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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.

In the Spotlight

Evaluation Document | 24 May 2021

Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Bangladesh

Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of independence. Over this period, impressive development targets have been reached and, before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Bangladesh was recording the highest rates of growth in its economic history and

Evaluation Document | 14 Apr 2021

2021 Annual Evaluation Review: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 2020, the largest pandemic in more than a century, triggered severe public health and economic crises across the world including in Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) member countries. O

Blog Entry | 15 Mar 2021

To make vaccinations programs work, communication is key

Evaluation evidence shows that communication is crucial to combatting vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

Video | 12 Apr 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.

Learning from past lessons to address the present crisis

News and Events

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 Crisis: EIB Group's Support to EU Response
    IED Video | 9 October 2020
    COVID-19 Crisis: EIB Group's Support to EU Response

    Jan Willem van der Kaaij and Sabine Bernabè of the Operations Evaluation Unit of the European Investment Bank (EIB) talks about how the EU and EIB are responding to the coronavirus crisis.

  • COVID-19: Early Lessons for Evaluation
    IED Video | 24 August 2020
    COVID-19: Early Lessons for Evaluation

    Charles Collyns of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight at the IMF and Jose Deras of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration discuss early COVID-19 pandemic evaluation lessons for countries and development institutions.

  • Engaging with Operations while Maintaining Independence
    IED Video | 9 July 2020
    Engaging with Operations while Maintaining Independence

    Ivory Yong-Prötzel of the Inter-American Development Bank and Todor Dimitrov of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank talks about how independent evaluation units should engage with operations while maintaining their independence.

Past Events


Recent Evaluations

10 Jun 2021 | Evaluation Document

Solomon Islands: Improved Fiscal Sustainability Reform Program

This program was approved to support Solomon Islands' reforms to strengthen both public sector management and service delivery. This would be achieved through improvement in three outputs: (i) PFM, (ii) fiscal sustainability, and (iii) private sector i

08 Jun 2021 | Evaluation Document

People’s Republic of China: Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project

This project was approved to reinforce the logistics hub function of Yichang. Its expected impact was an efficient, inclusive, and sustainable transport system in Yichang.

08 Jun 2021 | Evaluation Document

People’s Republic of China: Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project

This project was one of three ADB-financed provincial sector projects; the other two were for Hebei and Liaoning provinces. These projects aimed to (i) promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization; (ii) narrow the urban–rural gap; and

04 Jun 2021 | Evaluation Document

People’s Republic of China: Lanzhou Sustainable Urban Transport Project

The project was approved to support the development of the urban road and mass transport system serving Lanzhou's new city center and contribute to the realization of the urban master plan.

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Independent Evaluation Department
Asian Development Bank
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Marvin TAYLOR
Director General
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Veronique SALZE-LOZAC'H
Deputy Director General
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Joanne ASQUITH
Director, Thematic and Country Division
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Nathan SUBRAMANIAM
Director, Sector and Projects Division
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