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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 | 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 vaccination 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Past Events


Recent Evaluations

23 Jul 2021 | Evaluation Document

Sri Lanka: National Port Master Plan

This policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) aimed to support the Government of Sri Lanka in developing the National Port Master Plan (NPMP), as well as restructuring the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

22 Jul 2021 | Evaluation Document

Validation of Kazakhstan Country Partnership Strategy Final Review, 2017–2021

ONGOING EVALUATION. IED will conduct a validation of the assessments and findings of the final review of the Kazakhstan Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), 2017-2021, the objective of the validation is to inform ADB’s future operations

21 Jul 2021 | Evaluation Document

Armenia: North-South Road Corridor Investment Program—Tranche 1

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the North–South Road Corridor Investment Program (Tranche 1) in Armenia, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

21 Jul 2021 | Evaluation Document

Sri Lanka: Fiscal Management Efficiency Project

The project aimed to ensure greater sustainability of public investments in Sri Lanka, particularly in the less developed regions, through more effective public resource management and greater resource mobilization from improved tax administration and

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Director, Sector and Projects Division
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