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  • May 2016

    Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This evaluation approach paper outlines the project background, issues to be addressed, and the proposed evaluation design, and timeframe for the project evaluation. Findings and lessons drawn from the evaluation will feed into the proposed Thematic Evaluation Study on ADB’s Support to Rural Development and the Corporate Evaluation Study on Asian Development Fund 12 Operations, both programmed for delivery in 2018. 
  • May 2016

    Viet Nam: Country Partnership Strategy, 2012–2015 Final Review Validation

    This report validates the country partnership strategy final review (CPSFR) for Viet Nam country partnership strategy for 2012–2015. This report assesses the quality of the self-evaluation and identifies lessons and recommendations to inform the new CPS. The CPSFR and this validation will contribute to the development of ADB's next country partnership strategy (CPS) for Viet Nam for 2016–2020.
  • May 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Yichang–Wanzhou Railway Project

    The Yichang–Wanzhou Railway was the first railway to be developed in the low-income region of Hubei Province, and it constituted an important 377 km component in the central People’s Republic of China (PRC) railway corridor, linking Yichang in Hubei Province and Wanzhou in Chongqing Municipality. Due to the difficult terrain, the railway required numerous bridges (including two over the Yangtze River) and tunnels—74% of its total length is bridges and tunnels, which is the highest percentage among the PRC railways constructed before 2010.
  • May 2016

    Environmentally Sustainable Growth: A Strategic Review

    The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) long-term strategic framework issued in 2008, Strategy 2020, identified environmentally sustainable growth (ESG) as one of ADB’s three main strategic agendas.
  • April 2016

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Validation of Country Partnership Strategy Final Review, 2012–2016

    This report validates the country partnership strategy final review (CPSFR) for Lao People's Democratic Republic country partnership strategy for 2012–2016. This report assesses the quality of the self-evaluation and identifies lessons and recommendations to inform the new CPS. The CPSFR and this validation will contribute to the development of ADB's next country partnership strategy (CPS) for Lao PDR for 2017–2021.
  • April 2016

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for India

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This paper sets out an approach for an independent evaluation of ADB support for India. The evaluation will provide an independent assessment and rating of the performance of ADB’s country programs and identify factors affecting performance, and draw forward-looking lessons and make recommendations for the next country partnership strategy for India. 
  • April 2016

    ADB’s Engagement with Middle-Income Countries

    ONGOING EVALUATION. The evaluation of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) engagement with middle-income countries (MICs) is set against the backdrop that since 2006, the number of countries in the middle-income category in the Asia and Pacific region has increased from 24 to 36, and now comprise 90% of ADB’s eligible borrowers. It is anticipated that more countries will join this income category in the next 5–10 years.
  • April 2016

    2016 Annual Evaluation Review

    The report assesses the performance of ADB operations based on findings of recent evaluations, and draws out the priorities for ADB in coming years. It also reviews the institution’s efforts to achieve environmentally sustainable growth and to implement evaluation recommendations.
  • March 2016

    Sri Lanka: Plantation Development Project

    In 2002, ADB appraised the Plantation Development Project in Sri Lanka for $114.4 million, of which ADB was to fund the equivalent of $30.0 million. It approved an Asian Development Fund loan equivalent to $20.0 million and a loan equivalent to $10.0 million from its ordinary capital resources to help finance the project. The project’s intended impact was to make the plantation sector sustainable over the long term without further external assistance.
  • March 2016

    Philippines: Electricity Market and Transmission Development Project

    After the East Asian financial crisis of 1997, the Government of the Philippines began a program to restructure the power sector and make the country’s electricity reliable, accessible, affordable, and sustainable. This effort was embodied by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Electricity Market and Transmission Development Project in 2002 to support the government’s restructuring and privatization plans. ADB approved a $40.0 million loan to National Power Corporation that was to account for 38% of project financing.

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