The Lessons Database
This website is managed by the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as part of its mandate to identify and communicate evaluation lessons for improving the development impact of policies, strategies, programs, and projects.
The main feature of this site is the Lessons Database, which allows you to search significant lessons culled from ADB’s extensive operations as documented in evaluation reports and other official documents.
About ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department (IED)
The IED evaluates the policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) relating to organizational and operational effectiveness. It contributes to development effectiveness by providing feedback on performance and through evaluation lessons. Since 2004, it has reported to the ADB Board of Directors through the Board’s Development Effectiveness Committee.
About the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth.
Whether it be through investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, or helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change or better manage their natural resources, ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve into thriving, modern economies that are well integrated with each other and the world.