IED Briefs

IED briefs are concise narratives of evaluation findings, lessons, and recommendations intended to inform a broader range of readers. They are short-format summaries and are designed to be quick-disseminating.


  • Learning Lessons: ADB's Safeguard Policy 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2014-06-30)
    The SPS integrated previous safeguard policies on involuntary resettlement, indigenous peoples, and the environment. It introduced additional borrower requirements on worker and community health and safety, biodiversity conservation, and greenhouse gas ...
  • Learning Lessons: Strategy 2020 at Mid-term: Raising ADB's Impact amid Heightened Development Challenges 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2014-06-30)
    With Strategy 2020 at the halfway mark, ADB has conducted a midterm review to take stock of progress and determine whether it is on course to achieving the Strategy’s objectives.1 At the request of the Board of Directors, Independent Evaluation assessed ...
  • Learning Lessons: Supporting Inclusive Growth 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2014-06-30)
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) introduced inclusive growth in 2008 as one of its complementary strategic agendas under Strategy 2020, along with environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration. The strategy identifies three pillars of ...
  • Learning Curves: ADB Decentralization: Progress and Operational Performance 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2013-12-15)
    The evaluation reviewed ADB’s decentralization progress to date in allocating staff, budgets, activities, responsibilities, and decision-making authority between headquarters (HQ) and RMs. It also discussed operational issues under the current ...

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