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  • December 2014

    Viet Nam: Ho Chi Minh City–Long Thanh–DauGiay Expressway Technical Assistance Project

    The road network within and around Ho Chi Minh City was becoming congested, reducing traveling speed and increasing transport costs. There was a need for a high-capacity, high-speed expressway network to complement the national and provincial road networks. Hence, the Ho Chi Minh City– Long Thanh–DauGiay (HLD) Expressway was identified as a development project to provide relief to the traffic, ease access to the port areas, and improve the road networks around the city. 
  • December 2014

    India: East–West Corridor Project

    The National Highways Authority of India initiated the National Highway Development Program (the program) in 1998 to ease chronic capacity constraints by upgrading key arteries of the national highways network. The project, which this validation is reviewing, was the third loan financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the multiyear lending program for the program.
  • December 2014

    Learning Lessons: ADB's Safeguard Policy

    Ensuring that potentially adverse environmental and social impacts from development projects—particularly large-scale infrastructure—are avoided or at least minimized and mitigated is one of the most challenging development interventions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is institutionally committed to safeguard against these impacts in the projects it supports, and seeks to strengthen the safeguard capabilities of client countries. 
  • December 2014

    Indonesia: Community Water Services and Health Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved two loans in 2005 totaling $64.69 million to support the Community Water Services and Health Project to provide rural water supply and sanitation facilities and services to about 1,000 communities in the four provinces—West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Jambi, and Bengkulu—of Indonesia. The project also supported capacity building for districts and communities, and sanitation and hygiene behavioral change programs.
  • December 2014

    Bangladesh: Road Maintenance and Improvement Project

    This project performance evaluation report evaluates the performance of the project and generates findings and lessons to contribute to future ADB operations in the sector.
  • November 2014

    Tuvalu: Improved Financial Management Program

    Tuvalu’s national strategy for 2005–2015, known as the Te Kakeega II, aims to create more jobs; increase economic growth; improve health care, education, and basic infrastructure; and ensure social stability. Tuvalu’s economy, however, faced challenges. It was very dependent on external earnings (about twice its gross domestic product), which had fallen and placed higher spending pressure on the government.
  • November 2014

    Viet Nam: Upper Secondary Education Development Project

    The Government of Viet Nam recognized in its Socio-Economic Development Plan 2001–2005 that to develop a creative, flexible, self-motivated, and skilled labor force for a knowledge- and market-based economy, the country needed to improve the quality of upper secondary education. At the upper secondary level, there were significant disparities in enrollment and completion rates between rural and urban communities and among ethnic groups, with ethnic minority students particularly disadvantaged.
  • November 2014

    Bangladesh: Emergency Assistance for Food Security Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved in July 2008 a loan to Bangladesh of $170 million equivalent from the Asian Development Fund for the Emergency Assistance for Food Security Project. Floods and a devastating cyclone in the second half of 2007 seriously affected Bangladesh, causing a shortfall in rice production and affecting food security. Rising prices of international grain at the time added to escalating food prices and undermined gains in poverty reduction.
  • November 2014

    Pakistan: Agribusiness Development Project

    Agriculture has always been an important sector of Pakistan’s economy. However, years before the loan approval in 2005, agricultural productivity was declining even as agricultural jobs accounted for the bulk of jobs in the rural areas. Emphasis on poverty reduction in the country necessitated a greater value addition in the sector so that the economy could grow more rapidly and generate more jobs. The agribusiness development project  aimed to increase the commercial value of agricultural products, especially horticultural output and related exports, including dairy development.
  • November 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Jilin Water Supply and Sewerage Development Project

    Rapid economic growth and urbanization in its basin has made the Songhua River one of the most polluted major rivers of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and this has constrained sustainable economic development. Focusing on three cities and one district of Jilin Province, the project aimed to contribute significantly to controlling water pollution in the Yitong and Yongchun rivers, which flow into the Songhua River Basin (SRB) and in the upstream section of the basin. The project aimed to help solve water shortages in the region and meet future demand for high-quality treated water.