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  • January 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Guangxi Nanning Urban Environmental Upgrading Project

    During the last 2 decades, rapid economic growth in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region gave rise to a high demand on basic urban infrastructure services. Inadequate sanitary services affected the region, degrading the urban environment, deteriorating the quality of life of urban residents, and making economic development inefficient.
  • 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. 
  • January 2015

    Tajikistan: Sustainable Cotton Subsector Project

    At the time of appraisal, agriculture was Tajikistan’s economic mainstay, accounting for 22% of gross domestic product, 20% of exports, 67% of employment, and 39% of tax revenues. The broader Tajikistan economy was then generally characterized to have an agriculture sector with limited crop diversification potential, with a narrow export base focused on cotton. Since Tajikistan’s independence, economic growth was weak, and slumping prices in export products (principally aluminum, cotton, and hydropower) made the economy in 2005 more vulnerable. 
  • January 2015

    Indonesia: Madrasah Education Development Project

    Many madrasahs, particularly the private ones, offer low-quality education. They are neither able to meet the minimum standards for learning outcomes, nor provide an adequate teaching and learning environment. The Madrasah Education Development Project sought to address these shortcomings by supporting the government’s efforts to improve madrasah education to meet the new national education standards. The project included a set of carefully selected supply-side interventions alongside a number of key governance and institutional reforms.
  • December 2014

    Greater Mekong Subregion: Northern Economic Corridor Project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): Northern Economic Corridor Project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) was approved on 20 December 2002 with financing of $95.79 million equivalent. The project was funded by Special Funds resources of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and bilateral loans from the governments of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Thailand on concessional terms.
  • December 2014

    Cambodia: Second Education Sector Development Program

    The Government of Cambodia was committed to pro-poor education reform over the past decade through its Education Strategic Plan (ESP) and Education Sector Support Program (ESSP) 2001–2005, both of which were consistent with the National Poverty Reduction Strategy, 2003–2005. The ESP and ESSP were revised to consolidate and extend education reforms during 2004–2008. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported the reform through the First Education Sector Development Program (ESDP I), which was implemented during 2002–2006, focusing on secondary and postsecondary education and training.
  • December 2014

    Bangladesh: Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project

    The project was formulated as a sector loan to support the government’s sector investment plan for 22 pourashavas (secondary towns). The project was designed to assist selected pourashavas to (i) enhance accountability in municipal management and strengthen capabilities in providing municipal services; and (ii) develop and expand physical infrastructure and urban services to increase economic opportunities, and to reduce vulnerability to environmental degradation, poverty, and natural hazards.
  • December 2014

    Kyrgyz Republic: Vocational Education and Skills Development Project

    The Vocational Education and Skills Development Project was appraised when the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic had a projected average gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.5% in 2006–2010. To stimulate sustainable economic growth and create employment opportunities in line with the GDP projection, the government committed to improve the enabling conditions for private sector growth.