priorities of Strategy 2030 as well as improving institutional effectiveness. Among its focus areas are: (i) enhancing links between cross-cutting and sector evaluations and Strategy 2030 goals and operational priorities. IED will ensure that inclusion, gender equality, safeguards, private sector, One ADB approach, and organization for delivery are regular features of major evaluations.; (ii) applying amore cross-cutting approach in sector evaluations focusing on operational priorities of Strategy 2030; (iii) supporting ADB's expanded private sector operations under Strategy 2030 by evaluating the additionality of ADB's nonsovereign operations, as well as how it is coordinated with sovereign operations and ADB's approach to engagement with its clients; and (iv) putting greater attention to results, knowledge, and innovation. It contributes to the institutional effectiveness over the next three years through evaluations on ADB corporate processes, business products and instruments that focus on delivery through a stronger, better, and faster ADB, strengthening knowledge services, promoting One ADB, and the use of technical assistance as an instrument to generate and deliver knowledge.

Impact

Development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, strategies, and business processes improved

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

ADB Board of Directors, operations staff, and country agencies and informed by their increased use of evaluations

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

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)
Geographical Location
Regional

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 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.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Full details of consulting services and terms of reference (i.e., positions, expertise, duration, terms of reference and deliverables, and cost estimates) will be developed either at the consultant recruitment note or evaluation approach paper and validation plan stages of the evaluation or activity. Evaluation approach papers and validation plans will also include detailed implementation arrangements.

ADB will engage consultants (either on an individual or resource person arrangement) in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions and/or TA Staff Instructions. Lump-sum or output-based contracts will be used as appropriate. Use of a consulting firm or entity (along with the selection method and type of technical proposal) will be assessed at the concept or evaluation approach paper stage. For tasks involving surveys and other quantitative analyses, working with consulting firms or entities is often more suitable and effective, and will be taken into consideration during consultant recruitment.

Procurement
Purchase of services, if any, for conducting conferences, seminars, and/or workshops; and surveys will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), and will be in coordination with the Controllers' Department, Office of Information Systems and Technology, and Office of Administrative Services, where applicable.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Graham, Benjamin M.
Responsible ADB Department
Independent Evaluation Department
Responsible ADB Division
Office of the Director General, IED (IEOD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
14 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
20 Dec 2018

Funding

TA 9696-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2020 30 Jun 2023 15 Dec 2023
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
08 Jan 2024 2,356,170.87

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Country and Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011– 2019 Climate Change and Institutional Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (National Consultant 2: Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst) Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3): GMS-Portfolio Assessment Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Consultant 2: Portfolio Analyst and Evaluation Research Associate) Individual - Consulting Closed
ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011-2020, National Climate Change Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Country Assessment Consultant: MON) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Country Assessment Specialist: PNG) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Country Assessment Specialist: BAN) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (National Consultant: Research and Evaluation Analyst) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (National Consultant: Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (National Consultant: Research and Evaluation Support Associate) Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020: Senior Research and Evaluation Associate (National Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (Organizational Development/ Governance Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (IND: Country Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
TA 9696-REG: ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011–2019, PRC National Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Evaluation of ADB Support to Climate Action 2011-2019 - Climate Change Country Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (Service Design Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the One ADB Approach (Country System and Portfolio Evaluation Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (PHI: National Country Assessment Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Private Sector Specialist - Nonsovereign Operations) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Business Support Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Consultant: Data Analyst and Evaluation Research Associate) Individual - Consulting Closed
TA 9696-REG: ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011–2019 Climate Change Regional and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
TA 9696-REG: ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011–2019 Private Sector Climate Change Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
TA 9696-REG: ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011–2019 Climate Change and Institutional Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
TA 9696-REG: ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011–2019 Climate Change Country Strategy and Portfolio Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Social Development Specialist - Vulnerability) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Debt and Financial Sustainability Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Real-Time Evaluation Methodology Advisor) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Data Scientist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Senior Evaluation Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020: Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Bangladesh-Country Program and Thematic Evaluation Specialist (Lead Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3): Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Bangladesh-International Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020: Senior Research and Evaluation Associate (National Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the Safeguard Policy Statement (National Consultant: Portfolio Analyst and Evaluation Research Associate) Individual - Consulting Closed
Validation of People’s Republic of China (PRC) CPSFR (2016-2020): Country and Strategy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Systematic Review on the Impact of Access to Electricity on Household Welfare Firm - Consulting Closed
TA9696 REG: ADB's Energy Policy (2009) and Energy Program 2009-2018 - Energy Operations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
TA9696 REG: ADB's Energy Policy and Energy Program 2009-2018 - Climate Change and Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
In-Country Evaluation Researcher Individual - Consulting Closed
Country and Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3) (TE PPP: PPP Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Corporate Evaluation of the Safeguard Policy Statement (Senior Social Safeguards Specialist: INO and UZB Country and Project Case Assessments) Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB's Energy Policy (2009) and Energy Program 2009-2018 - India Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Support for IED Evaluation Information Systems Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB's Energy Policy (2009) and Energy Program 2009-2018 - International Energy Technology Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB's Energy Policy (2009) and Energy Program 2009-2018 - International Energy Policy and Program Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB's Energy Policy and Energy Program 2009-2018 - International Program Implementation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB's Energy Policy (2009) and Energy Program 2009-2018 - International Policy and Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB's Energy Policy (2009) and Energy Program 2009-2018 - National consultant for energy portfolio data analysis Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3)- PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3) (TE PPP: Evaluations Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Selected Evaluation Studies and Outreach for 2019-2020 (Subproject 3)- PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Research and Development Technical Assistance 9696 04 Nov 2019 INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR IMPACT EVALUATION (UNITED STATES) | 1625, MASSACHUSETTS AVE., NW, SUITE 450 WASHINGTON DC 20036 UNITED STATES Asian Development Bank 137,153.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.