Evaluation Documents

  • August 2016

    Nepal: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project

    The low status of women in Nepal can be traced to economic, legal, sociocultural, political, and institutional factors—which are interrelated, mutually reinforcing, and centuries old. The condition of women was exacerbated by the country’s caste system, as this defined access to resources and opportunities. The project aimed to improve the socioeconomic conditions of poor rural women through economic empowerment, legal empowerment, social empowerment and institutional strengthening and project management.
  • August 2016

    Water Supply and Sanitation Projects in Sri Lanka - Lessons from ADB, World Bank Group, and JICA

    ONGOING EVALUATION. The joint case study on the role and contribution of development partners in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Sri Lanka over the last 10 years will examine collective development partner and government experience to understand factors for success to help improve the design and impact of future development assistance in the sector.
  • August 2016

    India: North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program, Tranche 1

    This project is Tranche 1 of the North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program, a multitranche financing facility (MFF) comprising four tranches.  The urban sector and tourism investment proposals of the government’s overall investment plan for North Karnataka were recognized as priority sectors and were allocated 33% ($862 million) of the total investment plan, including an Asian Development Bank (ADB) contribution of $270 million in the MFF.
  • August 2016

    2016 Independent Evaluation Awards

    Independent Evaluation presents awards for good quality self-evaluations of ADB projects, and for ADB projects with exemplary performance. Candidates for the awards were drawn from the 80 project completion reports (PCRs) and extended annual review reports (XARRs) that were independently validated in 2015.
  • August 2016

    Comparative Institutional Review of ADB’s Private Sector Operations

    ADB’s private sector operations and supporting reforms for an enabling business environment have an important role to play in the region by creating jobs, building infrastructure, improving the access of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to financial services, bridging the rural-urban divide, and providing efficient healthcare and education. ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) has made major strides in its development over the years.
  • August 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Guangdong Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3 and Multitranche Financing Facility

    About three-fourths of Guangdong’s generation capacity was coal-fired, which caused serious air pollution and acid rain. Also, ambient air quality started to fail in meeting national air quality standards. The energy intensity of Guangdong’s economy was also relatively high by international standards at 3.4 times the average of member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  • July 2016

    Bhutan: Strengthening Economic Management Program

    The program adopted a two-pronged approach to negotiate the challenges of weak economic management in Bhutan. First, it aimed to improve fiscal management to help the government allocate scarce resources more effectively and efficiently. Second, it aimed to improve monetary management to ensure that interest rate policy better matched the demand and supply of loanable funds, thereby improving liquidity management.
  • July 2016

    Nepal: Commercial Agriculture Development Project

    The expected impact of the project was to reduce rural poverty in 11 districts of the Eastern Development Region of Nepal from 44% to 40% by 2020 through the equitable and sustainable commercialization of agriculture. The expected outcome was improved efficiency in the marketing and processing of high-value crops such as vegetables, fruits, tea, and spices. This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.
  • July 2016

    Mongolia: Customs Modernization Project

    The project was approved on 20 December 2006 to improve the efficiency, transparency, and sustainability of Mongolia’s customs services and administration.
  • July 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Wuhan Wastewater and Stormwater Management Project

    This project is a key urban infrastructure initiative of the Wuhan Municipal Government, and was an integral part of the donor-funded basin-wide Yangtze water resources management initiatives. It aimed to better manage the surface water resources in the Wuhan Municipality.

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