Regional : Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2023-2024 (Subproject 3)
The knowledge and support technical assistance cluster (C-KSTA) on Supporting Evaluations in Asia and the Pacific, 2020-2024, consisting of 3 subprojects, was approved by the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a no-objection basis on 27 August 2020. Subprojects 1 and 2 of the C-KSTA (KSTA 6701 and KSTA 6896) are ongoing and currently programmed to fund the core evaluation work of the Independent Evaluation Department under its 2021-2023 work programs: 3 corporate evaluations, 3 thematic evaluations, 1 sector-wide evaluations, 2 regional program evaluations, 1 sector assistance program evaluation, and 1 real-time evaluation. KSTA Subproject 3 will fund similar high-level and other evaluations aimed at improving ADB's strategies, policies, processes, and operations.
Graham, Benjamin M.
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|Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2023-2024 (Subproject 3)
|Country / Economy
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount
|OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|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 - Rural market infrastructure
Education / Education sector development
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
Finance / Finance sector development - Inclusive finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Health / Health sector development and reform - Health system development
Public sector management / Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Some gender elements
|The knowledge and support technical assistance cluster (C-KSTA) on Supporting Evaluations in Asia and the Pacific, 2020-2024, consisting of 3 subprojects, was approved by the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a no-objection basis on 27 August 2020. Subprojects 1 and 2 of the C-KSTA (KSTA 6701 and KSTA 6896) are ongoing and currently programmed to fund the core evaluation work of the Independent Evaluation Department under its 2021-2023 work programs: 3 corporate evaluations, 3 thematic evaluations, 1 sector-wide evaluations, 2 regional program evaluations, 1 sector assistance program evaluation, and 1 real-time evaluation. KSTA Subproject 3 will fund similar high-level and other evaluations aimed at improving ADB's strategies, policies, processes, and operations.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
|Subproject 3 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 2022-2024 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.
Development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, and business processes improved.
|Description of Outcome
Use of and learning from evaluations and their recommendations by the Board, Development Effectiveness Committee, ADB Management and Staff, and broader stakeholders increased.
|Progress Toward Outcome
|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, quick turn-around and other evaluation work (systematic reviews, topical papers, synthesis notes and other evaluation work and research delivered, with evaluation knowledge management engagement and support.)
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|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.
|During Project Implementation
|IED will look for 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.
The Subproject will fund the engagement of (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. 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 at the inception phase of the evaluation or activity using a consultant recruitment note (if needed) and the requisite evaluation approach paper (EAP) and validation plan.
International and/or national consultants (either on an individual or resource person arrangement) 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 activities will tentatively require 36 international consultants for 60 person-months; 22 in-country national consultants for 33 person-months; and 23 ADB Headquarters-based consultants for 96 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.
|Implementation arrangements for procurement will be finalized prior to approval of the evaluation approach paper. The purchase of evaluation tools, supplies and services will be for core evaluation and dissemination work such as conducting conferences, seminars, and/or workshops; and surveys. These will range from programming and database tools to analytical instruments, and services as inputs during report preparation and supplies and services for seminars, workshops, and surveys. Any purchase of goods or services will be in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2019, as amended from time to tie) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2019, as amended from time to time) 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 (IEOD)
Asian Development Bank
|15 Dec 2022
|Last Review Mission
|Last PDS Update
|15 Dec 2022
|15 Dec 2022
|15 Dec 2022
|31 Dec 2025
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization
|04 Jan 2024
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