Publications

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  • 01 Oct 2009 | Publication

    Energy is Life: Bringing Power to Afghanistan

    For nearly three decades, the availability of secure energy supplies in Afghanistan was significantly disrupted by conflict. Much of the country's power generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure was destroyed, and what remained was stretched far beyond capacity. More than 90% of the population had no access to electricity.
  • 01 Aug 2009 | Publication

    Pakistan: Making a Difference in the Fight Against Poverty

    As Pakistan's biggest multilateral development partner, ADB has assisted the Government of Pakistan in undertaking critical economic and governance reforms in the last decade, which contributed to steady economic growth and boosted spending on poverty reduction programs. Pakistan became a founding member of ADB in 1966, and since then has become ADB's largest recipient in both number of loans and volume of assistance received-over $19.8 billion in loans to fund development from hydroelectric projects to banking for the poor, with about $14 billion disbursed as of the end of 2008.
  • 01 Aug 2009 | Publication

    ترقياتی اثرپذيری کا خلاصہ: پاکستان

    As Pakistan's biggest multilateral development partner, ADB has assisted the Government of Pakistan in undertaking critical economic and governance reforms in the last decade, which contributed to steady economic growth and boosted spending on poverty reduction programs. Pakistan became a founding member of ADB in 1966, and since then has become ADB's largest recipient in both number of loans and volume of assistance received-over $19.8 billion in loans to fund development from hydroelectric projects to banking for the poor, with about $14 billion disbursed as of the end of 2008.
  • 01 Jul 2009 | Publication

    Bhutan: Preserving a Proud Heritage while Building a Strong Future

    Bhutan's sober, careful approach to development has yielded a steady rise in its gross domestic product, a decrease in overall rates of poverty, and steady movement toward achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been a partner in the country's transition and development since 1982, and today ADB is Bhutan's largest multilateral development partner. ADB has provided 25 loans and 6 grants totaling $303.5 million since it began working in Bhutan. Currently, all of ADB's assistance comes in the form of grants.
  • 01 Apr 2009 | Institutional Document

    Development Effectiveness Review 2008 Report

    ADB is committed to continuous self-evaluation to maximize its operational effectiveness. The 2008 Development Effectiveness Review is ADB's second annual corporate performance assessment.
  • 01 Oct 2008 | Institutional Document

    Development Effectiveness Review 2007 Report

    This inaugural development effectiveness review is a milestone report on the commitment of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to managing for development results.
  • 01 Mar 2008 | Publication

    Asian Development Fund: Helping the poorest. Changing lives. Working for results.

    Since 1973, the Asian Development Fund (ADF) has been a major instrument for enabling equitable and sustainable development for the Asia-Pacific region through concessional financing. ADF, funded by ADB's donor member countries, offers grants and loans at very low interest rates to help reduce poverty in ADB's poorest borrowing countries.
  • 01 Oct 2007 | Publication

    Sri Lanka: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

    This country brief summarizes how the partnership of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Sri Lanka has been instrumental to the development of the country.
  • 01 Oct 2007 | Publication

    Nepal: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

    This country brief summarizes how the partnership of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Nepal has been instrumental to the development of the country.
  • 01 Oct 2007 | Publication

    Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

    This development effectiveness brief presents how ADB's operations in Bangladesh help improve People's lives in the country and the challenges ADB and the countries face in pursuing agreed development goals.

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