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This working paper focuses on disaster risks connected to the phenomenon of climate change. It asserts that the confluence of three factors--rising exposure of populations, increasing vulnerabilities, and the changing nature of the hazards themsevles--are contributing to turn these hazards of nature into intense natural disasters.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project aimed to improve the potential health and well-being of Kiribati people by providing sustained program of improvements in water supply, sanitation services, solid waste disposal and environmental conservation. IED overall assessment: Partly successful.
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project designed to improve drainage system, drainage operations and maintenance, and agricultural production in Pakistan. The project also embarked on improving capability of the public sector to plan and implement water sector projects. IED overall assessment: Unsuccessful.
This report evaluates the performance of the Khulna-Jessore Drainage Rehabilitation Project aimed to increase agricultural production and create on-farm employment by rehabilitating existing drainage infrastructure in Khulna-Jessore in Bangladesh.
This report evaluates the performance of the Anhui Environmental Improvement Project aimed to reduce wastewater discharge to the Chao Lake, and air and solid waste pollution in the cities of Hefei and Chaohu in the People's Republic of China.
On December 2005, the Director General of the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank received this response from the Managing Director General on behalf of Management on the Project Performance Evaluation Report for the Anhui Environmental Improvement Project for Municipal Wastewater Treatment and for Industrial Pollution Abatement in the People's Republic of China.
This special evaluation study presents an analysis of participatory processes applied in six projects in the water resources and forestry sectors in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam.
This report assesses a technical assistance (TA) grant designed to to improve the capability of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to deal with environmental problems related to nature conservation, deforestation, and the development of water resources.