This special evaluation study (SES) was initiated in view of the consequent proliferation of participatory approaches in the new generation of rural development projects and the widely reported poor performance of earlier rural development projects using top-down and supply-driven approaches.
This report provides an assessment of how effectively ADB has been able to harness ADF to meet the challenges facing the region over the last decade and what the impact of ADF has been. It seeks to answer the following key questions:(i) Has ADB fulfilled its obligations and the commitments made during the ADF VIand VII replenishment discussions?(ii) Has ADB reoriented its overall strategy and operational priorities to supportpoverty
This technical assistance performance audit report (TPAR) examines some key issues relating to institutional development and capacity building that were also identified in a recent impact evaluation study on water supply and sanitation projects in selected developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The issues include cost recovery, sustainability of water supply utilities, effectiveness of project management and
This technical assistance performance audit report covers the performance of sixtechnical assistance (TA) projects for strengthening the audit capability of the office of the auditor general (OAG), or its equivalent, in 12 Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The TAs, for a total grant amount of $2.1 million, were approved between 1989 and 2000. Two of them, namely TA 1389-KIR and TA