- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 7.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The proposed cluster regional research and development TA consists of 3 subprojects which will support the preparation of IED's high- and middle-level evaluation studies and outreach activities from 2016 to 2019. These will be drawn from IED's Board-approved 3-year rolling work programs. The first subproject will support activities in 2016 and 2017: (i) thematic and/or corporate evaluations on policy-based lending, gender, sustainable energy, private sector operations and impact evaluation on water resource management; (ii) topical papers on livable cities; (iii) country assistance program evaluation (CAPE) on Georgia, and validations of country partnership strategy (CPS) final reviews for Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; (iv) key learning events; (v) dissemination of evaluation knowledge products; and (v) enhancement of the evaluation information system.
The second and third subprojects will be structured along the same lines but will depend on both current 3-year work program and the 2017 -2019 cycle. The second subproject will tentatively support these evaluations: environmentally sustainable growth; rural development; ADF 12 operations; risk management; CAPE (to be determined); and validations of CPS final reviews for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, and Fiji. Indicatively, the third subproject will support studies for completion by 2019, which, based on work program discussions at the DEC, could include topics on urban operations, water operations, public private partnerships, health operations, education operations, agriculture, and food security operations, finance sector, climate adaptation, integrated disaster risk management, private equity operations, inclusive business, safeguard policy statement review, and multitranche financing facility.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
Independent Evaluation at ADB seeks to raise the development impacts of ADB operations. The proposed TA will fully and/or partly fund select high and middle-level evaluations and outreach activities articulated in the 2016- 2018 work program of IED and in subsequent Board-approved rolling work programs. The 2016-2018 work program was endorsed by the ADB's Development Effectiveness Committee and later approved on no objection basis by the Board with effect on 9 December 2015. Evaluation studies and outreach activities to be funded by the TA are intended to help improve ADB policies, strategies, business process, and operations, subsequently benefiting developing member countries. Evaluation products and activities under the TA are not generally captured in any country partnership strategy or country operations business plan/regional cooperation operations business plan.
Development effectiveness of ADB operations, policies, strategies, and business processes improved
The TA will fund a mix of international and national consultants to support each evaluation team. Consulting service requirements (including positions, terms of reference, deliverables, cost estimates) are indicative at this time. These are to be developed and/or firmed up during preparation of the concept or evaluation approach paper. Lump-sum payments or output-based contracts will be used as appropriate. The need for services from consulting firms (along with applicable selection method and type of technical proposal to be used) will also be considered during the concept and/or evaluation approach paper stage.
The TA will also fund workshops, training, seminars and conferences held either for preparing a draft report or to support learning and dissemination events. Cost estimates for these events will be prepared during their concept paper stage.
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main