Publications

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  • 01 Jan 2012 | Publication

    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. The FSM has achieved important development gains since it become a full-fledged member of the United Nations in 1991. ADB has helped the government build the foundations of this reform. It has provided much-needed support for the government's private sector development efforts, and the finance sector and public sector reforms. ADB has also assisted citizens of the FSM improve their health and education sector management.
  • 01 Jan 2012 | Publication

    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. The relationship has included 16 loans, six Asian Development Fund grants, 65 technical assistance projects, ongoing policy dialogue, and the development of specific knowledge products. Solomon Islands have achieved important development gains through ADB's support. In transport, they have focused on restoring infrastructure; improving maintenance; increasing safety, quality, and reliability; and promoting private sector participation.
  • 01 Jan 2012 | Publication

    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. ADB supports the government's efforts in the post-conflict reconstruction of the northern and eastern provinces. In addition, ADB's interventions will continue to focus on five sectors - transport, energy, water supply and sanitation, education, and public sector management.
  • 01 Nov 2011 | Publication

    Driving Results at ADB

    Despite being the world's most economically dynamic region, Asia and the Pacific remains home to two-thirds of the world's poor. To help realize its vision of an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) must apply its limited resources in a way that delivers the best possible development results.
  • 28 Oct 2011 | Institutional Document

    Sri Lanka: Country Partnership Strategy (2012-2016)

    This Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Sri Lanka defines ADB's strategic approach in the country for 2012-2016, aligned with Strategy 2020, the country's own development strategy, and ADB's comparative strengths.
  • 28 Oct 2011 | Institutional Document

    Lao People's Democratic Republic: Country Partnership Strategy (2012-2016)

    This Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Lao People's Democratic Republic defines ADB's strategic approach in the country for 2012-2016, aligned with Strategy 2020, the country's own development strategy, and ADB's comparative strengths.
  • 21 Oct 2011 | Institutional Document

    Management Response to IED Report: Special Evaluation Study on Managing for Development Results

    On 21 October 2011, the Director General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank received this response from the Managing Director General on behalf of Management on the IED Report: Special Evaluation Study on Managing for Development Results.
  • 01 Oct 2011 | Publication

    Facilitating Infrastructure Development in India: ADB's Experience and Best Practices in Project Implementation

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been working in partnership with the Government of India, state governments, and executing agencies to facilitate infrastructure development towards meeting the nation's economic and human development goals. It has supported almost 160 projects across eight infrastructure sectors in over 20 states of the country. During the course of project implementation, ADB has encountered a number of challenges which have been addressed and resolved over time through consensus-based interventions and practices.
  • 01 Oct 2011 | Publication

    Philippines: Designing a Local Government Enhancement Fund

    The main transfer instrument from the central government to local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines, the internal revenue allotment, has been criticized for: its inability to equalize sufficiently, especially regarding the poorer municipalities and provinces, and its funds not having been spent efficiently. For some time, LGUs have petitioned the Government of the Philippines to expand the funding of the IRA. However, there appears to be ample consensus that any additional funding needs to be distributed in a manner that addresses the design flaws of the IRA.
  • 01 Oct 2011 | Institutional Document

    Bangladesh: Country Partnership Strategy (2011-2015)

    This Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Bangladesh defines ADB's strategic approach in the country for 2011-2015, aligned with Strategy 2020, the country's own development strategy, and ADB's comparative strengths.

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