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News Release | 11 Oct 2021

ADB Should Take Stronger Leadership Role for Effective Climate Action in Asia and Pacific Region — Independent Evaluation Report

ADB should take a stronger leadership role on climate action in Asia and the Pacific, a region which is both a high contributor to global greenhouse gas accumulation and a casualty of the impacts of climate change and weather-related...

Evaluation Document | 29 Sep 2021

ADB Support for Action on Climate Change, 2011–2020

The last decade has been profound for climate impacts in the Asia and Pacific region and globally, bringing home the reality of the climate crisis. For many of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs), and the Pacific a

Video | 23 Sep 2021

Evaluation Guru 3: What is Independent Evaluation?

Evaluation Guru, a video series produced by ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department proposes to enhance evaluation capacities in ADB’s member countries. The third episode talks about Independent Evaluation.

Speech | 6 Sep 2021

Transformational Evaluation in Turbulent Times - Marvin Taylor-Dormond

Speech by Marvin Taylor-Dormond, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Department, ADB, at the 2021 Asian Evaluation Week “Transformational Evaluation: Moving from Uncertainties to Resilience”, 6 September 2021

Learning from past lessons to address the present crisis

News and Events

  • Evaluation Guru 3: What is Independent Evaluation?
    Video, IED Video | 23 September 2021
    Evaluation Guru 3: What is Independent Evaluation?

    Evaluation Guru, a video series produced by ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department proposes to enhance evaluation capacities in ADB’s member countries. The third episode talks about Independent Evaluation.

  • Evaluation Guru 2: Country Program Evaluations
    Video, IED Video | 31 August 2021
    Evaluation Guru 2: Country Program Evaluations

    Evaluation Guru, a video series produced by ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department proposes to enhance evaluation capacities in ADB’s member countries. The second episode talks about Country Program Evaluations.

  • Evaluation Guru: Evaluating Private Sector Operations
    Video, IED Video | 27 July 2021
    Evaluation Guru: Evaluating Private Sector Operations

    Evaluation Guru is a video series which takes the multimedia approach to meeting the growing demand for evaluation capacity development in ADB’s client countries. The first episode talks about how to evaluate Private Sector Operations.

  • Boosting Collaboration in Evaluation in Times of Crisis
    IED Video | 12 April 2021
    Boosting Collaboration in Evaluation in Times of Crisis

    IED’s Veronique Salze-Lozac’h and OECD’s Megan Chouane talk about how evaluators can collaborate better to address the COVID-19 crisis.

  • About Independent Evaluation at Asian Development Bank
    IED Video | 29 October 2020
    About Independent Evaluation at Asian Development Bank

    This video highlights the role of independent evaluation as a tool that supports both accountability and learning. It also endeavors to understand what works, what doesn’t and why to increase the effectiveness of development assistance.

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Recent Evaluations

19 Oct 2021 | Evaluation Document

Integrated Water Management: Sector-wide Evaluation of ADB’s Water Policy and Program (2011–2020)

This paper sets out the approach and methodology for an independent evaluation of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2001 Water Policy, and ADB’s support for water sector operations in developing member countries (DMCs) during 2011–2020.

15 Oct 2021 | Evaluation Document

Nepal: Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers Project

The project aimed at supporting the development of value chain infrastructure for post-harvest enterprises to support market supply agreements. The envisaged project impact was increased profitability of small and medium farmers in the 10 project distr

15 Oct 2021 | Evaluation Document

India: North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Program (Project 1)

The program was to utilize the multitranche financing facility (MFF) modality to be delivered in three tranches or projects. Project 1, the subject of this validation, comprised two parts.

11 Oct 2021 | Evaluation Document

Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

The project was approved to develop national and regional capacity to mitigate HIV risks and vulnerability linked to regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in the Lao PDR and Viet Nam. The expected impact of the project was to contribute to achievi

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Director, Sector and Projects Division
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