Validations of Project Completion Reports

Validations of project completion reports to improve accountability for achieving results, quality of completion reports, and independence of project ratings.

  • October 2015

    Pakistan: Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program

    In December 2008, ADB approved the Government of Pakistan’s request for support to attain Punjab’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDGs 4 and 5 relating to children and women’s health. The expected outcome of the program was to improve access to quality health services and make them more equitable. The program was designed as a cluster of three subprograms. Subprogram 1 was approved in December 2008 for a single tranche loan of $100 million.
  • September 2015

    Indonesia: Rural Infrastructure Support to the PNPM Mandiri Project II

    The community-driven development approach introduced in Indonesia in 1998 allowed communities to have control over planning decisions and investment resources so as to improve service delivery. The process mobilized local people, enabling them to prioritize their development needs, design activities, seek technical assistance, manage resources, and implement and sustain development actions. This organized collective action aimed to empower poor villagers by engaging local governments and national agencies to improve delivery of pro-poor services.
  • September 2015

    Georgia: Road Corridor Investment Program–Tranche 2

    The interim operational strategy of the Asian Development Bank for 2008–2009 for Georgia focused on nurturing sustainable economic growth, with governance, regional cooperation, and environmental protection as supporting themes. Core strategic areas included municipal infrastructure services, road transport, and energy infrastructure. Within the road subsector, ADB focused on the main highways connecting Georgia to its neighboring countries, policy reform, and capacity building.
  • September 2015

    India: Rural Cooperative Credit Restructuring and Development Program

    The role of finance is a critical input for strengthening the rural economy and agricultural production base in India. However, the response of the formal rural finance system had been increasingly inadequate. The rural financial paradigm, for the most part, was driven by credit expansion through government-owned or controlled financial institutions, particularly within the credit cooperative structure comprising of primary agricultural credit societies, district central cooperative banks, and state cooperative banks.
  • September 2015

    Bangladesh: Improvement of Capital Market and Insurance Governance Project

    The development of the financial sector—particularly increased resource mobilization and improved efficiency of resource allocation—was critical to the goals of poverty reduction and accelerated pace of social development, which were enunciated in the government’s National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS). The Government of Bangladesh has recognized that to meet the NPRS targets, it had to depend on the financial sector, and therefore, it needs to develop an appropriate market and environment, and improve the practice of good governance in all aspects of its financial system.
  • September 2015

    Maldives: Private Sector Development Project

    The project was formulated to support capacity building within government institutions, various professional organizations, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. Specifically, it was geared to facilitate information sharing by establishing regional business development service centers that would offer a cost-sharing facility to partly cover business development expenses, and by creating a credit information bureau for use by financial institutions.
  • August 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Xinjiang Regional Road Improvement Project (Korla–Kuqa Section)

    The operational strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the PRC road sector gave high priority to removing infrastructure constraints and supporting policy and institutional reforms.
  • August 2015

    Cambodia: Northwest Irrigation Sector Project

    The Government of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recognized the need to develop the irrigation subsector. Investments in irrigation development and rehabilitation were seen as a key element that would increase agricultural production. This followed the growing recognition that development of irrigation systems and human resources through participatory irrigation management and development were effective in helping reduce poverty. Sector lending was deemed as an appropriate approach.
  • February 2015

    Maldives: Employment Skills Training Project

    The Maldives is a small economy that relies on essentially two avenues for sustained growth—primarily the development of its human resources and, secondary, the marine and fisheries sector. The economy has been growing steadily but the supply of domestic labor has not met demand; the gap is being filled by expatriates, who are often preferred by employers as they have lower expectations for wages and working conditions in general. The supply gap for skilled and semiskilled positions is partly caused by a mismatch of skills in the Maldives’ local workforce.
  • February 2015

    Mongolia: Customs Modernization Project

    Customs inspection equipment and anti-smuggling detection facilities in Mongolia were inadequate in most customs border posts. The Mongolian Customs General Administration (MCGA) had only one customs laboratory located in Ulaanbaatar, where samples of goods had to be brought for examination. In line with the anticorruption law of 2006, the issue of governance needed to be addressed by improving business processes and equipping MCGA with modern technology, facilities, and procedures.