Development Effectiveness Country Briefs

The Development Effectiveness Country Briefs present how ADB's operations help improve people's lives in developing member countries and the challenges ADB and the countries face in pursuing agreed development goals. They complement the annual Development Effectiveness Review in reporting on ADB's performance using the ADB Results Framework indicators. The Development Effectiveness Review reports on corporate performance while the briefs focus on country-level performance.

  • March 2013

    The Kyrgyz Republic: Building a Brighter Future in the Heart of Central Asia

    This development effectiveness brief presents how ADB's operations in the Kyrgyz Republic help improve people's lives in the country and the challenges ADB and the country face in pursuing agreed development goals.
  • January 2013

    Maldives and ADB: Linking Islands

    This development effectiveness brief presents how ADB's operations in the Maldives has helped it progress from the United Nations’ Least Developed Country designation to Middle Income Country status as of January 2011. It also presents the future challenges ADB and its partners face in pursuing agreed development goals in the country.
  • June 2012

    Indonesia: Reforms for Resilient Growth

    Indonesia was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1966 and since then it has received $27 billion in loans, $307 million in grants, and $342 million in technical assistance.
  • June 2012

    Philippines: A New Horizon for One of Asia's Most Promising Nations

    Since its creation in 1966, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been one of the key development partners of the Philippines. From 1969 to 2010, ADB approved loans amounting to $12.4 billion for the Philippines, of which almost 80% financed projects in agriculture and natural resources, energy, finance, public sector management, and transport and information and communication technology. ADB's operational strategy has emphasized social and environmental concerns, balanced regional development, and poverty reduction.
  • January 2012

    Solomon Islands: Roads/Routes to Success

    The government and the people of Solomon Islands have been working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 1973.
  • January 2012

    Sri Lanka: A Partnership for Prosperity

    From 1968 to 2011, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved 157 loans amounting to $5.3 billion and 245 technical assistance projects amounting to $115 million for Sri Lanka.
  • January 2012

    Federated States of Micronesia: Opening for Business

    The government and the people of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have been working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 1990.
  • July 2011

    Tonga: Sustaining a Strong Culture While Building the Future

    The Government and people of the Kingdom of Tonga have been working together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 1972. ADB has supported developments in water and sanitation, energy, transport and information and communication technology, stateowned enterprise reform, macroeconomic and fiscal management, and developing the private sector. ADB has provided, and will continue to provide, economic and public policy advice to enhance the country's sustainable and equitable growth.
  • May 2011

    India: A Partnership for Inclusive Growth

    ADB operations began in India in 1986. Between 1986 and year end 2010, ADB approved 143 loans amounting to $23.0 billion and 306 technical assistance projects amounting to $227 million on a cumulative basis for India. More than 75% of this assistance covers the transport, energy, and urban sectors. In recent years, ADB has also been providing support for improving water resource management, promoting financial inclusion, and facilitating public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Today, ADB operations cover 22 states of India.
  • April 2011

    Viet Nam: Ngôi sao đang lên của Đông Nam Á tiến bước trong tiến trình phát triển đất nước

    Việt Nam là một thành viên sáng lập của ADB vào năm 1966. Hoạt động của ADB tại quốc gia này bị gián đoạn vào năm 1979 và được khôi phục vào năm 1993. Kể từ khi khôi phục hoạt động, tổng giá trị các dự án của ADB tại Việt Nam đã mở rộng từ mức trung bình hàng năm là 217,3 triệu $ trong giai đoạn 1999-2001 lên hơn 1,3 tỷ $ trong giai đoạn 2007-2010.

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