Evaluation Documents by Type

Evaluation Studies

 
Annual Reports Assess ADB's operational performance, synthesize lessons on development effectiveness, report on findings and actions taken on evaluation recommendations
Country Assistance Program Evaluations Evaluate the performance of ADB's support to a sector in a country, including its strategy, policy dialogue, completed and ongoing projects
Sector Assistance Program Evaluations Evaluate the performance of ADB's support to a sector in a country, including its strategy, policy dialogue, completed and ongoing projects
Corporate and Thematic Evaluation Studies Focus on thematic issues across sectors or countries, or evaluate an ADB policy or business process
Impact Evaluation Studies Use quasi-experimental designs and emphasize validity and reliability of evaluation results
Project and Program Performance Evaluations Evaluate the design, implementation, and performance of projects and programs
Evaluation Knowledge Studies Offer forward looking insights and prospective application of lessons on major cross-cutting themes
Technical Assistance Performance Evaluations Evaluate the design, implementation, and performance of technical assistance projects, typically covering several projects in the same report
Validations of Country Partnership Strategy Final Reviews Validate findings and assess the quality of the country partnership strategy final review
Validations of Project Completion Reports Validate project and program completion reports
Topical Papers Focus on current development issues to share ideas or they are technical working papers related to evaluation reports
Sector and Thematic Papers Short treatments of sectors and themes prepared toward broader evaluation studies, particularly country assistance program evaluations.

Knowledge Briefs

 
Learning Curves Synthesize evaluation findings, lessons and recommendations for a broader range of clients
Learning Lessons Synthesize key lessons drawn from evaluation and completion reports, and literature reviews

Other Resources

 
Board Documents Meeting summaries and proceedings by the ADB's Board of Directors and its Development Effectiveness Committee
Books Books prepared by the Independent Evaluation Department
Brochures and Flyers Awareness-raising materials
Guides Evaluation reference documents, approaches, and methods
Policies and Strategies Evaluation policies and strategies
Statutory Reports and Official Records Evaluate the design, implementation, and performance of projects and programs