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  • November 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Gansu Heihe Rural Hydropower Development Investment Program— Erlongshan Hydropower Project

    By 2006, demand for electricity had outpaced economic growth for three consecutive years in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), leading to power supply shortages throughout the country. High levels of investment in coal fueled electricity generation capacity were made from 2000 to 2006 to offset continued shortages. Coal based power generation, representing 81% of the country’s power generation at that time, intensified air pollution throughout the PRC and increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
  • November 2015

    Global Increase in Climate-Related Disasters

    Intense climate-related natural disasters—floods, storms as well as droughts and heat waves have been on the rise worldwide. Is there an ominous link between the global increase of these hydrometeorological and climatological events on the one side and anthropogenic climate change on the other? This paper considers three main disaster risk factors—rising population exposure, greater population vulnerability, and increasing climate-related hazards—behind the increased frequency of intense climate-related natural disasters.
  • November 2015

    2016 Annual Evaluation Review

    ONGOING EVALUATION. The Annual Evaluation Review (AER) is one of the flagship reports of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Independent Evaluation Department (IED). It is IED’s annual brief to ADB’s Board, Management, and stakeholders about the state of ADB’s operational effectiveness. The AER is based primarily on the findings of recent IED reports and knowledge products. It builds on and synthesizes evidence from evaluation findings and is complemented by analyses and information from other sources.
  • November 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Heilongjiang Road Network Development Project

    In July 2006, the Board of Directors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a loan of up to $200 million from its ordinary capital resources for the improvement of 428 kilometers (km) of the 775 km Jixi–Nehe highway and 170 km of rural link roads to develop an integrated road network, including a 2.6 km bridge over the Songhua river, two 500 meter bridges, and 145 smaller bridges. The highway connects the western and eastern parts of the northeast region of the PRC.
  • October 2015

    Pakistan: Punjab Millennium Development Goals Program

    In December 2008, ADB approved the Government of Pakistan’s request for support to attain Punjab’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDGs 4 and 5 relating to children and women’s health. The expected outcome of the program was to improve access to quality health services and make them more equitable. The program was designed as a cluster of three subprograms. Subprogram 1 was approved in December 2008 for a single tranche loan of $100 million.
  • October 2015

    Thematic Evaluation Study on ADB’s Efforts on Regional Cooperation and Integration

    The rapid growth in much of developing Asia has reduced income poverty and moved many countries to middle-income status. To continue advancing, however, the region must tackle the increasingly complex challenges of, among others, slowing economic growth, rising inequality, runaway climate change, and weak governance.
  • October 2015

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Sri Lanka

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This paper sets out an approach for an independent evaluation of ADB support for Sri Lanka. The main purpose of the evaluation is to inform the preparation and design of the new country partnership strategy (CPS) that will guide ADB Sri Lanka operations from 2017 to 2021. The evaluation will review performance against ADB strategic development objectives, analyze project performance and pipelines, draw forward looking lessons, and make recommendations to help improve ADB operational performance.
  • October 2015

    Sri Lanka: Distance Education Modernization Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This project performance evaluation report will assess the performance of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) loan provided to the Ministry of Population Development and Implementation in Sri Lanka to increase educational opportunities throughout Sri Lanka for secondary school graduates who cannot enter conventional universities due to limited capacity. Findings and lessons drawn from this evaluation will feed into the 2016 country assistance program evaluation for Sri Lanka.
  • October 2015

    Sri Lanka: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This evaluation approach paper presents the background, issues to be addressed, a proposed approach, and schedule for preparing a project performance evaluation report of the Sri Lanka Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project. Findings of the evaluation will provide an input to the country assistance program evaluation for Sri Lanka planned for 2016.
  • October 2015

    Technical Assistance Grants to Support Development of Cross-Border Bond Markets in the ASEAN+3 Countries

    This report assesses the performance of seven regional technical assistance (TA) grants executed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Asian Bond Market Initiative (ABMI), funded primarily by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, and the Republic of Korea. The ABMI was launched in December 2002 by finance ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the PRC, Japan, and the Republic of Korea—collectively referred to as the “ASEAN+3” countries.