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The evaluation provides an independent assessment of ADB’s engagements in state-owned enterprise (SOE) reforms and draws lessons for future engagement with them. The evaluation is to inform the ADB Board and Management of ADB’s experience to date with SOE reforms and to guide ADB’s engagement with SOEs as it implements the corporate Strategy 2030.
Support for Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises, 2005–2017: Business Environment, Access to Finance, Value Chains, and Women in Business
This thematic evaluation assessed the performance and results of Asian Development Bank operations supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.
This evaluation assesses policy-based lending (PBL) at ADB between 2008 and 2017. ADB financed $27 billion through 181 operations, approximately 21% of its overall sovereign operations. ADB needs to improve PBL design to strengthen its influence in shaping the region’s policy agenda for inclusive growth.
The latest thinking on intensifying South–South cooperation from Asia’s perspective, particularly for knowledge sharing, was presented at an international conference on Advancing South–South Learning in Asia in Seoul on 4 July. Read more
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.
Successful ADB Projects, 2010-2017
- Annual Evaluation Reviews
- Country Assistance Program Evaluations
- Sector Assistance Program Evaluations
- Corporate and Thematic Evaluations
- Impact Evaluations
- Project/Program Performance Evaluations
- Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports
- Validations of Project Completion Reports
- Validations of Country Partnership Strategy Final Review
- Topical Papers
- Working Papers