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  • September 2015

    India: Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental Management Program

    Ongoing Evaluation. This approach paper presents the background, issues to be addressed and the proposed approach and schedule for the evaluation of the program. The evaluation will provide inputs to the ongoing evaluation on the effectiveness of safeguards implementation (phase 2) and country assistance program evaluation for India (planned for 2017). This evaluation approach paper sets out the scope and approach of this evaluation, the requisite data sources, and the tentative resource and schedule requirements.
  • September 2015

    Nepal: Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program

    The government’s Three-Year Interim Plan for fiscal years 2008–2010 placed emphasis on social integration and inclusive development, which formed the basis for the country’s economic and social transformation.
  • September 2015

    Indonesia: Rural Infrastructure Support to the PNPM Mandiri Project II

    The community-driven development approach introduced in Indonesia in 1998 allowed communities to have control over planning decisions and investment resources so as to improve service delivery. The process mobilized local people, enabling them to prioritize their development needs, design activities, seek technical assistance, manage resources, and implement and sustain development actions. This organized collective action aimed to empower poor villagers by engaging local governments and national agencies to improve delivery of pro-poor services.
  • September 2015

    Georgia: Road Corridor Investment Program–Tranche 2

    The interim operational strategy of the Asian Development Bank for 2008–2009 for Georgia focused on nurturing sustainable economic growth, with governance, regional cooperation, and environmental protection as supporting themes. Core strategic areas included municipal infrastructure services, road transport, and energy infrastructure. Within the road subsector, ADB focused on the main highways connecting Georgia to its neighboring countries, policy reform, and capacity building.
  • September 2015

    India: Rural Cooperative Credit Restructuring and Development Program

    The role of finance is a critical input for strengthening the rural economy and agricultural production base in India. However, the response of the formal rural finance system had been increasingly inadequate. The rural financial paradigm, for the most part, was driven by credit expansion through government-owned or controlled financial institutions, particularly within the credit cooperative structure comprising of primary agricultural credit societies, district central cooperative banks, and state cooperative banks.
  • September 2015

    Bangladesh: Improvement of Capital Market and Insurance Governance Project

    The development of the financial sector—particularly increased resource mobilization and improved efficiency of resource allocation—was critical to the goals of poverty reduction and accelerated pace of social development, which were enunciated in the government’s National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS). The Government of Bangladesh has recognized that to meet the NPRS targets, it had to depend on the financial sector, and therefore, it needs to develop an appropriate market and environment, and improve the practice of good governance in all aspects of its financial system.
  • September 2015

    Maldives: Private Sector Development Project

    The project was formulated to support capacity building within government institutions, various professional organizations, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. Specifically, it was geared to facilitate information sharing by establishing regional business development service centers that would offer a cost-sharing facility to partly cover business development expenses, and by creating a credit information bureau for use by financial institutions.
  • August 2015

    Philippines: Health Sector Development Program

    In 2004, the Government of the Philippines requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the 1999 Health Sector Reform Agenda of the Department of Health. The request was necessary to overcome the challenges faced by the government in its commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The health status of Filipinos has improved since the 1990s, but this was not sufficient to justify stating that all health-related MDGs were achieved. 
  • August 2015

    Country Assistance Program Evaluation for the People’s Republic of China

    For more than three decades beginning in the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has experienced uninterrupted growth. By 2010, the PRC had been transformed in to an upper middle-income country. It is now the world’s second largest economy, the largest exporter of merchandise and the fifth largest exporter of commercial services. Massive development challenges have accumulated along the way, most notably related to governance and fiscal imbalances, environmental degradation, and social inequalities. The government has chosen to slow down growth and address these challenges.
  • August 2015

    Corporate Evaluation Study on ADB’s Credit Enhancement Operations

    Ongoing Evaluation. Based on an assessment of ADB’s past credit enhancement operations, market needs, supply and practices including that of other international financial institutions, the evaluation will determine how ADB’s use of credit enhancement products can be increased to help mobilize private commercial financing to complement the anticipated expansion in ADB’s development investments following the OCR-ADF merger.