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  • July 2016

    Bhutan: Strengthening Economic Management Program

    The program adopted a two-pronged approach to negotiate the challenges of weak economic management in Bhutan. First, it aimed to improve fiscal management to help the government allocate scarce resources more effectively and efficiently. Second, it aimed to improve monetary management to ensure that interest rate policy better matched the demand and supply of loanable funds, thereby improving liquidity management.
  • July 2016

    Nepal: Commercial Agriculture Development Project

    The expected impact of the project was to reduce rural poverty in 11 districts of the Eastern Development Region of Nepal from 44% to 40% by 2020 through the equitable and sustainable commercialization of agriculture. The expected outcome was improved efficiency in the marketing and processing of high-value crops such as vegetables, fruits, tea, and spices. This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.
  • July 2016

    Mongolia: Customs Modernization Project

    The project was approved on 20 December 2006 to improve the efficiency, transparency, and sustainability of Mongolia’s customs services and administration.
  • July 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Wuhan Wastewater and Stormwater Management Project

    This project is a key urban infrastructure initiative of the Wuhan Municipal Government, and was an integral part of the donor-funded basin-wide Yangtze water resources management initiatives. It aimed to better manage the surface water resources in the Wuhan Municipality.
  • July 2016

    Uzbekistan: Second Small and Microfinance Development Project

    The project aims to increase in microfinance loans to financially viable sub-borrowers (men and women). It also aimed to deliver training to improve the entrepreneurial capacity of sub-borrowers, including women and microcredit organizations. To meet the demand for micro and small enterprise (MSE) credit, the project was designed to catalyze lending to MSEs by working with participating commercial banks. These banks were required to commit to sustainable MSE financing and must meet a set of criteria.
  • July 2016

    Bangladesh: Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Project

    The project was formulated to address the constraint of access to financing by making available a $76 million credit line to participating financial institutions for onlending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project focused on SMEs located in nonmetropolitan areas and 15% of the total facility was earmarked for women entrepreneurs. The project also provided a key stimulus measure of enhanced access to finance for SMEs to grow and operate at full potential.
  • June 2016

    Sri Lanka Water Supply and Sanitation

    This report evaluates the performance of three technical assistance (TA) grants to Sri Lanka for water supply and sanitation, approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over 2002–2009:
  • May 2016

    Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Community-Managed Irrigation Sector Project

    ONGOING EVALUATION. This evaluation approach paper outlines the project background, issues to be addressed, and the proposed evaluation design, and timeframe for the project evaluation. Findings and lessons drawn from the evaluation will feed into the proposed Thematic Evaluation Study on ADB’s Support to Rural Development and the Corporate Evaluation Study on Asian Development Fund 12 Operations, both programmed for delivery in 2018. 
  • May 2016

    Viet Nam: Country Partnership Strategy, 2012–2015 Final Review Validation

    This report validates the country partnership strategy final review (CPSFR) for Viet Nam country partnership strategy for 2012–2015. This report assesses the quality of the self-evaluation and identifies lessons and recommendations to inform the new CPS. The CPSFR and this validation will contribute to the development of ADB's next country partnership strategy (CPS) for Viet Nam for 2016–2020.
  • May 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Yichang–Wanzhou Railway Project

    The Yichang–Wanzhou Railway was the first railway to be developed in the low-income region of Hubei Province, and it constituted an important 377 km component in the central People’s Republic of China (PRC) railway corridor, linking Yichang in Hubei Province and Wanzhou in Chongqing Municipality. Due to the difficult terrain, the railway required numerous bridges (including two over the Yangtze River) and tunnels—74% of its total length is bridges and tunnels, which is the highest percentage among the PRC railways constructed before 2010.