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Building Better Evaluations by Capitalizing on Lessons Learned: Evaluation HEAD-lines

In this episode of Evaluation HEAD-lines, the way evaluators are building better evaluations by capitalizing on lessons learned from past crises is discussed.

Evaluation Document

Effectiveness of the 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement

威廉希尔体育The Asia and the Pacific region has experienced tremendous economic growth and progress towards poverty reduction; however, this remains associated with serious and increasingly complex social and environmental challenges including global challenges. Prote

威廉希尔体育Evaluation Document

Sector-wide Evaluation: ADB Support for Transport

Transport systems provide arteries for efficient movement of people and goods in a well-functioning economy. The Asia and Pacific region has witnessed brisk economic growth and social development leading to increased mobility and urbanization. Rapid growth

威廉希尔体育Op-Ed / Opinion

How to boost accountability and learning in aid for COVID-19 - Marvin Taylor-Dormond and Stoyan Tenev

The world is experiencing what some may think is a “typical” black swan event: rare, extremely impactful, and only retrospectively predictable. 

Learning from past lessons to address the present crisis

News and Events

Past Events

  • 10 Sep 2018

    2018 Asian Evaluation Week

    The 2018 Evaluation Week will be held on 10–14 September in Chengdu, People's Republic of China with theme, "Making Evaluation Work at the Country Level."

  • 04 Jul 2018

    Advancing South-South Knowledge Sharing in Asia

    The learning event, Advancing South–South Knowledge Sharing in Asia, will be held on 4 July 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to enhance and and broaden knowledge sharing on sources of development in Asia and the Pacific.

  • 28 May 2018

    Transport and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

    威廉希尔体育The workshop, Transport and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, will be held on 28 May 2018. It will be jointly hosted by ADB and the World Bank Group.

  • 06 Mar 2018

    Investing in Gender Equality: Knowledge-Sharing between Europe and Asia

    European Investment Bank (EIB), in partnership with ADB is holding the event, Investing in Gender Equality: Knowledge-Sharing between Europe and Asia, in Luxembourg on 6 March 2018. Register by noon (CET) 1 March 2018.

Publications and Documents

19 Jun 2020威廉希尔体育 | Evaluation Document

Nepal: Second Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

威廉希尔体育The Project was designed and implemented to address key issues related to Nepal's rapid urbanization.

11 Jun 2020 | Evaluation Document

Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund, 2007–2019

This evaluation assessed the performance of the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund (RCIF) for the period 2007–2019.

04 Jun 2020威廉希尔体育 | Evaluation Document

Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from Previous Support to Micro, Small, and Medium- Sized Enterprises

This synthesis note aims to extract lessons from the previous micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) operations of ADB and its development partners (including nonbank and private sector financial institutions) to help guide the design of fut

03 Jun 2020 | Evaluation Document

India: National Power Grid Development Investment Program (Tranches 1 and 2)

Investment in the transmission system could enhance energy efficiency, minimize environmental impacts, and improve regional energy security by developing advanced national and transnational grids with cutting-edge technologies such as high voltage dire

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