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  • 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.
  • November 2014

    Kyrgyz Republic: CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Bishkek–Torugart Road) Project

    Transport development was a priority of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. During 1998–2008, about $350 million was invested to rehabilitate the country’s major road corridors. Also, the government achieved progress in reforming transport sector operations, including the formulation of the Road Sector Development Strategy (RSDS). Improvement of the 500 kilometers (km) Bishkek–Torugart road was a priority investment project included in the government’s RSDS. The road corridor passes through the three oblasts (administrative division) of Chui, Issyk-Kul, and Naryn.
  • November 2014

    Sri Lanka: Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project

    Physical infrastructures were destroyed and livelihoods, particularly for the poor, suffered from the consequences of the armed conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The conflict devastated the northern and eastern provinces and adjacent areas.
  • November 2014

    Georgia: Municipal Services Development Project

    The dissolution of the Soviet Union weakened the Government of Georgia and its economy. Municipal services, capital investments in infrastructure, and the operation and maintenance (O&M) of these services were neglected nationwide. As a result, the quality of life deteriorated and private investment and economic growth were constrained. At the time of project preparation, the government recognized this problem and initiated remedial measures, including the establishment of a Municipal Development Fund (MDF).
  • November 2014

    India: India Infrastructure Project Financing Facility

    The India Infrastructure Project Financing Facility (IIPFF) was designed to directly support the government’s infrastructure development agenda that was anchored on increasing private sector participation in infrastructure via public–private partnerships (PPPs). This was to be undertaken by the provision of much-needed long-term funds for infrastructure financing through the India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. (IIFCL). Insufficient and poor quality of infrastructure had constricted India’s growth potential in the recent past.
  • November 2014

    People’s Republic of China: Central Sichuan Roads Development Project

    During project preparation, Sichuan ranked seventh lowest among all provinces of the People’s Republic of China in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, which was at 72% compared to the national average. About one-third of the counties in the province were officially designated as poor. In the project area, 282,500 people or 29% of the population lived below the minimum living standard of urban areas. The main reason for high poverty was slow economic growth caused by inadequate transport infrastructure.
  • November 2014

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Rural Finance Sector Development Program

    Rural and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are needed to help facilitate financial intermediation and efficiently allocate financial resources. In turn, these institutions could help spur investment, production, trade, and jobs creation. During the project preparation stage in 2005, the poor had extremely limited access to formal financial services. The Agriculture Promotion Bank (APB) was established in 1993 as a policy bank to deliver government and aid funds to targeted clients at subsidized rates.
  • November 2014

    Mongolia: Social Sectors Support Program

    In 2009, Mongolia was facing immediate negative fiscal and economic consequences in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis, which compromised the government’s capacity to sustain high social spending. The situation was exacerbated by high inflation and severe increases in food prices. This dire situation was threatening the quality of life in Mongolia, particularly the poor, which comprised a third of Mongolia’s population. It became crucial for the government to prepare to face this external shock and prevent it from causing severe social consequences in the country.