Regional: Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1)

Sovereign Project | 53354-002

The knowledge and support technical assistance cluster (C-KSTA) on Supporting Evaluations in Asia and the Pacific, 2020- 2024 was approved by the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a no-objection basis on 27 August 2020. It was to fully or partially fund evaluations and associated outreach from the annual 3- year rolling work programs over the 2020 -2024 period. The next work program cycle from 2021 -2023 is scheduled for approval by the Board of Directors in December 2020. This subproject is the first of three in the new C-KSTA. Subproject 1 will fund high-level and other evaluations to improve ADB strategies, policies, processes, and operations. The main subproject outputs are 7 high-level evaluations. Other possible evaluation products may include a validation of country partnership strategy final review report (CPSFRV), a sector synthesis, a topical paper and some complementary and quick turn-around evaluation work.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Graham, Benjamin M.
    Independent Evaluation Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1)
Project Number 53354-002
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6701-REG: Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2020-2022 (Subproject 1)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.25 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 policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Education / Education sector development - Technical and vocational education and training

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance / Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions - Finance sector development - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Health / Health sector development and reform - Health system development

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Trade and services

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban roads and traffic management

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance cluster (C-KSTA) on Supporting Evaluations in Asia and the Pacific, 2020- 2024 was approved by the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a no-objection basis on 27 August 2020. It was to fully or partially fund evaluations and associated outreach from the annual 3- year rolling work programs over the 2020 -2024 period. The next work program cycle from 2021 -2023 is scheduled for approval by the Board of Directors in December 2020. This subproject is the first of three in the new C-KSTA. Subproject 1 will fund high-level and other evaluations to improve ADB strategies, policies, processes, and operations. The main subproject outputs are 7 high-level evaluations. Other possible evaluation products may include a validation of country partnership strategy final review report (CPSFRV), a sector synthesis, a topical paper and some complementary and quick turn-around evaluation work.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Subproject 1 is aligned with the C-KSTA''s impact of improved development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, and business processes. Its intended outcome is the increased use of and learning from evaluations and their recommendations by the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC), ADB Management and staff, and broader stakeholders. The implicit theory of change holds that under the 2021 -2023 work program, IED will deliver a combination of evaluations that are strategically and operationally relevant to Strategy 2030. These, along with their knowledge sharing and outreach, will in turn support more effective ADB policies, processes, and operations subsequently benefiting developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific.
Impact Development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, and business processes improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Use of and learning from evaluations and their recommendations by the Board of Directors, Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC), ADB Management and Staff, and broader stakeholders increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Corporate and Thematic Evaluations: a strategic mix of high-quality corporate and thematic evaluations with direct relevance to Strategy 2030 delivered, with evaluation knowledge management engagement and support.

Country and regional program Evaluations and Validations: country and sub-regional evaluations delivered and feeding directly into ADB country partnership strategy planning and Board approval cycles, with evaluation knowledge management engagement and support.

Sector Evaluations: sector-assistance program evaluations, sector-wide evaluations, and sector synthesis notes delivered and informing ADB sector plans and operations, with evaluation knowledge management engagement and support.

Complementary and Quick Turn-around Evaluation Work: systematic reviews, topical papers, and quick turn-around evaluation work and research delivered, with evaluation knowledge management engagement and support.

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 inception stage of evaluations, the evaluation team consults with ADB Management and relevant staff (including resident missions) and, where appropriate, various institutions in government and civil society, including development partners and nongovernment organizations. It will coordinate with relevant government agencies and obtain on a no objection from the government before starting any activity under this subproject in the territory of that country. The evaluation team will look at innovative approaches in preparing independent evaluations that add value for its clients, i.e., approaches, designs, components, features (e.g., development or application of advanced technology), preparation, or implementation processes that are new to its targeted stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Evaluation teams conduct field visits and occasional surveys. Field interviews include meetings with ADB missions, various institutions in government and civil society, including development partner and nongovernment organizations. A mission agenda is firmed up at the evaluation approach paper stage. Where appropriate, and mandatory in the case of country-level and project-level evaluations, a draft reports is sent to government and other stakeholders for feedback. The evaluation team leader is responsible for implementation oversight, accountability for outputs, and communication with stakeholders. Dissemination of outputs will be conducted through the report preparation and completion stages, following internal protocols for preparing evaluations and evaluation policy, particularly on public disclosure, dissemination, and lessons. IED will engage targeted stakeholders through various avenues (i.e., presentations) and learning events and will continually invest in information systems to strengthen monitoring of outputs.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultant services will include (i) sector and thematic specialists and researchers to help conduct in-depth analysis and/or give expert inputs on the development context and challenges during report preparation, i.e., data collection, surveys and processing, quantitative and qualitative analyses, background analytical papers, and main report preparation; (ii) external experts for independent peer reviews; and (iii) resource persons and/or coordinators to help organize outreach and knowledge-sharing activities. International and/or national consultants (either on an individual or resource person arrangement) in will be engaged in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy and associated Project Administration Instructions and/or TA Staff Instructions. Details of consulting services and terms of reference will be firmed up at the inception stage of an evaluation or activity. Subproject 1 activities will tentatively require 27 international consultants for 67 person-months; 21 in-country national consultants for 32 person-months; 16 ADB Headquarters-based consultants for 67 person-months; and 9 international consultants cum resource persons for 4 person-months. The use of a consulting firm will be considered at the inception phase of an evaluation especially those which involve major survey, broad and complex quantitative analyses.
Procurement Procurement are case-by-case basis for core evaluation and dissemination work. These are evaluation tools, supplies and services (programming and database tools to analytical instruments, surveys) during report preparation; and supplies and services for seminars, workshops, forums, and conferences (presentations and learning events), printed external publications and other goods and services (social media and website) during dissemination work. Any purchase of goods or services will be in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers and the associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
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 24 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Dec 2020

TA 6701-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Dec 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00 17 Jun 2022 438,474.06

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Peer Reviewer - Sector-wide Evaluation of the ADB's Financial Sector Operations, 2011-2021 Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jun 2022 10 Jun 2022
International Consultant - Value for Money Comparative Review Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2022 10 Jun 2022
PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2022 18 May 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2022 13 May 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1): Private Sector Operations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Apr 2022 06 May 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1): Credit Risk Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Apr 2022 15 Apr 2022
Evaluation Research Associate (Structured Review) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Mar 2022 06 Apr 2022
Strategic Assessment Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2022 05 Apr 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2022 25 Mar 2022
Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Mar 2022 23 Mar 2022
BAN In-Country National Consultant forADB's Finance Sector Operations Evaluation-Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Mar 2022 15 Mar 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1): Integrated Water Management Evaluation - Water Policy and Operations Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jan 2022 01 Feb 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - Integrated Water Management Evaluation: Private Sector Water Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jan 2022 01 Feb 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1): Corporate Evaluation of ADB's Procurement System and Policy Framework (Procurement Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jan 2022 30 Jan 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation - Pacific In-Country Evaluation Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2022 23 Jan 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation - India In-Country Evaluation Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2022 18 Jan 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation - Tajikistan In-Country Evaluation Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2022 18 Jan 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation - People's Republic of China In-Country Evaluation Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2022 18 Jan 2022
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation Portfolio and Database Management Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Nov 2021 07 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - Integrated Water Management: Cambodia In-Country Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Nov 2021 08 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation - Water Resources and Rural Water Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Nov 2021 08 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management - Water Resources and Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2021 02 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management - Water Resources Policy and Strategy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2021 02 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Integrated Water Management Evaluation - Research and Evaluation Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Oct 2021 01 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - Integrated Water Management Evaluation: Urban Water Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Oct 2021 01 Nov 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2021 27 Sep 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Sep 2021 12 Sep 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - PVR Analyst/Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Aug 2021 12 Aug 2021
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jun 2021 06 Jul 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1): Evidence Gap Map and Systematic Review on the Impact of Access to Finance IntervenImpacts on MSMEs Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Jun 2021 14 Jul 2021
Evaluation Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jun 2021 24 Jun 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1) - PVR Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2021 11 Jun 2021
Real-Time Evaluation of ADB's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Real-Time Evaluation Methodology Advisor) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2021 07 Jun 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1)--GMS: Project Assessment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Feb 2021 15 Feb 2021
Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2021-2022 (Subproject 1): GMS-Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jan 2021 05 Feb 2021

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6701 12 Oct 2021 Campbell Collaboration (U.S.A.) | 124 Grandview Rd. Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003-3113 United States Asian Development Bank 144,258.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.