Since their formation in the 1950s the large global and regional multilateral banks have invested hundreds of billions of dollars in water projects around the globe. Initially these projects were devised and evaluated on an ad hoc basis, later more formal project evaluation techniques were developed to examine these investments. It took a couple of decades before the banks began to develop actual policies for water sector investments, and it was several years later when they began to see the need for tools to evaluate their own policies. The seminar will compare and contrast the methodologies of evaluation and the assessment of the implementation of the water policies of the multilateral banks and the JICA. The Asian Development Bank's most recent assessment, Water Policy and Related Operations, and the World Bank's most recent assessment, An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 1997-2007:Water and Development, were completed in 2010. The panel discussion will focus on lessons and insight to be drawn from their experiences.
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1. Professor Peter Rogers, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering; Professor of City Planning in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University 2. Mr Okiura Fumihiko, Japan International Cooperation Agency 3. Dr Anand Chiplunkar, Principal Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist in the Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank at Manila, Philippines 4. Dr N. Harshadeep, Sr. Environmental Specialist, Africa Region, The World Bank
- Monday, 11 April 2011
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.45 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road