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  • December 2014

    Sri Lanka: Technical Education Development Project

    In its effort to respond to the changing labor market, the Government of Sri Lanka needed highly trained labor, such as technicians and mid-level professionals. However, despite the huge supply–demand gap, unemployment, particularly among educated youth, was high. The technical education and vocational training (TEVT) was underdeveloped. TEVT  could not produce enough qualified, skilled workers for either the domestic or foreign job markets. 
  • December 2014

    Federated States of Micronesia: Private Sector Development Program

    The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a small island country, spreading across the four states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, each with its executive and legislative bodies. FSM’s close ties with the United States of America through the Compact of Free Association and the high level of external transfers under the Compact place the country in a unique situation. The country has a disproportionally large public sector and a small productive base. 
  • December 2014

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Roads for Rural Development Project

    The government prioritized the improvement of the road transport system, mainly to facilitate movement of products. Improvement of road access to districts was part of the National Poverty Eradication Program.
  • December 2014

    Bangladesh: Jamuna–Meghna River Erosion Mitigation Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a loan of $42.2 million to Bangladesh from its Asian Development Fund in November 2002 for the Jamuna–Meghna River Erosion Mitigation Project to construct cost-effective and sustainable mitigation measures for riverbank erosion. Erosion along the banks of major rivers, where poverty is heavily concentrated, is a perennial problem. This project aimed to provide flood protection for two irrigation schemes developed earlier with ADB assistance.
  • December 2014

    Pakistan: North–West Frontier Province Road Development Sector and Subregional Connectivity Project

    The North–West Frontier Province Road Development Sector and Subregional Connectivity project was approved in November 2004. It was part of the broader Asian Development Bank (ADB) plan of supporting individual provinces of Pakistan by developing their national, provincial, and rural access roads in an integrated manner along with related institutional and policy reforms. It was also directed toward supporting subregional cooperation by improving international transport corridors and cross-border facilities.
  • December 2014

    Pakistan: Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project

    The project was a direct response to the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Pakistan on 8 October 2005 with epicenter located 100 kilometers north–northeast of Islamabad. The Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were badly damaged with the loss of lives and many injuries sustained. Around 2.8 million people were left without shelter and 2.3 million people were affected by the disruption in the transport system and by inadequate food supply. These estimates were considered conservative as many isolated villages became inaccessible.
  • December 2014

    Nepal: Urban and Environmental Improvement Project

    Rapid urbanization fuelled by rural-to-urban migration and high population growth rates were identified as the root of the problems that needed to be addressed by the project intervention. Rapid urbanization led to inadequate drinking water supply, improper disposal of solid and human wastes, uncontrolled urban and/or physical development, and increasing migration to the capital region. The centralized public administration system had failed to respond to the challenge and efforts were being made to start a process of decentralizing urban management.
  • December 2014

    Maldives: Domestic Maritime Transport Project

    About 70% of the Maldives’ outer atolls population, which has also the highest incidence of poverty, considers Malé North Harbor (MNH) as its access point to the social and economic development opportunities in the capital. During project preparation, MNH suffered from chronic congestion and was considered a bottleneck for the poorest population’s entry to the capital. The congestion was attributed to the combined effects of insufficient capacity and lack of harbor management.
  • December 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Ningxia Roads Development Project

    During project preparation, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was among the poorest inland provinces in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In 2002, its per capita gross domestic product was CNY5,859—35% less than the national average. The poorest counties were located in the southern part of the province. Agriculture, the mainstay of the economy, was based on potato, watermelon, and mutton and employed about 60% of the labor force. The road network to transport these agricultural products to market was underdeveloped.
  • December 2014

    Tajikistan: Dushanbe–Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II

    During project preparation, more than 70% of the roads in Tajikistan were considered to be in poor condition. The road sections needing rehabilitation created bottlenecks that obstructed trade between much of Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. Improvements in these road sections were expected to facilitate regional trade, provide better connections, and enable the smooth transport of the area’s agricultural products to the Dushanbe and regional markets.

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