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.

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

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Development Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Azerbaijan, 2010-2013

Transport

Use of roads built or upgraded between 2010-2013: 597,607 average daily vehicle-kilometers in the first full year of operation

Traffic benefiting from built or upgraded roads in the year after project completion. Vehicles are buses, trucks, minivans, cars, motorcycles, and other motorized means of conveyance, depending on the country and location. Daily vehicle-kilometers is to be calculated by adding all distances in kilometers traveled by all types of vehicles in a day on roads built or upgraded.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
39176-033: Road Network Development Program (Project 2)
MFF/project 2433 2008 12/31/2012 Successful 168,188
35457-013: East-West Highway Improvement Project
Project 2205/2206 12/8/2005 6/15/2010 Successful 429,419

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.
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Roads built or upgraded between 2010-2013: 132 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
39176-033: Road Network Development Program (Project 2)
MFF/project 2433 2008 12/31/2012 Successful 38
35457-013: East-West Highway Improvement Project
Project 2205/2206 12/8/2005 6/15/2010 Successful 94

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.
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Expressways and national highways built or updgraded between 2010-2013: 132 kilometers

Expressways and national highways built or updgraded (kilometers)

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
39176-033: Road Network Development Program (Project 2)
MFF/project 2433 2008 12/31/2012 Successful 38
35457-013: East-West Highway Improvement Project
Project 2205/2206 12/8/2005 6/15/2010 Successful 94

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.
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Roads built or upgraded, Rural between 2010-2013: 107 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
39176-033: Road Network Development Program (Project 2)
MFF/project 2433 2008 12/31/2012 Successful 38
35457-013: East-West Highway Improvement Project
Project 2205/2206 12/8/2005 6/15/2010 Successful 69

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.
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Roads built or upgraded, Urban between 2010-2013: 25 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
35457-013: East-West Highway Improvement Project
Project 2205/2206 12/8/2005 6/15/2010 Successful 25

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.
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Water

Water supply pipes installed or upgraded between 2010-2013: 20 length of network in kilometers

All sizes of new and repaired or upgraded pipes intended to transport water for urban water use for domestic and nonagricultural business purposes, expressed as their aggregate length in the network, irrespective of pipe diameter, comprising mains as well as reticulation pipes.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
35087: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project 2119 12/7/2004 6/30/2011 Less successful 10
35087: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project 2120 12/7/2004 6/30/2011 Less successful 10

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.

Finance

Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached between 2010-2013: 1,955

Preferably number of end borrowers, but if not available, the number of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) loan accounts opened (regardless of amount) over the course of the project. The calculation does not include equity operations for SMEs. The definition of SMEs follows the definition generally used in the country of the project.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
41925: Bank Respublika
Project 7267/2365 11/5/2007 1/31/2010 Partly successful 257
41915: Debt Financing to Bank of Baku
Loan 7258/2341/2342 8/1/2007 9/24/2009 Successful 57
39930: Azerigasbank
Project/Equity 7229/2233 3/30/2006 12/31/2009 Partly successful 200
39930: Private Banks and Leasing Companies in AZE
Loan 7229/2233 3/30/2006 not available Highly successful 1,441

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.

Regional Cooperation and Integration

Cross-border cargo volume facilitated between 2010-2013: 25,170,000 tons per year

Volume of cargo that crossed borders that are facilitated by ADB operations contributing to regional connectivity. Such operations may include regional road construction and rehabilitation, and border infrastructure and systems improvement.

Contributing ADB Projects

Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating* Output
39176-033: Road Network Development Program (Project 2)
MFF/project 2433 2008 12/31/2012 Successful 25,170,000

*Ratings are based on project completion reports (PCRs) issued in 2010-2013. These ratings are updated when project completion report validation and/or project/program performance evaluation reports become available. As the PCR for each project is usually prepared 12 -24 months after project completion, the figures may include information from projects completed earlier than 2010.
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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