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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been seen as the world’s greatest promise to help bring about socioeconomic development. As the deadline to achieve the MDGs approaches, governments, civil society organizations, and development institutions are looking back to learn from the MDG experience to inform their position in the post-2015 development context.
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The evaluation rates ADB’s overall performance successful as ADB’s three country strategies during the evaluation period (1994–2010) identified the right objectives consistent with ADB’s corporate strategies and with the government’s priorities in addressing the country’s major constraints.
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ADB’s assistance to the transport sector in Sri Lanka is rated as relevant. It supported the government’s primary objective of promoting economic growth and has also been consistent with ADB’s country and sector strategies.
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This study assesses ADB's support for promoting good governance in Pacific developing member countries from 2000 to 2010. It is an input to the forthcoming evaluation of the Pacific Approach and provides lessons and recommendations for the next Pacific strategy.
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ADB established the Asian Development Fund (ADF) for concessionary lending to poorer developing member countries. The ADF's purpose is to promote economic and social development in those developing member countries.
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The evaluation focuses on the roads, maritime, and civil aviation subsectors, and emergency assistance related, covering 96% transport portfolio in the Pacific. It also discusses the extent of and potential for regional cooperation in the Pacific transport sector.
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Given that Managing for Development Results (MfDR) mainstreaming activities are still ongoing, the primary evaluative focus of the study is on the process and institutional changes within ADB, rather than on actual results on the ground, which would largely be premature at this stage.
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Has donors’ approach to anti-corruption work been adapted to circumstances in different countries? What are the results of support for combating corruption? These were some of the questions that this joint evaluation sought to answer.
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Why, despite unprecedented investment in anti-corruption in the last fifteen years and since the implementation of global monitoring instruments and global legislation, have so few countries managed to register progress? These were some of the questions that this report sought to answer.
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The performance in education, energy, and transport and information and communication technology has been successful, while public sector management, the tsunami emergency, and multisector support has been partly successful.