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  • October 2015

    Sri Lanka: Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This evaluation approach paper presents the background, issues to be addressed, a proposed approach, and schedule for preparing a project performance evaluation report of the Sri Lanka Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project. Findings of the evaluation will provide an input to the country assistance program evaluation for Sri Lanka planned for 2016.
  • October 2015

    Technical Assistance Grants to Support Development of Cross-Border Bond Markets in the ASEAN+3 Countries

    This report assesses the performance of seven regional technical assistance (TA) grants executed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Asian Bond Market Initiative (ABMI), funded primarily by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, and the Republic of Korea. The ABMI was launched in December 2002 by finance ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the PRC, Japan, and the Republic of Korea—collectively referred to as the “ASEAN+3” countries.
  • September 2015

    Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project

    The economic impact of cross-border transmission and the spread of emerging and epidemic infectious diseases on tourism, trade, and productivity can reach billions of US dollars. Within the framework of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) economic cooperation program, the ADB supported a grant-financed project to help three GMS countries—Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam—mitigate increased risks from greater transmission of communicable diseases resulting from greater connectivity for goods and services.
  • September 2015

    Corporate Evaluation Study on Asian Development Fund X and XI Operations

    Most countries benefiting from the Asian Development Fund (ADF) have seen moderate rates of economic growth and reduction of income poverty in the recent decade. But continuing challenges in fragile and conflict affected situations, substantial income and non-income disparities, environmental degradation, in addition to persistent pockets of extreme poverty, call for renewed and more effective development efforts in these countries.
  • September 2015

    Solomon Islands: Economic and Financial Reform Program

    Solomon Islands was among the Pacific island countries most affected by the 2007–2008 global economic crisis, with its gross domestic product (GDP) contracting by 4.7% in 2009. To address the challenges, the government and development partners formed the core economic working group  in March 2009. The partnership developed a comprehensive economic and financial reform program to stabilize the country’s fiscal position, strengthen public finance management, promote priority structural reforms, and prioritize the needs of vulnerable groups.
  • September 2015

    Viet Nam: Third Financial Sector Program

    The Third Financial Sector Program was formulated to create a more diversified, deeper, and more resilient finance sector in Viet Nam. The bank-dominated finance sector could not adequately finance the economy’s investment needs. Thus, increasing the share of nonbank financial markets in financing investment was envisaged to help sustain economic growth with lesser risks.
  • September 2015

    Nepal: Governance Support Program (Subprogram I)

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $106.3 million grant on 22 October 2008 for subprogram 1 of the Governance Support Program (GSP 1). GSP 1 aimed to support the implementation of the government’s Local Governance and Community Development Program and was in line with the government’s priorities to empower disadvantaged groups, including women, and strengthen local government bodies to enhance governance in the context of devolution and a federal form of government eventually.
  • September 2015

    India: Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 3)

    In 2007, transmission capacity in Madhya Pradesh was inadequate as investment in the transmission network did not match increasing demand. Supply security for portions of the transmission network was significantly less than the condition where electricity supply could still be maintained in the event of an outage of major equipment. As such, the failure of a major network component could lead to severe load shedding. There was also a bottleneck in electricity delivery in Madhya Pradesh.
  • September 2015

    Viet Nam: Agriculture Science and Technology Project

    In 2005, Viet Nam's agriculture sector accounted for 21% of the GDP, 30% of export values, and 60% of employment. Also taking credit for the sector’s growth was the country’s greater focus on agriculture science and technology (AST), which boosted productivity. At appraisal, the significance of the AST initiative was becoming apparent from the growing diversity in agricultural trade that put emphasis on product quality and competitiveness. These were requisites that could only be satisfied by an advanced AST.
  • September 2015

    2015 IED Awards

    Independent Evaluation presents awards for good quality self-evaluations of ADB projects, those that demonstrate sustainability, and for an ADB project with exemplary performance. Candidates for the awards were drawn from the 79 project completion reports (PCRs) and 26 extended annual review reports (XARRs) that were independently validated in 2014.

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