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  • January 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Dali–Lijiang Railway Project

    At the end of 2003, the PRC railway system already comprised a total of 73,000 routes per km. However, the railways’ capacity had failed to keep up with the demand, resulting, for example, in delays in coal delivery to power plants. These capacity limitations, could adversely affect economic growth. 
  • January 2015

    Papua New Guinea: Road Maintenance and Upgrading (Sector) Project

    The Medium Term Development Strategy, 1997–2002 of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was the principal policy guideline for the government’s economic and social development. It was aimed at creating an environment that enabled the local population to make better use of their land, labor, and natural resources through provision of infrastructure, health and education, and opportunities for income generation. The government’s transport objectives in the region were to connect widely scattered population pockets to facilitate the marketing of agricultural produce and the export of crops.
  • January 2015

    Samoa: Economic Recovery Support Program— Subprograms 1 and 2

    In response to 2008 global economic crisis and the earthquake and resultant tsunami of September 2009, the Government of Samoa sought support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) through its Exogenous Shock Facility, which catalyzed concessional financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, Australian Aid, and New Zealand Aid to ensure (i) a return to positive growth rates, (ii) the timely completion of tsunami-related reconstruction activities, and (ii) sustained support to private sector development.
  • January 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Guangxi Nanning Urban Environmental Upgrading Project

    During the last 2 decades, rapid economic growth in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region gave rise to a high demand on basic urban infrastructure services. Inadequate sanitary services affected the region, degrading the urban environment, deteriorating the quality of life of urban residents, and making economic development inefficient.
  • January 2015

    Indonesia: Madrasah Education Development Project

    Many madrasahs, particularly the private ones, offer low-quality education. They are neither able to meet the minimum standards for learning outcomes, nor provide an adequate teaching and learning environment. The Madrasah Education Development Project sought to address these shortcomings by supporting the government’s efforts to improve madrasah education to meet the new national education standards. The project included a set of carefully selected supply-side interventions alongside a number of key governance and institutional reforms.
  • 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).