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.

  • February 2015

    Bangladesh: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project

    More than a third of the Bangladesh's economic activity was located within the Dhaka–Chittagong corridor, where the bulk of international trade is generated. Three modes of transport serve the corridor—road, rail, and inland waterways, which together account for 20 million tons of freight annually. There are three main ports in Bangladesh: Chittagong, Mongla, and Dhaka–Narayanganj, with 80% of the trade flowing through the port of Chittagong.
  • February 2015

    Indonesia: Participatory Irrigation Sector Project

    Despite progress made in increasing production, the agriculture sector of Indonesia at the time of project preparation was characterized by inadequate and dilapidated infrastructure, especially in relation to irrigation. Hence, the government continued its irrigation management reform program, seeking to further increase food production, create rural employment, and reduce poverty. Irrigation management reforms focused on the physical and fiscal sustainability of irrigated agriculture.
  • 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.
  • January 2015

    Pakistan: Sindh Growth and Rural Revitalization Program

    The urban–rural divide in Sindh was striking—characterized by an industry and service concentration in Karachi and to a lesser extent in Hyderabad and Sukkhur, and an agrarian economy in the rest of the province that was usually referred to as rural Sindh. Rural Sindh comprised more than 50% of the province’s population and accounted for about 30% of its gross domestic product (GDP). The poverty head count ratio was 30%, which was twice that of urban areas. Hence, the large urban–rural divide was a serious concern.
  • January 2015

    Regional: Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in Asia and the Pacific

    The avian influenza outbreak in 2005 raised the possibility that the highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus could cause a human influenza pandemic. Further, a 2005 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study highlighted the potential of avian influenza affecting regional social and economic growth that may slow the progress toward achieving poverty reduction targets.
  • January 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Guangxi Nanning Urban Environmental Upgrading Project

    During the last 2 decades, rapid economic growth in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region gave rise to a high demand on basic urban infrastructure services. Inadequate sanitary services affected the region, degrading the urban environment, deteriorating the quality of life of urban residents, and making economic development inefficient.
  • January 2015

    Samoa: Economic Recovery Support Program— Subprograms 1 and 2

    In response to 2008 global economic crisis and the earthquake and resultant tsunami of September 2009, the Government of Samoa sought support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) through its Exogenous Shock Facility, which catalyzed concessional financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, Australian Aid, and New Zealand Aid to ensure (i) a return to positive growth rates, (ii) the timely completion of tsunami-related reconstruction activities, and (ii) sustained support to private sector development.
  • January 2015

    Papua New Guinea: Road Maintenance and Upgrading (Sector) Project

    The Medium Term Development Strategy, 1997–2002 of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was the principal policy guideline for the government’s economic and social development. It was aimed at creating an environment that enabled the local population to make better use of their land, labor, and natural resources through provision of infrastructure, health and education, and opportunities for income generation. The government’s transport objectives in the region were to connect widely scattered population pockets to facilitate the marketing of agricultural produce and the export of crops.
  • January 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Dali–Lijiang Railway Project

    At the end of 2003, the PRC railway system already comprised a total of 73,000 routes per km. However, the railways’ capacity had failed to keep up with the demand, resulting, for example, in delays in coal delivery to power plants. These capacity limitations, could adversely affect economic growth. 
  • January 2015

    Tajikistan: Sustainable Cotton Subsector Project

    At the time of appraisal, agriculture was Tajikistan’s economic mainstay, accounting for 22% of gross domestic product, 20% of exports, 67% of employment, and 39% of tax revenues. The broader Tajikistan economy was then generally characterized to have an agriculture sector with limited crop diversification potential, with a narrow export base focused on cotton. Since Tajikistan’s independence, economic growth was weak, and slumping prices in export products (principally aluminum, cotton, and hydropower) made the economy in 2005 more vulnerable. 

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