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Independent Evaluation

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 | 16 Jan 2022
    Access to Electricity with New Off-Grid Solar Technology in Central Asia

    The TA project supported the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program’s strategy of promoting new off-grid energy technologies. The TA project aimed at increasing or maintaining access to electricity in CAREC Program’s five member countries, such as Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan, by designing a plug-and-play solar power kit, including solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, and energy-efficient appliances. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the TA. IED overall assessment is less than successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 16 Jan 2022
    People’s Republic of China: Enhancing Competition in Public Service Delivery

    The technical assistance (TA) was to support the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the PRC as the TA project’s executing agency. The aim was to enhance its public procurement system and information disclosure of public–private partnership (PPP) projects. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the TA. IED overall assessment is successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 16 Jan 2022
    India: Preparing the Public–Private Partnerships Pilot Projects Initiative (Mainstreaming Public–Private Partnerships)

    The main objective of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) project preparation technical assistance (PPTA) was to support the Government of India in mainstreaming public–private partnerships (PPPs) by developing, structuring, and facilitating the bidding of infrastructure projects. The expected impact was improved infrastructure coverage and service provision efficiencies.

  • Evaluation Document | 16 Jan 2022
    People’s Republic of China: Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt

    The technical assistance (TA) project aimed to support the strengthening of the “river chief system” and improve river health in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This report validates the completion report's assessment of the TA. IED overall assessment is successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 16 Jan 2022
    Kazakhstan: Mobilizing Finance to Help Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

    The objective of this capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) was to support the government of Kazakhstan in creating a platform among development partners and mobilizing finance to achieve the country’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030. Specifically, the TA focused on improving coordination between the various national and multilateral development agencies on SDG programs.

  • Evaluation Document | 16 Jan 2022
    Sri Lanka: Improving Project Readiness and Portfolio Management

    The objective of the technical assistance (TA) was to improve the executing and implementing agencies’ capacity to implement and manage projects supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Sri Lanka. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the TA. IED overall assessment is successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 16 Jan 2022
    Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Phase 2

    The technical assistance (TA) project aimed to improve the biodiversity conservation and climate resilience across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by (i) integrating environment and climate change considerations into the GMS economic development plans and programs in a systematic way, (ii) building on the accomplishments of the Core Environment Program’s (CEP) phase 1, and (iii) adopting a multisector approach. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the TA. IED overall assessment is less than successful.

  • Evaluation Document | 10 Jan 2022
    People’s Republic of China: Heilongjiang Energy Efficient District Heating Project

    The project’s expected impact was improved energy efficiency and a cleaner environment in Heilongjiang Province. The targeted outcome was improved air quality and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the province’s eight urban areas. This report validates the the completion report's assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: 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.