IED Working Papers

IED working papers are research-oriented and strongly analytical preliminary papers circulated for comments. These are issued to share ideas about a topic and present findings of research or work in progress.


  • Food Security Challenges in Asia 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2013-10-15)
    This paper builds upon the assessment of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) agriculture sector performance in the 2012 Annual Evaluation Review. First, it reviews the recent developments in world food markets, and the responses of Asian governments and ...
  • Climate Disasters and Development in Asia-Pacific 

    Thomas, Vinod; Albert, Jose Ramon G.; Perez, Rosa T. (Asian Development Bank, 2013-05-15)
    This paper is written in the context of development in Asia and the Pacific,1 where natural disasters play a visible role in hindering and slowing socioeconomic progress (Maplecroft 2012, Independent Evaluation Group [IEG] 2006, World Bank 2011). ...
  • Shallow Tubewell Irrigation in Nepal: Impacts of the Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project (Final Report) 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2012-12-15)
    Irrigation for agriculture accounts for about 70% of all the world’s freshwater withdrawals and 90% of water consumption. An estimated 301 million hectares (ha) of the world’s land is irrigated, and 38% of this total is equipped for irrigation with ...
  • The Implications of a Global Financial Crisis for Asia and the ADB: Lessons from Evaluation 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2012-06-15)
    This paper explores the consequences of scenarios for developing Asia. It discusses country policy options, including possible enhanced regional and global coordination, and reviews the lessons learned from past evaluations concerning how the multilateral ...

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