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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.

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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.

Evaluation Document | 28 Jan 2021

International Finance Institutions’ Support to the Deployment of COVID-19 Vaccines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: 10 Lessons from Evaluation

2020 witnessed unprecedented scientific progress in developing a vaccine to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This has led to the development of a range of effective vaccines spanning from traditional formulations to new ones, such as the

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.

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Recent Evaluations

16 Apr 2021 | Evaluation Document

Vanuatu: Port Vila Urban Development Project

This project was designed to implement the country's investment plan to improve drainage and road network, which was an important component of the drainage and sanitation master plan for 2011–2025. The project’s expected impact was support for the sust

15 Apr 2021 | Evaluation Document

Validation of Viet Nam Country Partnership Strategy Final Review, 2016–2020

ONGOING EVALUATION. IED will conduct a validation of the assessments and findings of the final review of the Viet Nam Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), 2016-2020, the objective of the validation is to inform ADB’s future operations a

14 Apr 2021 | Evaluation Document

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.

12 Apr 2021 | Evaluation Document

Regional: Implementing Information and Communication Technology Tools to Improve Data Collection and Management of National Surveys in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

The TA aimed to improve the coverage, quality, and timeliness of statistical indicators produced by the national statistical systems of participating developing member countries (DMCs) through the use of technological improvements (ICT tools) in field

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Independent Evaluation Department
Asian Development Bank
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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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