Results-Based Lending Midterm Review
ADB management carried out in 2016 a review to take stock of RBL policy’s 3-year implementation. The review examined the demand for the RBL modality, the sector and country distribution of operations; challenges faced by ADB staff and developing member countries; the issues discussed during the relevant management and board meetings; and emerging lessons and best practices from the first 3 years of RBL implementation. Read the information paper.
Consultations with stakeholders
The review required seeking views of internal and external stakeholders, including ADB staff, developing member countries, other multilateral development banks and bilateral donors, both RBL and non-RBL users.
- Electronic surveys
The surveys included users and non-users of RBL from ADB and developing member countries. Highlights of survey results
- Field visits to RBL programs
Consultations covered the two oldest and the two most recent approvals in one large, one middle and one small sized country spanning three ADB regions. The missions met with central and provincial level government officials, and executing agencies.
- Discussion with other developing partners
Consultations were held with World Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, KfW, and France Development Agency.
- Focus group discussions with ADB staff
Discussions were focused on issues around fiduciary assessments; safeguards; legal agreements; RBL implementation; infrastructure; social sectors; and best practices. Summary of the discussions.