Independent Evaluation Department Work Program, 2024–2026
As specified in the Evaluation Policy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Board of Directors is responsible for approving the rolling 3-year work program of the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) after it is reviewed and endorsed by the Development Effectiveness Committee. The Work Program for 2024−2026 was discussed and subsequently endorsed by the committee on 15 September 2023.
In developing the work program, IED consulted ADB Management and considered Strategy 2030 priorities, the new operating model, and other institutional changes in ADB, and issues of interest and relevance to member countries and the Asia and Pacific region.
Strategy 2030 Transport Sector Directional Guide
This guide assesses transport networks across Asia and the Pacific, outlines challenges posed by rapid urbanization and climate change, and assesses how ADB can help improve the sector and drive equitable development and economic growth.
Environmental and Social Framework (W-Paper)
The proposed environmental and social framework (ESF) builds on the IED findings and recommendations and culminates almost 3 years of detailed analytical studies and extensive engagement with stakeholders.
Annex 6: Environmental and Social Management Framework
This framework articulates the environment and social policy and procedures to address environmental, social, and sustainability issues; and prescribes standards and monitoring compliance benchmarks to manage environmental and social risks associated with CRPP Investment Fund’s portfolio of investments.
Environmental and Social Framework (Consultation Draft)
This draft policy paper was prepared for public consultation in light of the ongoing review and update of ADB’s 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement.
Strategy 2030 Energy Sector Directional Guide: Inclusive, Just, and Affordable Low-Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific
This Energy Sector Directional Guide provides the strategic direction of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the energy sector.
2021 Energy Policy of the Asian Development Bank: Supporting Low-Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific
The new Asian Development Bank (ADB) Energy Policy, approved in October 2021, guides ADB’s energy sector operations to support energy access improvement and low-carbon transition in Asia and the Pacific.
Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions: Annual Report 2022
In March 2015, the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions (FAST), a multiyear pilot to improve ADB’s operational efficiency for smaller nonsovereign transactions. In May 2022, after 7 years of implementation, the Board approved the Enhanced Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions, which mainstreamed the pilot and modified the original framework’s parameters.
This paper serves as the 2022 annual report on FAST covering transactions approved under the pilot and revised frameworks.
Accountability Mechanism Knowledge Management Strategy: First Resort for Learning, Last Resort for Complaints
This Asian Development Bank’s Accountability Mechanism Knowledge Management Strategy aims to help make the mechanism’s knowledge products and services as accessible and meaningful to its target audiences as possible, encouraging their uptake and application in future work.
Accountability Mechanism Communication Strategy
The Accountability Mechanism of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been largely perceived as an investigative body working in isolation and only connecting with internal and external stakeholders during problem-solving and compliance reviews.