Garrett Kilroy, senior evaluation specialist at the Asian Development Bank’s Independent Evaluation Department. Screengrab from: ADB on Vimeo

MANILA — In 2018, Asian Development Bank independent evaluators were measuring the impact of a wetlands restoration project in China’s Sanjiang Plain. One of the tools the evaluators used was remote sensing technology, which enabled them to check for land cover changes before and after the intervention.

With projects like this, the ADB Independent Evaluation Department is exploring the use of remote sensing in project evaluations, and early pilots such as the project in China offer insights on its potential and limitations.

Should your team be reading this?
Contact us about a group subscription to Pro.

About the author

  • Ravelo jennylei

    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.