Results of ADB-supported Operations: Papua New Guinea

As Papua New Guinea's development partner since 1971, ADB has helped the government build solid foundations in physical and social infrastructure. ADB is helping the government foster public–private partnerships to develop and manage infrastructure and improve the delivery of economic and social services.

ADB is engaged in projects to strengthen land, water, and air transport, develop clean power and encourage private sector development. The improvement of human resources by providing primary health care and basic financial services through microfinance is also a focus of ADB's assistance.

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

Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Papua New Guinea, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Education
Classrooms built or upgraded (number) 5
Teachers trained (number) 1,752
Finance
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 184,000
Water
New households served with water supply (number) 1,742
New households served with sanitation (number) 1,400

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: 5

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
29637-013: Employment Oriented Skills Development Project Loan 1706 28-Oct-99 25-Sep-08 Less successful 5
*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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Teachers trained between 2004-2012: 1,752

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
29637-013: Employment Oriented Skills Development Project Loan 1706 28-Oct-99 25-Sep-08 Less successful 1,752
*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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Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached between 2004-2012: 184,000

All those reached by microfinance lending or saving group activities of the project will be counted, including participants in self-help groups.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32472-013: Microfinance and Employment Project Loan 1768 19-Oct-00 18-Nov-10 Successful 184,000
*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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New households served with water supply between 2004-2012: 1,742

This refers to all additional households that benefit from projects that offer piped or non-piped water supply systems, which is of a higher order than the system that the households used before. Non-piped supply may include standpipes.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31467-013: Provincial Towns Water Supply Loan 1812 14-Dec-00 12-Nov-08 Partly successful 1,742
*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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New households served with sanitation between 2004-2012: 1,400

This refers to all additional households that benefit from projects offering a variety of sanitation systems to households that either did not benefit from sanitation systems before, or benefited from systems of lesser order. The situation at the end of the project is to be reflected.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31467-013: Provincial Towns Water Supply Loan 1812 14-Dec-00 12-Nov-08 Partly successful 1,400
*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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A farmer tends her vegetables beside an ADB-supported road in Western Highlands. The road was paved in 2009. New or rehabilitated roads financed by ADB are providing increased access to markets and social services to the five provinces that make up the Highlands region in Papua New Guinea.