Learning Lessons

Evaluation Lessons of a Global Financial Crisis for Asia and ADB
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
This brief discusses the potential risks to Asia from a crisis in Europe, and provides lessons from evaluations of crisis response support prepared by the Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions.
Connecting the Dots for Greater Development Impact
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Links play a vital role in the patterns of development. These involve projects and programs in different areas, at different times, done by different players. Development processes will benefit if these critical but often overlooked links are better connected and recognized.
Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
The frequency of intense floods and storms is increasing globally and in Asia and the Pacific amid the specter of climate change, pointing to the need for better mitigation and adaptation to natural disasters. What lessons have we learned so far about how we can better face this issue?
Sharpening the Operational Focus on Inclusive Growth
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
Governments are finding that even when economic growth benefits the poor, there are cases when inequality--in terms of opportunities and outcomes--may continue to worsen. Such inequality can make growth socially and politically unsustainable. This brief studies the key drivers of sustained inclusive growth and how operations be assessed to ensure that they feature attributes of inclusive growth.
ADB’s Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
This brief highlights lessons and recommendations from an independent evaluation report that assesses the Asian Development Bank's support for disaster prevention and recovery programs during 1995–2011.
Participatory Irrigation Management
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
In development, participation is defined as a process through which stakeholders influence and share control of development initiatives and of decisions and resources that affect them. This brief strives to answer the question: how can participation contribute to the sustainable management of irrigation and drainage systems for agriculture?
Success Factors in Implementing Primary and Secondary Education Projects
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education
This synthesis draws lessons from various independent evaluations and self-evaluations (project/program completion reports) of successful primary and secondary education programs and projects funded by the Asian Development Bank.
Successful Engagement with Civil Society Organizations
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Civil society organizations have played different roles in Asian Development Bank operations, such as serving as partners in project implementation, providing assistance to recipients of ADB support, acting as cofinanciers, monitoring and evaluating ADB-assisted activities, and participating in policy advocacy. This synthesis focuses on lessons from successful engagement of CSOs in operations fina
Improving Project Success through Effective Communication and Participation
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
This synthesis provides key lessons on the importance of communication in facilitating development work, as reflected in the applications of participatory approaches in project preparation, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in Asian Development Bank operations.
Lessons Learned from ADB's Response to the Global Economic Crisis of 2008-2009
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
This synthesis distills the lessons and key findings from a real-time evaluation study on the Asian Development Bank's response to the global economic crisis of 2008–2009.
Managing for Development Results
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
The Asian Development Bank introduced the Managing for Development Results (MfDR) agenda in 1999 to boost development effectiveness under its overarching goal of poverty reduction. This edition of Learning Lessons highlights key lessons in mainstreaming that agenda, and makes recommendations for securing better development effectiveness using the agenda.
Attaining Health Outcomes through Synergies of Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
Water and sanitation issues claims lives through diseases and associated illnesses. About 3.6 million people die each year from water-related diseases. This synthesis draws key lessons from evaluations and completion reports of Asian Development Bank-financed rural water supply and sanitation projects.
ADB's Emergency and Rehabilitation Assistance on Flood-Affected Areas
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
The climate change phenomenon has contributed to severe weather disturbances over the past years, inflicting serious damage on vulnerable groups of people. This synthesis provides key lessons drawn from project evaluations and completion reports of Asian Development
Supporting Good Governance in the Pacific
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
This brief distills key lessons from a 2011 special evaluation study that explored governance and development in the Pacific region, and assessed Asian Development Bank support for governance and public sector management in the past decade.
Making Infrastructure Disaster-Resilient
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This paper offers lessons for making infrastructure disaster-resilient based mainly on the experience of countries in Asia and the Pacific. It also shares practices associated with the multifaceted dimensions of resilience by drawing on publications from international organizations.
Improving Road Safety in Asia and the Pacific
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
A safe system approach to road safety offers a holistic view of road transport systems, and considers interactions between several elements. This ebook offers lessons for improving road safety and shares good road safety practices by drawing on various publications.
Learning Lessons in the Electricity Sector
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
This study reviews the key lessons over the past 10 years drawn from Asian Development Bank assistance in the electricity and power sector, with inputs coming from more than 60 reports.
Learning Lessons: Urban Water Supply Sector
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / Water Supply
How can lessons from evaluations of past projects augment ongoing efforts to mitigate risks in the urban water supply sector?
Learning Lessons: Education Sector
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Aims & objectives
This ebook reviews and analyzes lessons drawn from evaluation of Asian Development Bank’s ADB support to the education sector over the last 10 years. It provides an expanded perspective of the risks that can reduce development effectiveness at the sector, program, and project levels.
Agricultural Value Chains for Development
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Agricultural value chains, when the poor and other marginal groups participate in them, hold considerable promise for helping reduce poverty and promoting inclusive growth. Under the right conditions, value chains can move smallholder farmers from subsistence into commercial agriculture. This ebook focuses on crucial lessons for effective value chains based on Asian Development Bank experience.