The CLEAR center in East Asia is located at Shanghai, China. Its host institution is the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute, which is established to promote capacity building in finance and development among APEC member economies.
In order to strengthening “results-based monitoring and evaluation” and to improve development performance, in early 2007, Ministry of Finance of the PRC, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and AFDC, launched the Shanghai International Program for Development Evaluation Training (SHIPDET). SHIPDET is committed to promoting development evaluation capacity building for China and other Asian developing countries, through a range of activities, such as training workshops, research activities, and networking. Based on SHIPDET success, In 2011, AFDC, the predecessor of AFDI was designated by the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank as the East Asia Center of the Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR), which is called CLEAR-SHIPDET Center. By the end of 2015, the Center has trained approximately 2300 participants. Most participants came from developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region or relevant international organizations.
The CLEAR East Asia Center is committed to aim to be the evaluation capacity building center and the self-sustainable evaluation knowledge supplier in the region.
Learn more about CLEAR East Asia Center here: afdi_brochure
View CLEAR East Asia Overview (Chinese)