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  • July 2015

    Timor-Leste: Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validation

    This report provides an independent evaluation of the ADB country partnership strategy (CPS) for Timor-Leste for 2011–2015. This report is primarily based on the self-assessment prepared by ADB’s Pacific Department, the country partnership strategy final review that assessed progress on the CPS implementation up to December 2013. This report assesses the quality of the self-evaluation and identifies lessons and recommendations to inform the new CPS.
  • July 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Kunming Qingshuihai Water Supply Project

    At the time of project design in 2007, the Yunnan Provincial Government and the Kunming Municipal Government had identified a priority list of investment projects covering water supply and wastewater management, and environmental improvement projects that would help improve the urban environment, reduce water pollution of reservoirs and lakes, and ensure long-term sustainable development in Kunming.
  • July 2015

    Mongolia: Education for the Poor—Financial Crisis Response Project

    During the financial crisis, the Social Sectors Support Program (SSSP) that was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was designed to support the government’s policy reforms in social services delivery, including education, health, and social welfare. An additional ADB project grant was designed to complement the SSSP.
  • July 2015

    Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan: CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project

    The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridor 3 runs from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) through Irkeshtam at the PRC–Kyrgyz Republic border and Karamyk at the Kyrgyz Republic–Tajikistan border toward several Central and South Asian countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan to the south and Uzbekistan to the west. The project road is a section of CAREC corridor 3. During project preparation, poor road sections within this corridor were bottlenecks to domestic and international traffic.
  • July 2015

    Papua New Guinea: Community Water Transport Project

    The government’s objective of reducing poverty in maritime and river-based communities was reflected in various national development plans. The government’s plan was to provide viable and effective maritime transport sector services to remote and disadvantaged communities. To improve women’s and children’s health, the government’s National Health Plan emphasized the need to improve access to health centers by providing public transport in remote areas.
  • July 2015

    Pakistan: Punjab Government Efficiency Improvement Program

    In April 2007, the provincial government of Punjab launched its second phase of reforms at the fourth Punjab Development Forum. These reforms were focused on creating an effective public sector and fostering a dynamic private sector to achieve the Vision 2020 goals.
  • July 2015

    Marshall Islands: Public Sector Program—Subprograms 1 and 2

    In 2009, the government of Marshall Islands initiated a comprehensive adjustment program (CAP) to advance public sector reform as well as promote macroeconomic stability and sustainable growth. Under the CAP, a comprehensive recovery plan for the state-owned Marshalls Energy Company was prepared and the Tax and Revenue Reform and Modernization Commission formed to prepare the plans for fiscal reform.
  • July 2015

    Greater Mekong Subregion: Northern Economic Corridor Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION.  This evaluation approach paper presents the background, issues to be addressed and the proposed approach and schedule for the evaluation of the the project. The project performance evaluation report will be used as input to the ongoing thematic evaluation on regional cooperation and integration. The evaluation has been scheduled more than 3 years after the completion of the project completion report in December 2010. This provides sufficient time for the outputs and outcomes to be re−assessed and the impacts to become apparent.
  • June 2015

    To Foster Inclusive Growth, Tackle Inequality and Climate Change

    Although not immediately obvious, perhaps the best way to enhance adaptability to the impacts of climate change is to reduce economic inequality. This is because the poor are hit first and hardest when the intense storms and drought of climate change strike, and improving access to assets, opportunities, and institutional capacity will therefore help them better respond and cope. 
  • May 2015

    Inspiring ADB's Future

    The Asia and Pacific region continues to grow economically, but also faces daunting challenges. Economic growth remains essential for poverty reduction in a region that is home to more than half of the world’s poor. Furthermore, there needs to be attention to growing inequalities, the reality of runaway climate change and weaknesses in governance—all three in turn threaten to block growth itself. Taken together, there needs to be greater emphasis on generating more productivity and impact, not just more investment and outputs.