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Improving Project Success through Effective Communication and Participation
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
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.
Agricultural Value Chains for Development
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food
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.
Successful Engagement with Civil Society Organizations
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
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
Learning Lessons in the Electricity Sector
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Electrical
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: Education Sector
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Aims & objectives, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
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.
Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
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?
Connecting the Dots for Greater Development Impact
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Essay » Business
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.
Learning Lessons: Urban Water Supply Sector
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Environmental / Water Supply, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
How can lessons from evaluations of past projects augment ongoing efforts to mitigate risks in the urban water supply sector?
Managing for Development Results
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
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.
Lessons Learned from ADB's Response to the Global Economic Crisis of 2008-2009
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
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.