Results of ADB-supported Operations: Azerbaijan

Although Azerbaijan enjoys a dynamic oil-driven economy, its development needs are tremendous. Since financing is not Azerbaijan's greatest need, ADB is working to become a source of knowledge for policy and structural reforms, strategy implementation, innovative project design, and sound implementation. ADB's operations in Azerbaijan support the government's priority areas of water supply and sanitation, energy, and transport.

ADB is helping establish sustainable long-term development by introducing best practices in social safeguards, procurement, and project implementation. In addition, ADB is focusing on promoting inclusive economic growth in the country, as well as supporting regional cooperation efforts.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership between the Government of Azerbaijan and ADB has contributed to the development of the country.

Development Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Azerbaijan, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Finance
Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached (number) 1,955
Transport
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 94
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 1,300,000
Water
Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network (kilometers) 20
Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management (hectares) 101,170

The table includes projects completed during the period, and funded by ADB's ordinary capital resources and/or the Asian Development Fund, cofinanciers, and the government. The outputs presented are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. ADB monitors progress on these outputs in the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The numbers represent the sum of outputs and beneficiaries of individual projects. Therefore, the beneficiary numbers reported under education—teachers trained, and students benefitting from school improvement programs or direct support—include those who benefited from more than one project.

Source: ADB project completion reports

Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached between 2004-2012: 1,955

The definition of SME follows the definition as generally used in the country of the project.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
41925-014: Bank Respublika Private Sector 7267/2365 05-Nov-07 31-Jan-10 Partly successful 257
41915-014: Debt Financing To Bank of Baku Private Sector 7258/2341-2342 01-Aug-07 24-Sep-09 Successful 57
39930-014: Azerigasbank Private Sector 7229/2233 30-Mar-06 31-Dec-09 Highly successful/successful 200
39930-014: Private Banks and Leasing Companies In Aze Private Sector 7229/2233-001/2233-002 30-Mar-06 04/27/2011 Partly successful 1,441
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded between 2004-2012: 94 kilometers

Length of open access road networks built or upgraded in km (without full access control). "Upgrading" includes all activity to restore a degraded road to originally intended design capacity (repair/rehabilitation) and to improve on its design capacity (e.g. by widening). Upgrading does not cover road signage (only).

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
35457-013: East–West Highway Improvement Project Loan 2205/2206 08-Dec-05 15-Jun-10 Successful 94
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Beneficiaries from road projects between 2004-2012: 1,300,000

Includes all beneficiaries defined by reports and recommendations of the President or project completion reports as beneficiaries of roads constructed or upgraded; generally those in the vicinity of the road or in the project area. Beneficiaries of railway projects are not included.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
35457-013: East–West Highway Improvement Project Loan 2205/2206 08-Dec-05 15-Jun-10 Successful 1,300,000
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network between 2004-2012: 20 kilometers

All sizes of pipes intended to transport water for urban water use for domestic and (non agricultural) business purposes, expressed in their aggregate length in the network, irrespective of pipe diameter, comprising mains as well as reticulation pipes. Both new and repaired/upgraded pipes are aggregated and they are not distinguished through subindicators.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
35087-013: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Loan 2119/2120 07-Dec-04 30-Jun-11 Partly successful 20
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management between 2004-2012: 101,170 hectares

The rural land area improved through new/improved irrigation (and drainage) services and/or flood management. This indicator is the aggregate of 2 sub-indicators: (i) land area improved through irrigation (and drainage) services in hectares, and (ii) land area improved through flood management in hectares.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
35081-013: Flood Mitigation Loan 2068 19-Dec-03 26-Jan-09 Successful 101,170
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Mammadov Abdulla, a farmer who operates a 2-hectare watermelon patch along the Qazakh–Georgian highway, has seen his sales increase 30% since the road was upgraded and traffic increased. 1.3 million people have benefited from ADB-funded road projects during 2004–2011 in Azerbaijan.