Asian Development Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessments

ADB AnnualSummary advice

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Policy and Institutional Assessments (CPA) represent expert reports developed by ADB country economists. These reports assess the policy and institutional frameworks in 29 developing countries.

Main points

The CPA assesses a country policy and institutional framework for promoting poverty reduction, sustainable growth, and effective use of concessional assistance. Each country’s performance is assessed based on the:

  • quality of its macroeconomic management,
  • coherence of its structural policies,
  • degree to which its policies and institutions promote equity and inclusion,
  • quality of its governance and public sector management
  • performance of the ADF loan portfolio in the country.
Policy and institutional rating
  • Economic Management (Macroeconomic Management; Fiscal Policy; Debt Policy; Group Average)
  • Structural Policies (Trade; Financial Sector; Business Regulatory Environment; Group Average)
  • Policies for Social Inclusion/ Equity (Gender Equality; Equity of Public Resource Use; Building of Human Resources; Social Protection and Labor; Policies and Infrastructure for Environmental Sustainability)
Governance rating
  • Property Rights and Rule-Based Governance
  • Quality of Budgetary and Financial Management
  • Efficiency of Revenue Mobilization
  • Quality of Public Administration
  • Transparency, Accountability, and Corruption in the Public Sector
  • The dataset covers ADB client countries

Source: Annual Report on the 2007 Country Performance Assessment Exercise, ADB, 2008, at, accessed 3 December 2015.

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