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Evaluation is central to good corporate governance. ADB continually reviews its operations to assess their effectiveness, learn from past experience, and improve the development of future policies, strategies, programs, and projects.

Completed Evaluations

  • Evaluation Document | 30 Jun 2022
    Pakistan: National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (Tranche 2)

    The program aimed to improve regional network for the movement of goods and people along Pakistan's E35 expressway. Tranche 2 had two targeted outputs which were  the construction and operationalization of a 39.6-kilometer (km) E35 expressway connecting Hassanabdal and Sarai Saleh and improvement of the National Highway Authority’s (NHA) institutional capacity in social safeguards. This report validates the completion report's assessment of Tranche 2. IED overall assessment: Successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 30 Jun 2022
    Bangladesh: Second Crop Diversification Project

    The project was aimed at increasing rural incomes in targeted regions and at improving the efficiency and value addition in HVC production. The project targeted marginal farmers with up to 3 hectares (ha) of land. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 30 Jun 2022
    People's Republic of China: Jiangxi Fuzhou Urban Integrated Infrastructure Improvement Project

    The project was to build a well-designed multimodal transport infrastructure and integrated public transport services. Its target impact was an efficient, inclusive, and sustainable urban transport system in Fuzhou. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 30 Jun 2022
    India: Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1

    The multitranche financing facility was approved to support ongoing medium-term power sector improvement initiatives of the three power distribution companies in Madhya Pradesh. Tranche 1 aimed to (i) install power supply feeders for irrigation pumps and rural residences; (ii) expand high voltage distribution system (HVDS) and aerial bundle conductors; (iii) provide new power connections; (iv) install energy meters for distribution transformers and feeders; (v) prepare distribution asset maps; and (vi) undertake network analysis models to improve power supply to rural households.

  • Evaluation Document | 20 Jun 2022
    Indonesia: Emergency Assistance for Recovery and Rehabilitation from Recent Disasters

    The program was to support relief work in West Nusa Tenggara and Central Sulawesi provinces, assess post-disaster needs, and prepare an action plan and projects for reconstruction. Its impact was socioeconomic impact of disasters reduced aligned with National Medium-Term Development Plan (Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional), 2015–2019. Its outcome was adverse social impact of the recent disasters on the poor mitigated. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 20 Jun 2022
    Indonesia: Polytechnic Education Development Project

    The project was to improve and increase access to quality, polytechnical vocational education in line with employers’ needs and the aspirations of graduates. It aimed to support workforce development in five of the eight priority industry subsectors identified in the MP3EI (manufacturing, agrobusiness, infrastructure, energy, mining, and tourism). The project supported key policy reforms to strengthen polytechnic education through an integrated approach addressing equitable access, graduate employment outcomes, subsector management, and suitability and quality of study programs.

  • Evaluation Document | 10 Jun 2022
    Validation of Kazakhstan Country Partnership Strategy Final Review, 2017–2021

    The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) validated the final review of ADB’s Kazakhstan country partnership strategy (CPS) 2017–2021. As in the CPS final review, the validation assessed ADB operations that were approved, ongoing, or closed from January 2017 to March 2021. The validation was primarily based on information presented in the CPS final review. It also used evidence gathered through document reviews, portfolio analysis, and consultations with stakeholders during a virtual mission conducted in September–October 2021.

  • Evaluation Document | 08 Jun 2022
    People's Republic of China: Strategies for Involving Social Organizations in Social Assistance

    The objective of this technical assistance (TA) was to assist the Ministry of Civil Affairs in developing strategies for involving social organizations in the delivery of social assistance as part of a broader government agenda of addressing concentrations of persistent poverty in the People’s Republic of China through improved quality and reach of social assistance to vulnerable households. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the TA. IED overall assessment is successful.

Ongoing Evaluations

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Evaluation Types

 
Annual Evaluation Reviews 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
Sector-wide Evaluations Assess the performance and results of ADB’s sector strategy and operations across the entire Asia Pacific region over an extended period to inform future engagement of ADB with the sector
Corporate and Thematic Evaluations Focus on thematic issues across sectors or countries, or evaluate an ADB policy or business process
Impact Evaluations Use quasi-experimental designs and emphasize validity and reliability of evaluation results
Project/Program Performance Evaluations Evaluate the design, implementation, and performance of projects and programs
Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports Evaluate the design, implementation, and performance of technical assistance projects, typically covering several projects in the same report
Validations of Project Completion Reports Validate project and program completion reports
Validations of Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validate findings and assess the quality of the country partnership strategy final review
Validation of Technical Assistance Completion Reports Validate technical assistance completion reports
Topical Papers Focus on current development issues to share ideas or technical working papers related to evaluation reports
Working Papers Interim reports to present the reviews and findings of work in progress in evaluation or research relating to development effectiveness. It aims to encourage discussion, elicit feedback and advance knowledge.
Synthesis Notes Consolidates key findings and lessons from independent evaluation of projects conducted in a particular period. They aim to increase usability of evaluation reports and feed lessons to projects under preparation or in the pipeline in order to improve project qualitt-at-entry and delivery.