Books tagged: independent evaluation

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Innovation and Learning in a Changing Asia: Highlights of the Evaluation Learning Event
Price: Free! Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
This ebook documents a September 2014 learning event hosted by Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which brought together thought leaders from different parts of the world to explore the vital links involving innovation, learning, and change in the context of development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific—inequality and environmental sustainability.
Supporting Inclusive Growth
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Poverty has plunged in some Asia and the Pacific countries over the last 20 years, but its elimination in the region is unfinished business. The Asian Development Bank introduced inclusive growth in 2008 as one of its complementary strategic agendas. Has this become an operational reality? What challenges remain and how can ADB further increase inclusion in its projects and programs?
Food Security in Asia: No Time for Complacency
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
What are the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and its implications for Asia? If agricultural productivity problems are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
Learning Lessons: Strategy 2020 at Mid-term: Raising the Asian Development Bank's Impact amid Heightened Development Challenges
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
This ebook focuses on the recommendations of an Independent Evaluation study of the Asian Development Bank's Strategy 2020 at Mid-Term. The study offers seven core focus areas for ADB and developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. The recommendations seek to address a triple bottom line of fostering simultaneously economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.
Enhancing the Contribution of the Private Sector to Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable Growth
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
The private sector is pivotal to creating economic opportunities that reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific. How can private sector investments promote inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth—and do so at a profit?
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.
Learning Lessons: Education Sector
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and 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.
Learning Lessons: Urban Water Supply Sector
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and 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?
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, and 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.
Improving Road Safety in Asia and the Pacific
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
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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.