Results of ADB-supported Operations: Sri Lanka

The partnership between Sri Lanka and ADB started in 1986. Since then, ADB has helped the country to improve its transport, education, power, and water supply and sanitation systems. Sustained and uninterrupted ADB engagement in these key sectors helped Sri Lanka to enhance service delivery to the country’s population.

In education, policy changes have been achieved and innovations introduced. The country’s road network has been upgraded and extended. In the water sector, two million people were provided access to safe water, institutional capacity was developed, and reforms were introduced. The country’s rural electrification grid and transmission and distribution systems have also been expanded. ADB’s post-conflict assistance has yielded tangible results.

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

Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Sri Lanka, 2004-2012

As of 31 December 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Education
Classrooms built or upgraded (number) 21,532
Teachers trained (number) 226,677
Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 2,170,086
Energy
Installed energy generation capacity (megawatt equivalent) 163
Transmission lines installed or upgraded (kilometers) 7,847
Distribution lines installed or updgraded (kilometers) 9,888
New households connected to electricity (number) 301,934
Greenhouse gas emission reduction (tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year) 121,063
Finance
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 133,326
Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached (number) 14,272
Transport
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 8,474
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 14,816,000
Water
Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network (kilometers) 468
New households served with water supply (number) 359,777
New households served with sanitation (number) 87,511
Land improved through irrigation services, drainage, and flood management (hectares) 18,261

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: 21,532

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
33251-013: Distance Education Modernization Project   1999 11-Jun-03 28-Jul-10 Partly successful 55
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1914 13-Sep-02 26-Nov-09 Successful 10
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1913 13-Sep-02 22-Feb-10 Successful 10
34442-013: North East Community Restoration and Development Project   1846 16-Oct-01 09-Feb-09 Successful 1,486
33245-013: Secondary Education Modernization Project   1756 12-Sep-00 05-Oct-07 Successful 13,283
31283-013: Skills Development Project   1707 28-Oct-99 31-Jan-07 Successful 207
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2043 11-Dec-03 13-Dec-11 Successful 1,670
35192-013: Secondary Education Modernization Project II Loan 2096 25-Oct-04 14-Dec-11 Successful 2,667
35197-013: Technical Education Development Project Loan 2197 21-Nov-05 31-Aug-11 Partly successful 64
39144-013: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project Loan L2167 14-Apr-05 31-Jan-11 Successful 2,080
*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: 226,677

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
33251-013: Distance Education Modernization Project   1999 11-Jun-03 28-Jul-10 Partly successful 1,003
33245-013: Secondary Education Modernization Project   1756 12-Sep-00 05-Oct-07 Successful 64,472
31283-013: Skills Development Project   1707 28-Oct-99 31-Jan-07 Successful 12,307
35192-013: Secondary Education Modernization Project II Loan 2096 25-Oct-04 14-Dec-11 Successful 148,690
35197-013: Technical Education Development Project Loan 2197 21-Nov-05 31-Aug-11 Partly successful 205
*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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Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support between 2004-2012: 2,170,086

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
33251-013: Distance Education Modernization Project   1999 11-Jun-03 28-Jul-10 Partly successful 11,878
34442-013: North East Community Restoration and Development Project   1846 16-Oct-01 09-Feb-09 Successful 179,000
33245-013: Secondary Education Modernization Project   1756 12-Sep-00 05-Oct-07 Successful 1,630,000
31283-013: Skills Development Project   1707 28-Oct-99 31-Jan-07 Successful 57,260
27038: Science & Technology Personnel Development Project   1535 11-Sep-97 22-Sep-05 Highly successful / successful 8,402
35192-013: Secondary Education Modernization Project II Loan 2096 25-Oct-04 14-Dec-11 Successful 282,211
35197-013: Technical Education Development Project Loan 2197 21-Nov-05 31-Aug-11 Partly successful 1,335
*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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Installed energy generation capacity between 2004-2012: 163 megawatt equivalent

The indicator, given in megawatt (MW) equivalent is the total incremental generating capacity of a generation project. This may be power sourced from renewable technology or from conventional sources e.g., oil, coal, or large hydro. A project may involve construction of a new power plant or simply acquisition of an asset, e.g., the private sector acquiring a government-owned coal plant. This includes the MW-equivalent capacity of additional heating supply as well as hydrocarbon-based energy added through production or additional import capacity. Energy export is excluded from Level 2 measurement as it does not add to the energy resources of a country.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
34912-014: AES Kelantissa Review Report   7167/1815 01-Dec-00 15-Jun-01 Partly successful 163
*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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Transmission lines installed or upgraded between 2004-2012: 7,847 kilometers

The indicator covers power, gas, and oil transmission lines. It is the measure of the ground distance, in kilometers, traversed by the transmission line. For power transmission lines, we are looking for the simple distance from tower A to tower B and not the circuit-kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
30207: Power Sector Development Program   1929/1930 31-Oct-02 12-May-10 Partly successful 7,830
25388: Second Power System Expansion Sector Project   1414 14-Dec-95 20-Aug-03 Highly successful / successful 17
*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.

Distribution lines installed or updgraded between 2004-2012: 9,888 kilometers

"Distribution lines installed or upgraded" is the aggregate of the following three sub-indicators: (i) km of power distribution lines installed or upgraded, generally at 110 kv or lower); (ii) km of district heating network pipes installed or upgraded; and (iii) km of urban gas supply network pipes installed or upgraded.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
30207: Power Sector Development Program   1929/1930 31-Oct-02 12-May-10 Partly successful 380
25388: Second Power System Expansion Sector Project   1414 14-Dec-95 20-Aug-03 Highly successful / successful 9,508
*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.

New households connected to electricity between 2004-2012: 301,934

The indicator is the number of new households connected to the grid. Only new household connections resulting from a project are counted; households already connected to the grid and receiving improved services through a project are not counted. The number of new household connections resulting from a project is counted in total and not proportional to the ADB funding component only. The guiding principle is that ADB assistance is integral to the completion of the entire project; without the ADB assistance, the total target household connections would not be attained.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
30207: Power Sector Development Program   1929/1930 31-Oct-02 12-May-10 Partly successful 144,934
25388: Second Power System Expansion Sector Project   1414 14-Dec-95 20-Aug-03 Highly successful / successful 130,000
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2043 11-Dec-03 13-Dec-11 Successful 27,000
*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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Greenhouse gas emission reduction between 2004-2012: 121,063 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year

A proxy emission factor is to be used for developing Asia (countries where ADB may implement projects), which is 793.73 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per gigawatt-hour (GWh). This proxy factor is to be used to calculate emission reduction/ avoidance accruing from the projects, i.e., GWh generated using renewable energy, and GWh saved through efficiency improvement.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
25388: Second Power System Expansion Sector Project   1414 14-Dec-95 20-Aug-03 Highly successful / successful 121,063
*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.

Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached between 2004-2012: 133,326

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
36357-013: Financial Markets Program for Private Sector Development (Program Loan)   2138/2139 15-Dec-04 28-Oct-10 Successful 100,991
21106: Southern Province Rural Development Project   1128 26-Nov-91 09-Feb-01 Partly successful 9,202
33249-013: North East Coastal Community Development Project Loan L2027 28-Nov-03 24-Jan-12 Successful 7,583
39144-013: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project Loan L2167 14-Apr-05 31-Jan-11 Successful 15,550
*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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Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached between 2004-2012: 14,272

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
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1914 13-Sep-02 26-Nov-09 Successful 8
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1913 13-Sep-02 22-Feb-10 Successful 8
34318-013: Aquatic Resource Development and Quality Improvement Project   1910 05-Sep-02 Ongoing Successful 121
33246-013: Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development Program   1894 20-Dec-01 18-Apr-05 Partly successful 2,020
31282-013: Southern Province Rural Economic Advancement Project   1849 26-Oct-01 31-Dec-09 Less successful 4,841
29601: 2nd Perennial Crops Development Project   1552 25-Sep-97 10-Apr-07 Successful 4,586
27186: North Central Province Rural Development Project   1462 24-Sep-96 13-Dec-05 Partly successful 1,108
21106: Southern Province Rural Development Project   1128 26-Nov-91 09-Feb-01 Partly successful 103
41932-014: People’s Leasing Company Limited Private Sector PS-7269/ L2369 23-Nov-07 NA Successful 1,477
*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: 8,474 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
31280-013: Road Sector Development Project   1986 19-Dec-02 14-May-09 Partly successful 770
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1914 13-Sep-02 26-Nov-09 Successful 260
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1913 13-Sep-02 22-Feb-10 Successful 260
31282-013: Southern Province Rural Economic Advancement Project   1849 26-Oct-01 31-Dec-09 Less successful 933
34442-013: North East Community Restoration and Development Project   1846 16-Oct-01 09-Feb-09 Successful 394
28331-013: Road Network Improvement Project   1649 08-Dec-98 31-Dec-08 Successful 759
29600-013: Tea Development Project   1639 10-Nov-98 10-Apr-07 Partly successful 652
28163-013: Urban Development & Low Income Housing (Section) Project   1632 24-Sep-98 26-Dec-07 Partly successful 137
31056: Southern Provincial Roads Improvement Project   1567 30-Nov-97 27-Oct-05 Highly successful / successful 611
27186: North Central Province Rural Development Project   1462 24-Sep-96 13-Dec-05 Partly successful 640
26238: Plantation Reform Project (Part A - Credit Component)   1402 11-Sep-95 22-Nov-04 Highly successful / successful 1,426
20224: Third Road Improvement Project   1312 15-Sep-94 03-Feb-05 Highly successful / successful 240
21106: Southern Province Rural Development Project   1128 26-Nov-91 09-Feb-01 Partly successful 720
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2043 11-Dec-03 13-Dec-11 Successful 91
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2044 11-Dec-03 19-Apr-11 Successful 211
39144-013: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project Loan L2167 14-Apr-05 31-Jan-11 Successful 370
*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: 14,816,000

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
31280-013: Road Sector Development Project   1986 19-Dec-02 14-May-09 Partly successful 845,000
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1914 13-Sep-02 26-Nov-09 Successful 360,000
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1913 13-Sep-02 22-Feb-10 Successful 360,000
31282-013: Southern Province Rural Economic Advancement Project   1849 26-Oct-01 31-Dec-09 Less successful 2,400,000
34442-013: North East Community Restoration and Development Project   1846 16-Oct-01 09-Feb-09 Successful 285,000
28331-013: Road Network Improvement Project   1649 08-Dec-98 31-Dec-08 Successful 2,500,000
29600-013: Tea Development Project   1639 10-Nov-98 10-Apr-07 Partly successful 126,000
28163-013: Urban Development & Low Income Housing (Section) Project   1632 24-Sep-98 26-Dec-07 Partly successful 800,000
31056: Southern Provincial Roads Improvement Project   1567 30-Nov-97 27-Oct-05 Highly successful / successful 2,500,000
27186: North Central Province Rural Development Project   1462 24-Sep-96 13-Dec-05 Partly successful 200,000
26238: Plantation Reform Project (Part A - Credit Component)   1402 11-Sep-95 22-Nov-04 Highly successful / successful 110,000
20224: Third Road Improvement Project   1312 15-Sep-94 03-Feb-05 Highly successful / successful 4,000,000
21106: Southern Province Rural Development Project   1128 26-Nov-91 09-Feb-01 Partly successful 330,000
*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: 468 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
28163-013: Urban Development & Low Income Housing (Section) Project   1632 24-Sep-98 26-Dec-07 Partly successful 168
28153-023: Third Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project   1575 06-Nov-97 19-Aug-08 Successful 300
*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: 359,777

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
34442-013: North East Community Restoration and Development Project   1846 16-Oct-01 09-Feb-09 Successful 18,000
28153-023: Third Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project   1575 06-Nov-97 19-Aug-08 Successful 293,359
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2043 11-Dec-03 13-Dec-11 Successful 3,272
39144-013: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project Loan L2167 14-Apr-05 31-Jan-11 Successful 45,146
*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: 87,511

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
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1914 13-Sep-02 26-Nov-09 Successful 873
34023-013: Plantation Development Project   1913 13-Sep-02 22-Feb-10 Successful 873
34442-013: North East Community Restoration and Development Project   1846 16-Oct-01 09-Feb-09 Successful 897
28153-023: Third Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project   1575 06-Nov-97 19-Aug-08 Successful 81,596
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2043 11-Dec-03 13-Dec-11 Successful 3,272
*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: 18,261 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
27186: North Central Province Rural Development Project   1462 24-Sep-96 13-Dec-05 Partly successful 7,776
21106: Southern Province Rural Development Project   1128 26-Nov-91 09-Feb-01 Partly successful 7,206
37245-013: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project Loan L2043 11-Dec-03 13-Dec-11 Successful 3,279
*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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H.M. Sainambu applies for a household water connection under the ADB-funded Secondary Towns and Rural Community Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Batticaloa