In the Spotlight
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.
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
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.
IFIs Reaffirm Commitment to Coordinate Results Management and Independent Evaluation for Better Development Results
At a high-level meeting held at the ADB headquarters, panelists discussed ways to promote synergies and constructive engagement between the results management and independent evaluation for international financial institutions (IFIs).
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 Evaluation Studies
- Impact Evaluation Studies
- 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