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The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) commenced operations in Tokyo, Japan, following an inaugural meeting December 1997, as a subsidiary body of the Asian Development Bank to contribute to the development of Asia and within the purview of ADB’s functions and directions.
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Overall, the evaluation finds ADB's assistance to be relevant, responsive, and satisfactory in achieving program objectives and initial results. There is, however, scope for enhancing ADB's preparedness for timely delivery of assistance.
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ADB's commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment was further enhanced in 2008 with the approval of Strategy 2020, which includes gender equity as one of the five drivers of change.
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This special evaluation study presents an independent evaluation of the implementation of Asian Development Bank's first three financing partnership facilities in the areas of water, regional cooperation and integration, and clean energy.
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The urban sector in the Lao People's Democratic Republic is at a nascent stage. Improving this sector has become critical to national development, just as increased urbanization also led to a call for enhanced urban management through decentralization.
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The Harbin Water Supply Project was envisaged to supply clean water to urban Harbin from a reservoir on the Lalin River as a viable alternative to the traditional but polluted water source, the Songhua Reiver.
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The Trust Fund for East Timor was established in 1999 under the trusteeship of the International Development Association to assist in the provision of emergency assistance and to help expedite a return to normalcy.
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This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Railway Rehabilitation Project and the Railway Modernization Project in Uzbekistan.
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The collective impact of these projects was to maintain and refocus the attention of governments and civil society on mainstreaming environmental issues in the renewed development efforts after the Asian financial crisis.
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This program performance evaluation report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Environment and Social Program in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.