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  • 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.
  • August 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Xinjiang Regional Road Improvement Project (Korla–Kuqa Section)

    The operational strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the PRC road sector gave high priority to removing infrastructure constraints and supporting policy and institutional reforms.
  • August 2015

    Cambodia: Northwest Irrigation Sector Project

    The Government of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recognized the need to develop the irrigation subsector. Investments in irrigation development and rehabilitation were seen as a key element that would increase agricultural production. This followed the growing recognition that development of irrigation systems and human resources through participatory irrigation management and development were effective in helping reduce poverty. Sector lending was deemed as an appropriate approach.
  • July 2015

    Sri Lanka: Plantation Development Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This project performance evaluation report will assess the performance of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) loans provided to the Ministry of Plantation Industries in Sri Lanka to ensure the plantation sector's long-term sustainability without further external assistance. Findings and lessons drawn from this evaluation will feed into the country assistance program evaluation for Sri Lanka. The evaluation will assess various aspects of project formulation, design, implementation and sustainability, and assess project performance taking into account impact, o
  • July 2015

    Philippines: Electricity Market and Transmission Development Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This project performance evaluation report aims to assess the performance of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) loan and technical assistance grant provided to the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Republic of the Philippines to improve the accessibility, quality, affordability, and sustainability of the national electricity supply.
  • 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

    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.