How Disasters in Asia Affect the Economy
Asia and the Pacific accounts for half of the estimated economic cost of disasters over the past 20 years.
How Can the Evaluation of International Development Projects Improve Lives?
The evaluation of international development projects considers goals and measures effects. It also looks at which results should be focused upon, how they should be measured, and how can we use the findings to improve them.
What Comes After the MDGs?
A global debate on what comes after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 is already in full swing. For Asia and the Pacific, a new development agenda will need to address those MDGs that made only slow progress or regressed and a number of emerging development issues gaining prominence.
Making Private Sector Investments Deliver Development Impacts
For development institutions, private sector investments offer plenty of potential for promoting inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth at a profit. But how successful are they in achieving actual development gains?
Infrastructure and Safeguards
As multilateral development banks gear up to fill serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia, attention also focuses on safeguards, which should be a top concern for established lenders such as the World Bank and ADB as well as new players like the AIIB.
Top 5 Surprising Independent Evaluation Results
Although evaluation findings often confirm strongly held and highly intuitive views in areas like project design, sometimes there are unexpected results.
Making a Bigger Difference in the Poorest and Most Vulnerable Countries
ADB reforms and new resources provide an opportunity to make incremental progress on development work in Asia’s low-income countries.
Is Infrastructure Investment the Answer to Sluggish Economic Growth?
Yes – but only if the focus is on quality and impact, and not on the quantity and volume of investment.
5 Ways Interventions Can Support Environmentally Sustainable Growth
Recent evaluation shows these elements are crucial to supporting economic growth and eradicating poverty without further harming the environment.
Viet Nam Must Escape Low Productivity, Low Value-Add Trap to Industrialize
In its quest to become an industrialized nation, Viet Nam must redouble efforts to improve the skills of the labor force and cultivate high-technology, high value-add industries.