Partnering for Development: Donor Report 2013

Institutional Document | March 2014

A wide range of financing options are available to partners seeking to expand their commitment to developing Asia and the Pacific and to support ADB’s core areas of operations under its long-term strategic framework, Strategy 2020.

This publication targets current and prospective official development partners in loan and grant operations of ADB. It highlights the importance of partnerships, and particularly emphasizes results achieved. Examples of projects from ADB developing member countries illustrate the effectiveness of partnerships and how they improve the lives of the poor. The report covers the wide range of financing options available to partners seeking to expand their commitment to developing Asia and the Pacific and to support ADB’s core areas of operations under its long-term strategic framework, Strategy 2020.

Results

ADB's development partnership results for 2013 include the following:

  • 300,000 poor in Indonesia with improved health and quality of life through better access to water and sanitation with support from Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and ADB;
  • 96,501 poor granted discounted drugs and free medical services through the Medicard Program in Mongolia with support from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction;
  • 15,300 people provided with improved access to affordable water services in Nepal with support from the United Kingdom through the Poverty Reduction Cooperation Fund and ADB;
  • 5,100 earthquake-resistant classrooms (1,600 completed and 3,500 under construction) added in the Philippines with support from Australia, Canada, and ADB;
  • 3,500% rise in revenues from increased tourism in Heqing, a poor county in the PRC, through railway construction with support from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and ADB;
  • 2,800 representatives from municipalities and slum areas trained on pro-poor approaches in municipal governance in Bangladesh with support from the United Kingdom through the Poverty Reduction Cooperation Fund;
  • 1,159 kilometers of roads built or rehabilitated in Sri Lanka with support from the OPEC Fund for International Development and ADB;
  • 135 ger (tented)-kindergartens established across Mongolia with support from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction;
  • 80%–90% coverage with drainage or sewerage connections, solid waste collection, and septic tanks provided to town areas in Viet Nam with support from AFD and ADB;
  • 51 kilometers of roads, 21 bridges, 59 culverts, 4 wharves, and 1 jetty rehabilitated with support from the European Commission and ADB following the 2007 earthquake and tsunami in Solomon Islands;
  • 25–30 minutes, compared to previously 1–1.5 hours, to commute from villages to markets in Afghanistan on a road built with support from the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund, which is funded by Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and ADB; and
  • 1–2 days, compared to previously 10 days, to clear imports in Tajikistan after developing a unified automated information system with support from the United States and ADB.

Contents 

  • Development Partnership Results
  • Partnering: The Way Forward
  • Facts and Figures 2013
  • 2013 Milestones
  • Partnering in the Regions
  • Increasing Financing Partnership Efficiency
  • Development Partners: Bilateral Partners, Multilateral Partners, and Foundations
  • Office of Cofinancing Operations Contacts
  • Attachments
  • Statistical Annexes