Supporting Evaluations for Development Effectiveness in Asia and the Pacific, 2020-2024 (Cluster TA) (ADB-53354-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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."
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.50 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 19, 2020

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Project Description
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.

According to the bank's website, "The proposed cluster knowledge and support technical assistance (C-KSTA) will support a strategic mix of evaluations over the medium term. IED [Independent Evaluation Department] draws on resources from both its annual administrative budget and knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) resources to deliver its work program of evaluations and knowledge work. By combining these resources, IED can plan and deliver timely, relevant, and high-quality evaluations and knowledge activities. This C- KSTA for 2020-2024 follows an earlier cluster TA approved for IED in 2016 to support corporate, thematic, country, and sector evaluations and validations and related knowledge and outreach activities. Like the first one, this proposed cluster TA will support the delivery of a mix of evaluations and validations, including some complementary knowledge and outreach activities.

The C KSTA will be divided into three subprojects. Subproject 1 will support the delivery of evaluations to be mobilized in 2020 and completed through 2022, as set out in the IED Work Program 2021-2022. Subproject 2 is structured along the same lines and will support the delivery of evaluations in 2022 2023, based on the next three-year work program for 2022 2023. Subproject 3 will support the delivery of evaluations in 2023 2024, based on the work program cycle for 2023 2024."

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
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.

Responsible ADB Officer Graham, Benjamin M.
Responsible ADB Department Independent Evaluation Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, IED
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


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:

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