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  • December 2014

    Learning Lessons: ADB's Safeguard Policy

    Ensuring that potentially adverse environmental and social impacts from development projects—particularly large-scale infrastructure—are avoided or at least minimized and mitigated is one of the most challenging development interventions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is institutionally committed to safeguard against these impacts in the projects it supports, and seeks to strengthen the safeguard capabilities of client countries. 
  • December 2014

    Indonesia: Community Water Services and Health Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved two loans in 2005 totaling $64.69 million to support the Community Water Services and Health Project to provide rural water supply and sanitation facilities and services to about 1,000 communities in the four provinces—West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Jambi, and Bengkulu—of Indonesia. The project also supported capacity building for districts and communities, and sanitation and hygiene behavioral change programs.
  • December 2014

    Bangladesh: Road Maintenance and Improvement Project

    This project performance evaluation report evaluates the performance of the project and generates findings and lessons to contribute to future ADB operations in the sector.
  • December 2014

    Indonesia: Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validation

    ONGOING EVALUATION. ADB is currently preparing a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Indonesia for 2015–2019. ADB’s Southeast Asia Regional Department prepared a Final Review of CPS 2012–2014 in October, the findings of which are to inform the next CPS. The Final Review recommended the following:
  • November 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Jilin Urban Environmental Improvement Project

    Following a policy dialogue with the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on pollution control in the Songhua River Basin through a technical assistance, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided strategic policy inputs to the Songhua River Basic Water Pollution Protection and Control Plan. The Plan is a government-approved action program to set pollution control targets from 2006–2010, requiring that urban environmental pollution and ecological damage be controlled by 2010.
  • November 2014

    Sri Lanka: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project

    Physical infrastructures were destroyed and livelihoods, particularly for the poor, suffered from the consequences of the armed conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The conflict devastated the northern and eastern provinces and adjacent areas.
  • November 2014

    Mongolia: Social Sectors Support Program

    In 2009, Mongolia was facing immediate negative fiscal and economic consequences in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis, which compromised the government’s capacity to sustain high social spending. The situation was exacerbated by high inflation and severe increases in food prices. This dire situation was threatening the quality of life in Mongolia, particularly the poor, which comprised a third of Mongolia’s population. It became crucial for the government to prepare to face this external shock and prevent it from causing severe social consequences in the country. 
  • November 2014

    Kyrgyz Republic: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Bishkek–Torugart Road) Project

    Transport development was a priority of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. During 1998–2008, about $350 million was invested to rehabilitate the country’s major road corridors. Also, the government achieved progress in reforming transport sector operations, including the formulation of the Road Sector Development Strategy (RSDS). Improvement of the 500 kilometers (km) Bishkek–Torugart road was a priority investment project included in the government’s RSDS. The road corridor passes through the three oblasts (administrative division) of Chui, Issyk-Kul, and Naryn.
  • November 2014

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Rural Finance Sector Development Program

    Rural and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are needed to help facilitate financial intermediation and efficiently allocate financial resources. In turn, these institutions could help spur investment, production, trade, and jobs creation. During the project preparation stage in 2005, the poor had extremely limited access to formal financial services. The Agriculture Promotion Bank (APB) was established in 1993 as a policy bank to deliver government and aid funds to targeted clients at subsidized rates.
  • November 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Jilin Water Supply and Sewerage Development Project

    Rapid economic growth and urbanization in its basin has made the Songhua River one of the most polluted major rivers of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and this has constrained sustainable economic development. Focusing on three cities and one district of Jilin Province, the project aimed to contribute significantly to controlling water pollution in the Yitong and Yongchun rivers, which flow into the Songhua River Basin (SRB) and in the upstream section of the basin. The project aimed to help solve water shortages in the region and meet future demand for high-quality treated water.