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The AEW is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, PRC and the Asian Development Bank. A joint 2018 AEW secretariat comprising AFDI staff and ADB IED staff will be established to manage the content and administrative matters.

About the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute

The Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI) is established to promote capacity building in finance and development in the region. Over the years, with the guidance and support of the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China, AFDI has been conducting various capacity building training workshops, seminars, forums, master degree programs, and research on regional financial and development issues.

About Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank

The Independent Evaluation Department evaluates the policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns of the Asian Development Bank relating to organizational and operational effectiveness. It contributes to development effectiveness by providing feedback on performance and through evaluation lessons.

About the Asian Development Bank

ADB's vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to half of the world's extreme poor. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.