In the Spotlight
This evaluation examines the value added by the environmental and involuntary resettlement safeguards policies of ADB, and identifies what remains to be done to ensure their effective application. The evaluation assesses the application of ADB’s safeguards in 12 projects in Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Sri Lanka.
The evaluation examines the key challenges faced by middle-income countries in the region, and the implications of changes in the borrowing country profile and other factors on ADB’s strategy and programs for these countries.
This evaluation assesses ADB’s support for Sri Lanka over 2006–2015, to inform the preparation and design of a new country partnership strategy that will guide ADB’s Sri Lanka operations from 2017 to 2021.
The Viet Nam Agriculture Science and Technology Project was recognized along with two other ADB projects in the Independent Evaluation Awards.
The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) independently and systematically evaluates ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns that relate to organizational and operational effectiveness. By doing so, it contributes to achieving development effectiveness of ADB operations by providing evaluation feedback on performance, and generating and disseminating evaluation lessons.
There are two levels of evaluation in ADB:
- self-evaluation, conducted by those responsible for designing and implementing a country strategy, program, or project
- independent evaluation undertaken by IED
- Annual Evaluation Reviews
- Country Assistance Program Evaluations
- Sector Assistance Program Evaluations
- Corporate and Thematic Evaluation Studies
- Impact Evaluation Studies
- Syntheses of Evaluation Findings
- Project/Program Performance Evaluations
- Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports
- Validations of Project Completion Reports
- Validations of Country Partnership Strategy Final Reviews
- Evaluation Knowledge Studies
- Topical Papers
- Learning Curves
- Learning Lessons