Evaluation Documents

  • 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.
  • July 2016

    Uzbekistan: Second Small and Microfinance Development Project

    The project aims to increase in microfinance loans to financially viable sub-borrowers (men and women). It also aimed to deliver training to improve the entrepreneurial capacity of sub-borrowers, including women and microcredit organizations. To meet the demand for micro and small enterprise (MSE) credit, the project was designed to catalyze lending to MSEs by working with participating commercial banks. These banks were required to commit to sustainable MSE financing and must meet a set of criteria.
  • July 2016

    Bangladesh: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Project

    The project was formulated to address the constraint of access to financing by making available a $76 million credit line to participating financial institutions for onlending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project focused on SMEs located in nonmetropolitan areas and 15% of the total facility was earmarked for women entrepreneurs. The project also provided a key stimulus measure of enhanced access to finance for SMEs to grow and operate at full potential.
  • June 2016

    Sri Lanka Water Supply and Sanitation

    This report evaluates the performance of three technical assistance (TA) grants to Sri Lanka for water supply and sanitation, approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over 2002–2009: