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The public image of the EU’s external action is substantially in line with what the EU itself has sought to promote. Stakeholders are however often critical of the quality of the EU’s image and feel there is often a gap between rhetoric and reality.
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This thematic evaluation study seeks to understand how the Asian Development Bank has been contributing towards private sector development by improving the enabling environment for private sector businesses to identify ways of enhancing such efforts in line with Strategy 2020 objectives.
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This performance evaluation report provides a set of lessons from a sector-wide, reform-based health program in Indonesia going through a process of decentralizing government services since 1999. The findings from the evaluation will feed into higher-level evaluations, including validation of the country partnership strategy final review planned for 2014.
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This performance evaluation report assesses the performance of the two regional technical assistance projects in meeting their objectives as well as contributing to the overarching objective of improving governance, transparency and accountability in the management and use of public resources in the Pacific.
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This topical working paper provides a spectrum of experience in meeting transition challenges, though the lessons of any one individual country may not apply in their entirety to Myanmar. Nonetheless, the comparator experience highlights the importance of connecting the dots between growth and the environment, inclusiveness and conflict prevention, and policy distortions and corruption.
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This performance evaluation report presents the independent evaluation of the Gansu Clean Energy Development Project in the People’s Republic of China. It identifies the lessons from the project which can then be used to assist in the design and implementation of future ADB private sector operations in the region.
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This performance evaluation report assesses the performance and impact of the project and generates a series of findings, lessons and recommendations to contribute in the future design and implementation of similar ADB projects.
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This performance evaluation report assesses the performance and impact of the program and generates a series of findings, lessons and recommendations to contribute in the future design and implementation of similar ADB projects.
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This performance evaluation report assesses ADB’s support to the project as highly successful based on the criteria of development impact and outcome and, from ADB’s side, investment profitability, work quality, and additionality. A lesson from this project and ADB’s wider engagement in Cambodia’s energy sector is long-term sector engagements help facilitate enabling environments, as it has in Cambodia’s energy sector.
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Three key themes that emerge from the evaluation have limited its impact: (i) the persistent under-resourcing of the health sector by beneficiary governments, (ii) the human resource (HR) crisis in health, and (iii) the need for better health technical capacity in EU Delegations.