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  • 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

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for Papua New Guinea

    This report is the second country assistance program evaluation for Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first evaluation covered the period 1986–2002, and was prepared in September 2003. This second evaluation covers the period January 2001–June 2014, spanning three country strategies—country assistance plan, 2001–2003; country strategy and program, 2006–2010; and country partnership strategy (CPS), 2011–2015. The report provides an assessment of the performance of ADB support to the country during the evaluation period, and discusses factors affecting performance.
  • December 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Eastern Sichuan Roads Development Project

    Despite considerable investments in the road sector, the country’s road network did not provide efficient transport to large parts of the country—particularly to poorer inland regions such as Sichuan. Better transport links were needed to improve economic efficiency, foster national and international trade, facilitate interregional integration, and reduce poverty. To enhance economic development and reduce poverty, the government implemented the Western Region Development Strategy, which aimed at reducing development disparities between the western and coastal regions.
  • December 2014

    Kyrgyz Republic: Community-Based Infrastructure Services Sector Project (Supplementary)

    This supplementary grant was needed to address the funding gap for the Community-Based Infrastructure Services Sector Project, which had stemmed from significant issues, such as price increases in critical project inputs, climate changes, and droughts, as explained in the report and recommendation of the President (RRP). The increase in the prices of steel, cement, pipes, and petroleum products increased the overall construction cost of the water supply infrastructure.
  • December 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Guangdong Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2

    About 75% of generation capacity in Guangdong was coal-fired, which caused serious air pollution and acid rain, with ambient air quality increasingly failing to meet national air quality standards. The energy intensity of Guangdong’s economy was also relatively high by international standards at 3.4 times the average of member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
  • December 2014

    Cambodia: Provincial Towns Improvement Project

    This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Provincial Towns Improvement Project in Cambodia, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It provides lessons and recommendations for future water supply and sanitation interventions in Cambodia, and in other countries with similar development contexts.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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

    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.