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  • February 2015

    Timor-Leste: Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validation

    Timor-Leste joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2002. The Pacific Department prepared a final review of the country partnership strategy (CPS) for 2011–2015, to inform the new CPS covering 2016–2020. The country partnership strategy final review (CPSFR) was provided to the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) on 28 July 2014 for validation within 5 months.
  • 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

    Kazakhstan: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) [Western Europe–Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Investment Program (Project 1)

    The Government of Kazakhstan developed a transport sector strategy to make the road system larger, better, more accessible, affordable, efficient, safe, and more environmentally friendly. The strategy also emphasized greater integration among different modes; cost recovery; and more outsourcing of construction, maintenance, operations, and management to the private sector.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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

    Thematic Evaluation Study on Asian Development Fund Operations

    ONGOING EVALUATION. The evaluation will assess the performance and development effectiveness of Asian Development Fund (ADF) operations, with emphasis on their contributions to inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth. It will also assess progress against major commitments made under ADF X and XI, including those related to regional cooperation and integration, governance, fragile and conflict affected situations, and the ADF Disaster Response Facility. A review of the ADF allocation mechanism will also be undertaken. 
  • 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.