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The midterm review of Strategy 2020 provides the Asian Development Bank a precious opportunity to draw on its vast experience over the first 5 years of the strategy’s implementation. This evaluation report views the three strategic agendas of inclusive growth, environmental sustainability, and regional integration set out in 2008 as being highly relevant for the second half of Strategy 2020.
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This evaluation focuses on the performance of ADB’s decentralization for quality service delivery and development effectiveness and provides policy recommendations.
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The 2013 Annual Evaluation Review assesses the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) operational performance in 2012, and synthesize lessons on development effectiveness for ADB and member countries. The review also provides an update on actions taken in relation to evaluation findings.
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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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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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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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The special evaluation study assesses the support provided by the Asian Development Bank to countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations.
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For multilateral development banks, projects are conceived primarily as investment interventions. Assessment of sustainability is centered on the continuity of project outcomes over the life of the project.
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This 2010 Annual Evaluation Review reports on the accomplishments of the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank in 2009, highlighting key lessons identified from the department's evaluations.
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The Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank has been tracking and reporting on the implementation of its recommendations since 1982. The objective is to increase the use of evalution findings in decision making.