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  • December 2014

    Multitranche Financing Facility India: Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 1)

    In India, Madhya Pradesh faced severe challenges in supplying energy that could help reduce poverty and enhance the economic development of the state. Transmission capacity was inadequate as investment in the transmission network did not keep pace with the growing demand. Energy supply was also short and a failure of any network component could easily cause load shedding. The distribution system was another bottleneck in electricity delivery. It was characterized by high ratios of low-voltage circuit length to medium-voltage circuit length and overloaded power transformers.
  • 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

    Learning Lessons: ADB's Safeguard Policy

    Ensuring that potentially adverse environmental and social impacts from development projects—particularly large-scale infrastructure—are avoided or at least minimized and mitigated is one of the most challenging development interventions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is institutionally committed to safeguard against these impacts in the projects it supports, and seeks to strengthen the safeguard capabilities of client countries. 
  • December 2014

    Indonesia: Community Water Services and Health Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved two loans in 2005 totaling $64.69 million to support the Community Water Services and Health Project to provide rural water supply and sanitation facilities and services to about 1,000 communities in the four provinces—West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Jambi, and Bengkulu—of Indonesia. The project also supported capacity building for districts and communities, and sanitation and hygiene behavioral change programs.
  • December 2014

    Bangladesh: Road Maintenance and Improvement Project

    This project performance evaluation report evaluates the performance of the project and generates findings and lessons to contribute to future ADB operations in the sector.
  • December 2014

    Indonesia: Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validation

    ONGOING EVALUATION. ADB is currently preparing a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Indonesia for 2015–2019. ADB’s Southeast Asia Regional Department prepared a Final Review of CPS 2012–2014 in October, the findings of which are to inform the next CPS. The Final Review recommended the following:
  • November 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Jilin Urban Environmental Improvement Project

    Following a policy dialogue with the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on pollution control in the Songhua River Basin through a technical assistance, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided strategic policy inputs to the Songhua River Basic Water Pollution Protection and Control Plan. The Plan is a government-approved action program to set pollution control targets from 2006–2010, requiring that urban environmental pollution and ecological damage be controlled by 2010.
  • November 2014

    Sri Lanka: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project

    Physical infrastructures were destroyed and livelihoods, particularly for the poor, suffered from the consequences of the armed conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The conflict devastated the northern and eastern provinces and adjacent areas.
  • November 2014

    Mongolia: Social Sectors Support Program

    In 2009, Mongolia was facing immediate negative fiscal and economic consequences in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis, which compromised the government’s capacity to sustain high social spending. The situation was exacerbated by high inflation and severe increases in food prices. This dire situation was threatening the quality of life in Mongolia, particularly the poor, which comprised a third of Mongolia’s population. It became crucial for the government to prepare to face this external shock and prevent it from causing severe social consequences in the country. 
  • November 2014

    Kyrgyz Republic: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Bishkek–Torugart Road) Project

    Transport development was a priority of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. During 1998–2008, about $350 million was invested to rehabilitate the country’s major road corridors. Also, the government achieved progress in reforming transport sector operations, including the formulation of the Road Sector Development Strategy (RSDS). Improvement of the 500 kilometers (km) Bishkek–Torugart road was a priority investment project included in the government’s RSDS. The road corridor passes through the three oblasts (administrative division) of Chui, Issyk-Kul, and Naryn.