Effectiveness of ADB Approaches and Assistance to Poverty Reduction

Publication | May 2000
  • US$20.00 (paperback)

In 1992, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) formally adopted poverty reduction - one of the ADB's concerns since its inception - as one of its strategic development objectives. Between 1992 and 1998, 123 projects valued at US$5,901 million were approved with poverty reduction as the primary or secondary strategic development objective. The projects span 20 subsectors and 21 developing member countries (DMCs) of ADB. They include growth projects with poverty reduction concerns and targeted lending, loans for infrastructure and social services that were to benefit the poor, and assistance for protecting vulnerable groups. This broad variety of projects evolved from ADB's operations without the benefit of a conceptual framework or operational guidelines. In recognition of the need for such guidance, ADB established in 1997 a working paper on poverty reduction, which led to the need for this evaluation.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Country Programming
  • Project Design
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Poverty Reduction Results
  • Conclusions
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • Evaluation
  • 020800
  • 971-561-292-X

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