Results of ADB Operations: Malaysia

ADB’s engagement with Malaysia is centered on applying the organization’s knowledge and experience in regional cooperation and integration to realize Malaysia’s potential for cooperation and integration within the region.

After a lull of approximately 15 years without country-level engagement, ADB adopted its new interim country partnership strategy, 2011–2012 for Malaysia in November 2011. The strategy reflects ADB’s commitment to the realization of the Tenth Malaysia Plan and supports Malaysia in the national anchoring of regional cooperation and integration efforts, catalyzing private investments by developing bankable public–private partnerships, and highlighting knowledge partnerships.

Development Outputs from ADB-Supported Projects in Malaysia, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Education
Classrooms built or upgraded (number) 1,435
Teachers trained (number) 8,366
Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 234,458
Water
Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management (hectares) 13,200

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

Classrooms built or upgraded between 2004-2012: 1,435

Classrooms cover (i) classrooms; (ii) laboratory rooms, including those for science, computers, and languages; (iii) lecture halls; (iv) libraries and workshop facilities; (v) auditoriums; and (vi) sports facilities, which may include gyms, and basketball and volleyball courts.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
29331: Technical Education Project Loan 1596 17-Dec-97 21-Oct-05 Partly successful 185
22052: Technical & Vocational Education Loan 1355 30-May-95 05-Feb-03 Highly successful / successful 1,250
*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.

Teachers trained between 2004-2012: 8,366

The number of teachers or professors trained over the duration of the project as a result of the project, both pre-service in order to become teachers; and in-service, for teachers to acquire or improve their teaching capacity. Teachers refer to those employed in formal primary, secondary, and tertiary education.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
29331: Technical Education Project Loan 1596 17-Dec-97 21-Oct-05 Partly successful 4,224
22052: Technical & Vocational Education Loan 1355 30-May-95 05-Feb-03 Highly successful / successful 4,142
*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.

Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support between 2004-2012: 234,458

Students benefiting from (i) school improvement programs (at the end of the project); or (ii) having received direct support through scholarships, feeding, or similar programs (total number over the duration of the project). School improvement programs include civil works and provision of equipment or furniture.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
29331: Technical Education Project Loan 1596 17-Dec-97 21-Oct-05 Partly successful 32,458
22052: Technical & Vocational Education Loan 1355 30-May-95 05-Feb-03 Highly successful / successful 202,000
*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.

Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management between 2004-2012: 13,200 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
26009: Klang River Basin Environmental Improvement & Flood Mitigation Loan 1500 05-Dec-96 07-Feb-06 Successful 13,200
*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.

Teacher Koh See Chin conducts computer class for students of Thai Hong Primary School in Johor Baru. Over 200,000 students in Malaysia have benefited from ADB-funded school improvement programs or from direct ADB Support during 2004-2011.