This special evaluation study (SES) assesses Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) support for promoting good governance in Pacific developing member countries (DMCs) from 2000 to 2010 (study period). It is an input to the forthcoming evaluation of the Pacific Approach 2010– 2014 and provides lessons and recommendations for the next Pacific strategy.
ADB support for governance is included in operations for public sector management (PSM) as well as assistance for other sectors that have governance as a thematic classification (e.g., education, energy, finance, transport, among others). For the purposes of the study the evaluation covers grants, loans, and technical assistance (TA) projects classified under PSM from 2000 to 2010 and governance-related components of a non-PSM subsector where ADB is most active in the Pacific region. The roads subsector was selected as a case study as it is one of the priority subsectors in the Pacific DMCs and it draws from the Pacific region sector assistance program evaluation on transport.
From 2000 to 2010, ADB approved $158 million for 10 loans and grants, and $42 million for 96 advisory TA projects classified under PSM. In addition, ADB has supported numerous sector specific projects and regional TA with governance and institution building components.
Asian Development Bank’s. Evaluation Study.Reference Number: SES:REG 2011-41.Special Evaluation Study.November 2011