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  • December 2015

    Mongolia: Third Health Sector Development Project

    ADB approved the Third Health Sector Development Project in October 2007.
  • December 2015

    Cook Islands: Avatiu Port Development Project

    In 2007, the Government of the Cook Islands adopted a 20-year Preventive Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP), prepared under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance, as an integral part of the National Sustainable Development Plan, 2007–2010. The IMP assessed the condition and management of existing infrastructure. It concluded that lack of investment in maintenance and rehabilitation resulted in the failure to meet existing demands, thus hindering economic development.
  • December 2015

    Bangladesh: Second Primary Education Development Program

    The Government of Bangladesh launched the Second Primary Education Development Program (PEDP II) in 2004 as a sequel to the PEDP I to expand access to quality primary education for all eligible children in Bangladesh. During the 1990s, Bangladesh had made significant progress in increasing initial enrollment and in achieving gender equality but there was no tangible improvement in the completion rates or in the quality of education. Thus, the emphasis of the PEDP II was access and quality.
  • December 2015

    India: MFF - Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 1)

    Encouraged by the reforms made by the state government since 2001, especially the establishment of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, ADB developed an investment program estimated to cost $5.3 billion (2007–2012), with ADB financing earmarked at $620 million through a multitranche financing facility (MFF) comprising six tranches over 8 years. The project included details for Tranche 1, which primarily related to the transmission segment, and Tranche 2 for the distribution segment. The project completion report described the progress made under Tranche 1.
  • December 2015

    Maldives: Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validation, 2007–2013

    This validation report of the country partnership strategy (CPS) final review for the Maldives provides an independent assessment of the country program, identifies lessons and recommendationns and assess the quality of the CPS final review.
  • December 2015

    Policy Reform in Bangladesh’s Secondary Education (1993–2013): Tracing Causal Processes and Examining ADB’s Contribution

    Secondary education in Bangladesh for decades has been faced with problems of low quality curriculums, monopoly textbook production, poor student assessments, rote-learning based national examinations, poor teacher training and lack of teacher certification. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank have been the main development partners in secondary education and have supported major development projects to address these and other issues.
  • December 2015

    Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Operations: Findings and Lessons

    The sustainability of urban water supply and sanitation operations can be improved by learning from recent developments and changing attitudes across the region. Successful reduction of nonrevenue water, such as occurred in Manila and Phnom Penh, as well as successful reforms and innovation in other cases in the People’s Republic of China, Bangkok, and Jakarta should be promoted and widely publicized. Lessons from these success stories can be simplified and delivered to the public and politicians to influence change. Reforms also take shape through response to crises.
  • December 2015

    Real-Time Evaluation of ADB’s Safeguard Implementation Experience: Country Case Studies

    ONGOING EVALUATION. The evaluation will assess the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the implementation of safeguards through a real-time assessment of three country safeguards experiences, drawing on case studies of both more mature and more recent projects.
  • December 2015

    Philippines: Philippine Energy Efficiency Project

    In 2009, Philippine consumers were spending a large portion of their household income on energy. The country’s electricity tariffs were among the highest in the region. Total energy demand was projected to double by 2030 (from 2007), with electricity demand growing at a similar rate. Total installed power-generating capacity was 15,937 megawatts (MW) in 2007, generating about 59,600 gigawatt-hours. Natural gas (32%), geothermal energy (17%), and hydropower (14%) were the main domestic primary energy sources, with oil- and coal-fired generation contributing the remaining 37%.
  • November 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Gansu Heihe Rural Hydropower Development Investment Program— Erlongshan Hydropower Project

    By 2006, demand for electricity had outpaced economic growth for three consecutive years in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), leading to power supply shortages throughout the country. High levels of investment in coal fueled electricity generation capacity were made from 2000 to 2006 to offset continued shortages. Coal based power generation, representing 81% of the country’s power generation at that time, intensified air pollution throughout the PRC and increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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